Baked Ranch Pickle Dip

By Amanda Paa – Updated November 27, 2023
5 from 36 votes
This easy, cheesy baked pickle dip has lots of flavor from chopped dill pickles, ranch dressing, and fresh dill! The oven melds everything together and it comes out golden brown and bubbly. This dip is an incredibly simple appetizer to make, you just need a bowl and spatula. Serve with ripple potato chips for the ultimate combination!
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cheesy baked pickle dip with someone taking a scoop out of it with potato chip

Okay pickle friends. Are you ready to make one of the BEST dips ever? I started working on this recipe after I became obsessed with making a ranch dressing dill pickle pizza, inspired by the slice that won people over at the mighty Minnesota State Fair.

Baked until golden brown and bubbling, this hot pickle dip is full of briny dill pickle, garlic, and ranch flavors. Fresh dill adds brightness, too. It’s creamy, cheesy, melty, tangy, and truly an all-star appetizer.

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It’s incredibly simple to make; the ingredients get mixed together in one bowl; transfer to a pan and slide into the oven. That’s IT! You could even make a dill pickle martini to go with this if you wanted to go all in.

Ingredients for Easy Baked Pickle Dip

Yes, we’re going to indulge here; with creamy ingredients like Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and cream cheese, but you’ll find some protein too, in the form of white beans!

When testing this recipe, I found it needed a bit of heft, and a can of white beans was the perfect match. They’re soft and creamy in texture, very mild in flavor, and mix in seamlessly. In fact, if someone had their eyes closed and tasted this dip, they might not even know that beans are in it.

Cheeses Used:

A blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese give this dip just the right amount of melty goodness and cheese pull opportunities. I use these two different cheese for specific purposes; mozzarella is low-moisture so it keeps the dip from becoming too greasy and the cheddar adds excellent flavor.

baked ranch pickle dip in a casserole dish with bowl of chips to its left
baked dill pickle dip in a casserole dish that is sitting on a hot pad

How to Make The Best Baked Pickle Dip

  1. In a large bowl, use a fork to mash and mix together softened cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and ranch dressing. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth, just work it together.
  2. Add chopped pickles, white beans, cheese, fresh dill, and pickle brine. Mix together until well combined and ingredients are distributed.
  3. Put dip into a baking dish, top with remaining cheese and a few more chopped pickles. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-24 minutes. Broil for 2 to 3 more minutes to brown cheese a bit.
  4. Remove from oven and top with more fresh dill. Serve hot with potato chips!
baked pickle dip on a potato chip

What Pickles are Best for this Dip?

Kosher dill pickles give this dip the best flavor; briny, salty, and full of dill flavor! I buy the jarred kosher dills (they are whole and a medium size) from Trader Joe’s, which are shelf stable, a not-too-vinegary brine, and no added colors/suspect ingredients. They’re what I use to make my Dill Pickle Sourdough Bread, too.

They are firm too, so hold up well being baked. Dill pickle SPEARS have more seeds and more water, so I don’t like using them for this recipe.

What to Use for Dipping:

Potato chips are my first choice; they’re salty, crunchy and sturdy, and the flavor compliments the pickles well. Pita chips work great too!

Can this Dill Pickle Dip Be Made Ahead?

Yes! You can make this dip all the way up until baking; put in pan and cover with foil, then refrigerate for up to day.. Remove from fridge and bake as directed.

P.S. If you have leftovers; the pickle dip makes an epic sourdough grilled cheese.

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baked dill pickle dip with potato chip for scooping

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Best Baked Ranch Pickle Dip

This creamy, cheesy baked pickle dip has lots of flavor from chopped dill pickles and ranch dressing! The oven melds everything together and it comes out golden brown and bubbly. This dip is incredibly easy to make, you just need a bowl and spatula. Serve with ripple potato chips for the ultimate combination!
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Toss shredded cheeses together and set aside. In a large bowl, use a fork to mash and mix together softened cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and ranch dressing. It doesn't have to be completely smooth, just work it together until it's well blended.
  • Add 3/4 cup chopped pickles, white beans, 1/2 of the cheese blend, fresh dill, and pickle brine. Mix together until well combined and ingredients are distributed.
  • Put dip into a 7×10 inch baking dish, top with remaining cheese first, then remaining chopped pickles. Bake at 375 degrees for 21-23 minutes. Broil for 2 to 3 more minutes to brown cheese a bit.
  • Remove from oven and top with more fresh dill (this is important). Serve hot with potato chips! Also good with pita chips.

Notes

Love this recipe? You’ll want to try this Bacon and Dill Pickle Soup, too!

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November 27, 2023

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53 comments

  1. Ashley

    5 stars
    Amazing dip, we ate with Tostitos and ruffle plain. It was so easy to scoop while hot! Perfect!

    • Amanda Paa

      So glad to hear it was enjoyed!

  2. Barb

    5 stars
    This was delish; took to work and had multiple requests for the recipe. But NOTE THAT if you use the servings scale to double or triple, the amount of pickles does not change in the body of the recipe. It will say to add 3/4 cup pickles rather than 1-1/2 or 2-1/4 cups to adjust to your recipe size.

  3. Kim

    5 stars
    Super Bowl hit! I did mash the beans for texture purposes but it was just so good and everyone raved about it!

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, so glad to hear that!

