{copycat} Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip Recipe

{copycat} Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip Recipe just like the restaurant but you can enjoy this at home! Awesome for parties!

Have you ever been to Chuy’s?? If you have, you know exactly what Creamy Jalapeño is. If not, it is the most heavenly sauce/dressing/dip you’ve ever tasted. A cool, creamy blend of ranch and jalapeño. It is so good I could drink it! This recipe comes super super close to Chuy’s version and that makes me so happy. I can have Creamy Jalapeño every day if I want to! Now I just need to figure out the Texas Martini to pair alongside some Creamy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas, because if you like this dip, you’ll LOVE the enchiladas!

Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno {copycat}

Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno {copycat}


  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1-4 oz. can chopped jalapeños (cut this in half if you don't like spicy)
  • 1-4 oz. can chopped green chiles
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1-1 oz. packet of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic


  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Enjoy as a chip dip, salad dressing, or sauce!
  2. Refrigerate any leftovers- the flavors meld and get better overnight. Yummm!

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  1. mmmmm. I miss Chuy’s. I used to live in Moorpark, Ca and was told once that that was the first Chuy’s. I heard recently it went out of business and wasn’t sure if it was all or just that one. I am so glad you shared this with us at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

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  3. Oh my! What a fabulous party dip! I am going to have to make this… Thanks for sharing!

    hugs x

  4. Thanks for linking up your yummy creamy jalapeno at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We wish you a Happy New Year! -The Six Sisters

  5. O.M.G.
    I’m so in love with this dip! I have been to your site before, and why have I not found this? I love that place, love, love, love – I can’t wait to try this!
    Laura @ The Salty Kitchen

  6. I tried this last night, and it wasn’t quite right. The flavor of the green chiles was too strong, and there was a bit too much of a vinegar taste. I didn’t drain the two cans before adding them, but I’ll try it again that way; if that doesn’t work, the next step would be to cut some of the green chiles.

    • Hi Glenn,

      I hope you find one that works for you. I have tried Katie’s recipe and it is yummy, but not what I expected for creamy jalepeno dip. I might have to blog my recipe as well! Let us know if you find a combination that works for you!

  7. Having previously worked at Chuy’s for almost a year and a half, helping out in the kitchen sometimes, I can honestly tell you you’re missing a couple of ingredients and you’ve a couple you don’t need. Very few people (not even general or district managers) know the exact recipe, because of the exact seasoning blend that the Chuy’s commissary sends all the locations to ensure secrecy and consistency. Valiant effort though, keep trying.

  8. This stuff is amazing! I made it for a party tonight, and I was pretty much the hero of the party…I constantly heard people saying, “This dip is awesome, who made it?” And when they found out it was me, several people asked for the recipe, and I referred them back to this page!

    To be completely honest, this copycat recipe is much BETTER than Chuy’s recipe. It’s both spicier and creamier, and it turns out looking much more green and thick as well. I will definitely be bringing this to more parties, and I just may end up making some at home just for myself! Thank you for posting this, WNaC!

  9. This is the best “copycat” recipe I’ve found. I’ve made this recipe a ton of times as it’s my go to party dip now. I think the sour cream is key–usually left out in other copycat versions. I also use fresh jalapeños instead of canned (have tried both ways) and omit the green chilies. I’ve also found cilantro to be optional, in my opinion. Thank you for the recipe!

  10. Chuy's fan says:

    Thank you! We just moved from Houston to the beautiful state of Washington but there isn’t a Chuy’s for like a billion miles from here. We tried 3 recipes today for creamy jalepeno from the web and this was the only one that even came close to what we remember in our last vist 8 weeks, 3 days and 4 hours ago :-). Thanks for posting, will be making often!

  11. I don’t even know Chuy, but I think I just found my new favorite dip! This sounds wonderful.

  12. Any ideas for the dip aside from eating it with chips? I have a TON left over and feel like it could be used another way!

  13. I was just thinking about going to Chuy’s the other night. Great dip. Pinned it to my sweet and savory dip board. Have a great weekend. :))

  14. This is by far the best recipe that comes the closest to duplicating this delicious and addicting sauce / dip. I have tried copycat. com’s version and food networks version and neither are as good as this one. The buttermilk is key.

  15. My wife and I moved to West Texas from near Waco, Tx. Extremely disappointed there isn’t a Chuys in the Midland/Odessa area, but now with this recipe, maybe we can recreate one the best things about Chuys (aside from my personal favorite-the Beef Fajitas!)

  16. Honestly most copy cat recipes never get it right but this one did! It was soo delicious! I didn’t follow the recipe to a T, I kind of just put in a few jalepenos and a few chiles into the blender to add as I went. It turned out better than I could have expected!
    Thank you :)


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