Irresistible Veggie Dip Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Mar 27, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jan 17, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

The best veggie dip recipe that will have everyone begging for the recipe! This vegetable dip makes a large batch perfect for get-togethers! Get the secret that makes it stand above the rest!

veggie dip in a bowl garnished with green onion

Years ago, my sister Cheryl got me hooked on this incredible veggie dip. This vegetable dip is unlike any other I’ve had. Let’s be honest, I need all the encouragement I can get to eat my veggies.

She came over last week and whipped up this easy veggie dip recipe that we ended up enjoying for lunch. If you’re searching for the ultimate crowd-pleasing vegetable dip recipe, I promise this one is it!

If it was acceptable, I’d live off of dips. You’re never too old to be a kid (or eat like one), right? In addition to camaraderie, it’s what we look forward to in gatherings like tailgates, office and holiday parties!

I have created so many fresh and easy dips over the years, like my crowd favorite pan fried onion dip, easy dill dip, and this delicious spinach dip with cream cheese.

As much as I love ranch, vegetable dip wins every time. 

The Secret to this Irresistible Vegetable Dip Recipe

What’s the secret, you ask? Well, the secret’s in the cheese!

Most veggie dip recipes don’t have cheese, and if they do it’s a cream cheese base. This recipe focuses on a fresh grated mozzarella, and it makes all the difference!

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Let’s get started on the details of this delicious recipe.

veggie dip with shredded cheese in a bowl next to a veggie platter

Today I’m sharing a fun twist on veggie dip along with a new video on YouTube!

This vegetable dip recipe is easily adaptable with a variety of seasoning options.

Vegetable Dip Ingredients

While this veggie dip without cream cheese uses a traditional sour cream and mayo base, it’s anything but ordinary! You’ll never serve another store bought veggie dip again. It’s a creamy vegetable dip recipe filled with texture and flavor.

  • Sour Cream – Sour cream is the foundation for this dip, but don’t worry, it just soaks up the seasoning and offers a nice consistency for dipping.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayonnaise also serves as the foundation for this dip and makes it creamy. I like to use Olive Oil Mayonnaise, but anything you have on hand will do!
  • Seasoning – It’s amazing with a southwest spice mix for a little Mexican flavor. However, we also love it with garlicky seasoning like the 21 salute (available at Trader Joe’s). No matter how you spice it up, it’s sure to be your new favorite vegetable dip recipe! The original recipe called for Accent (MSG). I replaced it with my own seasoning and don’t miss the Accent a bit! You’ll never be able to go back to store bought dip options after trying this delicious dip.
  • I also include onion flakes, garlic powder and parsley.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Grated parmesan soaks up all the flavor and blends right into this amazing dip.
  • Mozzarella – Fresh grated mozzarella makes this vegetable dip stand above the rest! I always purchase a block of cheese because it’s higher quality, uses less preservatives and is creamy rather than dry, but you can use pre-shredded mozzarella if you’d like as well!
  • Sugar – A hint of sugar balances this dip!

dipping yellow bell pepper into vegetable dip garnished with green onion

Variations to Vegetable Dip

Make it Vegan – Use vegan sour cream, vegan mozzarella, vegan parmesan, vegan seasoning and enjoy!

Seasoning – Mix it up using your favorite seasoning, the options are endless! My favorite seasonings for veggie dip are:

  • Southwest blend
  • Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salute
  • Sweet Onion and Herb
  • Garlic and Herb

Reduce Calories – As always, you can substitute sour cream with greek yogurt to increase protein while reducing calories and saturated fat.

Make it Low Carb / Keto Friendly – Simply eliminate the touch of sugar in this recipe and it becomes a very low carb appetizer option your guests will love!

Fresh Herbs – You can use fresh herbs or a few green onions to really take it up a notch. Just triple the dried seasoning measurement and taste test. They also make a beautiful garnish. A little fresh basil, rosemary or oregano would be delicious additions!

How to Make Veggie Dip

It couldn’t be any easier to make vegetable dip without cream cheese!

