This savory and creamy Dill Pickle Dip recipe is a great way to pack your favorite pickle flavor into a delicious and crowd pleasing appetizer!
If you love pickles, this distinct dip is for you. Featuring chopped dill, cream cheese, and chunks of pickles, this dip is also topped with bacon.
Pair it with your favorite dippables and pack that classic dill pickle flavor into any snack. And for more delicious appetizer dips, check out this post full of all the Best Dip Recipes!
Why This Is the Best Dill Pickle Dip
A creamy appetizer made from cream cheese and sour cream, loaded with cheese, pickles, and bacon, this dip is a homemade rival to the Heluva Good Pickle Dip.
It’s perfect to serve as an appetizer centerpiece with all of your favorite snacks! Easy to make with only a handful of ingredients, this savory dip elevates the pickle to another level.
You’ll love the fresh and comforting flavors of this pickle dip. Great for game day, happy hour, or any party.
Any pickle lovers should add this dip to their recipe repertoire for a delicious and simple dip that will always be a hit!
Dill Pickle Dip with Bacon Ingredients
- Cream Cheese – provides a creamy and tangy base for your dip.
- Sour Cream – gives your dip a nice sourness that contrasts the acidity from the pickles.
- Dill Pickles – chopped pickles provide a salty and acidic flavor to your cream cheese dill pickle dip.
- Shredded Cheese – provides some extra texture and cheesy flavor.
- Garlic Powder – pairs well with the dill flavor from the pickles and dill weed.
- Pickle Juice – really brings out the important pickle flavor.
- Fresh Dill – one of the classic flavors used to make pickles which will highlight the chunks of pickle in this dip.
- Green Onions – provide some extra crunch and a fresh green flavor.
- Bacon – gives some extra texture and smoky flavor to your dip.
How to Make Pickle Dip
- Chop bacon into small pieces, then cook over medium-low heat until crispy. Let cool and set aside.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, pickles, cheese, garlic powder, pickle juice, dill, and bacon in a medium bowl. Reserve ½ of the Bacon to top dip.
- Mix together well and then serve or let the flavors mingle together for 24 hours in the fridge (tastes better the next day).
- Transfer to a pretty serving bowl and add the remaining left over bacon on top. If you like, garnish with green onions. Serve with veggies, bread, crackers, or chips.
How long does pickle dip last in the fridge?
Properly stored, this pickle dip should last 3-4 days in the fridge. In fact, you may want to store it in the fridge for a day or so before serving to let the flavors meld together.
You can also store in the freezer for up to 2 months if you need your dip to last longer. Be sure to thaw in the fridge before enjoying.
Are dill pickles healthy?
Yes, in moderation of course! Fermented pickles have lots of probiotics that are great for gut health, and they also have good antioxidants and healthy vitamins.
What is dill pickle seasoning made of?
Some common ingredients you’ll find that are used to season dill pickles: black peppercorns, mustard seed, coriander seed, allspice, dill, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes.
What should I dip in pickle dip?
Anything you would typically use to enjoy your favorite dips will pair perfectly with this dip. Potato chips, pretzels, crackers, raw vegetables like cucumber, carrots, or celery, or chunks of bread.
You can even use baby dill pickles or pickle chips to really capitalize on that iconic pickle flavor!
Popular Variations and Substitutions
- You can also make this dill pickle dip with ham instead of bacon.
- For a lighter dip, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
- If you want more flavor, add some salt and pepper. You can also mix in some red pepper flakes, onion powder, chili powder, or paprika to add more color and flavor to your dip.
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Homemade Pickle Dip with Bacon
- 1.Chop bacon into small pieces.
- In a frying pan, cook Bacon over medium-low heat until crisp.
- Remove, drain and set aside.
- Combine rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl, reserving about 1/4 to 1/2 of the Bacon.
- Best if allowed to mingle together for 24 hours, but you can serve immediately.
- Serve with fresh veggies, sourdough bread, crackers, or potato chips.
- Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute for sour cream for a lighter version of this dip.
- Serve with chips, crackers, pretzels, veggies, bread, and more!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 683mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g