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Dip Recipes Made with Sour Cream

Updated on July 21, 2010

You can make all kinds of dip recipes with sour cream. Dip made from sour cream can even be healthy. I have found that light sour cream works just as well as the full fat variety in most recipes. I don't care for fat free sour cream, though. If you're really watching fat and calories, try substituting plain fat free yogurt for up to 1/3 of the sour cream in the recipe. Even people who hate yogurt won't ever know you made the switch.

French Onion Dip

Most supermarkets sell prepared French Onion dip, but it is so easy to make your own. Just add one package of your favorite brand of French onion dip to a carton of sour cream, stir, and chill. Let the dip sit for a few hours before serving. There is nothing better on a ridged potato chip than French Onion dip.

Hot Taco Dip

Mix one can of refried beans (regular or fat free) with ½ carton of sour cream. Add in one package of Taco seasoning mix (or make your own) and 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, a little more shredded cheddar, and some chopped green onions. This is awesome with any type tortilla chips, and is especially good with hearty blue corn tortilla chips.

Salsa Sour Cream Dip

Simply mix equal parts of your favorite salsa and sour cream. You can easily vary the flavor based on the type of salsa you use. This simple and easy dip is terrific with tortilla chips or corn chips.

Sour Cream Vegetable Dip

Mix a carton of sour cream with 1 package dry Lipton or Knorr vegetable soup mix. Let dip sit in refrigerator for a few hours before serving. This dip is great on fresh veggies, potato chips, or crackers.

Spinach Dip

Mix 1 carton sour cream with a single serving container of plain fat free yogurt (or an equivalent quantity of mayonnaise if you are feeling decadent). Add one packaged of frozen chopped spinach that has been thawed and drained. Stir in a pinch of nutmeg, and chill. Serve with crackers, chips, or small squares of bread.

You can add one or more of the following optional ingredients to vary the flavor: one package ranch dressing mix, one can chopped water chestnuts (drained), one package dry vegetable soup mix, and/or 5 oz shredded cheddar cheese.

If you like warm spinach dip, you can make this identical recipe and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Do you have a favorite sour cream dip recipe? If so, share it by posting in the comments section, or create your own hub. You can't have too many dip recipes!


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    Jackie Jacobs 4 years ago from USA

    Sour cream is something that is amazing with anything. Voted up!

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    Kailee Amber 6 years ago

    Like some said above, I really like to mix sour cream, chopped onions ,shredded cheese, bacon bits, and garlic powder and eat it with some wavy lays. It also makes a good spread for sandwhiches and wraps, especially when ranch is added. (:

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    kielee 7 years ago

    sour cream parmasane and rondelle dip theeee best(:

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    DipMaster 7 years ago

    i just use brown sugar with sour cream and dip it with apples an pretzels very tasty and healthy treat

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    Judy 7 years ago

    The simple method of mixing the sour cream with soup mix works great, and I liked the idea of sifting the harder onion pieces out of the soup mix, that gives it enough flavor. But I also stirred in at the end some shredded parmesan cheese and that was really good.

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    Marie 7 years ago

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    gloria 7 years ago

    does anyone have the recipe for confetti dip that used to be printed on the Old Dutch ripple chip box?

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    Chick 7 years ago

    Re:kristen, Ive heard of similar recipes, which came out great, so I used the bacon bites and shredded cheese (a friend also adds cream cheese) Also added some paprika and chopped onions and it came out Great =) thanks for the suggestions

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    Casey 8 years ago


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    Kirsten welch 8 years ago

    Those are really good recipes. I have one to add.

    You need bacon bites and shreaded cheese and sour cream.

    Then serve in a bowl with ruffels.


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    Mary White 8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Hi - I just the 16 ounce carton of sour cream. Enjoy the recipes. I usually use reduced fat, but never fat free.

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    chicitysue 8 years ago

    Your recipes look easy and good. But, what size carton of sour cream do you use?

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    Laur! 9 years ago

    i like to put some sour cream , grated chedder cheese and soya sauce . its really yummy and simple ! i dip it with plain chips or for a healthier choice pretzals.

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    Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    MG! I have copied a couple of your recipes to add to my book. I also would like to add one for you to try...As you said sour cream dips are really is this one.

    Combine one small finely chopped onion, 1 teaspoons of sweet Hungarian Paprika, next depending on how hot you like your dips a dash to 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, salt & pepper to taste and (optional) 1/2 minced clove of garlic into a lg tub of light sour cream. This dip can also be made even lighter by using half and half, light sour cream and plain yogurt. Will stay good in fridge for 3-4 days, although some of the water will collect to the top which just needs to be remixed. Great with chips. nachos or veggy platter.

    thanks for your recipes

    regards Zsuzsy