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Easy Dill Pickle Dip

When I have a vegetable spread that needs something with a little punch, I like to serve this dill pickle dip recipe, which is the perfect blend of creamy and briny, yet with the unmistakable flavor of dill that most people love.

creamy dill pickle dip with pita chips.

Since I love to host, I have an arsenal of easy recipes that I can pull from, making hosting a breeze.

Fall is the season for gathering in my home, and since football season is in full swing in the fall, this is a great dip to serve on game day!

When I sit down to create a menu for any event, I always like to have a great dip to serve to my guests.

This is an easy appetizer to make and you will definitely want to serve it to dill pickle lovers.

This dill pickle dip recipe is one of those recipes that is simple, delicious, and a favorite for anyone who loves pickles. 

Having a dip that can easily be served with chips, fresh vegetables, or bread is a great way to stretch one recipe.

Try this recipe at your next potluck; it is a real treat and crowd favorite. 

If you need other fun recipes to share, be sure to try my super creamy queso dip, amazing bisquick sausage balls, or savory asparagus wrapped in bacon.

creamy dill pickle dip on pita chips.

What is Pickle Dip?

Pickle dip is exactly as it sounds, a creamy dip that has all the flavors of a pickle.

This recipe is a mixture of a sour cream and cream cheese base that creates a perfect dip.

Adding in the dill weed creates the herby flavor that tastes great with raw or roasted vegetables.

Simple ingredients and a creamy texture makes this dip stand out at any potluck or party. 

a bowl of creamy dip with pita chips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Most of the ingredients used in this recipe are pantry and refrigerator staples that you will probably already have on hand, making this a great option when you don’t have time to run to the store. 
  • As long as you have pickle juice and dill, you can make this recipe with any substitutions you may like. Perhaps you don’t like sour cream or only have greek yogurt on hand, or want to add garlic powder or celery salt instead of worcestershire sauce. This is an easy recipe to make your own. 
  • This dip can be made in 5-10 minutes and can be stored in the refrigerator days in advance.You can even make this dip and use it for snacks throughout the week or for an easy dressing on top of a salad. 
  • You can use this dip as a great vessel for any type of side. You can serve with some ridged potato chips, a loaf of fresh bread, pita chips, endive, carrots, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, or even alongside some crackers. 
creamy dill pickle dip with pita chips.

Tell Me About Pickle Dip

  • Taste– This easy dip has a bright, briny, and slightly sour dill flavor that goes great with the soft, subtle flavors of the yogurt and cream cheese. 
  • Texture– The base of this dip is nice and creamy with small diced pickles that give a nice salty texture to the dip. 
  • Ease-You only need a small mixing bowl and a spatula to make this recipe. Other than dicing up the pickles, the rest of the ingredients are just dumped into a mixing bowl and mixed together until smooth. 
  • Time– In 5-10 minutes you can make this dip from start to finish, making this a perfect recipe for when you need something for your next party and you don’t have a lot of time. You can serve it right away or store it in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
ingredients for dill pickle dip.

Ingredients for Pickle Dip 

  • Greek Yogurt / Sour Cream – Plain greek yogurt or sour cream is your base ingredients, so use whatever you have on hand or whichever flavor you like better. 
  • Cream Cheese – Adding your favorite brand of cream cheese to this recipe makes this a delectably creamy dip. Cream cheese also adds a more mild flavor to balance out all of the other flavors. Every good dip seems to have cream cheese in it!
  • Dill Pickles – What is a pickle dip without dill pickles? Adding these to the dip also gives a bit of texture. 
  • Worcestershire sauce– This is a secret ingredient that gives this dip a great salty, rounded flavor. 
  • Garlic Powder – Garlic adds the perfect amount of spice to this dip. 
  • Dill Weed – Fresh dill weed really doubles down on the pickle flavor and adds a great pop of freshness to the dip. 

Make Pickle Dip in 3 Easy Steps

  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the greek yogurt, cream cheese, diced dill pickles, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and dill weed.
  2. Slowly add the dill pickle juice, mixing it well before adding more. 
  3. Serve with chips, crackers, pretzels, or other item of your choice.
creamy dill pickle dip with pita chips.

Substitutions for Pickle Dip

  • If you do not have enough sour cream, or you don’t care for sour cream, you can substitute the sour cream 1:1 with yogurt. You can also use mayonnaise or cottage cheese.
  • If you do not have enough greek yogurt, or you don’t care for it, you can substitute it for the same amount of sour cream. Just double the amount of sour cream in the recipe.
  • If you don’t have enough Worcestershire sauce, or you don’t care for it, you can substitute it with soy sauce or a little bit of vinegar.

Add-Ins for Pickle Dip Recipe

  • Cheddar Cheese– Everyone loves cheese, so the more types of cheese the better!
  • Onion Powder– If you like onion flavor and don’t have any onions in the pantry, onion powder works great!
  • Black Pepper– Black pepper adds a little more spice to the dip.
  • Red Pepper Flakes– Red pepper flakes are decently spicy and provide a more tangy dip flavor.
  • Green Onions– Green onions have a more mild onion flavor than other onions.

Tips for Making the Best Pickle Dip

  • Mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl. Then add them to a serving dish for a beautiful presentation. 
  • If you like your dip to have a lot of texture, chop your pickles into larger pieces and mix the ingredients by hand, rather than in a stand mixer. 
  • You can also make this dip in several batches and add a different flavor profile to each. Instead of adding dill pickles you could add cucumbers and make more of a tzatziki. You could also add roasted garlic to give a really warm flavor to this recipe. 
  • The longer this dip sits, the better the flavor. I like to make this recipe ahead of time, not only to save time, but to allow the ingredients to sit and infuse together. 

How Do You Store Leftover Pickle Dip?

You will want to store any leftover homemade pickle dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

I would not recommend storing with saran wrap as the dip can get moisture on top, making the dip too runny and spoil sooner. 

a spoon of dip in a vintage bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best crackers to dip into pickle dip?

Pickle dip can be served with a variety of different crackers. I like to use pretzels because of the coarse salt, or some whole wheat, or whole grain crackers. Potato chips with ridges are also great with this recipe as they hold up well with the thick creamy dip.

What are the best pickles to use in pickle dip?

Because this dip has dill weed as an ingredient, the best pickle for this recipe is a dill pickle. If you use bread and butter pickles or gherkins, the flavor profile of this dip will change. You can use your favorite brand or even use your own homemade pickle for this recipe. I have a great homemade pickle recipe on my blog.

Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

creamy dill pickle dip with pita chips.

Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Liz Quick
When I have a vegetable spread that needs something with a little punch, I like to serve this dill pickle dip recipe, which is the perfect blend of creamy and briny, yet with the unmistakable flavor of dill that most people love.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 electric mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • ¼ cup dill pickle juice

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the greek yogurt, cream cheese, diced dill pickles, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and dill weed.
  • Slowly add the dill pickle juice, mixing it well before adding more. Be sure to test as you add in the juice. You might not need it all depending upon your taste preferences.
  • Serve with chips, crackers, or pretzels.

Notes

  • Mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl. Then add them to a serving dish for a beautiful presentation. 
  • If you like your dip to have a lot of texture, chop your pickles into larger pieces and mix the ingredients by hand, rather than in a stand mixer. 
  • You can also make this dip in several batches and add a different flavor profile to each. Instead of adding dill pickles you could add cucumbers and make more of a tzatziki. You could also add roasted garlic to give a really warm flavor to this recipe. 
  • The longer this dip sits, the better the flavor. I like to make this recipe ahead of time, not only to save time, but to allow the ingredients to sit and infuse together. 
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