Best Dip For Doritos Recipe

The Best Dip For Doritos

Ok – I know what you are thinking – Doritos are fine all on their own. Who needs a dip for Doritos recipe? I used to think that way too! Then a new family moved on to our street with a son the same age as our oldest and we quickly became friends. Many LATE nights of hanging out while the kids played, playing cards together and drinking copious amounts of “adult beverages”.

I don’t even remember the first time that Karen introduced me to this dip. We seemed to live at each other’s homes and one day she put out a bowl of Doritos and a bowl of this dip. After a few minutes, I asked if she had any chips for the dip…because…you know…Doritos DON’T NEED dip! She told me that this was a recipe given to her by a friend who called it the “Gay Divorcee Dip” and that I should really try it. I have Googled “Gay Divorcee Dip” and the only thing that comes up is my post from 2009 about this dip, so I am SURE that there is a fabulous story about how this dip got its name. Just wish I knew it!

Hennyway – if you are looking for a dip for Doritos recipe (or even if you didn’t know that Doritos COULD be dipped in anything and still taste good), you HAVE to try this one. I have only tried it with “traditional” Doritos (nacho cheese) as well as Cool Ranch, as those are the only ones that I like. If you find that this dip tastes great with other flavors of Doritos, please let me know!

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dip for doritos recipe

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Best Dip For Doritos Recipe
You can try to be healthy and serve this with carrot or celery sticks…but let’s face it – it tastes best with Doritos!
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 small can (4 oz) chopped green chiles
  • ⅓ cup Bacon Bits
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (although I use ½ tsp…I like garlic!)
  1. Mix all ingredients together and allow to chill for at least 3 hours for the flavors to blend.
  2. Top with additional bacon bits right before serving
  3. Serve with crackers, chips or raw veggies. (Doritos are best!)



  1. Sue Ann says

    What kind of bacon bits do you use? The regular crunchy “fake” bacon bits, or the real bacon bits?

    • Mindi Cherry says

      I have used both and they have been fine! The original way the recipe was given to me was with the “fake” bacon bits. It just depends on what I have in the house.


  2. eliz frank says

    What a funny and truly entertaining piece! I would never have thought that you need a dip for Doritos but hey, we learn something new every day. :-)

  3. says

    Just reading your title, I was totally “Dorito’s don’t need dip!” You have me curious though – I’m going to have to give this a shot! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. Barbara says

    I was looking the picture of the dip over and it looks like there is something else besides the ingredients listed in it. Did you happen to add anything that would give it a t would give it a slight red coloring or any peppers (green bell or sweet red)to it If not, it must be some sort of shadow or reflection.

    • Mindi Cherry says

      Hi Barbara!

      The ingredients are exactly as listed….but mixing in the bacon bits does tend to tint it a bit after it has sat for a few hours (and it could also be a reflection – this was taken when I was still really learning to use my camera for food photography 😉 )