The Best & Worst Store-Bought Dips—Ranked!
When you need to entertain a crowd, nothing does the trick like a large platter of chips and dip. Whether you love breaking out a classic seven-layer dip or want to show off your favorite salsa, these crowd-pleasing bites can make any get-together that much more fun. But if you don't have the time to whip up your signature french dip or queso, grocery stores always come to the rescue and serve up a hearty selection of dips that can win over the staunchest chip-and-dip purist. While you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one of these sides to fit the occasion, choosing store-bought dips with the right nutrition proves several times harder.
When you need to watch your carbs, fat intake, calories, or even sodium levels, keeping a close eye on store-bought dips can feel exhausting, especially when you need to grab a jar at a moment's notice. Next time you make your next grocery run and start scratching your head over which bean dip or hummus to throw in the cart, have no fear. Through a careful selection process, we sorted through each available dip and ranked them according to their caloric content, carbs, fat, and sodium. Just don't expect to find any generic brands here—each of these store-bought dips comes straight from a name-brand manufacturer.
Read on to see where your go-to store-bought dip found itself on this list, and if you want to bypass the trouble of having to worry about nutritional content at the store, make sure to check out 6 Healthy Dip Recipes to Make at Home for sides that can make even the pickiest eaters happy.
Tostitos Nacho Cheese Dip, Medium
Tostito's Medium Nacho Cheese Dip kicks things off by starting out dead last. This calorie-packed side loads up on a whopping 160 calories per serving, not to mention 620 milligrams of salt.
Litehouse Dilly Dip
This dill dip won't do your diet any favors. With 160 calories and 17 grams of fat, the dips saving grace is that it has slightly less sodium than the worst option out there.
Marzetti Classic Caramel Dip
Some saucy sides can make anyone with a sweet tooth happy, but this caramel-based dip can throw off any eating plan thanks to its 19 grams of sugar.
Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dip & Spread
Ranch always has to walk a fine line, and Litehouse's Ranch Dip falls off the edge with 13 grams of fat and 130 calories per serving.
Hidden Valley Deluxe Cheese and Ranch Dip, Garlic Parmesan Flavor
A garlic parmesan ranch sauce never did anyone any favors, and if you indulge too hard in this side, expect the 11 grams of fat to catch up with you.
Hidden Valley Dip, French Onion
Hidden Valley's French Onion Dip only beats out the garlic parmesan ranch sauce thanks to its smaller sodium count.
Litehouse Jalapeño Ranch Dip & Spread
Jalapeño Ranch Dip sounds mouthwatering, but its 11 grams of fat means you have to enjoy this appetizer in moderation.
Hidden Valley Ranch Blasted Creamy Dipping Sauce
Hidden Valley Ranch Blasted packs in the fat and calories, making it a hard dip to justify if you need to keep an eye on your daily nutrition.
Hidden Valley Ready-to-Eat Dip, Classic Ranch
Hidden Valley's Classic Ranch hits some nutritional low notes thanks to its 11 grams of fat.
Hidden Valley Deluxe Cheese and Ranch Dip, Aged Cheddar Ranch
Aged cheddar sauces never pull any punches when it comes to flavor, but the 11 grams of fat can add up if you love this side.
esti Roasted Garlic Hummus
This roasted garlic hummus barely dips below 100 calories, but its fat content still keeps it high on this list.
Kraft Old English Sharp Cheese Spread
Kraft may keep the calories below 100 grams with this dip, but 7 grams per serving and 530 milligrams of sodium make this a dip to be reckoned with.
Goods Foods Organic Avocado Spread
An avocado spread sounds like a good time, but the side's carb count and 8 grams of fat keep this product from finding a better ranking. Just keep in mind that the high-fat content is coming from avocado, which is a good monounsaturated fat that is good to incorporate into your diet—in moderation, of course.
La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip
A spinach and artichoke dip doesn't sound unhealthy on paper, but the 90 calories per serving and 8 grams of fat can make anyone think again before going for seconds.
Marzetti Veggie Dip lite Ranch
Marzetti's Veggie Ranch Dip contains 7 grams of fat, making it a tough add-on to any wholesome vegetable.
Kraft Cheez Whiz Original Cheese Dip
When you need to watch your fat intake, keep a close eye on how much Kraft Cheez Whiz you dig into.
Marketside Spinach & Artichoke Dip
This spinach and artichoke dip only has 80 calories, but its 8 grams of fat can do some real damage.
Marzetti Dill Veggie Dip
Marzetti's Dill Dip packs in the fat, with 7 grams per serving, keeping it high on this list.
