Fried Dill Pickle Dip

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

Fried Dill Pickle Dip is a crave worthy appetizer combining tangy dill pickles with cream cheese, ranch seasoning, and the crunchy texture of buttery toasted panko crumbs. If you love deep fried dill pickles, this dip is for you!

Almost everyone loves the unique flavour of pickles. Some prefer the earthy tang of Garlic Dill Pickles or the slightly sweet and tangy flavour of Bread and Butter Pickles. Some like both! The good news is, you can use both styles of pickles in this addictive dill pickle dip.

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

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Dill Pickle Dip But Fried

Have you ever had deep fried pickles? These unique pub style appetizers are a favourite among pickle lovers. They consist of pickle slices or spears dipped in an egg wash/bread crumb coating before being deep fried to perfection. When you bite through the crispy golden outer layer, the sharp tang of the pickle immediately makes you salivate.

If you’re a deep fried pickle lover, this is the pickle dip recipe for you. This creamy chip dip is loaded with flavor from the sour pickle juice, to the herbal notes of fresh dill, and Ranch seasoning. To top it all off is the textural crunch of buttery panko crumbs.

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

The panko crumbs elevate this appetizer to another level, from dill pickle chip dip to deep fried pickles chip dip. However, if you prefer to make it dip gluten free, you can leave off the crumbs and enjoy this flavour sensation on its own.

This easy appetizer is bound to become an instant favourite at your next party, family gathering, potluck, game day, or movie night. Serve it with ridged potato chips, pretzels, or vegetable sticks. Don’t forget to make a double batch!

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

Recipe Ingredients

This recipe is so easy, I made a batch in the time it took you to view this post. Seriously, with only 10 minutes total prep time, this is the perfect recipe for any time you need a quick appetizer.

There are a number of creamy ingredients that provide this dip with a smooth, creamy texture and a delicious tang. These include full fat sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese.

For the smoothest consistency, be sure to soften the cream cheese before mixing it into the sour cream and mayonnaise. Feel free to replace the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt in this recipe.

Ingredients required to make dill pickle dip with a crispy panko crumb topping.

Other ingredients include (but are not limited to):

  • Pickles
  • Dill
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • White Cheddar Cheese
  • Pickle Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Butter

Alternative Flavours

I like pickles. I like cream cheese. Most of the time, I make this recipe as written because it is perfection. However, here are a few fun flavour variations worth trying:

A series of process images showing how to mix up dill pickle dip.

Spice It Up – Spicy pickle flavor is a THING. Add a few drops of hot sauce, red chili flakes, or use spicy pickles to heat things up.

Change the Herbs – Instead of or in addition to fresh dill weed, add chopped chives, chopped green onions, or parsley.

Pickle It – Try adding other varieties of chopped pickles like bread and butter pickles, capers, pickled asparagus, pickled carrots, or even dill pickle relish! My garlic scape relish would work perfectly in this dip, no further chopping needed!

A series of process images showing how to toast panko crumbs in a frying pan.

Other Additions – Add a shake or two of garlic powder, and use shredded dill Havarti cheese instead of cheddar.

How to Make Dill Pickle Dip

This recipe couldn’t be simpler. The first step is mixing the creamy ingredients together. Place the sour cream, mayonnaise, and softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Mix them together until no lumps remain.

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

Next, add the flavour ingredients to the creamy mixture. I like to add chopped fresh dill (or dried dill weed), chopped dill pickles, Ranch seasoning, and some Worcestershire sauce. Adjust the consistency of the dip by adding as little or as much dill pickle juice as you need, stirring as you go.

If you like a little spice, you can add some red chili flakes or hot sauce during this step.

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

Do a taste test to make sure each flavour is balanced, keeping in mind the flavours become more pronounced the longer the dip sits. On that note is a good idea to make this appetizer a day ahead of time (or in the morning) to allow the flavours to develop.

Lastly, make the buttery panko crumbs and add them just before serving so that they retain their texture. To make the panko crumbs, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the panko crumbs and stir continuously until they become golden brown. Keep a close eye on them as they burn quite easily.

