Dill Pickle Dip

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Ready for the best dip recipe on the planet? This is it. Dill Pickle Dip is just like those dill pickle wraps that everyone loves, with only a smidgen of work. In less than 5 minutes, with only 3 ingredients, you can be noshing on this creamy pickle dip!

Since I first posted this Dill Pickle Dip recipe, it’s been shared hundreds of thousands of times, it’s “broken” my website not once, but two times with traffic, and even shared on ABC News. To say that this Dill Pickle Wrap Dip is “Epic” feels like an understatement. Check out the helpful recipe video while you are here.

Dill Pickle Wrap Dip

You know those dill pickle wraps? The tortillas with the dried beef, cream cheese, and the dill pickle in the middle are rolled up and sliced into little delicious “sushi roll” looking bites of yumminess. They are a hit at all of the parties, but if you have ever made them, you know they are a little tedious to make. So, I am bringing you this dip. It tastes just like those wraps but is so much easier to prepare.

Dill Pickle Dip

Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

This stuff is seriously addicting. As I mentioned, this dip has been on my website for a while now. I got the recipe from my niece, Leah. Since she was a little girl, dill pickles have been her favorite food on earth. I remember one year I gave her one of those huge jars of dill pickles from Costco as a gift. She loved it! So, I have her to thank for this easy three-ingredient dill pickle dip recipe. Dill pickle lovers and even non-pickle lovers devour it! 

If you’re a pickle fan be sure to try these recipes:  Sweet & Spicy PicklesMcDonald’s Tartar Sauce Recipe, and my Dill Pickle Wrap Cheese Ball!

Easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Dill Pickle fans, this easy dip recipe is perfect for game day, tailgating, (fits right in your cooler!) holidays, potlucks, or even movie nights. It may be the most perfect appetizer. 

Ingredients in Dill Pickle Dip

For complete ingredients and instructions for this delicious dip scroll to the bottom of this post for the full printable recipe card. 

  • Cream Cheese – softened and whipped with your mixer.
  • Dried Beef – I prefer Hormel Dried Beef in the package, but they also sell it in jars. 
  • Dill Pickles – dill pickles, any kind of pickle you prefer, chopped. (my favorite are the kosher dill pickles!)

Be sure to keep reading to find tips and tricks, substitutions, and answers to questions you may have about this dip recipe. 

How to Make Dill Pickle Dip

All you need are three ingredients, and a box of crackers to serve this easy appetizer.

Chop up your dried beef and dill pickles. 

Cream your softened cream cheese until smooth using your hand mixer.  

Fold chopped pickles and dried beef into the cream cheese mixture.

Serve immediately, or let it chill in the fridge until you are ready to eat it. 

Store any leftover dip in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. I would not recommend freezing this dip. 

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What Kind of Meat is Used in Dill Pickle Wrap Dip?

Over the years there has been a lot of talk about what to use as far as meat in pickle dip. I have only ever made this recipe with Hormel Dried Beef. I purchase it in my grocery store, by the packaged deli meats. They do have it available in glass jars, too, it’s shelf-stable and located where you would find the canned meats. I find that the jarred version is much saltier than the packaged version. So, I have always told my readers to rinse it before using it.

Hormel Dried Beef – In the Package

In many families, they make their dill pickle dip with ham. Some use leftover ham, some honey ham, or deli ham. I have also heard of people using salami, pastrami, prosciutto, or even bacon bits!


  • Can this dip be frozen? I wouldn’t recommend freezing this dip. 
  • What to do with leftover dip? It will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. We love it slathered on toasted bagels, and makes a great sandwich spread, too! 
  • Is this dip gluten-free? My dill pickle dip recipe is gluten-free. I always serve it with some raw fresh veggies too: carrot sticks, celery, and bell peppers, for those who would prefer not to use crackers. 
  • Can I use Dill Pickle Relish Instead of whole pickles? Of course! When I have dill pickle relish on hand, I have used it for this dip. It makes the process even quicker. Make sure to drain the extra liquid before adding it. Truly any kind of dill pickles you have on hand; dill pickle spears, dill pickles chips – just grab a jar of pickles you have on hand. 
  • Can I use sweet pickles for this recipe? Sure you can, but the dip is going to taste entirely different using butter pickles. 

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

Remember that when it comes to making substitutions in recipes, you don’t need to be afraid to get creative and use ingredients that suit your personal taste and dietary preferences. Make it your own!

  • Want an extra creamy dip? Add a little pickle juice to the cream cheese when you whip it. Sour cream or Greek yogurt would work too, making this a perfect chip dip for potato chips, pita chips, or tortilla chips, instead of a thick dip for spreading on crackers. 
  • Make a vegetarian dip by omitting the dried beef. 
  • Ramp up the dill flavor with some fresh dill weed added to the dip.
  • This recipe makes a pretty big batch, but it’s easy to cut in half for smaller crowds.
  • Get the full flavor of classic dill pickle wraps quicker; wrap the dill pickle dip into tortillas for dill pickle wrap dip pinwheels.
  • Spice things up with some garlic powder, sliced green onions, or red pepper flakes. 


