One-Pot Dill Pickle Soup + A $650 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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One-Pot Dill Pickle Soup. If you’re not a dill pickle fan, you have my permission to stop reading immediately. If you are a fan – You’re going to love this soup. Creamy and tangy, with the unmistakable flavor of dill pickles. Guaranteed to be one of your new favorites! PS – Be sure to continue reading for a chance to win a $650 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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Dill Pickle Soup - Deliciously tangy and creamy | platingsandpairings.com

Question: Are you a dill pickle fan? If so, you’re going to LOVE this soup! It’s a tangy, creamy bowl of goodness. I made a pot of this last week and the boyfriend is already begging me to make it again, and again. In his words – “The best soup I’ve ever had.” We may have a soup convert on our hands folks: He’s trading in his long-standing favorite, Potato Leek Soup, for this Dill Pickle Soup. BIG – Really big!

I’m totally a dill pickle fan – When I was a kid, it was always a let down when my Happy Meal Cheeseburger only had one pickle instead of two. Really?! Who decided that it was an acceptable ratio to have one small pickle to one hamburger patty? Have any of you worked at Micky D’s? Is there a pickle rule? Like, you must limit the pickles to no more than two per patty, or you could be let go? My fast food employment only consisted of Taco Bell, where there was a rule like that – Something like each customer only gets one hot sauce packet per item. Who can get through an entire bean burrito with only one hot sauce? But that’s a whole other subject – Back to the matter at hand here: PICKLES!

Sweet and sour have their place. For me, I only enjoy them on their own, as part of a relish tray. When it comes to a garnish – Dill is totally the way to go. Cuban sandwiches, a spear in a bloody mary, in tuna salad – I love the bright, briny flavor that pops on your tongue. The pickles have that same effect in this soup. Without the pickles, you’ve got a great base – A creamy, potato soup so delicious that it could stand on its own. But let’s not let it. Let’s add some excitement to Mr. Potato (Soup). Pickles!!! Teeny bits of pickles that have been chopped really fine, so that you get that burst of flavor in every bite. To bump up the flavor a bit more, we’re also adding the pickle brine and swirling it all together with a bit of greek yogurt, to make it extra creamy.

Have I done my job? Do I have you convinced to give this odd-sounding soup a try? Truuuusssst me on this one…

One-Pot Dill Pickle Soup

Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Platings & Pairings
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Ingredients

  • 5 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ¾ lb . gold potatoes cut into ½” dice, 3 large potatoes
  • 2 cups carrots small diced
  • 4 T . butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup dill pickles small diced
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ t . kosher salt
  • 1 t . pepper
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 T . fresh dill chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots, butter and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.
  2. Combine the pickle juice, water and flour. Whisk together to create a slurry. Add it to the pot, along with the pickles and salt and pepper. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thickened.
  3. Ladle half of the soup into a blender and process until smooth. Add back to the pot along with the yogurt and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with fresh dill, and additional yogurt and chopped pickles if desired.

ERIN’S PAIRINGS:

  • Because both pickles and wine are high in acid, it can be tough to pair the two. Try a  versatile Rosé or a food-friendly dry Riesling.

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31 comments

  1. Rachel Lloyd

    I love dill pickle and dill pickle flavor, I’m not going to lie though- the soup is a little intimidating, but I think I’d actually love it. Very creative dish!

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  2. Beth

    I love dill pickles. I especially love them now that I’m pregnant. I can’t wait to try this soup!

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    1. Erin

      Ha! This will be perfect for you this winter Beth!

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  3. Erin Williams

    love me a hearty one pot meal.. this looks delish 🙂

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    1. Erin

      I agree Erin – I’m always up for less dishes!

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  4. Kelley

    I think my husband would love it too but–that’s a lot of pickle for me!

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    1. Erin

      My boyfriend was a bigger fan of the soup than I was, but he’s also a bit more into pickles too. I definitely enjoyed it too though. You should give it a try Kelley!

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  5. Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    I love dill pickles…I’ve been loving the new dill popcorn they have out…but soup? It’s a surprising combo but it sounds really good!

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    1. Erin

      Oohhh – I’ve had Dill Pickle chips, but never popcorn. Sounds good!

      Reply

  6. Kelly D

    I would buy a laptop. Thanks!

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  7. Melissa

    I’d use it toward Christmas gifts for sure

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  8. karla

    We love dill pickles and I totally trust you, Erin! Sounds like a fun try!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks for the trust Karla 😉

      Reply

  9. Kristyn

    What an interesting idea. Sounds very Russian to me. I lived in Russia for a semester in college, and they sure seemed to love their pickles. I wonder if I could talk my picky, pickle-loving preschooler into eating this…

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    1. Erin

      I definitely think of this as a “Russian” type recipe Kristyn. Pickles seem to be a big thing there!

      Reply

  10. Julie @ Cooks with Cocktails

    whoa! Dill pickle soup! How unique 🙂 I love dill pickles, but never would have thought to have them this way. Im going to have to try it!

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    1. Erin

      I’d love to hear back on what you think Julie! It’s a fun soup!

      Reply

  11. Jessica

    I’ve wanted to try Dill Pickle Soup for a while now and yours looks extra special. I just might have to give it a go next week.

    Your blog is awesome. I love all the pics of you drinking wine. Must’ve been fun to shoot! 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Jessica! All the wine tasting is DEFINITELY fun to shoot! I can’t wait to do it again!

      Reply

  12. Stephanie Grant

    I”m going to have to make this for my husband and son they are dill pickle crazy and this looks amazingly good!! If I win the gift card I would so use it to buy Christmas gifts for my 7 year old son :)!

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    1. Erin

      Good luck Stephanie – And, I hope the family loves the soup!

      Reply

  13. Bridgett Wilbur

    I would buy the family a new desktop computer for the living room if I won.

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  14. Lindsey | Lou Lou BIscuit

    My husband would love this soup! Pickles are his comfort food. So creative!

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    1. Erin

      Thank you Lindsey! I hope that your dill pickle loving husband loves this soup!!!

      Reply

  15. Thomas Murphy

    I would buy a new computer.

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  16. Alison

    Awesome! Loved this

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    1. Erin

      I’m so glad you loved this soup Alison!

      Reply

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