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If you agree that one of life’s pleasures is a good chip dip, you have come to the right place. This dill pickle dip recipe has all the salty and tangy goodness of dill pickles with a creamy and cheesy base. Zesty and delicious, this dip is perfect for sturdy chips and fresh veggies, and crispy toast.

The dill and pickle flavors compliment the cream cheese so well that I love to keep it in the fridge, ready for a snack anytime. I can taste it now with a selection of favorite family appetizers like Salami Babs and Air fryer Corn Ribs. You can also serve it on top of Air Fryer Hot dogs or my Stuffed Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburgers for a new twist on dinner.

A bowl of dill pickle dip with fresh dill draped in front of the bowl and pickles, fresh veggies, and crackers in the background.

One step further, if you are a pickle fan—well, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed here. This dip is easy to mix up and is so full of fresh dill flavor your guests will be begging for more. Make it up for the next game day or family gathering, and serve it with a healthy selection of chips, crackers, pretzels, and vegetables. There is something for all to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese | Cream Cheese is the cheesy base of the dip that makes this recipe so good! Make sure to set it out so the room-temperature cream cheese is easier to mix.
  • Sour Cream | Sour cream is your tangy cream ingredient to balance the cream cheese.
  • Mayonnaise | Sour and creamy mayo is the thin creamy addition that rounds out the dip.
  • Baby Dill Pickles | Use whatever brand you like best and chop them to the size you like, too.
  • Red Onions | Red onions are optional, but they are such an excellent addition to the flavor profile!
  • Dill Weed | Fresh dill weed is the flavor of mild caraway or a grassy flavor with a licorice touch.
  • Pickle Juice | Pickle brine is a salty, herbal touch to the recipe infused with herbs and that classic pickle flavoring.
  • Black Pepper | Use fresh ground pepper for the best taste.
  • Garlic Powder | Garlic powder mixes in just right to deepen the taste profile for this dip recipe.
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Variations and Substitutions

  • No fresh dill at the grocery store? Go ahead and use dried dill weed.
  • Spice it up with a brand of hot and spicey pickles, or add some cayenne pepper to kick the heat way up. You can use jalapenos or green chiles too!
  • Make this dip into a spread and smear a healthy portion all over bagel chips, pita bread, or toast points.

How To Make

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Prep the Ingredients

Begin making your creamy dill pickle dip by using a cutting board and a sharp knife to chop your pickles, red onion, and fresh dill weed.

Step 2 | Measure and Scoop

Next, you can take out a medium-sized bowl and combine the measured amounts of cream cheese, sour cream, and chopped ingredients. Add in the Pickle juice, pepper, and garlic pepper.

Save some set-aside pickles and dill to garnish the top.

Step 3 | Stir to Combine

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold and stir all the ingredients together until well coated and mixed.

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Step 4 | Chill and Serve

One good thing about this recipe is that you can serve it immediately. However, you can also chill the creamy dip to allow the flavors to incorporate and the cheese mixture to firm and thicken.

Then you can serve it in a dip bowl and sprinkle the remainder of the diced pickles and dill weed alongside some of your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies.

Tips

  • Salty- This recipe is naturally salty from the pickles. There is no need to add any salt when you mix in the fresh ground black pepper.
  • Make ahead- Make this recipe the day before and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Then it is ready for the table the next day, just when you want it.
  • Go fresh- Nothing beats fresh dill in this recipe. It is softer and more gorgeously green in the dip. And the flavor is so much richer when freshly chopped.
A white dish filled with pickle dip with a spoon to the side set on a marble table.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can you add ham to this recipe?

You sure can. I have even seen dried beef in this recipe. But it is so good, just as it is!

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes, this is a gluten-free recipe as long as you check the bottles and jars.

A bowl of pickle dip with a chip dipped into it.

What to Serve with Fresh Pickle Dip Recipe

  • Serve this delicious cream dip with any variety of crackers or chips. Then if you want to keep it carb free, use carrots, cucumbers, celery, and zucchini chips for a veggie scoop.
  • Wanting an alternative to ketchup and mustard for your sliders? This recipe makes a great “secret sauce” for your burgers and chicken sliders.
  • Serve the dill pickle dip piled into halves of baby bell peppers.
  • The dip is perfect with breadsticks and toasted Italian bread slices.

Storage

One of the best things about this chip dip recipe is that you can easily store the dip in the fridge until ready to use.

Storage: Cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days.

Freeze: Keep the dip in the freezer for up to 2 months and thaw to serve.

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Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Nikki Lee
This dill pickle dip recipe has all the salty and tangy goodness of dill pickles with a creamy and cheesy base. Zesty and delicious, this dip is perfect for sturdy chips and fresh veggies, and crispy toast.
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Ingredients 

  • 8 ouncese cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup baby dill pickles, finely chopped (reserve 1 tablespoon for the topping)
  • cup red onion, finely chopped (reserve 1 tablespoon for the topping) OPTIONAL
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill weed, chopped (reserve 1/4 teaspoon for the topping)
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized combine the cream cheese, sour cream, chopped dill pickles, red onion (optional), dill weed, pickle juice, pepper, and garlic powder minus reserved pickles, onion, and dill until combined.
  • Serve immediately or chill for an hour to let the flavors blend together and the cheese mixture thicken.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, chips, and vegetables.

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Notes

Can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving Calories: 86kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 2g (1%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 12mg (4%) Sodium: 252mg (11%) Potassium: 53mg (2%) Fiber: 0.3g (1%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 143IU (3%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 28mg (3%) Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So simple but absolutely packed with flavour. Thanks for sharing this recipe, my husband will love this.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this dip for my coworkers and everyone absolutely loved it! Served it with warmed pita bread. So tasty and very easy!

  3. 5 stars
    Yes please! We love all things pickle at my house and this dip is bursting with flavor. Great for football Sunday.