Best Dip Recipes

I have lots of great dip recipes on my website, so next time you need an amazing dip recipe, I have you covered. My Crack Dip and my Texas Trash Dip have been huge reader favorites for years, and of course, I have the classics; Mexican Bean DipSpinach Artichoke Dip, and Queso. I hope you take some time to browse them all!

I was tickled that ABC News Channel 10 in San Diego, California loves this dill pickle dip recipe as much as we do! They even did a story on it, which was also picked up by ABC Lexington, KY


I don’t know about you, but my tummy is growling! Let’s get to the pickle wrap dip recipe, shall we?

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Dill Pickle Dip in a bowl surrounded by crackers
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Dill Pickle Dip

Ready for the best dip recipe on the planet? This is it. Dill Pickle Dip is just like those dill pickle wraps that everyone loves, with only a smidgen of work. In less than 5 minutes, with only 3 ingredients, you can be noshing on this creamy pickle dip!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient dip, cream cheese, Dill Pickle Dip, dill pickle wrap dip, dill pickles, dried beef, easy dip recipes, pickle wraps
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 137kcal


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 9 ounces dried beef chopped
  • 16 ounces baby dill pickles chopped
  • Crackers for serving


  • Using your mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Fold in chopped pickles and dried beef. Serve immediately or chill until ready to eat.
  • Serve with crackers and/or raw veggies.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container, or cover with plastic wrap for up to 4 days. 
I do not recommend freezing this dip. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.1mg

This recipe was first posted on December 28, 2015. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on March 22, 2024. 

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  1. I made it, love it, but have too much remaining and would like to use it for a party next month. Will this dip freeze well for later use? Thanks!

    1. Happy you liked it! I have not ever frozen it, myself. Sometimes cream cheese gets a little weird in the freezer. I think it would be worth the shot? Will you let me know how it works? I’d love to add that to the post for others if you are successful. 🙂 This might sound crazy – but it’s really good on bagels and sandwiches, too!

    1. I buy the kind in the package that is by the deli meat in the store. I use the Hormel brand. They also make it in a jar but beware, because it’s A LOT saltier. I would recommend rinsing it before you use the jarred kind.

  2. This dip is seriously soo good! I found a low sodium dried beef and then I added a couple spoonfuls of the pickle juice just cause I love pickles ?…creamy and delicious!

  3. I love love this dish! It’s my go-to whenever I need to take a dish to share, and people always ask for the recipe!

  4. I cannot believe how easy and yet utterly delicious this dip is. And all from 3 simple ingredients! I’ll be making this again and again from now on. 🙂

    1. I have actually never tried it. Sometimes when you freeze things with cream cheese the cream cheese gets kind of funky when it defrosts again. I’m sorry I am not of more help, but we just never have any left! 😉 It’s super good on bagels and sandwiches if you are looking to use another way? If you try it, would you let me know how it goes?

  5. I made this for a gathering. It made so much! I would cut the recipe in half the next time. It was also very salty. I added sour cream to help dilute the salt. I used the dried beef in a jar. I would definitely rinse the beef more to get rid of some salt.

    1. Donna – I haven’t ever frozen it, because in my experience, cream cheese gets a little funky when it’s frozen. I always assumed that the dip would do the same thing?

    1. You can eat with any crackers that you like! It’s also delicious on raw veggies like celery or carrots, or even toasted bread. We eat the leftovers slathered on bagels! 😉

  6. I’ve made this with krakus ham sliced thin from the deli. You diced it up & add to cream cheese mixture. I also pour a little of pickle juice in to make the cream cheese more creamy. You can also spread this on flour tortillas too & put in fridge for about an hour. Take out & cut into 1 inch slices & serve. You can make the dip a day before for both recipes.
    I always get compliments & ppl ask for the recipe

  7. I just made this but wish I’d of read comments first. I would of used honey ham for sweetness. I did add about 1 cup of Miracle Whip to add more creaminess and sweetness to cream cheese. Some shredded cheese would be good too.

    1. Everyone had different tastes. I personally can’t imagine this being a sweet dip – I love the saltiness of the dried beef, and we love to spread it on crackers – so the texture is great for that. We are not fans of Miracle Whip in our house – but that is totally personal preference. That is the beauty of a recipe, to make it your own.

  8. I made this several years ago for a holiday gathering. Had forgotten about it but it’s going to make a reappearance tomorrow night. It’s delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    The combination of creamy texture with the tangy dill pickle flavor was perfect. It was a hit at my party and I will definitely be making it again!

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