Fried Pickle Dip
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Fried Pickle Dip is a savory dip that is loaded with crunchy pickles.
- It’s perfect for any occasion but will for sure be a hit at your next gathering.
- If you love pickle anything, then you will love this recipe.
- The dip is made with a few simple ingredients and topped with toasted breadcrumbs for a crunchy taste.
- Serve with chips, pretzels or fresh veggies.
- This dip is everything you love about fried pickles, but without the mess.
- Although it only takes about 10 minutes to make, you can also make this days ahead of time.
- Check out my bread dipping oil for another great appetizer option!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Fried Pickle Dip. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The base of this dip is made with cream cheese. I use low-fat but you can use regular if you’d like. To make this recipe dairy free or vegan, opt for a vegan cream cheese instead!
Also added into the base is greek yogurt for a creamy and tangy flavor. You use sour cream instead of opt for a dairy free version like plain vegan yogurt or vegan sour cream.
This dip is nothing without the seasonings which is a blend of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and ranch seasoning.
Add in a touch of pickle juice to the dip to really bring out that pickly flavor.
Finely chop and dice some dill pickles and add those in there too.
Once your dip is prepared, sprinkle it with toasted breadcrumbs and finish it off with fresh dill and enjoy!
How To Make
ONE: Start by toasting the breadcrumbs on the stovetop in a skillet. Add in 1 tbsp of butter or oil and then the breadcrumbs. Watch carefully because it will toast rather quickly, about 2-3 minutes. Set breadcrumbs aside.
TWO: In an electric mixture, add in the softened cream cheese, greek yogurt, pickle juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and ranch seasoning. Whisk on high speed for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy.
THREE: Fold in the diced and chopped pickles and then add mixture to a bowl.
FOUR: Top with the toasted breadcrumbs and fresh dill, then enjoy with chips, pretzels or fresh veggies!
Tips And Tricks
Toast the breadcrumbs first so they have time to cool slightly.
Watch the breadcrumbs carefully as they will toast rather quickly.
Use an electric mixture to combine all the dip ingredients. This is best for creating that light and fluffy texture. If you don’t have an electric mixture, you can opt for food processor.
Otherwise mixing by hand is still an option but it will take some elbow grease.
How To Serve And Store
Serve this Fried Pickle Dip with your favorite chips, pretzels or veggies like celery, carrots or broccoli.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge an enjoy within 5-6 days.
If making ahead of time, don’t store with the breadcrumbs on top, instead store separately and add them on once ready to serve.
Taste And Texture
This Fried Pickle Dip is creamy, tangy and full of pickly flavor.
The texture is smooth and creamy, with chunks of crunchy pickles! It’s a lovely balance of textures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Just use vegan cream cheese and vegan yogurt.
YUP! Just opt for gluten free bread crumbs.
I personally like chips, but you can also use pretzels or fresh veggies.