Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip is everything you love about fried pickles in one creamy addictive dip! Chopped dill pickles mixed with homemade ranch seasoning, fresh garlic and herbs, sour cream, cream cheese and toasted panko breadcrumbs. Serve with your favorite chip to dip with, ice cold drinks and enjoy! Yields about 3 cups and serves 16 (3 tablespoon) servings.

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

If you have a Costco membership, you’ve probably bought “the dip”.

The giant tub of fried pickle ranch dip, that is. We love fried pickles, so the moment we heard of its existence, I of course rushed out to buy it. And then Pat, Mal and I would stand around the kitchen late at night dipping straight into that giant container, snacking and talking.

And because it’s so ridiculously good I thought I would try and make it myself at home.

What does fried pickle ranch dip taste like?

Heaven. Creamy, ranch-y with little bursts of dill pickles and a subtly toasty “fried” flavor from the pan-toasted panko.

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Get your chips ready!

ingredients for Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

To Make This Fried Pickle Ranch Dip You Will Need:

  • japanese style breadcrumbs (panko)
  • whipped cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • dill pickles
  • ranch seasoning
  • fresh garlic
  • dill (fresh)
  • chives (fresh)
  • onion powder
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon juice

add panko to skillet

Add 1/2 cup panko to a dry skillet.

toast panko until deeply golden

Heat on medium-low, stirring occasionally until golden. Remove off of the heat and set aside to cool.

add cream cheese, sour cream, pickle, garlic, ranch seasoning, herbs, salt and pepper

In a large mixing bowl, measure and add 12 ounces whipped cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup finely chopped dill pickle (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish), 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning, 3 (fairly large) cloves grated fresh garlic, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, 2 teaspoons finely snipped chives, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, pinch or two of kosher salt (to taste) and freshly ground black pepper.

squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a small lemon

Next, squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon.

stir well to combine

Stir well…

cover and chill 30 minutes

…until thoroughly combined.

add toasted panko

Add in most of the toasted panko breadcrumbs, reserving some for garnish.

stir to combine

Give it one last stir to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight so the flavors can develop.

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Serve this with a sprinkle of chopped pickle, extra toasted panko and fresh dill and snipped chives.

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Serve with potato chips, pretzel thins or fresh veggies!

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps! SO GOOD!

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Enjoy! And if you give this Fried Pickle Ranch Dip recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

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Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip is everything you love about fried pickles in one creamy addictive dip! Chopped dill pickles are mixed with homemade ranch seasoning, fresh garlic and herbs, sour cream, cream cheese and toasted panko breadcrumbs. Serve with your favorite chip to dip with, ice cold drinks and enjoy! 

Yields about 3 cups and serves 16 (3 tablespoon) servings.

Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword costco fried pickle ranch dip, dip, fried pickle, fried pickle dip, homemade pickle dip, ranch
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 26 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 100kcal
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 12 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup dill pickle finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic (fairly large cloves) freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped, plus some for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely snipped, plus some for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (1/2 a lemon) freshly squeezed

Instructions

  • Add panko to a dry skillet and heat on medium-low. Stir occasionally until golden brown. Remove off of the heat and set aside to cool.

    Reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish.

  • In a mixing bowl, measure and add cream cheese, sour cream, pickles, ranch seasoning, garlic, dill, chives, onion powder, salt (to taste) and ground black pepper.

    Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon and stir well to combine.

  • Lastly add in the toasted panko (reserving some for garnish) and mix until incorporated.
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight so the flavors can develop.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl with a sprinkle of reserved dill pickle, toasted panko and fresh herbs.
  • Serve with wavy chips, pretzel thins or veggies. Or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps! SO GOOD!

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg