Dill Pickle Soup Recipe

This very unusual Dill Pickle Soup tastes fantastic!  It always surprises my guests when they discover that it has dill pickles in it.  Excellent for a dinner party to give your meal a spectacular start.  I have used this wonderful soup in several of my dinner party menus.

This Dill Pickle soup is so addictive!  Give this soup a try and see and taste what I am talking about.


Dill Pickle Soup


Please check out my Grilled Peppery Pinot Noir Tenderloin dinner menu and Pork Loin with Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding dinner menu which include this fantastic Dill Pickle Soup.


Dill Pickle Soup Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dill Pickle Soup Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely-chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour (all-purpose)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dill pickle juice (from the pickle jar)
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed, dried and crushed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipping cream, or milk
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 large dill pickle, cut julienne
  1. Simmering Dill Pickle SoupIn a large soup pot over medium heat, melt butter.  Add onion and saute until soft.  Add white wine and continue cooking until almost all the liquid evaporates. Reduce heat to low and whisk in flour (do not let the flour brown) until combined.

  2. Add water and pickle juice, whisking or stirring into onion mixture.  Bring just to a slow boil, stirring constantly, until soup just slightly thickens.

  3. Add dill weed.  Stir in whipping cream or milk; season with salt and white pepper to taste.  Remove from heat.

  4. Serve in individual soup bowls and garnish with julienne dill pickles.

  5. Makes 6 servings.


Source:  I slightly adapted the original recipe by Chef Otto of Portland, Oregon.



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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Dill Pickle Soup Recipe”

  1. Tina

    I used to eat at Trianon in Portland Oregon, at least twice a week, just to have Chef Otto’s Dill Pickle Soup!! I’ve tried to make it from his recipe, a few times .. it’s still delicious, but just not the same ☹


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