  4. Yvette

    5 stars
    So good! Will be a staple from now on for all future superbowls. I don’t even love pickles but I really enjoyed this dip!

  5. Laura

    5 stars
    love your pickle recipes! state fair pizza vibes here ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  6. Dawn

    5 stars
    This is a fantastic recipe! I’m going to make it for a Super Bowl party and this time, I’m putting it in a cast iron pan for easy transport (and to keep it warm)! Can’t wait to see my pickle loving friends dive in!

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay! And love the cast iron idea for keeping it warm during transport.

  7. Nana

    5 stars
    Wonderful dip !! We are big dill lovers so this was a home run. I would like the dill flavor to be stronger . Would you add Dill weed, more brine, more fresh dill or pickles? Not sure which has the most punch

    • Amanda Paa

      Hello! So glad you enjoyed the dip! If you want more dill flavor, I’d add more fresh dill to the mix and 1/4 cup more chopped pickles. Then top with lots of extra fresh dill, too.

  8. Lindy

    5 stars
    What can I sub for the ranch dressing? I never buy bottled dressing?

    • Amanda Paa

      Hi! I don’t usually buy bottled dressing either, but it really works so well in this recipe! Trader Joe’s makes a fresh buttermilk ranch that is delicious if you’d want to use that. Otherwise, you could try and replace with same amount of sour cream and lots more fresh dill, garlic powder, and chives.

  9. Danielle

    5 stars
    A hit on Christmas Eve!

  10. Felicia

    5 stars
    So easy and so good!

  11. Charlotte

    5 stars
    As a lover of ranch and pickles this was so perfect! I think it’s tastes just like a fried pickle which are my favorite. I made this for a party with my friends and there wasn’t any left at the end of the night. It’s cheesy, pickley and creamy it’s great! It’s also so easy to make which is a plus!

    • Amanda Paa

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Charlotte! Thanks for sharing the photo on Instagram.

  12. Annie

    5 stars
    Fabulous recipe! It’s a keeper!

  13. Kelsey Thompson

    5 stars
    So delish! We mashed the beans so the kids wouldn’t notice them! Everyone loved it!

    • Amanda Paa

      Oh, love that! And so glad it was enjoyed by all.

  14. Carrie

    5 stars
    Ranch and pickles? Yes please. So good and better the next day!

    • Amanda Paa

      Thanks for making the recipe, Carrie!

  15. Liane @ Foodie Digital

    Amanda, I’ve made this dip twice now to take to a party and both times it has been a huge hit! At least 5 people asked me to share the recipe. Such a fun flavor profile! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Amanda Paa

      That makes me so happy to hear, Liane! Thanks for making the recipe and sharing it with others.

  16. Karin

    5 stars
    A New Years hit! Definitely one to make again.

    • Amanda Paa

      thanks for making the recipe!

  17. Deven

    5 stars
    I made this for an app for Christmas Eve and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it!

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, so glad it was enjoyed!

  18. Kelsey

    5 stars
    This was devoured at Christmas!

    • Amanda Paa

      yay, so glad to hear that!

  19. Kimberley White

    5 stars
    Family absolutely love it and I shared it with everyone. It will be a traditional dish I will use again.

    • Amanda Paa

      So glad to hear that! Thank you for making the recipe. ❤️

  20. Leah Hammond

    5 stars
    So easy to make and delicious! It was a huge hit with my pickle-loving family. Even a friend that doesn’t like pickles went back for seconds.

    • Amanda Paa

      Oh, love to hear that Leah!

  21. Derrick Rangel

    5 stars
    This was easy and delicious!

  22. Robin

    Can you freeze this and if so how? Before you cook it or after?

    • Amanda Paa

      Hi Robin! I haven’t tested freezing this.

  23. Sue Kuhr

    I dont tolerate beans too well – can you omit them or add something else? maybe shredded chicken?

    • Amanda Paa

      yes, 1 cup shredded chicken or chopped artichokes works well too!

      • Sue Kuhr

        oh yes thanks!

  24. Mandy

    5 stars
    I made this in a small crockpot instead of baking it. It turned out amazing! My whole family loved it.

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, so glad to hear that it worked out in a crockpot! Thanks for the making the recipe!

  25. Savannah Eckert

    Can’t wait to make this for all our Christmas gatherings! I’m curious- what’s your favorite pickle to use for this?! I’m having a hard time finding a go-to pickle lately!! Haha

  26. Christa

    5 stars
    This was simple, delicious, and a huge hit! Excellent receipt for the fellow pickle girls!

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, love to hear it!

  27. Claire L

    5 stars
    So wild twist. Pickle dip but make it spicy! My daughter recently but almonds coated in spicy dill pickle. I know it sounds odd. But I did this recipe and threw in some hot chili, cayenne and a big squirter of Sriracha. I don’t measure anything so you’d have to wing it but it was a big hit.

    • Amanda Paa

      Yes, love this variation! Thanks for sharing your notes!

  28. Erica

    5 stars
    This dip is so good! And none of our kids even noticed the beans!!

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, so glad it was enjoyed! Yes, the beans are so mild and just add a nice structure; creamy too! Thanks for making the recipe.

  29. Lauren

    5 stars
    Delicious and so easy to make. It was a hit! We don’t shy away from pickles, but the pickles definitely did not overpower the dish. It was a great balance.

    • Amanda Paa

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for sharing the photo with me on Instagram!