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Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that only takes 5 minutes to make! This recipe combines simple ingredients to create a unique dish with familiar flavors--perfect for any pickle-lover and addictive for anyone with an appetite!
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Table of Contents
  1. Delicious Dill Pickle Dip
  2. Why We Love This Dill Pickle Dip Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make the Dill Pickle Dip
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Dip Recipes
  11. Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that only takes 5 minutes to make! This recipe combines simple ingredients that blend together to create a unique dish with familiar flavors–perfect for any pickle-lover and absolutely addictive for anyone with an appetite!

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Delicious Dill Pickle Dip

Pucker up, pickle fans–these salt-and-vinegar-soaked zingers do so much more than simply cure food cravings for pregnant women! Dill Pickle Dip is one of those recipes that blends the zesty diced dill cucumber with a creamy base, herbs, and spices into the most delicious dip that’s perfect for any party.

The tang and crunch of pickles completely complements the cool and rich cream cheese mixture–once you start scooping, you’ll find it hard to stop!

What makes my recipe stand out from the others (and taste even creamier than the competition) is that I’ve thinned my mixture with a bit of mayo and sour cream so that the dip isn’t too heavy to be held by a variety of veggies and chips. It is so easy to make this appetizer and share it with your favorite dipping companions, but beware of its addictive dill flavor because it’s so hard to resist the double-dipped chip!

Why We Love This Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make using simple ingredients.
  • Versatile appetizer that you can serve a wide variety of dippers.
  • Every scoop is full of delicious dill flavor.
  • Creamy, zingy, and full of rich flavors.
  • A fun and unique dip that’s perfect for anyone who loves pickles (and even those who don’t)!
  • Perfect appetizer for a parties, picnics, backyard barbecues, potlucks, and game days.
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Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Cream Cheese (Softened)
  • Mayonnaise: I used Hellman’s in this recipe but you can use your favorite brand.
  • Sour cream
  • Pickle juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Dill pickles: I used Vlasic Zesty Pickles, but any pickle will work!

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Pickle: Using “zesty” pickles adds a great flavor profile to this dip, which taste like extra garlic and spicy chili. If you like milder flavors feel free to use regular dill pickles. Any brand will do!
  • Make It Without Mayo: You can use additional sour cream instead of the mayo, which adds a smooth texture and tangy flavor to your dill pickle dip. Greek yogurt works as a great substitute, too.
  • Flavor: Adding diced onion to your dip gives it a pop of savory flavor. Jalapeños, a dash of Chili powder, a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes, or paprika can also add great flavor–a little heat plays perfectly with the zesty flavor of dill! If you want to add another dimension of flavor, you can add a packet of ranch dressing mix.
  • Make It With Meat: Feel free to add in your favorite diced meats. Some tasty options are ham, pepperoni, dried beef, salami, and deli turkey.
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  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowl and measuring tools

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How to Make the Dill Pickle Dip

Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that only takes 5 minutes to make! This recipe combines simple ingredients to create a unique dish with familiar flavors–perfect for any pickle-lover and absolutely addictive for anyone with an appetite!

  1. Mix cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and creamy.
    Mix cream cheese with an electric mixer
  2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle juice, garlic powder, and onion powder with the cream cheese.
    Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle juice, garlic powder, and onion powder with the cream cheese.
  3. Fold in diced pickles and chopped dill. Chill in the refrigerator.
    Pro Tip: I recommend chilling the dip for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Once you chop the pickles, I like to drain the juice that comes out. Simply press down on the chopped pickles and drain off the juice that’s in the measuring cup. This is to ensure the dip isn’t too thin since there is additional liquid to add to the dip.
    Fold in diced pickles and chopped dill
  4. Transfer dip to a serving bowl, garnish, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • Once you chop the pickles, I like to drain the juice that comes out. Simply press down on the chopped pickles and drain off the juice that’s in the measuring cup. This is to ensure the dip isn’t too thin since there is additional liquid to add to the dip.
  • You can use this dip as a sandwich spread, on toasted bagels, and in wraps.
  • I recommend making this dip a few hours in advance and because it allows all of the flavors to come through.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Leftover dip can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of dill pickles do you use?

Any pickle brand will do! My favorite pickles to use for this dip are the Kosher dill pickle spears because the spears are easy to chop and they have a great flavor. I have used the baby dill pickles and whole pickles in the past and they both work fine.

What should I serve with my Dill Pickle Dip?

Ruffled potato chips are my favorite dipper. Veggies, such as cucumbers, bell peppers, grape tomatoes, or carrots, crackers, pita chips, and pretzels also work well.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you can easily double the ingredients if you’re serving a crowd.

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Other Easy Dip Recipes

5 from 2 votes
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Dill Pickle Dip

Serves — 8
Dill Pickle Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that only takes 5 minutes to make! This recipe combines simple ingredients to create a unique dish with familiar flavors–perfect for any pickle-lover and addictive for anyone with an appetite!
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (I used Hellman’s)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup diced dill pickles (I used Vlasic Zesty Pickles) approximately 3-4 large pickles – extra diced pickles and dill for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl mix cream cheese on medium speed until light and creamy with an electric mixer.
  • Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle juice, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bowl and mix until combined.
  • Fold in diced pickles and chopped dill. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with additional pickles and dill, serve immediately and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Leftover dip can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Tips:
  • Once you chop the pickles, I like to drain the juice that comes out. Simply press down on the chopped pickles and drain off the juice that’s in the measuring cup. This is to ensure the dip isn’t too thin since there is additional liquid to add to the dip.
  • You can use this dip as a sandwich spread, on toasted bagels, and in wraps.
  • I recommend making this dip a few hours in advance and because it allows all of the flavors to come through.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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