Smoky Fried Pickle Dip

Craving a dip that’s both smoky and tangy with a hint of creamy indulgence? This Smoky Fried Pickle Dip is your answer. Loaded with luscious smoked cream cheese, tangy dill pickles, mayo, and two types of cheese: melty white American for richness and sharp white cheddar for a bite – it’s a flavor explosion! Toasted panko adds a delightful textural contrast, while fresh herbs and a touch of garlic and onion round out this irresistible appetizer.


  • 6 oz. mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. smoked cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 oz. dill pickles, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. pickle juice
  • 6 oz. Bongards® Super Melt White American Loaf, shredded
  • 4 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, roughly chopped + 1 tsp. for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp. chives, finely cut + 1 tsp. for garnish
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. granulated onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 oz. panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except butter, panko bread crumbs, and reserved dill and chives) in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
  3. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Spread mix into oven safe dish.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes.
  6. Heat a small pan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted, add panko bread crumbs, toasting for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove dip from oven, sprinkle toasted panko on top, garnish with reserved dill and chives.
  8. Serving suggestion: Serve with toasted bread, crackers, or tortillas.