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Our Creamy Dill Pickle Dip combines chopped dill pickles, capers, red onion, and garlic in a super creamy dip.
Looking for a different and delicious dip to serve at your next party? Try our Creamy Dill Pickle Dip!
This thick and zesty dip is loaded with dill pickle flavor, and the mix of tart and briny, cool and creamy flavors go so well with salty potato chips.
Why you’ll love Dill Pickle Dip
- It’s addictively delicious!
- The cool and creamy base is perfectly complemented by the briny pickles, capers, fresh onion, and garlic.
- This dip is great for any party or neighborhood cookout.
Key Ingredients & Substitutions
- Pickles – Buy the whole, small baby dill pickles for this recipe, as they have small seeds and a firm texture. (Longer, pre-cut pickle spears have large seeds and get softer sitting in the brine, so they are not suitable for this dip.)
- Pickle Juice – Save the pickle juice! It’s added to the dip as a flavoring.
- Cream Cheese – This makes the dip extra creamy and thick. Make sure to soften the cream cheese before mixing the dip.
- Sour Cream
- Fresh Garlic
- Red Onion
- Dill – You can use fresh or dry dill for this recipe, although fresh is best.
- Kosher Salt
- White Pepper – The white pepper will blend seamlessly into the creamy white dip. You can also use finely ground black pepper if you don’t mind seeing black specs throughout.
- Potato Chips – For serving, be sure to choose a sturdy chip such as rippled/wavy cut or kettle cooked potato chips.
Special Tools Needed
- Cutting board and knife
- Medium bowl
How do I make Creamy Dill Pickle Dip?
- Whisk softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream together in a mixing bowl.
- Chop pickles, red onion, garlic, and capers.
- Add chopped ingredients and the rest of the herbs and seasonings to the bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for several hours to chill through.
- Serve with chips or crackers, adding more chopped pickles on top for garnish if you’d like.
Chop the pickles as coarse or fine as you’d like. We preferred a chunkier dip so we coarsely chopped the pickles.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I make Dill Pickle Dip ahead of time? Yes, you’ll want to chill the dip before serving. Plus, the flavors meld together as it sits, so it tastes even better when you make it ahead of time.
- How do I store leftovers? Store covered and refrigerated for up to a week.
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4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 cups dill pickles, chopped
2 tablespoons finely grated red onion
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh garlic
2 tablespoons capers drained and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped fine, or half that of dried
Pinch of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Ruffle chips or kettle chips, for serving
- In a medium bowl, whisk the cream cheese with the mayonnaise and sour cream until creamy and smooth.
- Add all other ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve with ruffle chips or crackers.
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