Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip

This delicious and creamy jalapeno dip is my take on the famous Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip. It’s super creamy, a bit spicy, and the perfect recipe for chips and to use for a topping on tacos, burritos or your favorite dish. Easy and so good!

Two small bowls filled with jalapeno ranch dip with tortilla chips and jalapenos along side of the bowls.

If you’ve never had Chuy’s creamy jalapeño dip, then you’re missing out on one of the best things you’ll ever eat. It’s cool, creamy, and packed with both flavor and heat. If you don’t have a Chuy’s nearby, don’t worry. This recipe is an almost carbon copy of the original. And if you do have a Chuy’s nearby, you can still use this recipe to enjoy all the flavors you love in their dip without having to leave the house. What could be better than that? If my family is to be believed, the answer is nothing! I make this for parties and potlucks all the time or even when my kids and their family come over to visit. Whenever I make it, one thing is always the same. It goes fast!

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Spicy? Check. Cool? Check. Creamy? Check. This delicious jalapeno ranch dip has everything we love in dips. It starts with sour cream and mayo to give it a super creamy, cool body. Ranch is added for a zesty flavor. Then, I roast jalapenos and add them along with seasonings to give the whole thing a big kick of flavor and heat. It’s the best dip you’ll ever have, and it’s perfect for backyard parties, game days, game nights, or any time you need a zesty dip to satisfy a crowd. Of course, you can make it for just yourself, too. I’m just saying…

Why You’ll Love This Jalapeno Ranch Dip

  • It’s creamy, delicious, and so easy to make.
  • It only takes a few simple ingredients to make.
  • It’s great for chips and dip, a sauce for taco salad, tacos, burritos, or your favorite Mexican food recipe.

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip Variations

Usually, this is my tips and variations section. However, you’ll notice that today, I only have tips. Why? Because this recipe is just too easy. The only real tip here is this: DO NOT touch your face when working with hot peppers. Now, on to Variations.

  • For a toned-down version of this recipe, remove the seeds from the jalapeno.
  • For a hotter version of this recipe, try using roasted serrano peppers. If you really love heat, roast poblano peppers for this dip. Be careful, poblanos are 100 times hotter than a jalapeno.
  • Substitute cream cheese for mayonnaise and add shredded cheddar cheese to make jalapeno popper dip.

What to Serve with Jalapeno Ranch Dip

  • Potato chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita chips
  • Pretzels
  • Veggies
  • Salad topping
  • Taco topping
  • Burrito topping
Two small bowls with jalapeno ranch dip in them with a chip after being dipped in the dip.

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip FAQ

If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this copycat dip.

What is Chuy’s?

Chuy’s is one of the most popular Tex-Mex restaurant chains in the country. It was started in Texas and has now expanded to almost every state in the south and the southeastern USA, along with most of the midwest, and up into part of New England, as well.

What’s in Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip?

Pretty much exactly what’s in this copycat version. The taste is almost indistinguishable.

Are smaller jalapenos hotter than bigger ones?

That’s subjective. Jalapenos get hotter as they mature. They’re also hotter if they didn’t get enough water while they were growing. So yes, and no. A small jalapeno with no striations on the skin will probably be milder because it’s probably simply a young pepper. However, a small jalapeno with striations on the skin indicates that it’s a mature pepper that didn’t receive enough water. It will be hotter.

Is Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip vegan?

No. It’s made with both sour cream and mayonnaise, both of which are animal-based products.

How long is jalapeno dip good in the fridge?

It will last for about a week in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

How to Store Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Store this dip in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.

A close up of a tortilla chip that has a creamy dip on it.

Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.

  • Fresh jalapeno peppers , roasted, stem, seeds removed, if desired
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dry ranch dressing mix
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper

How to Make Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip

This is an easy recipe to make. Even roasting the peppers is simple. In just a few simple steps you’ll have a delicious dip.

Step 1: Roast the Jalapenos

Using tongs, hold the peppers over an open flame until the skin is blistery and hot. Alternately, you can broil the jalapenos on a baking sheet lined with foil until bubbly, turning as needed for an even roast. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.

Step 2: Prepare the Jalapenos

Remove the stems when cool enough to handle. If you’re making a milder version, remove the seeds, as well. Then, dice the jalapenos.

Step 3: Make the Dip

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or Vitamix. Then, pulse until combined and creamy. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, then chill until ready to serve.

A double collage photo of a copycat recipe of Chuy's jalapeno dip.

Try This Copycat Chuy’s Jalapeno Creamy Dip Today

This delicious copycat Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip is loaded with all the delicious flavors we love in the original Chuy’s. It’s so similar, you won’t even be able to tell the difference. With so many delicious flavors and such easy prep, you owe it to yourself and your taste buds to give this one a try. Once you do, I know you’ll find yourself bringing it to every party and get-together you go to. Give it a try!

A three collage photo of Chuy's Jalapeno Ranch Dip.

More Delicious Dip Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Avocado Bacon Cream Cheese Dip – This amazingly delicious dip is loaded with diced avocados, cream cheese, bacon, two types of cheese, jalapeños, cilantro, onions, seasoning and lime juice.

Cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Dip – A delicious dip loaded with two types of cheese, bacon, jalapeños, mayo, sour cream, spices and baked until hot and bubbly. Great with tortilla chips.

Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip – An easy and delicious dip with spinach, artichoke hearts, sour cream, mayo, two types of cheese and baked. Easy, delicious and always a favorite.

And, here is a Crab Artichoke Dip from Deliciously Seasoned you might enjoy too!

Chuy’s Jalapeño Ranch Dip {Copycat Recipe}

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

This copycat Chuy’s Jalapeno Ranch Dip is a delicious dip recipe perfect for tortilla chips, sauce for taco salad, tacos, burritos or any of your favorite Mexican recipes.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Course Appetizer

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 3 jalapenos roasted, seeds removed, if desired
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions 

  • Using tongs, hold peppers over an open flame until the skin is blustery and hot.

  • Or, place jalapenos on a small baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil until bubbly. Carefully remove from the oven and when cool enough to handle, remove the stems and seeds, if desired.

  • Add sour cream, mayo, ranch dressing mix, diced roasted jalapenos, lime juice, cilantro, seasoning, and pepper, in a blender or Vitamix.

  • Pulse until combined, 8-9 times.

  • Pour into bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutritional values are approximate.

 

Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 891mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 35mg

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Two small bowls filled with jalapeno ranch dip.
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