Boat Dip

TikTok Boat Dip is a yummy snack made with sour cream, shredded cheese, and taco seasonings mixed together. You'll love dipping chips or crackers into it for a creamy dip. It's super easy to make and perfect for parties or just snacking at home!

What is Boat Dip

Boat dip gained popularity on TikTok where it went viral. It's a simple dip to make and has a strong punch of flavor. It is great for parties, get togethers and potlucks. You can make it for just a delicious snack while having a movie night. It's perfect to make anytime. 

What Can I Use as Dippers

You can use a variety of dippers for Boat Dip, including:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Potato chips
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Breadsticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Bell pepper slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • Toasted bread cubes


How to Store

To store Boat Dip, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. Make sure to seal the container tightly to prevent air from getting in. It can be stored for up to 3-5 days, but it's best enjoyed fresh!


  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • ½ c cheese (I used a block of colby and shredded, can also use Mexican or Mozzarella if you prefer)
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes, drained - you can also use Rotel

 How to Make Boat Dip

Drain the tomatoes. 

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until combined.

Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to chill. Overnight is best for the flavors to come together.

Serve with pita bread, celery, carrots, tortilla chips, crackers or whatever you have on hand!



The beauty of Boat Dip is how versatile it can be. Here are a few variations to spice up the original recipe:

  • Spicy Boat Dip: Add in chopped jalapeños or a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it an extra kick.
  • Vegetarian Boat Dip: Skip the cheese and use a dairy-free sour cream to make it plant-based. You could also add black beans or corn for added texture and flavor.
  • Meat Lover's Boat Dip: Brown some ground beef or turkey with the taco seasoning and mix it into the dip for a heartier version.
  • Seafood Boat Dip: Mix in some cooked, chopped shrimp for a seaside twist on this classic dip.
  • Greek Boat Dip: Swap the taco seasoning for some Greek seasoning, use feta cheese instead of colby, and add diced cucumbers and tomatoes for a Mediterranean flair.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a healthier option, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese to find your favorite combination. Pepper jack, Monterey Jack, or cheddar are all great options.
  • This dip can be easily doubled or tripled for larger crowds.
  • If you're in a hurry, drain the tomatoes and mix all the ingredients together without chilling it in the fridge. It will still be delicious, but the flavors won't have as much time to meld together.
  • Don't limit yourself to just serving this dip with pita bread or chips. Try it as a topping for baked potatoes, on tacos or burritos, or even as a sandwich spread.


Q: Is Boat Dip gluten-free?

A: The base recipe for Boat Dip is gluten-free, but be sure to check the labels on all your ingredients, especially taco seasoning, to make sure they don't contain any hidden gluten.

Q: Can I freeze Boat Dip?

A: It's not recommended to freeze Boat Dip due to the dairy components. Freezing can cause the texture to change, making it less enjoyable when thawed.

Q: How can I adjust the recipe to make it less/more spicy?

A: To make it less spicy, you can omit the jalapeños or red pepper flakes, and ensure you're using a mild taco seasoning. For a spicier dip, increase the amount of jalapeños, add diced habaneros, or include a dash of hot sauce to taste.

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