Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip

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Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip is the perfect appetizer or party dip. This rich, creamy, and herby dip tastes just like fried pickles- so tasty! Great for game days, watch parties, or just as a delicious snack.

Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip in a white bowl on a black platter with chips and veggies.


 

Have you tried the Costco or Sams Club Taste of the south Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip? If so, you will love this CopyCat recipe. If not, you really need this dip in your life. Its crunchy, tangy, creamy and full of ranch dip flavor.

Dip recipes are an easy way to liven up any sort of party or get together you have planned. People love appetizers and dips have been some of our most popular snacks to serve up. Best of all, they can cover a wide range of flavors: go with sweet dessert dips like our Pineapple Dip or more savory dip recipes like Copycat Frito Bean Dip.

Fried Pickle Dip on a pita chip.

This Fried Pickle Ranch Dip isn’t too far off from our Dill Pickle Dip from a while back. Diced pickles mixed in with a rich cream cheese and sour cream dip- but this time around, we added in a bit of crunchy fried pickle breading flavor with some toasted breadcrumbs. On top of that, a ranch seasoning packet and some added spices pair perfectly with that flavor of fried pickles.

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This is the perfect tasty dip recipe for any big watch parties or game day parties you might have coming up. Set this fried pickle dip out in a bowl or even a Bread Bowl with some nice crackers or veggies and we’re sure everyone will be requesting the recipe!

Why you’ll love this easy Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip recipe

  • Our Fried Pickle Dip gives you all the best parts of eating fried pickles with ranch all in one dip recipe. Buttery toasted bread crumbs fill in for that fried pickle breading and adding some ranch seasoning to a dill pickle dip adds in that ranch flavor! Rich, creamy, and tangy- what’s not to love here?
  • This dip recipe pairs really well with all sorts of different dippers. You can dip with pita chips, crackers, vegetables like celery sticks or carrots, or even get some good bread out.
  • You could even prepare this as a makeahead dip or overnight dip recipe if you wanted. Giving those flavors some time to meld together in the fridge could give an even tastier Dip than if you made it fresh!

Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip Ingredients

You’re not going to need anything exotic or fancy for this creamy cold dip. You probably have most of these fridge and pantry staples on hand already! Here’s all the ingredients you need for this recipe:

Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip Ingredients
  • Butter
  • Breadcrumbs – We can’t really add these straight into the dip, which is why we have the butter. We’ll be toasting these up first.
  • Sour Cream
  • Cream Cheese – Let your cream cheese soften to room temperature before starting the recipe. We do not recommend using the whipped cream cheese in a tub.
  • Ranch Seasoning – Of course, we went with some Hidden Valley ranch seasoning for this recipe. It adds all the delicious ranch flavoring.
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Pickles – We went with these Crunchy and flavorful Claussen kosher dill pickle spears. Using a good brand of pickles will result in the best dip. Remember to hang on to some of that pickle juice too!
  • Fresh Dill– adds a real boost of flavor

If you’re wondering what to eat with Fried Pickle Dip, then we’ve got you covered there too! Serve this up with pita chip, veggies, some of your favorite potato chips, or some good crusty bread.

See recipe card for quantities.

How to make Fried Pickle Dip

Toasted Panko Breadcrumbs in a pan.

Once you’ve got all the ingredients around for your Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip, it’s time to start whipping it up! It’s so easy to make- here’s all you have to do:

  • Start by melting butter in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add breadcrumbs and cook them until they’re a golden brown color. Remember to stir and toss frequently to keep them from burning.
Fried Pickle Dip ingredients in a clear bowl with a hand-mixer.
  • When you’re done toasting breadcrumbs, remove them from the heat and set them aside. In a large mixing bowl, add sour cream, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper, and some pickle juice. Mix these together until blended and smooth– an electric mixer will save you a lot of time and effort!
Diced pickles on a cutting board with a knife.
  • Over on a cutting board, dry out your pickles with paper towels as best you can. Dice pickles down to your preferred size and chop dill while you’ve got your cutting board out.
Fresh dill and diced pickles added to creamy dip mixture.
  • Take most of your chopped dill pickles and chopped dill and add them to the ranch dip mixture. Stir them in until evenly mixed in.
Panko crumbs added to pickle ranch dip mixture.
  • Take around 2/3 of the toasted Panko breadcrumbs and add them to the pickle ranch dip blend. Give them a thorough stir to evenly combine them in as well. Transfer the Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip to a serving dish, top with remaining bread crumbs, diced pickles and chopped dill, and enjoy.

