Potato Chip Dip

Rich and creamy with a hint of sweet and a little tang our Homemade Potato Chip Dip recipe is the best way to add flavor to the chip and dip platter!

Chip plunged into the best potato chip dip on a white tray

Potato Chip Dip Recipe

This cream cheese potato chip dip recipe is rich and thick! Cream cheese dip taste so good with plain potato chips with ridges or the wavy style. The ridges fill with dip to make a great snack for game day or appetizer for a party.

Just like our Homemade Burger Sauce or Farmhouse BBQ Sauce, making this simple chip dip is an easy way to add a little extra flavor and fun to your party.

Ketchup and a little bit of French dressing are added to cream cheese along with minced onion and salt for maximum seasoning. A couple tablespoons of milk, cream or half and half are used to help blend the chip dip together and make is smooth. The mix of ingredients creates an orange colored chip dip.

Easy chip dip in a small bowl surrounded by plain chips with ripples

The first time I made this was for a family birthday party. People enjoyed the dip, but couldn’t guess the ingredients. Surprisingly this dip is made without sour cream, but still has all of the flavor you hope for to enhance potato chips.

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This is definitely the best chip dip with cream cheese we’ve eaten!

Wavy potato chip with orange dip

Ingredients Needed:

  • Cream cheese
  • Ketchup
  • French dressing
  • Milk, cream or half and half
  • Granulated onion
  • Salt
ingredients for potato chip dip in mixing bowl

How To Make Potato Chip Dip

Add softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat well to ensure there are no lumps.

Softened cream cheese in mixing bowl

For the smoothest dip try to set out ketchup or other cold ingredients for about 30 minutes to allow to take the chill off of.

Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well. Beat until smooth.

Cream cheese based dip, whipped together in mixing bowl

Use a spatula to clean edges of the bowl and transfer to a serving bowl. Store in the refrigerator until 30 minutes before serving. Serve with rippled, wavy, or plain chips with ridges.

What To Serve Chips and Dip In

We typically grab one of the smallest bowls or child’s bowls in the house to put our dip in. Finding a dish with a lid is even more practical in case there’s leftovers.

For a party where presentation is important a plastic chip and dip tray is perfect. Ordering a multi-pack is nice to have dishes that match on the table. A simple plastic tray is also great to use for a Fruit Tray or Vegetable Tray.

A platter with a small bowl set in the center as pictured also works well!

Chips on a tray with homemade dip in the center on a blue napkin

More Great Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese:

Fiesta Sausage Dip is a classic crock pot meal with a little kick from zesty sausage. Three ingredients make another simple dip for chips. A similar delicious option from my friend is this Traeger Smoked Queso.

I’m always surprised how much I enjoy this Cold Crab Dip with a layer of chili sauce and crab meat on top of a cream cheese mixture.

This Cheese Ball with Dried Beef is a surprising favorite that has only 4 ingredients.

Cheesecake Dip for Fruit is as heavenly as it sounds and is bursting with fresh flavors that enhance so many pieces of fruit.

Easy chip and dip recipe from cream cheese

Potato Chip Dip

Servings 20 servings
Rich and creamy with a hint of sweet and a little tang our Homemade Potato Chip Dip recipe is the best way to add flavor to a chip and dip platter!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat well until smooth.
  • Add additional ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Spoon into serving dish and store covered tightly in the refrigerator.


Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 183IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Kevin j Kearns says:

    4 stars
    Recipe is far too busy. Western dressing instead of French, Ketchup, cream cheese and a dash of Worchester sauce is all you need.

  2. Donna Amato says:

    5 stars
    This is a dip we made as kids growing up! Loved it then. Easy! Delicious!

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