Marketside Spinach Dip
This spinach dip won't do anything for your eating plan, thanks to its 8 grams of fat.
Kraft Pimento Spread with Philadelphia Cream Cheese
A pimento cheese spread and dip have some serious diet-killing potential, and this side's 6 grams of fat can cause some serious damage.
Sabra Hummus with Pine Nuts
For a hummus that can make a diet happy, look elsewhere. With 6 grams of fat, you don't want to go too hard when you snack on this product.
Sabra Dark Chocolate Dessert Dip
Anyone with a sweet tooth needs to watch out for this chocolate snack thanks to the 6 grams of sugar per serving.
Ricos Nacho Cheese Sauce
When it comes to a nacho cheese dip, you could do worse, but you could also certainly do better than Rico's 540 milligrams of sodium per serving.
Pancho's White Cheese Dip
Pancho's ups their fat game with this product that loads up on 6 grams of fat per serving.
Sabra Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
With 5 carbs and 4.5 grams of fat per serving, make sure to eat this sun-dried hummus in moderation.
Cedarlane Artichoke Jalapeno Dip
Artichoke dip can always please, but Cedarlane's take on the product loads up each mouthful with 7 grams of fat.
Sabra Jalapeño Hummus
Sabra tastes delicious, but watch out for the 5 grams of carbs and fat found in their jalapeño hummus.
Sabra Classic Hummus
With 5 grams of fat per serving, take it easy when you enjoy Sabra's Classic Hummus.
Sabra Organic Red Pepper Hummus
For a better time with Sabra, opt for their red pepper hummus for slightly fewer grams of fat and less sodium.
Sabra Greek Inspired Hummus
Sabra's Greek hummus has generally the same nutritional content as their other hummus, so tread lightly when you enjoy this dip.
Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus
For a hummus with a spicy kick and 5 grams of fat, this product won't win any awards for keeping unwholesome nutritional elements to a minimum.
Sabra Caramelized Onion Hummus
Sabra's Carmelized Onion Hummus ditches a carb while keeping its sodium content at 125 milligrams, making it a bit more wholesome than other contenders.
Ithaca Hummus, Lemon Garlic
If you have to choose a healthy hummus, try out Ithaca's lemon garlic hummus. Just be sure to keep the carb content in mind if you're trying to keep your carb count low.
Ithaca Hummus, Lemon Dill
Ithaca's Lemon Dill Hummus measures up to the same nutritional value as its Lemon Garlic equivalent, making them equally matched when it comes to comparisons.
Ricos Premium Cheddar Aged Cheese Sauce
Rico's Aged Cheese Sauce dip may only contain 60 calories per serving, but its 430 milligrams of sodium makes it a side to watch out for.
Utz Creamy Onion Dip
Utz Creamy Onion Dip's 5 grams of fat make this a dip to enjoy in moderation, but you could still do worse.
HERDEZ Guacamole Salsa – Medium
When you think of salsa, you usually don't expect one of these sides to contain 5 grams of fat. Herdez takes the cake with the added avocado, so make sure to indulge in moderation with this dip.
Lay's French Onion Dip
Lay's French Onion Dip packs in a ton of flavor, but its 5 grams of fat keep it from moving down on this list.
Kraft French Onion Dip
Kraft's take on French onion dip fares better than Lay's thanks to a bit less fat and sodium. Just watch out for the 3 grams of saturated fat.
Good Foods Buffalo Chicken Dip
A Buffalo chicken dip sounds dangerous, but luckily, Good Foods' take on the product makes it easy and only packs in 4.5 grams of fat per serving.
Lay's Smooth Ranch Dip
Lay's still packs it in in their Smooth Ranch Dip, featuring 5 grams of fat.
Lay's Creamy Jalapeño Dip
Lay's Jalapeño Dip serves up a spicy kick, but its 6 grams of fat make it a no-go if you need to keep an eye on your waistline.
Ithaca Hummus, Classic
Ithaca's Classic Hummus may only contain 60 calories per serving and a lower count of 4 grams per serving, compared to other hummus options.
Tribe Everything Hummus
Triber Everything's hummus only pulls ahead thanks to the fact that it has slightly less sodium and fat.
Marzetti Strawberry Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Marzetti serves up a sweet dip that can get you eating anything you throw at it but stay vigilant—each serving still contains 7 grams of sugar.
Divina Kalamata Spread
An olive dip sounds mouth-watering, but its 5 grams of fat make it a store-bought dip to enjoy in moderation.
Tostitos Creamy Spinach Dip
Tostito's creamy spinach dip may only have 50 calories, but its 4 grams of fat keep it from achieving a better ranking.