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, seasonings, sugar and fold in mozzarella cheese.
  2. Refrigerate for two+ hours and serve.

Serve this Vegetable Dip With:

  • red peppers
  • snap peas
  • bell peppers
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • celery
  • broccoli
  • cherry tomatoes
  • crackers

Tips To Create The Best Veggie Dip Recipe

  • This dip is so quick and easy to make. If possible, I strongly encourage you to freshly shred your cheese. Blocks of cheese tend to be of higher quality and have less preservatives. Therefore, overall they are so much creamier. Fresh shredded cheese blends in perfect with this veggie dip! You won’t regret it, I promise!
  • Allow it to marinate for up to 24 hours for the best flavor, but it can be served immediately.
  • This veggetable dip keeps well, refrigerated for up to 5 days covered. Never freeze sour cream.
  • You can spice it up by adding pepper or red pepper.
  • Never leave sour cream at room temperature more than 2 hours.

veggie dip in a bowl

Keto-Friendly Veggie Dip

Are you eating a little lower carb these days? Or perhaps trying to manage a full Keto diet? This dip works well in your Keto lifestyle! Just eliminate the touch of sugar at the end and it’s a perfectly low carb snack.

As you can see below, it works beautifully when served with any number of veggies that will fit right into your diet plan. I love serving this dip at get-togethers because it gives any low carb friends and family a great snacking option! In fact, there’s only 2 carbs per serving in this amazing vegetable dip!

Because Keto plans lean heavily on higher-fat options, this dip works very well! Sour cream and mayo are both considered keto-friendly, as well as most cheeses.

Make sure you eliminate the teaspoon of sugar and also check the label on your seasoning to confirm that there’s no added sugar there. This veggie dip is such a great way to help you enjoy your daily intake of fresh produce!

It’s also naturally gluten-free!

vegetable dip in a bowl next to a veggie platter

The photo above is just 1/2 a batch of the veggie dip recipe! This vegetable dip recipe makes enough to feed a crowd.

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What Readers Are Saying About This Veggie Dip

“Thank you for the beautiful irresistible veggie dip recipe. Made this over the weekend for my family and everyone loved it!”

“I made your Amazing Veggie dip!!!!! It was great on everything even baked potato. All ages loved it 3-90. I was amazed at what a difference fresh grated mozzarella made in the dish. I am a follower for life. I’m planning on making your Fire house beans for a late Christmas dinner gathering. ?❤️”

“I LOVE IT!! Used VEGAN Sour Cream, VEGAN Mozzarella Cheese,VEGAN Parmesan Cheese, Knorr’s Vegetable Seasoning, Lipton’s Onion Soup, Sauted shredded Carrots, Garlic, Red Onions, Spanish Onions, Re-hydrated dried vegetables, and one packet of VEGAN Ranch Seasoning, Celtic Salt, and Organic Pepper. Took it to Church Supper. It DIDN’T last 20 minutes!! People begged for the recipe over and over again!! Will make it again and again. I just love it, Thanks!! A. Thornton, Detroit.”

If you make this vegetable dip recipe, please comment using the star rating below. Also, share your favorite way to season it…I love mixing things up. Happy Dipping!

easy vegetable dip recipe with shredded cheese

Irresistible Veggie Dip Recipe

The best veggie dip recipe that will have everyone begging for the recipe! This vegetable dip recipe makes a large batch, perfect for get-togethers!
4.94 from 31 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 24
Calories: 197kcal


  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 ounce mozzarella shredded


  • Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, herbs and seasonings.
  • Fold in mozzarella cheese.
  • Refrigerate 2+ hours.
  • Serve with vegetables and/or crackers.



Choose your favorite seasoning! I love:
  • Southwest blend, 
  • Trader Joe’s Seasoning Salute, 
  • Sweet Onion and Herb, 
  • Garlic and Herb
Serve it with:
  • red peppers
  • snap peas
  • bell peppers
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • celery
  • broccoli
  • cherry tomatoes
  • crackers


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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