Hello pickle lovers! Check out Chrissy’s Famous Dill Pickle Soup Recipe

I know, it sounds crazy, but Dill Pickle Soup is seriously delicious and definitely deserves more love than it gets. I had never heard of it before moving to Minnesota, but I have a feeling Lubbock is full of pickle lovers who absolutely need to try this soup. So trust me! You will love it.

It’s going to be a freezing weekend and soup is on the menu at my house. I’m making some of Chrissy’s famous dill pickle soup for my boyfriend and his son, who has never had this before. I told them I was planning on doing it and they both seemed pretty skeptical. Pickles might not seem like the best ingredient for soup, but I’m telling you, this stuff is the bomb.

Chrissy’s Famous Dill Pickle Soup Recipe (serves 6)

Ingredients and more:

– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, or fake butter, or whatever type of butter you prefer to use. You can even use coconut oil or another type of nut-based hippy-dippy stuff. It’s your call.

– 1 medium onion, diced (I like to use a red one because I’m crazy)

– 4 cloves of garlic, unless you are a fan of garlic. In that case, go ahead and go wild, but don’t expect to date anyone for the next 24 hours. Pickles + garlic = stinky breath.

– 4 cups of chicken broth or vegetable broth

– 4 large dill pickles (I like spicy stuff, so I usually choose hot or extra spicy pickles, but I’m a freak and it might not be for everyone)

– 2/3 cup of this super pickle juice

– 4 large potatoes, or 8 to 10 small red ones, diced

– 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, or gluten-free flour if your life sucks and you can’t have the right stuff

– 2 cups of heavy cream, but if dairy gives you a stomach ache, scream for some kind of alternative. Market Street has a ton of awesome stuff. You can even use water to dilute dairy-free yogurt or dairy-free sour cream if that’s all you can find. You are innovative and I believe in you!

– A pinch of salt and pepper

– A pinch of sugar

– Chopped fresh dill or dried dill works great too. If you don’t have dill, that’s really no big deal. The world will not end. If so, we all blame you.

– Sour cream to garnish

– Optional add-ons include bacon, ham, carrots, other random vegetables, or whatever you want because it’s your soup, baby. You are the star. You are the king of this soup here. Own.

Preparation and tips:

Sauté the onions in butter or a butter alternative until tender. Throw in your thickening agent of choice (flour or otherwise) and stir it until it becomes bubbly and delicious. Pour in your broth, your pickle juice and your potatoes. Boil these taters, then do a tater test and see what happens with them. If they’re tender and delicious, chances are you’re good to go. Add your pickles and the rest of your seasonings. Add your heavy cream, stir and simmer a little longer over low heat.

Pour it into a bowl, put a spoonful of sour cream on it, sprinkle with fresh dill and serve with a slice of buttered rye bread. Boom.

You just did some badass*t shit. Congratulations. If you were single when you started cooking, you’re probably married now. Everyone loves you. Your boss gives you a raise. You are a hero.

Share this recipe with another pickle lover and tell them this is your recipe. I don’t mind you stealing it and never mentioning my name. I just want you to have a taste of the most delicious soup ever!

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