Substitutions

Don’t worry if you’re missing some of these ingredients- as long as you have the pickles, sour cream, and cream cheese you’re already most of the way to making some Pickle Ranch Dip. In case you need to make a few substitutions outside of that, here’s some ideas.

  • Breadcrumbs – Don’t have any bread crumbs on hand? No problem: just find something that’ll bring that nice and toasted bread flavor once it’s been cooked up with some butter. You could use crushed Ritz crackers, crushed pretzels, or even something like crushed corn flakes!
  • Ranch Seasoning – If you don’t have any ranch seasoning packets on hand, see if you have the ingredients for our Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Mix on hand. If all else fails, you could try substituting out the sour cream for a premade ranch dressing or ranch dip.
  • Dill – If it’s just a case of fresh dill vs dried dill, simple use a teaspoon of dried dill instead of a tablespoon of fresh dill. If you don’t have dill at all, a couple of dill substitutes could be used. I personally like the flavor of fresh dill and chives. Tarragon or basil could work too- that dill flavor is pretty hard to copy though, so it might even be best to leave it out entirely.

Variations

We really think we hit the sweet spot here with this Fried Pickle Ranch Dip recipe- we got all those wonderful flavors you get from pairing fried pickles with ranch all in one dip. Still, if you wanted to shake things up a little with your next pickle dip, here’s a couple ideas you can run with:

  • Bread and Butter Pickle Dip – We ended up making a Dill Pickle Dip, but you could swap ingredients around and make it taste like bread and butter pickles. Omit the onion, garlic, and dill and instead try some spices like mustard seed, celery seed, tumeric, and red pepper flake. Experiment around and see if you can get the flavor close to your favorite bread & butter pickle brand.
  • Dill Pickle Dip – If you want to take this pickle dip recipe in less of a fried pickle direction, you could just double down on the dill pickle flavor. Drop the butter, breadcrumbs, and ranch seasoning, add more onion and/or garlic powder, and double the amount of pickle juice. A bit of extra dill will go a long way as well!
White bowl with fried pickle dip.

Storage / Freezing

Storage: If you’re wondering how long is Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip good for, you’ll be glad to hear that it’ll hold up for a good few days. Transfer any leftover dip to an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. Expect it to last for 2-3 days- and do know that your Fried Pickle Dip might end up tasting even better after the first day!

Freezing: Freezing this Dill Pickle Dip might be a little tricky- what with the cream cheese and sour cream. Just know that, after it thaws, the texture might not be as good as it was before you froze it and you may have to whisk it back into a creamier consistency. If you still want to try freezing pickle dip, transfer it to an airtight and freezer-safe container and keep frozen for up to 2 months- let thaw overnight in the fridge.

Chip with pickle dip.

Top Tips

Be sure to let the cream cheese soften for at least one hour before making the dip.

Use even more Crispy Panko for additional crunch.

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Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip Rich, Creamy, & Dilly
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Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip is the perfect appetizer or party dip. This rich, creamy, and herby dip tastes just like fried pickles- so tasty! Great for game days, watch parties, or just as a delicious snack.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsps Butter
  • 3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 packet Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coarse Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup diced Dill Pickles
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Dill, chopped

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add breadcrumbs. Stir and continue cooking until bread crumbs are golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, pickle juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until blended and smooth.
  • Dry the pickles with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and dice.
  • Stir most of the diced dill pickles and chopped dill into the dip
  • Stir 2/3 of the toasted breadcrumbs into the dip.
  • Transfer to serving dish and garnish top with remaining bread crumbs, dill pickle and dill,
  • Serve with pita chips, veggies, or your favorite chips.

Notes

Be sure to let the cream cheese soften for at least one hour before making the dip.
Use even more Crispy Panko for additional crunch.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 615mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 558IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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