Parmesan Ranch Dip

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This is a marvelous dip that’s excellent for tailgating parties and especially as an appetizer to put out for company before a big dinner–like Thanksgiving! Parmesan Ranch Dip is amazing. It starts with sour cream, then you add dry ranch dip, parmesan cheese, fresh basil, orange and red bell peppers, and green onions. You can serve this with potato chips or crackers, but it’s also excellent on veggie dippers.

I concocted this delicious dip for a Ladies’ craft party at our church several weeks ago. It turned out so wonderful. It’s really hard to dislike anything with ranch dip and parmesan cheese! Parmesan Ranch Dip is really great as a snack for after school or on Saturdays when you’re in between ball games with your kids. It’s also great to bring along to any kind of potluck or party.

If you’re looking for E-A-S-Y, Parmesan Ranch Dip sure fits the bill. If you’re looking for T-A-S-T-Y, this dip is very satisfying in that regard, too! If you need to have something to whip up for guests to keep them happy until your meal is ready, this scrumptious dip will certainly S-A-T-I-S-F-Y!

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Parmesan Ranch Dip is a fantastic tailgating recipe!

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Here’s some Parmesan Ranch Dip spread on a specialty cracker.

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Serve this tasty dip with chips, crackers, and veggie dippers.

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This is a great dip for after school snacks or any kind of potluck or party.


Here’s what I did.

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Place sour cream in a mixing bowl.

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Add a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix.

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Add diced orange and diced red bell peppers.

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Add diced green onions.

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Add chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.

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Stir all ingredients to combine.

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To serve: Garnish the top of the dip with more Parmesan cheese. Serve with veggie dippers, crackers, or chips.

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Parmesan Ranch Dip is a great appetizer to put out before your main meal, too.

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Here’s a close up so you can see what the texture of the dip looks like.

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Make this dip a little healthier and lower calorie by serving on veggie dippers.


Here’s the recipe.



(My own concoction)


Parmesan Ranch Dip
Prep time
Total time
Fantastic recipe uses sour cream, ranch dip, parmesan cheese, fresh chopped basil, orange and red bell peppers, and green onions. Serve with potato chips, crackers, or veggie dippers.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 12-oz. Breakstone sour cream
  • 1-oz. pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced fine
  • ¼ cup orange bell pepper, diced fine
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • ½ cup freshly grated Sargento Parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • extra Parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. Stir all ingredients to combine.
  2. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
  3. Makes about 2 cups dip.
  4. Serve with vegetable dippers, chips or crackers.


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This recipe is so quick and easy. You can whip this up in about 5-10 minutes.

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Taste a bite!

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You can use any kind of potato chip, Doritos, tortilla chips, or crackers to serve this great dip with.

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You will soon be smacking your lips after a taste of this delicious appetizer.

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2 Responses to “Parmesan Ranch Dip”

  1. January 4, 2014 at 9:41 pm #


    Your picture look GREAT!! Great job with the lighting. I still struggle some with lighting.

    I pinned this great looking dip.
    Diane Roark

    • January 5, 2014 at 6:55 am #

      Diane, why don’t you use picmonkey on your pictures? It’s free and you can lighten, sharpen, and touch up your pix with it as well as adding all kinds of cool stuff. It’s also really easy. I signed up for the royal membership and really love it. I will tell you that I have to take all my pix outside because inside pix are too dark. (Which means that yesterday I was outside in the howling winds and sometimes it’s freezing cold trying to get the best pictures!) I also have to adjust my camera setting to add the most possible light. I use the manual setting, F-8, 1600, and usually the automatic setting for the white balance although sometimes I have to use cloudy or shady. The colors seem to work best with the auto setting. I have a Canon Rebel TSi-5 or something like that. Those settings allow the most light and even then I still have to tinker with the picture by “brightening”, adding “saturation” and “warmth” or color to the tones. Seriously, if you’re not using it you should try it on a few of your pictures. You can also resize or crop the pix. That’s what I’m using to get all my pictures down to a good size so they don’t slow down the blog speed. Try it out and let me know what you think.

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