Sabra Classic Guacamole
Sabra's g=Guacamole contains less problematic ingredients than most of their hummus option. With only 150 milligrams of sodium, you can indulge a bit more freely with this side.
Cedar's Foods Spinach Dip
Spinach dips normally come loaded with fat and salt, but luckily, this product only contains 140 milligrams of sodium.
On The Border Monterey Jack Queso
On the Border keeps their queso in check, making sure only 3 grams of fat enter into the product.
On The Border Salsa Con Queso
For a salsa con queso, this On The Border dip could be worse. With 270 milligrams of sodium, it pulls slightly ahead of regular queso.
Tostitos Medium Queso Blanco Dip
This queso blanco narrows down the sodium content to 210, making it a dip to enjoy in moderation.
Good Foods Plant-Based Queso Dip
This plant-based queso keeps the fat count relatively low compared to other queso options with just 3 grams per serving.
Tostitos Avocado Salsa
For an salsa, this dip loads up on the fat, with 4 grams per serving.
Tostitos Salsa, Medium Salsa Con Queso
This Tostitos salsa con queso manages to pare down the fat to just 2.5 grams, making it a preferable choice to many other cheese sides out there.
Fritos Mild Cheddar Flavored Cheese Dip
Fritos steps up their game with a cheese dip that keeps the sodium count to a bare minimum with 220 milligrams of sodium per serving.
Fritos Jalapeno Cheddar Flavored Cheese Dip
For a spicy, cheesy kick, this Fritos product pulls slightly ahead thanks to containing a bit less fat.
Good Foods Chunky Guacamole
Good Foods lives up to their name with this guacamole that keeps the sodium content and calories down.
Organic Hannah Tzatziki Sauce
For tzatziki, you could do worse than Organic Hannah's take, which only contains 140 milligrams of sodium.
Fritos Hot Bean Dip with Jalapeno Peppers
Don't worry too much about calories when it comes to this bean dip loaded up with jalapeños.
Fritos Original Flavor Bean Dip
For even less salt, try out Frito's classic take on their bean dip for a better time all around. Just watch out for those 5 grams of carbs per serving.
Rojo's Classic 5 Layer Dip
Five-layer dips can spell trouble for any dieter, but luckily, Rojo's take on this classic manages to keep unhealthy elements to a minimum, making it a solid dip choice.
Cedar's Foods Cucumber Garlic Dill Tzatziki
For a better tzatziki time, keep an eye out for Cedar's Food's take on this Mediterranean classic.
Newman's Own Mango Salsa Medium Chunky
Newman's Own steps up to the plate with their mango salsa, and if it wasn't for the 5 grams of sugar per serving, this dip would rank better on this list.
Siete Cashew Queso, Dairy Free, Spicy Blanco
Thanks to a minimum amount of calories, carbs, salt, and sugar, this cashew-based queso pulls ahead of many of its competitors.
TGI Fridays Spinach & Artichoke Cheese Dip
TGI Friday's has made a name thanks to its salty, fatty food, but this iconic dip pares everything down to a minimum and serves up a scant 125 milligrams of sodium and 1.5 grams of fat. For a great Friday night, make this dip one of your go-to's
Bush's Best Original Bean Dip
Bush's bean dip keeps things simple with a minimum of fat and salt. Feel free to indulge in this product when the mood strikes.
Desert Pepper All Natural Black Bean Dip Spicy
This spicy bean dip lowers the calorie game, but with 240 milligrams of sodium per serving, make sure to go easy on this side.
Newman's Own Black Bean & Corn Salsa Medium Chunky
This Newman's Own salsa steps things up by keeping calories down, but its 5 grams of carbs keep it from finding a better ranking.
Desert Pepper Chile con Queso, Medium
For a queso dip that can make any diet happy, get your hands on Desert Pepper's medium chile con queso and indulge responsibly.
Desert Pepper Trading Company Authentic Corn Black Bean Red Pepper Salsa
Salsas keep calories to a minimum. While Dessert Pepper Trading Company's black bean red pepper dip beats out a ton of other dips, it still ranks as one of the more calorie-filled salsas out there.
Tostitos Salsa, Medium Restaurant Style Salsa
Tostitos restaurant-style salsa brings the calorie game down to 15, but still contains enough sodium to bat an eye at.
Desert Pepper Salsa, Pineapple, Medium
As long as you don't mind your salsa containing some carbs, feel free to go crazy on this sweet side.
HERDEZ Salsa Casera – Hot
For a blast of heat, enjoy Herdez Salsa Casera mercilessly. Just keep an eye out for its 270 milligrams of sodium.
Tostitos Mild Chunky Salsa
This Tostitos salsa could prove better thanks to containing 250 milligrams of sodium.
