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This thick and creamy chipotle ranch has a splash of citrus and just the right amount of kick for all of your spicy dipping needs.

Dip your Tortilla Chips, Baked Taquitos, and more in this elevated Ranch Dressing.

Chipotle ranch dip on a platter with salsa and tortilla chips.

We Love a Dip with a Kick!

You know we love us some Tortilla Chips and dip! This chipotle ranch brings the heat with just the right hint of chipotle for a match made in chip heaven.

It is also a great dressing for southwest-style salads and Mexican dinners like Carne Asada Tacos or Taquitos!

Why we love it:

  • Level up flavor. The chipotle pepper and adobo sauce add a unique and flavorful spiciness that sets this dressing apart from traditional Ranch Dressing.
  • Blend and done. This Mexican dip takes very little preparation and is done at the push of a button.
  • More than Mexican. Use it as an appetizer with chips, or as a dipping sauce for Chicken Fingers, veggies, and French Fries, the possibilities are endless.
Ranch seasoning and a can of chipotles on a kitchen counter.


  • mayonnaise
  • light sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Ranch dressing mix one packet of Ranch dressing mix contains about 2 tablespoons.
  • lime juice – fresh from a lime or a bottle
  • chipotle pepper – one from a can in adobo sauce. For more spice, use two peppers. Adjust the spice level to taste by adding Adobo sauce.
  • garlic pepper

The More You Know

Chipotles are dried smoked jalapenos, but the adobo sauce is what provides the flavor and the heat.

Adobo sauce is made up of a blend of puréed tomato, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, peppercorns, cumin, and probably other spices depending on the brand.

A can of chipotle peppers to make chipotle ranch.

How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dressing

  1. JUST BLEND! Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Tips

Chipotle ranch served with tortilla chips and tacos.

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5 from 13 votes

Chipotle Ranch

By: Lil’ Luna
This thick and creamy chipotle ranch has a splash of citrus and just the right amount of kick for all of your spicy dipping needs.
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper, from can in adobo sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic pepper


  • Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY!


STORE this chipotle ranch dressing in an airtight container, or jar, in the refrigerator for up to one week.


Calories: 504kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 48g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 1243mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    As a family who is dip obsessed, this was a definite hit! I can see us using this for burgers, chips, just about anything! So easy to make too!

  2. 5 stars
    This dip is so delicious and tasty! My daughter made a sandwich and put this on top, so delicious! Definitely making this again!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last night to go with chicken fingers. It was excellent! I’ve been looking for a sauce like the chipotle sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings… this will do the trick!! THanks!

  4. 5 stars
    My Mother-In-Law is out of town right now but once she gets back I have to make this for her! tHERE IS NO WAY SHE WOULDN’T LOVE THIS! tHANK YOU !

  5. Hello there!
    i never heard about chipotle pepper from can in adobo sauce, but i would like to taste that recipe.
    can i fix this ?

    1. If you google chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, it will show you what the can looks like, so you know what to look for. I hope that helps you! It is really delicious! Hope you find it!