RECIPE: Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip is THE BEST Ranch Dip I have ever tried. It's quick, easy and the dish ALWAYS comes home empty.

Memorial Day Weekend is the official kickoff for summer.  And with summer comes all kinds of barbecues, pool parties and grill outs at the lake. I have the PERFECT recipe to take to your next summer social. It’s quick. It’s easy and I always bring my dish home empty. Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip!

This recipe only needs a few ingredients: Cilantro, Ranch Dip Mix, Diced Jalapenos, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese.

To make yours just put the cream cheese (softened) and sour cream in a food processor and blend. Then add the ranch dip mix. Blend again. Then the can of diced jalapenos. We like it hot in this house. If you like it mild, start with a half can and go from there. Then add a bunch of cilantro. I usually pull the leaves from the stems but if you’re in a hurry, just stick the whole thing in. The cilantro gives it a beautiful green color too.

Blend one last time and Presto! Creamy, ranch-y, jalapeno-y goodness. Perfect for dipping raw veggies, tortilla chips, veggie chips, pita chips or anything else you have on hand. Isn’t everything better with ranch?

Here’s the printable version for you:

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Creamy Jalepeno Ranch Dip
  • Cream Cheese (8oz)
  • Sour Cream (8oz)
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Dip Mix
  • ½ Can of Diced Jalapenos
  • ½ Bunch Cilantro
  1. Put softened cream cheese and sour cream in Food Processor and combine until well blended.
  2. Add packet of Ranch Dip Mix. Combine until well blended.
  3. Add ½ can of diced jalapenos (less for mild heat, more for high heat). Combine until well blended.
  4. Add ¾ bunch cilantro. Combine until well blended.
  5. For best results, chill for one hour. If you're in a hurry you can serve immediately.

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip is THE BEST Ranch Dip I have ever tried. It's quick, easy and the dish ALWAYS comes home empty.

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  1. says

    This looks great! I make a similar recipe but never thought to add cream cheese! Bet that makes it stick to the chip better!! I always add a few cloves of roasted garlic, too! Yummmmmm

  2. Laura says

    This sounds delicious! And I love that I can make it with things that I already have at home. Great recipe!

  3. Isabel Acosta says

    YUUMMM!!! This sounds great. My husband has been asking me to find a Cilantro Ranch Dressing and I bet I could make this a bit thinner for him, adding the jalapenos sounds great. He likes the cilantro ranch dressing served at Bikinis on Sixth St, working downtown he eats there almost once a week.

    • Nicole says

      I think if you use low fat sour cream, low fat cream cheese or nufchatel, and plain yogurt instead of the cooking cream it would be thinner and still taste great. Use some whole grain chips to dip or even make some spicy chips. Use corn tortillas cut them into triangles, spray with Pam and sprinkle a seasoning mix (fine sea salt chili powder and garlic powder). Then bake them until crisp. This will pump up the flovor even with the origional version. Maybe add a little spritz of lime juice to the chips before serving also. Serve with a skinny margarita!

  4. says

    OMG this looks so tasty. I’m always trying to find different recipes to try – this will def go on my list. Thanks for sharing Shellie!

  5. Kirste R says

    I’ve had the privilege of tasting Shellie’s dip at a party that I attended recently. It’s was one of the 1st items to disappear — everyone loved it. Easy and yummy!

  6. says

    Yum! I have another version of this recipe, but it makes up almost a gallon of the stuff, which is WAY too much for workable amounts.

  7. Danielle says

    YUM! This is different than the recipe I have for something like this which has a tartness it shouldn’t have. This sounds so much better. I am going to try it this weekend. Can’t go wrong with cream cheese!

  8. Molly says

    I made this yesterday for a Memorial Day BBQ. It was absolutely amazing and VERY addictive. The only problem that I ran into was my food processor was not big enough and it created quite a mess. Other than that I will be making this again very soon! Thanks for sharing

  9. lindsay smith says

    I made this tonight and it was a HUGE success at the 4th of July party…I substituted greek yogurt for the cooking cream and sour cream and used fat free cream cheese and it was awesome. Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Kim says

    Sorry if this is a silly question :) but if I’m halving it, do I just cut out the cooking creme & only use the 8oz cream cheese & 8oz sour cream? What about the ranch dip? 1 or 2? Thanks abunch!

  11. Christy Anderson says

    Made this for NASCAR race in Ft Worth this weekend and everyone loved it! Left chunks of jalapeño in it and that seemed to be a hit! Good with veggies too

  12. Jessie says

    My friend made this! She put in fresh jalepenos (de-seeded and chopped up finely in the food processor)– IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!!! Not too spicy, but had great flavor! Very, VERY YUMMY!!

  13. Karon says

    A friend of mine made this dip and it was soooo freakin awesome! I will say that it is very spicy though so if you can’t handle the heat you might want to cut back on the jalapenos.

  14. sheila miller says

    This stuff is addicting!!!! Once you make it, be prepared to make it again very soon! Excellent as a salad dressing or over hot baked potatoes too. But for dipping is divine!!!

  15. adam says

    Pretty good, I’d give five but my tablet won’t let me. Side note, unless you have a huge food processor, blend up the cream cheese cilantro and jalapenos in the processor then mix the rest with a hand mixer.

  16. Rhonda says

    We had a carry in at work And my supervisor made this, oh my was it good. This would be good on a baked potato, which is what I’m planning on doing with what I brought home. This is a must try dip.

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