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Spicy Southwest Dip

Spicy Southwest Dip

This Spicy Southwest Dip recipe is quick and easy and it uses ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. You can make this dip as spicy as you like by adding more Cajun seasoning. It’s great served with potato chips or tortilla chips or even raw veggie sticks.

Spicy Southwest Dip

Key to Success #1 – Make it Creamy

The base for this Spicy Southwest Dip is sour cream and Miracle Whip salad dressing.

You can certainly use mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip. You can also use light sour cream if you’d like to save a few calories.

Slap Ya Mama Spicy Dip


Key to Success #2 – Make it Spicy!

Now, we like things fairly spicy around here.

I used two teaspoons of Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning but you could use more or less depending on your taste preference. Or for an extra punch, add in some cayenne pepper.

You can also add a can of chopped green chiles if you prefer.

Make sure you drain the chiles before adding to the dip so that things don’t get too soggy.

Southwest Dip Recipe

Key to Success #3 – Make it Cheesy

Perhaps what makes this Southwest Dip extra special is the shredded cheese that gets mixed in.

I used a Mexican blend cheese that contained Monterey jack, cheddar, queso quesadilla, and asadero cheeses. You can use cheddar cheese also if you prefer.

I’d suggest using a finely shredded cheese for this recipe.

Spicy Dip Recipe

This delicious Spicy Southwest Dip is great served with potato chips, Tortilla chips, or even raw veggie sticks.

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Spicy Southwest Dip
Spicy Southwest Dip

Spicy Southwest Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This Spicy Southwest Dip is quick and easy to put together and has a nice, spicy kick. It's great served with potato chips, tortilla chips, or veggie sticks. 


  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, such as cheddar or Mexican blend
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, such as Slap Ya Mama
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 


May add 4.5 oz can of chopped green chiles, drained, if desired.

Use more or less Cajun seasoning to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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