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Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip Recipe
3 min
13 min
6-8 servings

This creamy Fried Pickle Ranch Dip combines the salty, briny taste of dill pickles with crunchy panko mixed together with zesty ranch seasoning. The perfect dip to serve with pretzel chips, potato chips, or raw veggies for any occasion!

Move over, Costco! This homemade fried pickle dip with ranch is going viral on both TikTok and Instagram, and I’m not surprised because it’s THAT good. Fun fact: I don’t even like pickles!


I created this recipe because one of my friends was raving about this dip she found at Costco by Taste Of The South. I was super hesitant to try it because pickles aren’t my thing. But my husband, daughter, and most of America love pickles, so I gave it a shot. The result was a creamy, flavorful dip with a hint of pickle flavor, a slight crunch from the panko breadcrumbs, and a bold ranch flavor that even I enjoyed!


Making this easy pickle dip is a breeze! You’ll have room-temperature cream cheese with sour cream, ranch seasoning, minced garlic, and dill pickle relish. Then, in a skillet, fry panko crumbs in vegetable oil until they’re golden brown and stir them into the dip mix. That’s it! In no time, you’ll have an appetizer or snack ready to go!

And if you love this dip, you should definitely check out my recipes for Boursin Dip, Shrimp Scampi Dip, or Salsa Cream Cheese Dip for your next party!

Why Make Your Own Fried Pickle Ranch Dip?

While you could buy this dip at Costco, there are plenty of reasons to make it from scratch at home! 

  • Customizable flavor: Making your own dip allows you to adjust the levels of tanginess and seasoning to cater to your personal tastes, even if that means fewer pickles!

  • Control over texture: You can tweak the consistency, making sure it’s either creamy or chunky, based on your preference or what you’re using it for. 

  • No unexpected ingredients: Preparing the dip at home means you know exactly what’s going into it.

  • Avoid Costco crowds: This may be the best reason of all! Skip the hassle of navigating a busy Costco and save time by making the dip in the comfort of your kitchen.

  • Freshness guaranteed: Homemade dip allows you to enjoy it at its freshest and most flavorful.

Equipment Needed

Key Ingredients

  • Room Temperature Cream Cheese – Acts as the creamy base of the dip, providing a smooth texture that blends easily with other ingredients.

  • Sour Cream – Adds tanginess and a rich, velvety consistency that thins out the mixture to a dip consistency.

  • Ranch Seasoning Mix – Infuses the dip with a zesty, herb taste, giving it the classic ranch flavor that pairs well with the pickles.

  • Minced Garlic – Brings a pungent depth to the dip, balancing the tanginess.

  • Dill Pickle Relish – Introduces a crunchy, vinegary element, adding the signature pickle. You can use your favorite or the dill pickle relish I use for this recipe. 

  • Panko Crumbs – Gives the dip a crispy, golden texture that adds contrast to the creamy dip.

  • Vegetable Oil – Used for frying the panko, it helps achieve a golden, crispy texture to give it that “fried” flavor.

How To Make Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip

Temp out the cream cheese: You’ll want to make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before beginning. This will help the consistency of the dip. You can do this by cutting the cream cheese into one-inch pieces, placing it in a bowl, covering it with plastic wrap, and letting it sit for at least 30 minutes. 


Mix the base of the dip: To the bowl with the softened cream cheese, add the sour cream, dry ranch seasoning, garlic, and relish. Mix with a rubber spatula until fully combined. 


Toast the panko: Add the vegetable oil to a small skillet and heat over medium-high. Once hot, add the panko crumbs and saute until they are golden brown without burning. Remove from the pan and let the excess oil drain off on paper towels. 

Assemble the dip: Once the toasted breadcrumbs are cooled, mix them into the dip until evenly distributed. Let the dip chill in the fridge, covered, or serve immediately with your favorite dipping foods. Enjoy!

Helpful Recipe Tips


  • Use room-temperature cream cheese to ensure it blends smoothly with other ingredients, preventing lumps.

  • Use full-fat cream cheese for a richer, creamier texture.

  • Drain excess oil from the fried panko on paper towels to keep the dip from becoming greasy.

  • If you have time, chill the dip in the fridge for at least an hour before serving to enhance its flavors and firm up the consistency.

  • Taste and adjust the seasoning of the dip before chilling.

What To Eat With Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

There are so many ways you can use this dip to enhance the flavor of other dishes. It’s not just a dip! 

  • Chips and crackers: Serve the dip traditionally with potato chips, pretzel chips, crackers, or even toasted slices of baguette.

  • Crudite: Raw vegetables like carrot sticks, celery, or even bell pepper strips pair well with the flavors of pickles. 

  • Chicken: Use this as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or chicken tenders to add a savory twist to fried or breaded chicken. 

  • Wraps and sandwiches: Use the dip as a spread on your favorite wraps or sandwiches to add loads of flavor.

  • Stuffed veggies: Use as part of the filling for stuffed mushrooms or jalapeno poppers for a unique flavor twist.

Storage Instructions

Storing: Any leftovers can be stored in a covered, airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Before serving, give it a quick stir to re-incorporate the flavors. 

Making ahead: If you’re making this dip ahead of time for a party, you can mix all the dip ingredients together EXCEPT for the toasted panko for up to 48 hours for the freshest flavor. When ready to serve, stir in the toasted panko so it does not become soggy.


Can I substitute the sour cream with something else?

Yes, you can use Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream to maintain the creamy texture and tangy flavor. Greek yogurt offers a similar consistency and is lighter and higher in protein.


Can I use fresh dill instead of dill pickle relish?

Fresh dill can be used for a more subtle dill flavor, but you’ll miss the tangy, vinegary bite that dill pickle relish provides. If using fresh dill, add a splash of pickle juice to achieve the desired pickle flavor.


How can I thicken the dip if it’s too runny?


If the dip is too runny, you can thicken it by adding more cream cheese or by letting it sit in the refrigerator for a bit longer to firm up.


Fried Pickle Ranch Dip Recipe

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip

The homemade version of the Costco Fried Pickle Ranch Dip. Tons of fried pickle and ranch flavor. Super yummy and addictive dip.

Fried Pickle Ranch Dip Recipe

Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook time: 3 min  |  Total: 13 min

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1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

1 packet (1 ounce) powder Ranch dressing mix

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 small jar (10 ounces) Dill Pickle Relish

1/2 cup Panko

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch mix, garlic and relish. Mix together until combined.
  2. In a small skillet heat the vegetable oil on medium high heat. Add panko crumbs and stir continuously until they get nice and golden brown.
  3. Add the toasted panko to the pickle dip, stir to combine.
  4. Serve with potato chips, pretzels/pretzel chips or veggies.
  5. Store covered in the fridge until serving and after.



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6 Responses

      1. OMG I love it and our Sam’s club stop carring it I’m so sad so I’m trying this thank you

    1. They don’t get soggy the day of making it, but for leftovers they can start to get a little mushy. Taste is still great though.

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