Easy Cream Cheese Dip with Green Onions

Sometimes an indulgent snack is in order, am I right? This easy cream cheese dip with green onions and jalapeños is the perfect partner for crunchy tortilla chips. 

You should also try this delicious green onion dip, while you’re in dipping mode!

bowl of cream cheese dip with tortilla chips from above.

Making this Cream Cheese Dip with Green Onions

I feel like I say this a lot, but this recipe is so easy! (I’m a big fan of easy.) If you’re in the habit of buying dip ready made, you’re about to change that habit.  


Cream cheese Use your favorite brand or, if you’re ambitious, make your own. You can use regular, lite, or fat-free cream cheese; any will work just fine. Start with softened, room temperature cream cheese to make mixing easy.

Sour cream — Again, use your favorite brand, light or full-fat. You can also make your own sour cream with just two ingredients.

Diced green chiles — Opt for mild green chiles to flavor the dip without heat. 

Olives — Start with canned chopped olives or chop them yourself. Use black olives or ripe green olives, your choice! (Not the kind in vinegar, though.)

Cheese — Cheddar is the favorite here, and you can use sharp or mild. That said, if you have Jack cheese on hand, nobody is going to complain. 

Green onions — You can use fresh green onions or chives in this recipe. (I have chives growing here, so that’s what I used.)

Jalapeño pepper — Here’s where the heat comes in. Finely dice the jalapeño pepper to add some kick to the dip. Don’t like the heat? Skip this ingredient!

Salt Use your favorite table salt or sea salt.

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Making it

You’ll need a bowl and a sturdy wooden spoon. You can also use a food processor if you don’t have the patience for mixing by hand. In either case, you’ll combine the sour cream and cream cheese, add the remaining ingredients and it’s done. 

Serving this Cream Cheese Dip

This creamy green onion cream cheese dip is a perfect party dip and the football crowd will love it. It’s delicious with tortilla chips, but it wouldn’t be sad to be paired with regular potato chips. You can serve this cream cheese dip with crackers, too! 

This recipe also acts as a terrific cream cheese spread inside tortilla wraps. Spread some on a tortilla, add your favorite fillings, and roll it up!

If you want to offer several dip recipes, add this French onion dip and black bean dip to the appetizer table!

Storing Leftovers

Transfer any leftover dip to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

plate with white dip and tortilla chips.

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bowl of cream cheese dip with tortilla chips from above.

Easy Cream Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy cream cheese dip with green onions and jalapeños is the perfect partner for crunchy tortilla chips. Or serve it with crackers.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 4 ounces chopped olives
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup green onions or chives, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine cream cheese and sour cream in a mixing bowl; use a heavy wooden spoon to combine until smooth.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1/8 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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2 comments… add one
  • Robert Montgomery Jun 18, 2022 @ 4:04

    I just made easy cream cheese dip. I took one taste, and I had to put it in the fridge before I ate it all. Delicious!

    I made this especially for a friend who’s coming by to visit later today. What a surprise she’ll have when she tastes your scrumptious dip. Thank you!!

    • AttainableSustainable Jun 21, 2022 @ 2:52

      You’re welcome, glad you love it!

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