Dill Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 10 min. + chilling
It's not a party without dip, and this dill dip recipe is the perfect centerpiece for a crudités board, crackers and colorful veggies. Go forth and dip!

Updated: Feb. 07, 2024

This dill dip is a perfect accompaniment to a snack spread. The foolproof recipe is as simple as it gets. Just mix all of the ingredients together, then let the dip chill until you’re ready to serve. This also happens to be one of the best dip recipes for a crowd. We highly recommend doubling the recipe, because one batch is sure to disappear within minutes—it’s that good!

Buying a dip from the store is easy, but there isn’t much variability among the standard varieties on the shelves. If you make a dip from scratch, though, you’ve got room to tailor it completely to your taste (we’ve got lots of ideas for variations below). Since you need to chill this dill dip before enjoying it anyways, you can prep it the day before your party and let the flavors meld together in the fridge.

Don’t forget the chips, crisps and veggies for dipping! Buy already-prepared vegetables, or make a beautiful crudités platter to go alongside this delicious dip.

Ingredients for Dill Dip

  • Mayonnaise: A creamy base is crucial to this dip. Mayonnaise is ideal since it’s neutral in taste and easy to combine with different textures and flavors.
  • Sour cream: Sour cream adds a thicker, more scoopable texture to the dill dip. Similar to mayonnaise, sour cream is an easy flavor to build upon while ensuring a smooth texture.
  • Seasonings: Dried parsley, dill weed and minced onion add a concentrated herbaceous flavor to this dip.
  • Seasoned salt: Seasoned salt is an easy way to impart the flavor of multiple spices without having to pull them all out of the cabinet. Our recipe for seasoned salt is easy to make and keep on hand for future use.

Directions

Step 1: Combine the ingredients

Dill Dip served with vegetables and potato chipsTMB Studio

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dried parsley flakes, dried minced onion, dill weed, seasoned salt and sugar. Stir everything until evenly distributed.

Step 2: Chill the dip

Chill for at least one hour. If desired, garnish with a few sprigs of fresh dill. Serve with vegetables or potato chips.

Recipe Variations

  • Make it lighter: Swap full-fat mayonnaise for light mayonnaise or strained (Greek-style) yogurt to create a lighter version of this dip.
  • Use fresh herbs: If you want to this dill dip to have more vibrant color and flavor, use fresh dill and parsley. Here’s a handy fresh to dried herb conversion chart for guidance.
  • Add lemon: For a bright, lemony flavor, add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
  • Make it spicy: If you like a kick of spice in your dips, add a dash of hot sauce or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Dill pickle dip: Add some acidity and a bit more crunch by turning this recipe into a dill pickle dip. Simply chop up two to four dill pickle spears, and add to the other ingredients along with 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice.

Can you make dill dip ahead of time?

Dill dip always tastes better once the flavors meld together. The prepared dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three or four days. You could also combine the mayo and sour cream in one container and the dried herbs, onion, sugar and salt in another, then combine everything when you’re ready to serve.

Can you freeze dill dip?

We recommend that you don’t freeze this dip. Dips made with sour cream will lose their creamy texture when they’re frozen and then thawed. No one wants a gritty dip!

Dill Dip Tips

Dill Dip in a bowl with other vegetablesTMB Studio

What do you serve with dill dip?

This dill dip recipe is one of the greatest dips for potato chips. If you want to go the extra step, make some homemade potato chips to go with the dip. For a colorful option, served with sweet potato chips or fresh vegetables like carrots, broccoli, celery and cherry tomatoes.

How else can you use dill dip?

You can use dill dip as a spread for most sandwich wrap recipes, or serve it with this beautiful grilled vegetable platter.

Dill Dip

Prep Time 10 min
Yield 2 cups.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Fresh vegetables or potato chips
  • Snipped fresh dill, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Chill for at least 1 hour. If desired, garnish with fresh dill. Serve with vegetables or potato chips.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 123 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One batch is never enough when we have a get-together! It tastes fantastic with just about any vegetable, so you can use whatever you have on hand as a dipper. —Kathy Beldorth, Three Oaks, Michigan