The Best Dips To Eat With Tortilla Chips

It doesn't have to be Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or Super Bowl Sunday for you to whip up a spread of awesome dips to enjoy with tortilla chips. Dips are fantastic to eat on a Friday night, with a weekday lunch, or for a weekend snack. There are no rules dictating when you can create a yummy dip, so get ready to dig in. 

The dips we rounded up range from hearty and healthy bean dip to a yummy egg salad avocado dip. We even have a copycat Chipotle guacamole recipe that will knock your socks off with the first bite. Some people gravitate more towards pico de gallo versus a thick and chunky salsa, and we have a recipe that will have your taste buds begging for more. And for the buffalo chicken dip lovers out there — of course we have you covered, too. 

No matter which delectable dip you decide to make first, be sure to work your way through all of them. We even have a recipe for homemade tortilla chips that'll pair so well with any of these dips. If you're channeling all this time and energy into lovingly whipping up each dip to sample, don't just settle for bagged, store-bought tortilla chips. No way! Be sure to bake up a fresh batch of chips based off of our recipe. You can't go wrong.

This bean dip is covered in cheese

Fat-free refried beans are a fantastic source of protein and are interchangeable with the two cans of traditional refried beans that this recipe calls for. You'll only need four ingredients to make this magnificent bean dip, including cream cheese, taco seasoning, Mexican shredded cheese, and refried beans. This dip works great for game day, a pot lock, or just because. It can be altered to accommodate a dairy-free diet by using non-dairy cheese and cream cheese, if need be. Just be sure to select a high-quality dairy-free product to ensure the cheese will melt, which is necessary with this recipe.

All you have to do to whip up our bean dip is mix the cream cheese, refried beans, and taco seasoning until everything's thoroughly combined. Transfer the bean dip base to a baking dish and spread it out. Then, sprinkle the shredded cheese all across the top, pop it into the oven, and bake for 30 minutes. This bean dip could be paired with salsa for an additional kick or a side of Mexican rice. Pile a plate high with homemade tortilla chips and slather on the Mexican rice, a layer of salsa, shredded lettuce, sliced avocados, and a hearty helping of bean dip, and you will not believe how incredible it tastes.

Egg salad with avocado dip is an excellent idea

If you love avocado toast, you will love this egg salad with avocado dip that tastes excellent with tortilla chips, on toast, or simply eaten with a spoon out of the bowl. Blending two separate items — egg salad and fresh avocado — will have your head spinning after you first taste it. Thankfully, all you need to create this dip is three hard boiled eggs, a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a ripe avocado, half of a juiced lime, and salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer your egg salad a bit creamier, you can always add more mayonnaise for a very smooth dip. Popping chopped cilantro into the dish will give it a burst of flavor, as would red chili flakes or lime chili seasoning. Simply mash together the hard-boiled eggs with the avocado, then add the salt, pepper, and lime juice. That's it!

Copycat Chipotle guacamole will be your new favorite dip

This copycat Chipotle guacamole is bursting with flavor. It's also incredible healthy, since avocados are a terrific source of healthy fats, along with vitamins and minerals (via Healthline). This guacamole tastes great with tortilla chips as well as on toast, in a taco or heaped atop a steak. Just don't forget that guacamole doesn't have a terribly long shelf life, so be sure to eat it up before it goes bad. As fantastic as it tastes, that really shouldn't be a problem.

With just five minutes of prep time and no special cooking tools, you'll be snacking on this dip in no time at all. You'll need ripe avocados, lemon juice, lime juice, freshly cracked black pepper, sea salt, finely chopped red onion, and cilantro. All you have to do is pop open the avocado, dig out the pit, and scoop out the avocado's "meat" into a bowl. Discard any brown or black spots first, then mash the avocado until it's creamy and completely free of large lumps. Toss in the finely chopped onion and minced cilantro, then drizzle the lemon and lime juice atop the mixture. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper, then mix and mash, and stir everything together. The combination of these flavors in one powerful dip will blow your mind.

This pico de gallo is full of flavor

This recipe for pico de gallo takes just 15 minutes to create and pairs perfectly with homemade tortilla chips. All you'll need to make this super fresh "salsa fresca" is a food processor with a chopping blade and fresh produce, including an onion, a garlic clove, a jalapeño, cilantro, one and a half pounds of tomatoes, a lemon, and a dash of salt. 

Since you'll be using half an onion, peel off the layers, cut it in half, then peel the garlic clove. Both can be dropped into the food processor at this point, followed by the cilantro. If you're chopping everything by hand, you'll want a sharp chef's knife. The jalapeño will need to be to be sliced, deseeded, and finely chopped. The recipe calls for half a jalapeño, but you can use the entire thing for more kick. Use any type of fresh tomato, then half or quarter them before tossing them into the food processor. The final touches call for adding salt and lemon juice, then pulsing one more time. Grab a tortilla chip or two or 20, and start scooping up this award-worthy pico de gallo dip.

This fresh guacamole has a tasty twist

With just one bite of this guacamole dip, you'll be hooked by the flavorful combination of oregano, blistered limes, and oven roasted tomatoes. Your appetite will thank you once you bust out this appetizer. Be sure to select the best, ripe avocados for this recipe. Once you've grabbed the perfect avocados, shop for corn, vine ripened tomatoes, a Spanish onion, cilantro, limes, Mexican oregano, sea salt, pepper, and olive oil. You've likely never fixed a guacamole dip quite like this, as you'll broil the tomato and limes. You can also add a smidgen of jalapeño to the recipe for a bit of kick, or incorporate the jalapeño seeds to the guac and prepare for some serious heat.

This buffalo chicken dip is so easy to prepare

This one-skillet dip requires only a handful of ingredients, including shredded chicken, tangy buffalo sauce, and a bubbly cheese base. Most people are used to preparing their buffalo chicken dip in a slow cooker, but this one uses a skillet and tastes fantastic eaten with tortilla chips, celery, crackers, or toast. It takes just 15 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes in the oven — not all afternoon in the slower cooker. Instead of using ranch dressing like many buffalo chicken dip recipes, this one calls for half a cup of mayonnaise with cream cheese. The flavor of the dip is brought to the next level with two to four tablespoons of hot sauce. 

Once the dip is almost done, sprinkle in blue cheese crumbles and stir until they're thoroughly combined. Slide your skillet full of incredibleness into the oven, and bake for just 20 minutes. You won't believe how fantastic the end result tastes.

These homemade tortilla chips taste terrific with any of these dips

Homemade tortilla chips simply taste better than anything you'll find at the grocery store. With homemade tortilla chips, you're able to adjust the amount of oil and salt you use to bake this, which is much healthier than deep-fried chips. 

All you'll need to whip up these tortilla chips are corn tortillas — not flour tortillas — in addition to oil and salt. Stick with healthier oils for this recipe, such as avocado oil, refined coconut oil, or organic cold-pressed canola oil. Extra virgin olive oil may have too strong of a taste. All you'll have to do is brush the tortillas with oil, stack them, and slice them like a pie to create triangular chips. Transfer the chips to a baking sheet, lightly sprinkle with salt, and slip them into the oven to bake for 15 minutes. You can sneak in other flavors with these chips, such as cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, or garlic powder.