3-Ingredient Sour Cream Dip (The Best & Easy Recipe)

3 Ingredient Sour Cream Dip is a quick and easy dip recipe you’ll love making any night of the week! Dip tortilla chips and fresh veggies into it, or serve it as a taco topper!

3 Ingredient Sour Cream Dip

If you’re searching for a delicious dip recipe that takes all of 3 minutes to make, and everyone loves it, you’ve come to the right place.

This simple 3 ingredient dip recipe is just what you need to serve at your next game day, party, taco Tuesday, or anytime!

I serve this all the time for movie night and it’s the perfect dip that is a real crowd-pleaser.

3 ingredient sour cream dip recipe

It’s also known as Mama Leah Dip, and I published it years and years ago. I have no idea who Mama Leah is, and if that’s even really the name of the original recipe. Either way, you’ve got to try it at your next party!

​Having easy dip recipes in your toolkit is a great thing to have! It helps you be a better host when you call up friends and invite them over. It also helps you feel more confident in the kitchen!

Dipping potato chips into a flavor-packed dip and hearing the “Ooos and Ahhs” from your guests will make you ready to “cook” over and over!

How to Make 3 Ingredient Sour Cream Dip

First, let me tell you the ingredients:

  • Sour Cream 
  • Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • Ranch Seasoning

That’s it! That’s all this “recipe” is. It’s the blend of simple ingredients to create one amazing sour cream chip dip! There is a full recipe with a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post if you’re a cool person who likes to print recipes and save them!

easy chip dip recipe

You mix all of those together in a bowl, and you can serve it right away, or I like to let it sit for at least an hour in the refrigerator before serving it with tortilla chips and lots of fresh veggies.

It’s the simple dip that is great for movie night, the big game, used as a taco topper, or with Pulled Pork Chalupa!

Serving this Easy Chip Dip

Use your cordless hand mixer, and let the mixer do the work! ((Can I tell you how much I love my cordless hand mixer?! It’s amazing!)

delicious creamy dip recipe

After you’ve mixed everything together in a large mixing bowl, you can serve it with your favorite “dippers.”

My favorite dippers for this 3 ingredient chip dip is the Fritos Scoops, those are my favorite chips for dips! Or, some really good tortilla chips. My grocery store makes fresh ones, but On the Border makes great ones, too!

I prefer to store it in an airtight container in the fridge for an hour before serving. You can, however, serve it right out of a chip and dip!

3-ingredient sour cream dip for taco topping

This easy ranch dip recipe is perfect with crunchy tortilla chips or the Fritos Scoops! But, it’s also great with a platter of raw veggies.

You can add it to your Taco Toppings Bar, too!

Whenever I host a Chalupa Party, I have this dip out with a couple of other items like salsa and queso. It goes perfectly from appetizer to taco topping in no time! It’s always the best thing when you can make one recipe and serve it twice!

This delicious creamy dip is great for family gatherings, on a big table filled with party dips, or as a last-minute appetizer for when people stop by. 

If you’re serving this Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole, this sour cream dip is a great way to start the meal, and top the casserole!

chip dip recipe for taco bard

Variations on This Easy Recipe

These three ingredients can be upgraded in a flash if you’re looking for extra seasonings.

Add in a packet of taco seasoning and some grated cheddar cheese, and you have my Boat Dip Recipe which is popular on TikTok in the summer.

Stir in a packet of onion soup mix, instead of the ranch, for a spicy, kicked-up version of a classic. 

taco bar chip dip recipe

I like to stir in fresh sliced green onions for a bright flavorful addition. Plus, it makes a really pretty garnish! If you don’t have green onions, fresh chives will do well. 

If you’re feeling like this just isn’t enough, and it’s a special occasion, stir a little garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and fresh chives for a flavor-packed dip your people will LOVE!

easy sour cream chip dip recipe

If you want to pack in the protein, use pureed cottage cheese with the sour cream, and you’ve got one of the best things without the guilt. ((There should never be guilt with food, y’all! Eat what you want, and love it. No judgement!))

I can’t wait to see your variations of this party dip that will quickly become one of your favorite dips!

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3 ingredient sour cream dip recipe

3-Ingredient Sour Cream Dip (The Best & Easy Recipe)

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: american


3 Ingredient Sour Cream Dip is a quick and easy dip recipe you’ll love making any night of the week! Super quick and ready for dipping!


  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1, 10-ounce can of Rotel Tomatoes and Chilies (No need to drain, see notes)
  • 3 TBS Ranch Seasoning (one packet!)


  1. In a mixing bowl, dump all of your ingredients and mix them together.
  2. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.
  3. This dip is best after an hour of chilling, and really good after 24 hours!


If you’re looking for a looser dip recipe, don’t drain the tomatoes and chilies. If you prefer a “stiffer” dip, drain them. I do it both ways and love it all the same.

Add in some sliced green onions or fresh chives for extra flavor!

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