Two plates loaded with chips and dip with a bowl of dill pickle dip in background.

To assemble the Dill Pickle Dip, place in a serving bowl then top with the panko crumbs. Scatter more finely chopped dill over top and add sliced or diced pickles on top.

How Long Does Dill Pickle Dip Last?

As with many dairy or mayonnaise based recipes, this dip won’t last forever. It doesn’t contain any additives or preservatives like you will find in store bought dips. The amount of time it will last depends on how long it sits out during serving.

A ridged potato chip piled high with dill pickle dip.

If this appetizer sits out at room temperature for an hour or two, refrigerate it and consume in the next day or two. If you take it out for serving only, or to remove a smaller portion to consume immediately, it will last up to five days.

Pro tip: To prevent soggy breadcrumbs, always add them just before serving. Scoop them up before refrigerating the leftovers, then add new breadcrumbs to keep that textural crunch. 

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Yield: 6 servings

Fried Dill Pickle Dip

Ridged potato chips surround a bowl of white dill pickle dip topped with golden panko crumbs, fresh dill, and sliced dill pickles.

Fried Dill Pickle Dip is a delectable appetizer combining tangy dill pickles with cream cheese, Ranch seasoning, and the crunchy texture of buttery toasted panko crumbs. If you love deep fried dill pickles, this dip is for you!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh Dill
  • 1 - 8 oz package Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Dill Pickles; chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 cup white Cheddar; grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Pickle Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

FOR THE CRUNCHY TOPPING

  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, and softened cream cheese together until creamy.
    2. Stir in the diced dill pickles, cheese, pickle juice, dill, ranch seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce.

    FOR THE CRUNCHY TOPPING

    1. Add the panko and butter to a sauté pan and brown over medium heat, stirring often. Watch the panko crumbs carefully when toasting. They can burn quickly.
    2. Just before serving, sprinkle the dip with panko, some fresh dill and pickles.
    3. Serve with chips, pretzels, or vegetable sticks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1287mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g

Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.

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18 comments

  1. Veena Azmanov

    I love pickles, especially when they are spicy. This will make the perfect dip on movie nights. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

  2. Savita

    It is such a tangy delight! Absolutely loved it, and the recipe was very easy to follow.

    Reply

  3. Hayley Dhanecha

    THis dill pickle dip was HIT with my friends, prepared for my girlfriends for a movie night snack. Now, can’t wait for my family too.

    Reply

  4. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

    I loved everything about this dish! From the over-the-top pickle flavor to that crunchy topping! This was perfect to go with game night with friends! Next time I’m definitely doubling the batch!

    Reply

  5. Giangi Townsend

    Amazing!! My husband made this for us for our evening tv and snack date night, and it was so yummy. I could not stop eating it. I loved the crunchiness of the panko over it. Making it again for book club.
    Thank you!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Your book club friends will definitely love this dip. Can I come Giangi?!

  6. Kate

    OMG this dip is so good!! It really has a lot of dill flavor, and the crunchy topping was a nice contrast to the creamy dip.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      I’m so glad you like it Kate…I know it’s so darn addictive!!

  7. Elaine

    I tried making your Fried Dill Pickle Dip, and it was a success! The creamy consistency paired with the pickle flavor was so delicious. This recipe is definitely staying in my rotation for future occasions! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Excellent! Thanks so much for letting me know Elaine.

  8. Asha

    This fried dill pickle dip was very tasty and so easy to make. I will definitely make it again.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      So glad you liked this dip Asha, thanks for letting me know!

  9. Gloria

    We love dill pickles. This dip is perfect for parties, or movie night and chips. I will make this to take along to a potluck.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      That’s great news Gloria, I know it will be super popular so be sure to make a double batch!

  10. Marta

    I love anything with dill pickle flavor so this dip is right up my alley. I can’t wait to make it for our Friday night family movie night snack.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Pickle flavoured anything is a sure fire hit!! Enjoy!

  11. nancy

    wow is there anything more addicting then this dill pickle dip? I made just one serving and it was immediately gone!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Now you know… always make a double batch! Thanks for trying it out Nancy

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