This jalapeno ranch dip is easy to make and great to share. This tasty jalapeño ranch dip is Weight Watchers friendly too!
I love making this jalapeño ranch dip for parties and family gatherings. It’s creamy, indulgent, and perfect for sharing. You can dip anything from bread chunks to crackers and even fresh veggies into this dip for a tasty appetizer or side dish.
If you are prepping your menu for holidays, Sunday dinners, or you just need a unique recipe to include for no heat lunches you should try out this easy homemade dip recipe.
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You really can’t go wrong with this creamy dip. It’s spicy but the creaminess and cheesy goodness help take the edge off the spice. You can also control the level of spice by choosing your peppers and seasonings accordingly.
Feel free to adjust the recipe as you see fit. I’m making this lighter version for Weight Watchers users and those of us who are trying to stick to a healthier diet. You can use full fat versions of the cream and cheeses along with regular mayonnaise if you aren’t concerned with the calories and fat content.
Is this a gluten free appetizer?
Yes, I consider this a naturally gluten free appetizer because I make sure all the ingredients I am using are free from gluten and additives that can contain wheat.
You can do that by just checking labels or you can make your own seasoning blends when needed. I am so used to avoiding gluten that I do it automatically.
Make sure you are providing fresh veggies, gluten free pretzels or crackers, etc. if you need gluten free dipping supplies! For WW users the fresh veggies are definitely a great way to enjoy this recipe without splurging too much in the points department.
Can I make this jalapeño ranch dip recipe in advance?
I usually don’t make this in advance more than a few hours to overnight. Dip recipes that have this much cream in them tend to get a little weird or start to separate if left too long so be sure to give it a good stir before serving if you make this ahead of time.
If you can make this just a few hours in advance that’s the sweet spot for serving. You can keep leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days just keep in mind that the quality won’t be idea after a day or so. Mix mix mix before use for best results!
What do I serve with this creamy dip?
This jalapeño ranch dip is great served in a bread bowl. Not ideal if you are gluten free but for those of you who don’t have that worry you can serve this up in a bread bowl with chunks for dipping.
You can also serve this jalapeño ranch dip with pretzels, chips, crackers, veggies like peppers, carrots, cucumbers, celery, and even cherry tomatoes!
The possibilities are endless, it’s simple and just the right amount of spicy for everyone to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with a variety of choices for parties and family gatherings.
What do I need to make this creamy and spicy dip recipe?
For this recipe you will need light sour cream, fat free cream cheese, light mayonnaise, smoked paprika, dry sriracha seasoning, ranch seasoning, center cut bacon, low fat shredded cheese, and green onion for topping.
You can find the full amounts and ingredients list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You will also find step by step ingredients, shopping links, and nutritional estimates. It’s a useful tool, check it out!
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Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?
Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.
Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!
We estimate this recipe will be between 1-5 points per serving based on your own settings, goals, and nutritional needs as set up in the app!
How to make Jalapeño Ranch Dip:
Place sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese in a bowl
Use a mixer to beat together until smooth, approximately 3 minutes
Add smoked paprika, sriracha and ranch seasoning, and most of the bacon and mix together until combined.
Place mixture in your choice of serving dish and add cheese, bacon and green onions to top.
Dip and enjoy!
Looking for more tasty dip recipes?
Here are some other tasty dip recipes that we love and think you will enjoy. They are great for sharing, perfect for setting up grazing tables at events, etc. You won’t want to miss out on these fan favorite dip recipes when you are planning the menu for your next event or family gathering.
- Weight Watchers Dill Dip
- Parmesan Broccoli Healthy Dip Recipe
- Cinnamon Apple Dip
- Hot Dried Beef Dip Recipe (Bread Bowl Optional)
- Skinny Peanut Butter Fruit Dip Recipe
- Spinach Dip Bread Bowl Recipe
Printable Jalapeño Ranch Dip Recipe:
- 1 Cup Light Sour Cream
- 1 8oz Brick Fat Free Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
- 2 Tablespoons Dry Sriracha Seasoning
- 3 Tablespoons Ranch Seasoning
- 4 Center Cut Bacon Slices, cooked until crisp and then chopped
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheese, Low Fat
- 1-2 Green Onion, chopped for garnish
- Note: if you cannot find dry sriracha, you can use sriracha sauce in its place.
- Place sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese in a bowl
- Use a mixer to beat together until smooth, approximately 3 minutes
- Add smoked paprika, sriracha and ranch seasoning, and most of the bacon and mix together until combined.
- Place mixture in your choice of serving dish and add cheese, bacon and green onions to top.
- Dip and enjoy!
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 166Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 18mgSodium 811mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 9g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.