Dill Pickle Dip

One last minute idea for a holiday appetizer if you’re still looking for something unique and delicious.  Dill pickle fans beware, this is addictive!  Of course, I had to make this as a trial run, before taking it to my Mother-in-law’s house on Thanksgiving.  Trust me, it didn’t last long.  My girlfriend, her daughter and myself gobbled (get it?) it up quickly!

I seen this recipe on Pinterest and noticing how many times it has been re-pinned I knew it had to be a keeper.

I’m a huge dill pickle fan and can my own each summer.  If there is one brand that I do buy though it is Claussen brand dill pickles.  Specifically the hearty garlic pickles.  They are so good, I can eat a half a jar at one sitting.  (Also, if you have not tried the Claussen Hot and Spicy dill pickles you must, they actually have some heat to them unlike other brands!).  For this recipe I used the hearty garlic pickles.

I use pickle juice and olive oil as a salad dressing quite often, I’m telling you I love pickles.  So, when this called for pickles and some pickle juice I knew I would love it.  As the author of this recipe states, you may want to make a double batch if you have a love for dill pickles.  Let’s get pickled now shall we? 😉

Dill Pickle Dip

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 c. finely chopped dill pickles
1/4 c. finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 c. pickle juice
1 t. dried dill weed
1/2 t. kosher salt
pinch black pepper

Using a spoon, press into the cream cheese to make smooth and pliable.  Add the remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate an hour before serving.Serve with pretzels, veggies or crackers.Dip can be stored, tightly covered, for up to a week.  It may loosen up a bit, just stir to combine.  You probably won’t have any to refrigerate so don’t worry about this step 😉

*Other uses:  On a bun with a hamburger or any sandwich that you would add pickles too.  The possibilities are endless.

As I stated I found this recipe on Pinterest and it lead me to this link, she states she got the recipe from someone else too.  I guess it’s just one of those that is good enough, it gets passed around all over! This version, which I only added 1 more tablespoon of pickle juice, is great.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!  Enjoy your family, your holiday and say a prayer for our troops that cannot be home this holiday.  See you next week! xoxo


About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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27 Responses to Dill Pickle Dip

  1. It’s like dill dip with pickles! How can you go wrong? 😉

  2. Rhonda says:

    My husband would LOVE this! I sometimes find him eating dill relish with a spoon out of the jar! haha. I have pinned this to try as well.

  3. Jane says:

    I love dill pickles, and this sounds really good! I mostly can my pickles too, but Clausens are the best!! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

  4. ward says:

    Mmmm looks good. You know me, I’m going to have to try it with the hot and spicy, it’ll be dill with a kick. Thanks for the quick and simple recipe.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Suzie says:

    You’re welcome!! If you do try it with the hot and spicy pickles let me know how you like it, I’d love to hear how it was. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

  6. Veronica says:

    Drrooool diddly drool drool. lol. I so have to make this! Maybe for Christmas if I get to go the family’s party this year. I love the Claussen pickles too! Soo so good. I too could eat half a jar (and pickled okra too) but I have to watch it b/c there’s so much salt that I get super bloated if I eat as much as I want to and the next day my fingers look like overstuffed sausages! ew! lol. I forgot I gave you that mug and was super excited to see it. I have its twin in my cupboard. Oh and the blog you got this from through Pinterest is the same one I got it from (though just from following her) and here’s an interesting thing–she was actually part of our baby shower blog group for Jenna’s virtual shower! Cool how small the blogging world can be, huh?

  7. Veronica says:

    Oh yes and happy thanksgiving sweetie!

    • Suzie says:

      I think you should make it for you and Dennis before Christmas because it’s that good! I have never had pickled okra, I’ll have to look for it. I can eat olives the same way, but I’m a saltaholic 😉 That mug is usually my iced coffee mug but, I thought it would go great here. I love it! That’s cool that she was part of Jenna’s shower too, I may have to subscribe to her. I didn’t look at any other recipes but, I will now. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! I’m on my way to Detroit as I type this. (It keeps me from watching the road with my crazy driver hubs!).

  8. cakewhiz says:

    i am catching up with all my favorite blogs… i seem to have fallen behind…hehe. And it seems you have been busy in the kitchen… all these delicious recipes. i don’t know what i want to make first….lol 😉

  9. MisBehaved Woman says:

    Serve it up with a side of fried pickles and we’re talking heaven on earth! 🙂

    • Suzie says:

      A friend on facebook said something about fried pickles too, I have never had them. I must look into making them! Happy Thanksgiving!

      • MisBehaved Woman says:

        I got brave and tried some down in New Orleans a couple of years ago. I ate the entire appetizer basket by myself…it was sinful…and delicious! Hope you & yours had a wonderful holiday!

  10. eliotthecat says:

    I want a salad with olive oil and dill pickle juice now.

  11. Velva says:

    This definitely sounds good. I like pickles too. I managed for the first time to “pickle” and entire garden crop of cucumbers this past summer.

    Thanks for sharing this idea. I have made note.

    Happy holidays to you.


  12. That makes so much sense about the salad dressing! I love lemon/evoo so why not pickle juice? Thanks for the idea, Suzie! I also love the quickness/deliciousness of this dip! A sure fire winner for someone like me, who frantically racked her brain for a last minute dish to round out yesterdays meal—next year, when I’m stumped, I’ll be here to check first!!! =) I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Suzie!!

  13. The dip looks so very appetizing and easy to prepare too.

  14. Joanne says:

    Both me and the boyfriend are HUGE pickle fans so I know we would devour a batch of this in no time!

  15. Karen says:

    This sounds terrific…I’ll be making it for my Christmas party.

  16. Ward says:

    I tried it with the hot and spicy pickles. I did make a mistake and used fresh dill and not enough. I think it came out pretty good, just need to add a little more dill if using fresh. LOL, I ate the rest of the pickles so I can’t try the Hot and Spicy until I buy another jar.

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