Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip is known all around. This is the perfect dip. It is creamy with just a hint of spice. Chuy’s green dip is perfect for chips, tacos, and you can even use it as a salad dressing.

Copycat Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip and tortilla chips on a round platter.

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The best of Chuy’s Sauces – creamy jalapeno dip

I personally love Chuy’s. They do a fantastic job on Tex-Mex food. They have some of the best chips, they are thin and crispy. They make delicious margaritas and do a fantastic job on their enchiladas.

For me, their creamy jalapeno dip is one of their best menu items. This sauce goes well with chips, on top of tacos, on top of a taco salad, or just about any Tex-Mex dish you want to prepare.

This recipe is so easy to make, you can put this dip together in less than five minutes. I like to leave it to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Ingredients for Chuy’s jalapeno ranch

The Chuy’s creamy jalapeno ranch is made fresh, and guess what? You can prepare this yourself it is quick and easy to prepare. This creamy jalapeno dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for a few days.

You will need a few simple ingredients you will need sour cream, mayonnaise, lime, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeno peppers, and some dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix.

Copycat Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient notes

The pickled jalapeno peppers are essential. These peppers are perfect for recipes. The pickling process seems to take away the sharp heat that jalapenos can often have. The pickled jalapenos are perfect for nachos and all sorts of Tex-Mex and Mexican food.

I also use the Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix, 16 Ounce. This is typically available at Sam’s, and sometimes, I have found it in my local grocery stores such as Kroger or HEB.

You can use the Hidden Valley Ranch Mix in all sorts of recipes, so it is an ingredient I like to have in my pantry. I use it for my Original Taco Soup recipe. I think it is cheaper to buy in bulk rather than purchasing in individual packages.

Is it better to use fresh or pickled jalapenos for this recipe?

Please use pickled jalapenos for this recipe. Pickled jalapenos tend to be of equal heat. When you use fresh jalapenos, you never know how hot they will be. In some stores, you can buy mild or hot pickled jalapeno slices, so be sure to use the kind close to your desired heat.

How to make Chuy’s creamy jalapeno

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
Copycat Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip ingredients in a blender.
  1. Pulse about 7 or 8 times until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Transfer it to a container and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour before serving.
Copycat Chuy's jalapeno ranch dip in a bowl and tortilla chips around it.

How can I use Chuy’s Jalapeno sauce?

This sauce goes great on almost anything. Here are a few ideas when you run out of chips.

  • Use as a salsa for tacos
  • Use as a salad dressing for taco salads
  • Use as a vegetable dip
  • Drizzle over enchiladas
  • Try this sauce on your next hamburger!

How to store this creamy jalapeno sauce

Store this in the refrigerator in an airtight container or a mason jar. This will last in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Copycat Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip in a bowl and tortilla chips around it.

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Copycat Chuy's creamy jalapeno dip and tortilla chips on a round platter.

Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Chuy's creamy jalapeno ranch dip has just the right amount of spice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Dip Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
  • 5 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons tomatillo salsa such as La Costeña Green Salsa
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse 7 or 8 times.
  • Transfer to a bowl and serve.


For the canned tomatillo salsa, I recommend canned La Costena Green Medium Mexican Salsa. The recipe can be made without the green salsa, and it will still be very close in flavor. 


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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