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If you love fried pickles, get ready for a treat that will change your snacking game. My Fried Pickle Dip is tangy, delightful, and uniquely flavorful – a sure hit. It perfectly mixes creamy and crunchy, turning classic fried pickles into a quick, 15-minute dip you will want to serve for every party!
Pickle Dip Recipe
Looking for a zesty and yummy snack? Try my Fried Pickle Dip! One lazy Sunday afternoon, my family and I played in the kitchen. We wanted to create a unique and delicious snack and made the best dill pickle dip ever in just 15 minutes!
A fantastic mix of creamy and crunchy, this easy pickle dip recipe is perfect for gatherings or as a new everyday snack. Made with dill pickles, cream cheese, and crunchy Panko breadcrumbs, it’s a great example of how simple ingredients can transform into amazing flavors. For me, it’s more than just a pickle dip – each bite brings back memories of that laughter-filled afternoon!
Why give this dip a try? If you’re a pickle lover, you’ll adore it! It’s easy to make ahead of time, tangy, creamy, and always popular for parties. We served it with chips at a family BBQ, and it was an instant hit! Now, it’s a regular request at our get-togethers. Watch it become the star of your snack table too!
Pickle Dip Ingredients
- Unsalted Butter
- Panko Breadcrumbs
- Fried Onions
- Dried Parsley
- Cream Cheese, softened
- Sour Cream
- Dill Pickles
- Pickle Juice
- Dried Dill
- Dried Chives
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Ground Black Pepper
How to Make Pickle Dip
- In a skillet, add the butter and melt it over medium heat.
- Add the panko breadcrumbs to the skillet and stir for 3-5 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.
- Remove the breadcrumb mixture from the skillet and transfer it to a bowl. To the bowl, add the crushed fried onions and 1 teaspoon of parsley, and mix until combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese with a fork for 2-3 minutes, or until it becomes creamy.
- Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped dill pickles, pickle juice, dried dill, dried chives, the remaining 1 teaspoon of dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper to the cream cheese. Mix until fully combined.
- Transfer the mixture to your serving dish. Top the dip with the breadcrumb mixture, then serve with your favorite chips!
Pickle Dip Recipe Tips
- Because this recipe uses such simple ingredients, higher quality ingredients will be even more noticeable. Use your favorite high-quality pickles and cream cheese for the best tasting dip!
- For dips, it’s crucial to soften the cream cheese to room temperature before mixing. This makes it much easier to mix it to the correct smooth consistency.
- Adjust the seasoning to your taste. If the dip is a little too tangy for your liking, a pinch of sugar can help balance out the flavor.
- Always add the toasted panko just before serving. If you’re making the dip ahead of time, you’ll want to withhold the breadcrumbs until you’re ready to serve the dip.
- Experiment with different dippables! Vegetables like carrot sticks or cucumber rounds make great wholesome choices over classic potato chips. My family also loves bagel chips and pretzels for dipping in pickle dip.
- For a bit of heat, add a pinch of cayenne or diced jalapeño.
- If your dip is too thick for your liking, you can thin it out using a bit of milk or pickle juice. If it’s too thin, add more cream cheese.
- Feel free to add other ingredients like chopped herbs, bacon bits, or shredded cheese to customize the dip to your liking.
Prepare the dip up to 2 days in advance and store it in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld together. Just remember to add any crunchy toppings, such as the toasted breadcrumbs, right before serving.
Storing Leftover Pickle Dip
Transfer the leftover dip to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Because this dip uses cream cheese as a base and is not a hot dip, I do not recommend freezing it.
Fried Pickle Dip FAQ
Yes! Make sure to use gluten-free panko or other gluten-free breadcrumbs, or leave them out entirely, to make this dish gluten-free.
You can use any pickles you like, with the exception of sweet pickles. Try spicy pickles, homemade pickles, or your favorite dill pickle relish. All make great substitutions for regular dill pickles!
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Fried Pickle Dip
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ½ cup fried onions crushed
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley divided
- 8 ounce cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup dill pickles chopped
- 2 Tablespoons pickle juice
- 1 Tablespoon dried dill
- 1 Tablespoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
See our Cooking Conversions Chart for help converting measurements!
- In a skillet, add the butter and melt it over medium heat.1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- Add the panko breadcrumbs to the skillet and stir for 3-5 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- Remove the breadcrumb mixture from the skillet and transfer it to a bowl.
- To the bowl, add the crushed fried onions and 1 teaspoon of parsley, and mix until combined. Set aside.2 teaspoons dried parsley, ½ cup fried onions
- In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese with a fork for 2-3 minutes, or until it becomes creamy.8 ounce cream cheese
- Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped dill pickles, pickle juice, dried dill, dried chives, the remaining 1 teaspoon of dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper to the cream cheese. Mix until fully combined.½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, 1 cup dill pickles, 2 Tablespoons pickle juice, 1 Tablespoon dried dill, 1 Tablespoon dried chives, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Transfer the mixture to your serving dish.
- Top the dip with the breadcrumb mixture.
- Serve the dip with your favorite chips!
- Choose high-quality pickles and cream cheese for better flavor in this simple dip.
- Soften the cream cheese to room temperature for easier mixing and a smoother consistency.
- Adjust the tanginess with a pinch of sugar if needed.
- Add toasted panko breadcrumbs right before serving, especially if preparing the dip in advance.
- Try various dipping options like vegetables, bagel chips, or pretzels for variety.
- Add a pinch of cayenne or diced jalapeño for a spicy kick.
- Thin a thick dip with milk or pickle juice, or thicken a thin dip with more cream cheese.
- Customize the dip with additions like herbs, bacon bits, or cheese.