Really Good Chip Dip

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This Really Good Chip Dip is a delicious and fresh alternative to store-bought dip. In under 10 minutes, you can stir up a flavorful dip that pairs perfectly with chips as well as veggies.

dipping a chip into really good chip dip

I always think it’s helpful to have a few “really good” recipes in my back pocket. These are classic go-to’s guaranteed to please a crowd. That’s why I created a series of recipes here on Inspired by Charm that I like to call “really good.” They are some of my favorite recipes, and today I’m excited to add another to the list: Really Good Chip Dip.

Who doesn’t love a good dip recipe? Check out this Ultimate Collection of The Best Delicious and Easy Dip Recipes for more!

Chip dip in a white bowl surrounded by potato chips on one side and blue corn chips on the other

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This dip with chips. The fresh herbs in this recipe make it taste so much brighter and fresher than most of those tubs of prepared dip you find at the grocery store.
  • This Really Good Chip Dip also works well with veggies. (However, if I’m dipping veggies, I prefer my Really Good Veggie Dip.)
  • This dip is also customizable. You can include whatever fresh herbs you like best – snip a few favorites from your herb garden and get to mixing!
Creamy chip dip topped with fresh scallions


Making this really good chip dip is simple and fast. Hands-on time is only 5-10 minutes. These are the ingredients I used to make my homemade chip dip:

  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • dried minced onion
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh dill weed
  • fresh basil
  • seasoning salt
bowl of dip topped with ingredients

How to Make

The process for making this dip is pretty simple. I’ve provided a full ingredient list with step-by-step instructions, video, and nutrition facts (including calories) in a printable recipe card below.

  • Toss all the ingredients into a medium bowl.
  • Give them a quick stir to combine, and then refrigerate the dip for about an hour.

And that’s it. I told you this recipe is simple!

Once your dip is ready, you can serve it with your favorite chips.

close up of creamy dip for chips (really good chip dip)

Recipe Notes

As I mentioned above, fresh herbs are what make this chip dip special. I highly recommend them. However, if you’re in a pinch, you can substitute dried herbs.

If you do use dried herbs, I recommend cutting back a bit on the amounts since dried herbs have a more potent and concentrated flavor.

Easy dip for chips as an appetizer for any party

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions people often ask about homemade chip dip. If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.

How can I cut down on the calories?

You can use light sour cream and light mayonnaise if you want to cut down on calories. I would opt for light instead of fat-free ingredients. Not only is the fat good for you, but the fat-free versions also don’t have nearly as much flavor.

How do you make it taste spicier?

If you want a spicy chip dip, then I would chop up a jalapeno and add it to the dip. Remember to remove the jalapeno seeds first. They are where most of the heat lives and will really light up the dip if you don’t!

Bowl of chip dip made with fresh herbs

Can you make chip dip with Greek yogurt?

Yes, I have heard of people using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. There are quite a few reasons for this swap. Greek yogurt is often higher in protein and lower in calories.

My only hesitation is that you can taste the difference. If you want to use Greek yogurt, I suggest using a little less than you would sour cream and using more mayonnaise.

How do you make chip dip thicker?

The thickest ingredient in this dip is sour cream. If your dip isn’t thick enough, you can always try to add more sour cream or cut back on how much mayonnaise you use.

Can you freeze homemade chip dip?

Yes, you can freeze homemade chip dip, but I don’t recommend it. When you thaw the chip dip, it will have a slightly altered consistency. It just tastes so much better when it is fresh.

If you freeze the chip dip, keep it in an airtight and freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 6 months.

How long does homemade chip dip last in the refrigerator?

Homemade chip dip will stay the freshest in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. After that, the dip will start to separate.

close up of a bowl of homemade chip dip surrounded by chips

Looking for more delicious dip recipes? Try these:

As always, I hope you’ll give this chip dip a try. If you do, please come on back to the blog and leave a comment and five-star rating. 

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Really Good Chip Dip

This Really Good Chip Dip is a delicious and fresh alternative to store-bought dip. In under 10 minutes, you can stir up a flavorful dip that pairs perfectly with chips but also veggies!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, appetizer dip, chip dip, dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 122kcal



  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve with chips or vegetables or both.



*If you like things less salty, start with 1 teaspoon and add more to taste. 


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Do you think swapping the sour cream for Greek yogurt would make a difference in taste or consistency? It might make it alittle healthier……just in case you start eatting it and you can’t stop! Asking for a friend!

  2. I can’t wait to try this. I respect your “Really Good” criteria. I must admit, I recently tried your “Really Good Pasta Salad” for a July 4th get together with about 20+ family members at our lake house and it was AMAZING!!! This past weekend when a smaller group of family got together again, they informed me they were disappointed that I didn’t make it again. So, please know that SOME people truly appreciate you and all that you stand for, and when you say something is “really good”, we take your word for it.
    Keep it up my friend!!

  3. Awesome recipe. I swapped the mayo for softened, low fat cream cheese. I thought about adding some Better Than Bouillon beef bouillon flavoring but the herbs and onions provided plenty of supporting flavor and I felt it wasn’t needed. I will definitely make this again.

  4. That dip was truly delicious! We tried it last week during a party at a friend’s house and I had to have the recipe, so I asked them and they directed me to your blog. I will definitely try making it myself, as well as a few other recipes from your blog, you have a really good culinary taste. Thanks again for sharing!

    1. Oh gosh – I don’t remember. I threw the bag away. I found them at my local grocery store. (Giant Eagle) I’ll try to grab the name next time I’m there.

      xo Michael

  5. Chips with dip are a major treat at our house. I can hardly wait ’til the next special occasion rolls around so I can try this recipe! You never fail to inspire. THANK YOU!