Cream Cheese Dill Dip

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Cool, creamy, and refreshing, this cream cheese dill dip is packed with flavor and comes together in just 5 minutes. Made with simple ingredients like cream cheese, sour cream, and fresh dill, it is the perfect dipper for fresh veggies, crackers, or potato chips.

Cream cheese dill dip garnished with fresh dill sprig and served with crackers and fresh peppers and celery for dipping.

If you’re looking for another easy appetizer, make this tasty French onion chip dip or crockpot spinach dip. They are so good that you’ll never buy the canned or jarred versions again.

The Best Dill Dip

You’re going to love this cream cheese dill dip recipe. It’s creamy, tangy, and makes the perfect dip for parties and game days.

Short on time? No problem — you can whip up the tasty cream cheese dip in no time flat. Five minutes to prep, an hour in the fridge, and you’re ready to start dipping. It’s a breeze to make and sure to be a hit with your family. Plus, for the mayo haters, you’ll be happy to know that this dill dip contains no mayonnaise whatsoever.

So let’s get to that delicious dill dip!

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, fresh dill weed, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
  • Cream Cheese — You’ll need one brick of cream cheese (an 8 oz. package) softened to room temperature (to make mixing easier).
  • Sour Cream — Regular or light sour cream are both good choices. This adds creaminess and tang to the dip.
  • Green Onions — For some fresh, light onion flavor in the dip. The green parts add color and mild onion flavor to the savory dip.
  • Fresh Dill — Fresh dill will give you the best flavor, so I recommend using fresh herbs if at all possible. Dried dill will work too but you will need to let it chill longer for the flavors to fully develop.
  • Seasonings — A bit of onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and salt are added to give the delicious dip more flavor.

Equipment Needed

Get ready to make this creamy dill dip recipe by gathering the following tools in your kitchen:

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixing bowl
  • spatula or spoon
  • cutting board and knife
  • plastic wrap
  • hand mixer or stand mixer, optional

How to Make Dill Dip with Cream Cheese

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Use an electric mixer to combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the cream cheese has softened to room temperature first for easier mixing.

Dill dip ingredients all in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Cover the dip with plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Give it a good stir, garnish with a sprig of fresh dill if desired, and serve with your favorite dippers.

Dill dip in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

What to dip in Dill Dip

  • crackers
  • pretzels
  • tortilla chips
  • pita chips
  • celery sticks
  • carrots
  • bell peppers
  • cauliflower or broccoli florets
  • radishes
  • cucumbers

Storage and Freezing

Refrigerator: Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer: I do not recommend freezing this dip. The fat in the cream cheese and sour cream will separate, and it will become watery when thawed. Luckily it is so easy to whip up, you can just make a fresh batch anytime you want it!

Leftover ideas: Use leftover creamy dill dip as a tasty spread for your wraps and sandwiches. Or try spooning some into a baked potato or drizzling a bit over these air fryer roasted potatoes. Yum!

Creamy dill dip made with cream cheese, sour cream, fresh dill, green onions, and seasonings.

Tips for the Best Dill Dip

  • If you don’t have fresh dill, you can substitute dry dill by using 1/3 of the amount. So, for this recipe, you’ll use 2 teaspoons of dried dill in place of the 2 tablespoons of fresh dill.
  • Chill the dip for at least 1 hour (overnight works too) to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Be sure to allow the cream cheese to soften to room temperature for easier mixing. To soften cream cheese, remove it from the refrigerator 30-60 minutes before preparing the dip. If you forgot, you can also soften it in the microwave at 50% power in 20-30 second increments. Be careful of heating it too much; you don’t want hot spots in the cream cheese.
  • If the dip is too thick, add milk a tablespoon at a time to get it to your desired consistency.
  • You can double or triple the recipe as needed if you’re feeding a big crowd.

Additions and Variations

Lighten it up. Reduce the fat and calories in this easy dill dip by using reduced fat cream cheese (or Neufchatel) and light sour cream.

Brighten the flavor. Add a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice to brighten the flavor of this dill veggie dip. If you want this to taste more like a pickle dip, you can even add in a little pickle juice.

Use different herbs and seasonings. Give it a little kick with some crushed red pepper flakes. Swap out the parsley for Italian seasoning or Greek seasoning. Add some chopped basil or cilantro for a different flavor.

Add dill pickles. Is your family pickle lovers? You can easily make this a dill pickle dip by mixing in some chopped pickles and pickle juice.

FAQ: Dill Dip

Can I use dried dill instead of fresh?

Yes, but you’ll need to let the flavors develop longer, so I’d recommend making this dip the night before you need it if you’re using dried dill weed.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream?

Sure. That’s a great way to get some protein in if you’re looking for a healthier dip to pair with your veggies. Full fat Greek yogurt will work best.

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Absolutely; it’s even better when prepared the night before ao that it can chill for a couple of hours. Just note that I wouldn’t keep it past three days, so keep that timeline in mind when preparing ahead.

How long can dill dip sit out?

The USDA recommends that refrigerated items sit out at room temperature for no longer than 2 hours. If the temperature is warmer than 90°F, the maximum time is reduced to 1 hour.

More Delicious Dips

Looking for another easy dip recipe for game day, a potluck, or movie night? I’ve got you covered!

Recipe
Cream cheese dill dip garnished with fresh dill sprig and served with veggie sticks and crackers for dipping.
Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Cream Cheese Dill Dip

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cool, creamy, and refreshing, this easy dill dip takes minutes to make and pairs perfectly with veggies, chips, or crackers for dipping.

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix to comine all of ingredients.
  • Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve with fresh vegetables, crackers, and/or chips for dipping.

Notes

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Cream cheese dill dip garnished with fresh dill sprig and served with veggie sticks and crackers for dipping.

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