Pace Medium Picante Sauce
Pace's salsa ranks about the same as Tostitos' product, so feel free to mix and match these dips when the occasion calls for it.
Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Salsa Pepper
For a seriously spicy time that only has 10 calories, check out this blast of heat. With so much capsaicin, you don't have to worry about eating too many servings, each filled with 250 milligrams of salt.
Taco Bell Mild Thick N' Chunky Salsa
Taco Bell sets the bar for quick and easy Tex Mex, and their salsa can impress, with just 10 calories. Just keep an eye out for the 240 milligrams of sodium.
Tostitos Salsa Verde Salsa
Tostitos salsa verde beats out some of the competition thanks to only containing 10 calories, but its salt content makes it a dip to avoid scooping into too many times.
HERDEZ Verde Salsa
For an equally salty time, check out Herdez's take on salsa verde.
Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa
Another green salsa that contains the same nutritional content. Just make sure to go easy and have no fear with this dip.
HERDEZ Fire Roasted Verde Salsa
Fire-roasted or not, this Herdez salsa verde packs in the same nutritional content as the regular salsa verde.
Pace Salsa, Chunky Salsa Medium
Pace pulls ahead with a salsa that slightly cuts back on the sodium count but ups its carb content.
HERDEZ Casera Medium
For a slightly better time, check out Herdez Medium Casera Salsa, which contains fewer carbs.
Tostitos Chunky Habanero Salsa
For a spicy time with even less sodium, make sure to get your hands on this habanero salsa.
On The Border Medium Chunky Salsa
If spicy salsa isn't your thing, this On The Border product has your name on it.
Sadie's of New Mexico Roasted Green Chile Hot Salsa
For loads of flavor with equal nutritional content, grab this roasted green chile salsa to send your taste buds all the way to New Mexico.
Mateo's Gourmet Salsa, Mild
Mateo's serve it up right, with slightly less salt, but one more carb.
Desert Pepper Cantina Salsa, Medium
This cantina salsa keeps things about the same, making it a salsa to dig into but not overdo.
CHI-CHI'S Salsa – Medium
Chi-Chi's is in it to win it with this medium salsa that only contains 10 calories and 170 milligrams of sodium. For an easy-to-down dip, make sure to try out this classic.
CHI-CHI'S Salsa – Mild
Chi-Chi's does it again with their mild salsa that keeps calories, salt, and carbs to a minimum.
La Victoria Medium Suprema Salsa
If you want a medium salsa with less sugar, give La Victoria a shot.
La Victoria Salsa Ranchera, Hot
You won't even notice the smaller sodium count in this salsa thanks to the heat it packs into every serving.
Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Hot Salsa
Kick it up a notch with this salsa that keeps salt and carbs to a minimum.
Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Mild Salsa
This Fresh Cravings salsa keeps things even and makes sure the nutritional content remains consistent.
Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style Medium Salsa
This dip won't pack in any poor nutrition and can keep you snacking happy.
Desert Pepper XXX Habanero Salsa
For a change of flavor with equal calories, give this Desert Pepper Trading Company product a try.
On The Border Original Medium Salsa
This original On The Border salsa slides sodium down to 150 milligrams and keeps you coming back for more chip dips.
On The Border Original Hot Salsa
The brand's version of hot salsa keeps poor nutrition to a minimum and raises the bar on flavor.
FRONTERA Gourmet Mexican Tomatillo Salsa, Medium
Frontera makes sure you won't overdo it on the sodium with this tomatillo salsa.
On The Border Cantina Medium Salsa
This cantina salsa serves up a good time with few nutritional consequences.
Casa de Sante Chunky Mild Salsa
With a name like Casa de Sante, you hope that this dip packs in something healthy. Luckily, the salsa contains a scant 140 milligrams of sodium.
Newman's Own: All Natural Chunky Medium Salsa
Newman's Own chunky medium salsa only contains 105 milligrams of sodium, making it a great choice if you need to watch your salt.
Garden Fresh Organic Jack's Cantina Salsa
Garden Fresh may contain 230 milligrams of sodium, but they make up for it by containing only 5 calories.
FRONTERA Gourmet Mexican Jalapeño Cilantro Salsa, Medium
Frontera takes things down a notch by shaving the sodium count down to 200 mg.
Clint's Salsa Mild Mexican
Clint's knows just what the people want and makes sure each serving of their salsa only comes with 135 milligrams of sodium.
Jardine's Campfire Roasted Medium Salsa
Coming in as a dip you can really dig into, Jardine's 5-calorie salsa has minimal sodium count, making it one of the best store-bought dips to celebrate!
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