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Classic Dill Dip Recipe That’s Perfect for Serving in a Bread Bowl

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Easy dip recipes typically have simple ingredients and are perfect for serving with fresh vegetables. When it comes to the perfect party dip, a classic dill dip recipe is one to always have on hand. It’s always a flavorful, delicious dill dip that is is also a great chip dip. And it’s perfect for serving in a bread bowl!

classic dill dip recipe bread bowl

Classic Dill Dip Recipe That’s Perfect for Serving in a Bread Bowl

Everyone loves a good classic dill dip recipe. It reminds us of days gone by and those magical family gatherings at grandma’s house. Especially if it’s in a rye bread bowl. Wasn’t that just the totally in think at every 1980’s Christmas or New Year’s Eve party?

Fresh veggies are delicious all the time, but I particularly love having a veggie tray with a bowl of dip in the middle at any large gathering. It’s an option for me to eat healthier and it’s an appetizer that just about everyone else likes as well. One of those constants that I like to serve at my house or take to the party.

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Best Dill Dip Recipe

This is seriously the best dill dip recipe. It’s a family recipe, has the best flavor and only uses a handful of ingredients. In just a matter of minutes you have a delicious dip mixed and ready to chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours before serving. Perfect for summer get-togethers, holiday parties and while watching the football game.

Easy Dill Dip Recipe

No secret ingredient. Just a flavorful dip that everyone will enjoy!


1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoon dried dill weed (or you can use fresh dill)

2 tablespoon minced onion

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

Raw veggies like carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, etc.

Round loaf of rye bread or other type of round loaf that you prefer.


1 tablespoon parsley flakes or fresh parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder (in place of seasoning salt)

1 teaspoon onion powder (in place of minced onions)

What foods go best with dill dip?

I love using a bread bowl (rye bread or sour dough) to hold the dip and then placing raw vegetables around it on a tray. Most all veggies will work wonderfully with dill dip. A few of my favorites are:

  • Slices of red peppers, green peppers and yellow peppers
  • Fresh green beans (raw)
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Baby carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes (or sweet tomatoes)

And of course the bread from the bread bowl is perfect for dipping!

Directions for making classic dill dip:

In a medium bowl stir all of the ingredients together.

dill dip ingredients

classic dill dip recipe

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or overnight) to allow the unique flavors to blend together.

Cut a hole in the top of the round bread loaf and remove inside to leave a bowl.

round bread loaf
cutting bread bowl

Kind of like carving a pumpkin!

bread bowl

Cut the top of the bread as well as the bread you removed into pieces to place on the tray with the vegetables. The bread is perfect for dipping in the dill dip!

When you are ready to serve and once the dip has been chilled in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, fill the bread bowl with the classic dill dip and place veggies around on the tray.

classic dill dip recipe

The perfect dip for serving from a loaf of bread bowl!

How long does homemade dip last?

You can store most homemade dips, like this classic dill dip recipe, in an airtight container for 3-4 days. I personally think that the dip is even more flavorful on the second day as it gives plenty of time for the ingredients to blend together.

Can you freeze homemade dill dip?

Unfortunately the answer is no. Sour cream and mayonnaise do not freeze well at all. The whole consistency of the dip changes. This is such a simple dip recipe to make so you should just make fresh each time and then use the leftovers up in 3-4 days.

More homemade dip recipes

Like this homemade dill dip recipe? Try these other delicious dip recipes found right here on the blog. There’s even some sweet dessert type dips!

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Cheese Fondue Dip

Cherry Fruit Fluff Dip

Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Candy Cane Dip

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

Pina Colada Dip

Thin Mint Dip

See all the different types of recipes available on Seeing Dandy HERE.


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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

This post could contain affiliate links or be sponsored which means I earn from advertising. Also as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. More details here.

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