Holiday Dip Recipe

New Year’s Eve spent on the farm during my growing up years meant an array of tasty snacks, a bucket full of confetti made by yours truly from newspapers I spent an hour cutting into teeny pieces and spent twice as long cleaning up the next morning, and the family gathered in our family room around a cozy fire as we waited for the clock to strike midnight.

Mom would serve a variety of chips and dip, meat and cheese with crackers, and there were always cookies and candies left over from Christmas. Those crazy people who wanted healthy options would find a veggie tray and apple slices. 

When midnight arrived, we’d all grab big handfuls of confetti and dump it all over my dad, who knew it was coming but took it all in good-natured stride. 

Captain Cavedweller got in our family craziness a few years before we moved too far away to join in the fun. While my family loved ranch dip the best, CC was a big fan of a particular brand of dill pickle dip. 

Then the manufacturer stopped making it and it was a sad, sad day for CC.

Fast forward to a few years ago when I happened upon a recipe for dill pickle dip. It tastes exactly like the dip he used to love so much. Best part? It’s so easy to make!

If you love dill pickles, you are sure to enjoy this dip.

The ingredients are simple and few.
You start by draining the pickles on paper towels. It’s important they are dry and not overly juicy.
Then you just chop them into little bits of pickle-y goodness.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour (but overnight is even better because the flavors have time to blend).
And enjoy!
2 cups of Nalley Dill hamburger chips, drained and blotted dry
2-3 tablespoons pickle juice
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Drain juice from pickles, set aside. Place pickles on paper towels, blotting dry (if they aren’t dry, your dip will be runny). Pulse them in the food processor to chop or chop by hand.
Mix pickles, sour cream, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Slowly add pickle juice until dip is a good consistency. The more juice you add, the better the pickle flavor – just don’t overdo or you’ll have runny dip.
Serve with potato chips or crackers.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of dip.

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with joy, health, success, and blessings!

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After spending her formative years on a farm in Eastern Oregon, hopeless romantic Shanna Hatfield turns her rural experiences into sweet historical and contemporary romances filled with sarcasm, humor, and hunky western heroes.
When this USA Today bestselling author isn’t writing or covertly hiding decadent chocolate from the other occupants of her home, Shanna hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.

27 thoughts on “Holiday Dip Recipe”

  1. Shanna, I am a dip fiend. My mom got to where she had to restrict me when I was growing up–we just didn’t buy it that much because I could sit down watching tv and eat a whole small container of dip by myself with a ton of chips. LOL This sounds like something I would love–I love Worcestershire sauce on about everything and when I make that Chex mix I add extra. LOL My dad loved SOUR pickles and you can hardly find those anywhere anymore, but they were just wonderful–I grew up eating those along with dill and sweet sometimes. This recipe sounds really good, and I might try to make it with light sour cream and mayo–probably won’t be as good, but I can eat more of it. LOL Thanks for this, and I hope you all have a wonderful NEW YEAR’S celebration!

  2. Shanna you’re a woman after my own heart. I LOVE LOVE pickles, so me & Mr. CC are in fine company. I’m going to make this. Thank you so much for a fun dip for my birthday. Happy new year to Mr. CC, you, and everyone here at P & P.

  3. We always have chips and dips on New Years day! I had never heard of pickle dip, but it sounds pretty good, Thank you for sharing your recipe. May you and your family have a Very Happy and Blessed New Year.

  4. Oh my I will be trying this dip! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m even going to put it on my Cooking Facebook Page which is located at woohoo! I’m excited! My group loves pickles and loves dips!

    I hope you have a very Happy New Year and 2021 is good to you and yours! I know my family needs an awesome 2021 after a terrible 2020!

    Thank you so much for my Christmas gifts!! Hugs and love to you sweet lady!

  5. Sounds good. I will be trying it next time we have a get together. Our grandson love the pickle flavor chips, so this should be a hit. It is even better.
    Have an enjoyable New Year’s Eve and Day and a wonderful 2021. Stay safe and healthy.

  6. This sounds so yummy as I remember a dill pickle dip I use to buy and they quit selling it Thank you for sharing I can’t wait to make it I know it will be delicious Happy New Year To You and Your Family Blessings!

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