Chipotle Ranch Dressing is a favorite dressing or dip perfect for salads, fries, or even pizza crusts!

A simple mixture of mayo and sour cream is combined with our favorite ranch inspired seasonings and chipotle peppers.

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What’s in Chipotle Ranch Dressing?

BASE: Mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk give the dressing its rich and smooth base. You can swap out the sour cream for low carb Greek yogurt.

SEASONINGS: Fresh lime juice and cilantro add a bright fresh flavor. I also like to add parsley, garlic, and onion powder.

CHIPOTLE PEPPERS: These peppers are smoked dried jalapenos and they can be purchased in a can in adobo sauce. This makes them easy to chop and add to your favorite dressings and sauces. They have a nice smoky flavor and a bit of heat.

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Where to buy Chipotle Peppers

Small cans of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are found in most supermarkets with the Latin or Mexican ingredients. You can also get them online.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t have chipotle peppers, substitute a little bit of dried chipotle powder or even other diced peppers with a bit of smoked paprika. Mild diced green chiles or finely chopped jalapenos can be used.

How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dressing

It doesn’t get much easier than two very simple steps:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour into a container and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Dip Tip To turn this from a dressing to a dip, skip on the milk. This will make the mixture nice and thick. Perfect for dipping your favorite Air Fryer French Fries.

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How to Use

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How to Store

Keep Chipotle Ranch dressing in a container with a tight-fitting lid for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

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Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Creamy, flavorful, with a bit of a kick. This Chipotle Ranch Dressing is great on salads, with veggies, or in a wrap!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley or 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic (minced)
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce or more to taste, finely diced
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
5 from 19 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 287 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
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  1. Absolutely the best Chipotle Ranch ever! In fact, spend with pennies is literally my go to place. Recipes are always spot on!5 stars

  2. I had been buying the Hidden valley one and then tried this one. no longer buying . This is great
    I have used both the pepper and then chipotle powder when out of peppers and works great.
    Love it on my cheeseburger salad even on tacos and as a dip for onion rings fried mushrooms and of course fries. Thanks5 stars