Southwest Ranch Dip

Southwest Ranch Dip – creamy ranch dip with a kick. Only 5 ingredients and ready to eat in 5 minutes! Cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and lime juice. Pop everything in the food processor and blend until smooth. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate for later. Great as a dip with chips and veggies, salad dressing, or dipping sauce. We LOVE this homemade southwest ranch dressing!

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Copycat Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip

Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip is my all-time favorite veggie dip. I absolutely LOVE it. I couldn’t find it at the grocery store the other day, so I decided to make a copycat version at home. OMG! This stuff is amazing! I made this for some holiday parties and it was gone in a flash! This dip only has 5 ingredients, and I bet you have them in your pantry right now! This is an easy recipe to make. Simply throw everything in the food processor or blender and start snacking.

While I usually serve this as a dip, it also makes a great dressing for your next salad! I love to make my own salad dressing. Homemade salad dressings taste a million times better than the bottled stuff! However you serve this, just make sure to whip up a batch ASAP! One bite and your taste buds will be blown away!

How to Make Southwestern Ranch Dip Recipe

This dip/salad dressing is super easy to make with no fancy ingredients. Place cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, Rotel diced tomatoes, and green chiles, and lime juice in a food processor or blender. Process for 30 seconds, until smooth. Transfer the dip to a bowl and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. For best results, refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Feel free to add some chili powder, taco seasoning, or chipotle pepper to the dip mixture.
  • Is Southwestern Ranch Dip spicy? It has a hint of spiciness from the Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, use a can of mild Rotel.
  • For a spicy version, add some chopped jalapeno pepper, chipotle chiles, or hot chili pepper.
  • Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I like to store it in a mason jar.
  • If the dip is too thick for your personal preference, add a splash of milk or heavy cream until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Can Southwest Ranch Dip be made in advance? Absolutely! This dip actually tastes better the next day. Letting the dip sit in the refrigerator overnight gives the flavors time to develop.
  • Feel free to use low fat cream cheese and sour cream for a lower calorie dip.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Is Southwest Ranch Dip low carb? Yes! Serve the dip with your favorite veggies for a low-carb and keto-friendly snack.
  • Is Southwest Ranch gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients are gluten-free.
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What to Serve with Southwestern Ranch Dressing

This Southwest Ranch Dip is a real crowd pleaser! It makes a great dip with some corn chips, crackers, tortilla chips, and fresh veggies. It also makes a great homemade dressing. This is a must for Taco Tuesday! You can even use it as a sauce for chicken fingers and chicken wings or as a topping for nachos and baked potatoes. Whip up a batch for your next party. I have this on the menu for our super bowl party. Give this dip a try ASAP! It is sure to become a new favorite!

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Southwest Ranch Dip

Yield: 2.5 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Southwest Ranch Dip – creamy ranch dip with a kick. Only 5 ingredients and ready to eat in 5 minutes! Cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and lime juice. Pop everything in the food processor and blend until smooth. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate for later. Great as a dip with chips and veggies, salad dressing, or dipping sauce. We LOVE this homemade southwest ranch dressing!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (1-oz) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

Instructions:

  • Process all ingredients in food processor for 30 seconds.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with veggies and/or tortilla chips.

Notes:

  • Feel free to add some chili powder, taco seasoning, or chipotle pepper to the dip mixture.
  • Is Southwestern Ranch Dip spicy? It has a hint of spiciness from the Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, use a can of mild Rotel.
  • For a spicy version, add some chopped jalapeno pepper, chipotle chiles, or hot chili pepper.
  • Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I like to store it in a mason jar.
  • If the dip is too thick for your personal preference, add a splash of milk or heavy cream until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Can Southwest Ranch Dip be made in advance? Absolutely! This dip actually tastes better the next day. Letting the dip sit in the refrigerator overnight gives the flavors time to develop.
  • Feel free to use low fat cream cheese and sour cream for a lower calorie dip.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Is Southwest Ranch Dip low carb? Yes! Serve the dip with your favorite veggies for a low-carb and keto-friendly snack.
  • Is Southwest Ranch gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients are gluten-free.

Steph

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  1. I am generally not a fan of anything ranch flavored. However, I have come across a ranch seasoning that is made by a company called "Flavor God" that is all the flavors of ranch without the unknown ingredients. I use that in this recipe and it is SO GOOD! My husband loves this dip with the Everything Pretzel Crisps (https://pretzelcrisps.com), and I think its lovely with a crispy, ridged potato chip. I bet it would also be great on a baked potato or as a spread on a griddled sandwich. Thank you so much for another fantastic recipe!

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