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Chuy’s Copycat Creamy Jalapeno Dip

This Chuy’s copycat Creamy Jalapeno Dip recipe is similar to the original! The key to this recipe is to let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or, if time allows, overnight.

Chuy’s Restaurant Copycat Dip

This dip is a copycat of Creamy Jalapeno Dip from Chuy’s restaurant. Started in Austin, Texas, in 1982, Chuy’s makes their Tex-Mex dishes from scratch using fresh ingredients.

Easy to Make Creamy Jalapeno Dip

This creamy dip is easy to make! However, you will need a food processor or electric chopper to make it. If you use a small one, blend it in batches, and when finished, stir everything together.

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Using Cilantro for Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Use Cilantro Leaves and Stems

Cilantro stems can have a more intense flavor than leaves. So, if you enjoy cilantro flavor, add stems and the leaves to this dip. They will be chopped fine in the food processor when it blends the dip. I prefer to break off the bottom of the stems and discard them. Then, I use the top of the stems that have leaves attached.

Use Fresh Cilantro for Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Be sure to use fresh cilantro that is thoroughly rinsed and drained to ensure the dip tastes fresh for a few days. Old cilantro will start to decay and shorten the life of your dip.

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Steps for Making Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Six Ingredients

This recipe has six ingredients that are blended together to make the dip. Use a food processor for best results. However, a blender will also work. This dip has the best flavor using whole-fat sour cream and mayonnaise instead of low-fat. Use dry ranch seasoning instead of ready-to-use bottled ranch.

Substitute Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

This recipe calls for salsa verde; however, you can substitute green chile enchilada sauce if that is what you have on hand. The taste will be similar.

Use Pickled Jalapenos for Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Use only pickled jalapenos in this dip because fresh ones impart a different flavor. Do not worry about removing the seeds because they will be chopped by the food processor. I use only mild jalapenos in this recipe. However, if you prefer a spicier flavor, add hot ones.

Follow these steps:


For the best taste, let the dip sit for a few hours in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld before serving. Then, refrigerate leftovers after serving. It will keep for about 3-4 days.

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

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Chuy's Copycat Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 12
Calories 186 kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons salsa verde (used Herdez mild salsa verde)
  • 5 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix (used Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning)
  • ½ cup pickled jalapeno peppers (used Mezzetta tamed jalapeno peppers)
  • ½ cup cilantro, fresh


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor; blend on high until they are chopped finely. The dip should be smooth with specks of green.
  • Chill for 2 hours or overnight to let the flavors develop.


Pickled Jalapenos

Do not substitute fresh jalapenos for pickled ones. Fresh peppers will not impart the same taste.


Cut off the bottom of the cilantro stems. Use the top stems and leaves.

Chuy's Copycat Cream Jalapeno Dip

Although these may or may not be the exact ingredients in Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip, several versions of this recipe were taste-tested against Chuy's dip. This one was so close that the testers confused it with the real thing. This recipe aims to give you a close copy to enjoy Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip deliciousness at home.


You can substitute green chile enchilada sauce for salsa verde.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 727mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 306IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Appetizer, Chuy's Copycat Jalapeno Dip, dip, jalapeno dip
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