February 7, 2024Review Recipe
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This tangy and creamy dill pickle dip has such a unique flavor and will become a new favorite. Loaded with cream cheese, ranch seasoning, pieces of ham, and bites of dill pickles, you won’t be able to resist this yummy recipe.
Dill Pickle Dip Ingredients
This dill pickle dip is a creamy and tangy delight featuring a harmonious blend of ingredients.
The star is the chopped dill pickles, delivering a bold and tangy punch to the dip. resulting in a crowd-pleasing dip with a unique, flavorful twist, perfect for any social occasion.
- 16 ounces of sour cream
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- Ranch seasoning (or 1 packet of ranch seasoning mix)
- 9-ounce package of deli-sliced honey ham, chopped
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 2 cups of chopped dill pickles (about 20-ounce jar)
You can use pre-packaged ham or purchase ham by the pound from the deli. I liked the honey ham for contrast with the sour dill pickles in this perfect dip.
Substitutions And Additions
ONIONS: Two sliced green onions – use the green parts only – make about two heaping tablespoons of onion slices.
You could substitute very finely chopped red onion for the green onion in this cream cheese dip.
HAM: While honey ham adds a sweet and savory touch, you can get creative with other deli meats.
Try smoked turkey for a smokier flavor or roast beef for a hearty twist. These alternatives bring their unique profiles, so choose the one that best suits your taste.
DILL PICKLES: For a variation on the classic dill pickle taste, consider using bread and butter pickles.
They bring a sweeter and less tangy note to the dip, adding a unique twist without straying too far from the original concept.
RANCH SEASONING: If you don’t have ranch seasoning on hand or prefer a homemade touch, mix together a blend of dried herbs such as dill, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Adjust the quantities to your liking to create a personalized ranch-inspired seasoning mix.
How To Make This Dill Pickle Dip Recipe
This irresistible dip comes together quickly in a mixing bowl, ready to serve in no time.
STEP ONE: In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch dressing mix until smooth.
The cream cheese should be softened to room temperature so that it beats into the sour cream smoothly.
STEP TWO: Use a rubber spatula to stir in the chopped deli ham, sliced green onions, and chopped pickles.
You can vary the amount of ham and pickles in this easy recipe. The amounts listed here were a good balance, but there are enough creamy ingredients that you could add even more ham and chopped pickles.
STEP THREE: Transfer to a serving dish and top with a few chopped pickles and green onion slices.
STEP FOUR: Serve with butter crackers (Ritz), Triscuits, or your favorite potato chips.
How To Serve
Balance the richness of the dip with a vibrant array of fresh veggies like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips.
The timeless pairing of ridged potato chips and our dill pickle dip is a match made in snack heaven. The salty crunch of the chips complements the dip’s tangy creaminess perfectly.
Take your burger night up a notch by using our dip as a condiment. Spread it on burger buns, adding an extra layer of flavor and creaminess.
Whether you’re planning ahead, have leftovers, or simply want to make the most of your dip, we’ve got you covered.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’re looking to get a head start on your party prep or just want to save time, you can absolutely make this dip ahead of time.
Whip it up according to the recipe instructions, and then transfer it to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Just remember to give it a good stir before serving to ensure it stays creamy and well-mixed.
IN THE FRIDGE: Leftover dip will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.
IN THE FREEZER: Due to the high cream cheese and sour cream content, this chip dip does not freeze well.
Why We Love This Recipe
There are lots of reasons to love this tasty dip, including:
BOLD FLAVOR: This dip bursts with bold flavors from the dill pickles, creating a tangy and zesty profile that keeps your taste buds dancing. It’s a unique and irresistible combination that’s hard to resist.
CREAMY TEXTURE: The creamy base of sour cream and cream cheese makes this dip incredibly smooth and velvety. It’s a luxurious texture that complements the tangy flavors perfectly.
MAKE-AHEAD CONVENIENCE: With the option to prepare it ahead of time, this dip is a lifesaver for busy hosts. You can get a head start on party preparations without compromising on flavor or quality.
This creamy dip will leave serious pickle fans craving more. It’s tangy with the delicious crunch of dill pickles packed into this loaded dip. Add your favorite dippable, and you will have an appetizing new dip that will be much requested wherever you go.
Frequently Asked Questions
This easy dip can be made up to a day ahead of time. The longer it stays in the fridge, the more flavorful it will become.
We don’t recommend freezing this dill pickle ranch dip as the sour cream and cream cheese won’t retain the creamy texture once thawed.
This dill pickle dip with ham can be customized to your liking. Try adding bacon and raw chopped celery for two great additions.
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Dill Pickle Dip
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 packet ranch seasoning mix, or homemade ranch seasoning
- 9 ounces deli-sliced honey ham, chopped
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 2 cups chopped dill pickles, about 20-ounce jar
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, and ranch seasoning until smooth.
- Use a rubber spatula to stir in the chopped ham, sliced green onions, and chopped pickles.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and top with a few chopped pickles and green onion slices.
- Serve with butter crackers (Ritz) or Triscuits.
- You can use pre-packaged ham or purchase ham by the pound from the deli. I liked the honey ham for contrast with the sour dill pickles in this perfect dip.
- The cream cheese should be softened to room temperature so that it beats into the sour cream smoothly.
- You can vary the amount of ham and pickles in this easy recipe. The amounts listed here were a good balance, but there are enough creamy ingredients that you could add even more ham and chopped pickles.