Dill Pickle Dip is a delicious appetizer made with crunchy pickles in a creamy base. Pickle lovers love this easy dill pickle dip recipe, and it's perfect for game day, parties or any family gathering.
If you love pickles, you are going to love this easy dill pickle dip recipe. As a huge dill pickle lover -- ham pickle rollups are another favorite -- I can assure you that this creamy dill pickle dip is the perfect appetizer for pickle lovers everywhere!
This easy dip has just the right amount of pickle flavor. It's not too sour or too sweet, and it has just the right amount of crunch. It's smooth, creamy and absolutely delicious!
The best part is you can make this dip in just a few minutes. Some call it 5 minute pickle dip, although it does take a little bit longer than that! It's the perfect party dip or game day dip, or a delicious chip dip whenever you have the munchies.
There are just few simple ingredients in this pickle dip. You can find them in your grocery store if you don't have them at home.
- Cream cheese -- at room temperature for easy mixing
- Sour cream
- Dill pickles -- I used small Polish dill pickles, but any kind will work
- Pickle juice -- pickle brine straight from the jar
- Fresh dill -- fresh dill weed
- Garlic powder
How to Make Dill Pickle Dip
First, beat the softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Then, add the sour cream and mix until well combined.
Next, get out your cutting board, and chop up the pickles into small pieces. Tip -- the easiest way to chop whole pickles is to cut them lengthwise first.
Then, chop the long slices into smaller pieces.
Add the chopped pickles to the cream cheese mixture. Then, add the pickle juice and the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.
Stir the dip with a large spoon until well blended.
How to Store
Cover the dip with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Transfer to a serving bowl right before serving.
Although you can eat the dip right away, I highly recommend letting the dip sit for a couple of hours before serving. The flavors develop the longer the dip sits. In fact, the dip tastes even better the next day!
Be sure to refrigerate any leftover dip with 2 hours in an airtight container. It keeps for about 4 days -- if there is any left!
What to Serve with Pickle Dip
Serve this easy pickle dip with your favorite dippers -- potato chips, pretzels, crackers, pita chips or your favorite fresh vegetables.
We love this creamy dip with fresh veggies such as carrot slices, celery, sliced bell peppers or mini peppers and cucumbers, too. You can even use it as a dipping sauce for your favorite snacks.
I use fresh dill, but you can use dried dill if you like. Start with 2 teaspoons and go from there.
Sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream. If you want a creamier dip, use a mix of half mayonnaise and half sour cream with the cream cheese base.
You can add more chopped pickles, and enough pickle juice to suit your tastes. If you're not a huge pickle fan, I recommend starting out with 2 tablespoons and adding more if you like.
Chopped red onions or green onions will add flavor and crunch. Love ranch flavor? Sprinkle in ranch seasoning mix, to taste.
The flavor of the dip will vary with the kind of pickles you use.
Dill Pickle Dip Recipe
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup chopped dill pickles
- ¼ cup pickle juice from the jar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- salt and pepper, to taste if desired
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy
- Add the sour cream, and mix until well blended
- Stir in the chopped pickles, pickle juice and remaining ingredients with a large spoon. Mix until completely blended
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with fresh pickle slices and chopped dill, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you enjoy this unique appetizer as much as we do. It's one of our favorite appetizers and one of my favorite dips!
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