Sour Cream Dip – Ready in 30 Minutes!

Why buy store-bought when this yummy homemade sour cream dip can be made for half the cost?

With a container (or two!) of fresh sour cream and some herbs and spices from the pantry, this dip comes together in mere minutes! And it’s totally customizable with extra seasonings and other favorites add-ins available right in the pantry!

Sour Cream Dip with bowl of chips in the back

Quick & Easy!

This dip uses simple ingredients you most likely have in your fridge and pantry right now.

It’s so easy to make and only takes minutes! Just mix all ingredients together and chill so flavors can blend!

Sour Cream Dip is super versatile! Use the base in the recipe below and swap out the herbs or seasonings.

Sour Cream Dip seasoning on a plate


SOUR CREAM Regular or low-fat sour cream will both work great! Try plain Greek yogurt for a tangier skinny version if that’s what you have.

MAYO A touch of mayo gives this dip a creamy flavor. It pairs perfectly with the sour cream and seasonings!

SEASONINGS Dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and salt & pepper all add to the flavor of this dip!

Feel free to mix it up by adding chopped chilies, jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes, or chopped spinach. Even bacon can give sour cream dip a whole new flavor profile!

It’s perfect as a chip dip or better yet, bagel chip dip! Serve with fresh veggies, or use for dipping hot roasted potatoes!

Make It in Advance!

Sour Cream Dip is best served cold when the flavors have blended. The dried spices/herbs rehydrate in the base so this dip is best made at least 30 minutes before serving.

Or, make it a day ahead so that it’s ready when you are!

How Long Does Sour Cream Dip Last?

Kept cold and covered, the dip should last up to 10 days in the refrigerator. No doubt it’ll be used up by then, right Before serving again, give it a thorough stir and add salt and pepper or extra seasoning to brighten up the flavors.

It’s not advisable to freeze sour cream dip because like most dairy products, once it thaws, it will become grainy.

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Dippers Beyond Chips

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Sour Cream Dip

This dip is easy to make, and full of flavor! Use with crisp veggies or chips for dipping!
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 78
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients and chill for 30 minutes before serving.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. 


Serving: 1.5tablespoons | Calories: 78 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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