Creamy Curry Chip Dip

This addicting dip requires only five ingredients and comes together in a matter of minutes. It gets its bold flavor from a combination of curry powder and garlic salt. The recipe comes from my uncle Bill, who insists this should only be made with Philadelphia cream cheese and served with Ruffles! 

Curry chip dip is pictured on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

This dip is legendary on my mom’s side of the family. When we were planning our meals for our vacation on Lake Ouachita, there was really only one request: Uncle Bill’s dip. I guess you could say it’s his signature dish.

My uncle’s been making this dip for years and, after a bowl was quickly devoured before dinner one night, I asked for the recipe. It tastes unlike any other chip dip I’ve had because of the unique flavor combinations. My uncle gave me the list of ingredients and told me he just “eyeballs it” when it comes to each amount. I decided to whip some up for a get-together at a friend’s house over the weekend and was nervous I wouldn’t get it right. But, the dip was a hit and I think my Uncle Bill would be proud.

I must say, he insists this dip just won’t taste the same if you try to lighten it up with low-fat cream cheese. I haven’t tested that theory out yet — some recipes are just too good to mess with.

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • Splash of milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinz chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. mild curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Place the cream cheese and milk in a large bowl and beat using an electric mixer on high speed until smooth.
  2. Add chili sauce, curry powder and garlic salt to the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined. Use a small spoon to taste the dip and adjust seasonings to your liking.



  1. Hope and I had fun taste testing as we made this dip for our FIRST dinner back home from the lake. Alex s already a convert

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