Dill pickle lovers watch out — this is going to knock your socks off! This dill pickle dip recipe is an ode to all of the dill pickle lovers like me.
I absolutely can’t get enough dill pickles. Aren’t they the perfect snack?
They’re low in calories, have so much flavor, and you can just snack on them or put them on your favorite sandwiches. You can even fry them.
So why not put them in a dip? This recipe mixes pickles with dairy, herbs, and spices to deliver delicious dill pickle flavor in dip form.
The next time you’re looking for a delectable dip to impress your guests, try whipping up this incredibly easy dip that delivers on dill pickle flavor.
Common Questions about Dill Pickle Dip
Are dill pickles healthy?
In a word, yes. The fermentation process that pickles go through makes them a healthy probiotic inclusion to your diet so you can feel good eating this pickle-laden dip.
What is the most popular pickle?
Dill pickles are the most popular which is one of the reasons for this recipe. You can use other varieties (like bread and butter) but nothing compares to the flavor of dill pickles.
Is a dill pickle sweet or sour?
Dill pickles have a pleasant slightly sour taste that’s imparted by the vinegar.
Making Dill Pickle Dip Ahead of Time
For the freshest creamy dill pickle dip, make it ahead of any gathering about 24 hours ahead of time. Make sure to stir well before serving.
If you have leftovers of this delicious dip it is so easy to store and just pull right out when you next have guests.
Refrigerator: Keep this dip fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container or even a ziploc bag. You can also just cover the serving dish with plastic wrap.
Freezing: Freezing dill pickle dip isn’t recommended.
Tips For The Best Dill Pickle Dip
There are few ways to mess up this super simple dip but here are a couple suggestions for making it amazing.
- Use the best mayo. Since there are only a few ingredients, make sure to use the highest quality mayo you can find.
- Choose high quality pickles. If you make them at home those are the best to use but if you’re buying them make sure they’re the kind that you love to eat straight out of the jar.
There aren’t a lot of ingredients necessary to put together this savory dip that’s sure to be a huge hit at your next party or on game day.
- Cream cheese (room temperature)
- Sour cream
- Baby dill pickles (finely chopped)
- Red onions (finely chopped)
- Fresh dill weed
- Pickle juice
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
How to Make Dill Pickle Dip
With only a couple of quick steps this easy dill pickle dip couldn’t come together more quickly.
- Place the reserved amounts of the chopped pickles, red onion, and dill in small bowls and set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients together.
- Then, top the cheese mixture with the reserved ingredients before serving.
What to Serve With Dill Pickle Dip
You can serve anything that you would normally use as a dipper but there are some surprising uses, too, for this tasty dip.
- Chips – Potato chips are a natural pairing with dip and you can choose any flavor. You can also serve any other sturdy chip — pita chips, tortilla chips, or bagel chips work well.
- Crackers – Whether it’s water crackers or buttery Ritz, this dip will be amazing. You can also make your own cheese crisps or choose any other cracker that you love.
- Vegetables – Crisp, fresh veggies like carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery, sliced bell peppers, and cucumbers are great with this dip.
- Crostini – Slice up a baguette, or bread of your choice, and coat the slices with butter (and garlic, if you like) and toast in the oven until crispy before serving.
- Pork rinds – If you’re looking for a low-carb dipper outside of veggies this is a great choice.
- Sandwiches – Use this as a spread instead of mayo for burgers and your favorite pinwheels or sandwiches.
- Bagels – Swap out the classic cream cheese for this flavorful spread.
- Sauce – Use this dip as a topping for dishes like salmon or roasted chicken.
- Pretzels – Choose some dippable varieties of pretzels for a crunchy, salty treat.
Why You Should Make This Recipe
If you love dill pickles there’s little other reason you need to make this easy dip!
- Easy – There are only a couple of steps necessary to make a delicious dip that nearly everyone will love.
- Affordable – Most of the ingredients are either already in your kitchen or easy to grab for a few bucks at the store.
- Customizable – You can change up the ingredients or add what you like to make it your own.
- Versatile – While it’s called a dip you can use it as a spread or sauce as well.
Variations and Add-ins
There are plenty of ways to make this dip a little more your own.
- Greek yogurt – Instead of sour cream, use Greek yogurt. It still has the tanginess but it also brings some probiotics to the table.
- Spice – Heat this dip up with a little cayenne or hot sauce. You can also use spicy pickles.
- Onion – For added color, toss in some finely sliced green onions. You can also substitute onion powder if you don’t have any onions.
- Citrus – Brighten this dip with a dash of lemon juice.
- Dill – While fresh is definitely best you can substitute dried dill if you need to.
- Potato salads – Use this instead of plain mayonnaise in your next potato salad for a potluck or cookout.
- Dijon mustard – For some earthy flavor, squeeze some of this into the dip.
- Fresh herbs – Add any herbs that you love to give depth to this dip.
- White beans – Run these through a food processor or blender to get a smooth consistency and then mix them in for added creaminess and a healthy component.
- Dill pickle juice – Add a bit of the juice from the jar to elevate the dill pickle flavor.
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Dill Pickle Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ mayonnaise
- 1 cup baby dill pickles finely chopped (save 1 tablespoon for the topping)
- ⅓ cup red onion finely chopped (save 1 tablespoon for the topping)
- 2 teaspoons dill weed fresh (save 1/4 teaspoon for the topping)
- 2 tablespoon pickle juice
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Crackers and veggies of your choice
- Mix all the ingredients together minus 1 tablespoon of the chopped dill pickles, 1 tablespoon of the chopped red onion, and ¼ teaspoon of the chopped dill.
- Once mixed top with 1 tablespoon of the chopped dill pickles, 1 tablespoon of the chopped red onion, and ¼ teaspoon of the chopped dill.
- Serve with your favorite crackers and vegetables.
- Can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Alternative to fresh dill; dried dill
- Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature so it is easier to mix.
- You can use any brand of pickles.
- Do not add salt to this recipe, as pickles are very salty.
- This appetizer is not overly salty or too creamy and rich, which makes it dangerous. It is extremely hard to just have a few bites. This dip is very addicting and will vanish before your eyes.
- We love serving the dill pickle dip with vegetables. Our favorites are carrots, celery, cucumbers, and bell peppers. We love the mini red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. We also love serving this dip with crackers, pretzels, rice crackers, and potato chips. The dip goes great with breadsticks and toasted Italian slices.
- This recipe also makes for a great bagel spread.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.