Chuys 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.

Homemade Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip in a yellow bowl next to tortilla chips

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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.

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.

Ingredients for homemade Chuys creamy jalapeno dip

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Homemade Chuys Cream Jalapeno Dip in a yellow bowl next to tortilla chips

Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

Chuys Creamy Jalapeno dip has just the right amount of spice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 185kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 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 the dip to a bowl and serve.



Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. Mary Ann Harvey

    It was too spicy at first so I added a little sugar. It was still very spicy, but good. Next time will use half of the pickled jalepenos, maybe a little more ranch seasoning.

  2. Toni Jones

    Made this last night for our monthly family dinner with the kids and grandkids. The theme was Mexican food this was great with the taco salads. Used Flavor God’s Ranch mix and added more jalapeños and some of the liquid from the jars. The longer it sits the better it gets. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Kelly

    5 stars
    Love love love this. My kids say it’s better than Chuy’s. 🙂 I noticed the cilantro and amount needed disappeared from the recipe. Isn’t it the same as the pickled jalapenos?

  4. Marsha

    3 stars
    Way too salty. Doesn’t taste like chuys but it is good.had to double mayo and sour cream to get eid of excess salt.

  5. Jules

    Thanks for the base. I use 1c mayo and sour cream, 1/2 c hidden valley ranch buttermilk prepared dressing, a pack of dried hidden valley ranch, a fresh jalapeno minced, a heaping tsp of SiSi cilantro from Tastefully simple and the lime juice. Awesome!!!!

  6. Ashton

    5 stars
    This is my go to recipe for game days, weekends with friends and lake days! Everyone who has tried it always raves about it. I like to make it the day prior and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Thickens up a bit and is easier to scoop.

  7. Connie Beseda

    5 stars
    Awesome, just simply Awesome! This is for all ages from 5 to 95, my entire family enjoyed it. Thank you CopyKat, great job!!

  8. Connie Beseda

    5 stars
    Our entire family could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed this dip. If they had watched me make it they would have sworn I bought it. I really was delighted to see that all ages from 7 to 87 enjoy it. So, Thank You Copykat, WELL DONE!!

  9. Wendy Rhodes

    5 stars
    The pickled jalapenos are an absolute must! Plus they keep in the fridge for a very long time. Just remember to let it sit in your fridge overnight if you can so all the flavors can meld. It will be more spicy the next day so keep that in mind when adding in the jalapenos. I personally use stems and leaves as the stems pack a ton of flavor though I make mine in a mini ninja food processor which has two sets of blades and can really break down the stem parts.

      • Winniebear

        For this recipe, I used 5 slices of pickled jalapenos and then 1 tsp of the brine they came in. I can always add more later. I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food and this worked for our specific tastes.

  10. Frank Monahan

    5 stars
    Love it, just surprised that the Chuy’s dip is basically Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with Cilantro and jalepeños added!

  11. Peanut

    Add buttermilk to the recipe. Will cut the heat down, you can also try a few fresh jalapeños vs. the pickled jalapeños. Pickled jalapeños have a tendency to be very spicy, as well as the juice. Or just cut the measurement for the pickled jalapeños down. I do both from time to time and tastes perfect. Be sure to use the hidden valley ranch dressing. The creamy jalapeno does not have the same taste with the buttermilk packets. Trust this word of advise. Hope this helps you in the future.

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