Super Easy Mexican Sour Cream Dip Recipe

This crowd-pleasing Mexican Sour Cream Dip Recipe is just right for last minute guests!

Super Easy Sour Cream Mexican Dip #appetizer #easyrecipe

Do you need a quick appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser? I made this recipe on Christmas Eve when I needed something to take to a party but was too frazzled to cook anything complicated. Around the holidays, kids are home, family is visiting, neighbors are dropping by, and we’re all low on time and energy to feed all those hungry people. If you have unexpected guests or hungry kids, look like a hero with this no-brainer sour cream dip recipe!

Super Easy Sour Cream Mexican Dip #appetizer #easyrecipe

You might have all the ingredients for this easy Mexican dip in your kitchen right this very minute. All you need is sour cream, salsa, a few spice cabinet staples, and shredded Mexican cheese. Go check, and I’ll wait right here. If you are missing anything, I’m sure someone would be happy to run to the store for you…

All set? GREAT. Give this easy dip a try, and I think it will become a fast favorite at your house. This would also be great for football parties coming up! Happy dipping :)

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  1. YUM!!!! I’ll be making this for sure, Andi!! It looks so yummy and easy! Pinning!

  2. another Andi dip–yay! Like the simplicity. Speaking of, do you have a good recipe for a DIY Ranch dip/dressing? I hate buying those packets, but haven’t convinced my oldest–who loves the stuff–that my versions are better. She has given thumbs-down to every recipe I’ve tried so far. Betting if anyone can make her happy, it would be you :-D Do you have a tried-and-true? Maybe even this one without the salsa and cheese? Please advise…

  3. It’s a wonderful dip for ay occasion!

  4. I love how easy this dip is…everything is already in the kitchen! No need to make a special trip to the store….although, my grocery store people see me every single day. (Sometimes, 3 times a day. Yes, it’s bad.) Love dip when it’s entertaining the peeps. Pinning this recipe, for sure! (Besides, it’s my fave flavor!)

    • Thanks, Gloria! I’m a regular at my grocery store too, but I try to keep it to once a day ;) Sometimes it’s so great to have a recipe with kitchen staples so you can get a snack fix with what you have on hand!

  5. I love this, Andi! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays! Have a happy new year!

  6. Hi. Can I substitute cream cheese instead of sour cream? Thanks

    • Hi, Xena. You could try cream cheese, but since it’s much thicker and richer, it would change the dip a lot. You would probably need to soften it at room temperature and maybe double the salsa to make it soft enough to dip. If you are looking for a cream cheese Mexican dip, you might like this one better:

  7. victoria schwartz says:

    Could I substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream? Trying to find a healthy alternative with a little protein?! Plus, I just made some yogurt and don’t have sour cream :)).

    Please let me know.


    • Hi, Victoria. Yes, yogurt will be perfect in this recipe. I’m so impressed that you made your own! I hope you enjoy the dip, and thanks so much for your visit.

  8. Easy and it sounds good. Thank you and have a Happy Monday!

  9. Jenny Robinson says:

    Made this today for my son’s class party and wanted to tell you what a hit it was! Absolutely delicious!

    • Hi, Jenny. Thank you so much for this comment! I am really glad you guys liked the dip. I’ve had a rough week, and this really made my day. Thanks, and have a nice weekend :)

  10. Angela @ The Southern Fried Bride says:

    So pleased to connect with you and your blog through SITS! Thank you for sharing inspiration in this post.


  11. I love going for dinner to friends and family who have appetizers prior to dinner. Notice that is plural. It seems I am in such a swirl to get dinner ready—plus I like to set a fancy table—that appetizers are left standing at the bus stop. I try to get one prepared, but inevitably someone (s) have a dislike or allergy or who knows what about it. Having a choice is of course the answer. But I feel righteous to have even one.
    Now this is really really easy. Choices—yay!

    • Hi, Carol! This comment made me laugh so hard! I’m the same way: I love having an appetizer(s) before dinner, but if people are coming to my house, they are lucky to get a cheese plate before the main event. This dip is so easy though, there’s no excuse not to mix it up to hold off hungry people. I hope you like it if you get a chance to try it. Thanks a lot for stopping by :)

  12. I made this but added some Tabasco for a bit more kick. Taking it to a party tonight.
    Will let you know how it goes! Thanks and yes, it was super easy..

    • There is always room for Tabasco if you ask me! I love spicy food. Hope the dip was a hit at your party! Thanks, Sharon :)

  13. What a great idea for a dip, nice and easy! I can’t wait to try it. I would love for you to check out my blog and offer any suggestions or comments (I have some great dip recipes!)

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