Dill Pickle Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Nov. 23, 2022
This dill pickle soup is made from a century-old Swiss recipe. Traditionally, it is a winter soup, but we serve it year-round because of the demand. —Nancy Ross, Salem, Oregon


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 12 ounces dill pickles, shredded or finely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Optional: croutons, fresh dill, cracked black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended; gradually whisk in broth and wine until blended. Stir in pickles, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, dill, curry powder, pepper and bay leaves.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in milk. Remove bay leaves. If desired, serve with croutons, dill and black pepper.

Dill Pickle Soup Tips

What can you serve with dill pickle soup?

Serve this dill pickle soup with a side of crusty bread.

How do you store dill pickle soup?

Like other homemade soup recipes, you can store this dill pickle soup in an airtight container in your fridge for up to three to four days. We don't recommend freezing this soup since it contains dairy. Here are some freezer-friendly soups you can make instead.

What are some variations of dill pickle soup?

Other variations of dill pickle soup include sour cream, potatoes and even pickle juice.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 338 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1982mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.