9 easy dill recipes

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Are you looking for an easy way to use up some leftover dill? Or maybe you are looking for an herby sauce to accompany your favorite Mediterranean-inspired dish? Well either way, you are in the right place! In this article, we share all of our favorite recipes that are made with dill. From the creamy garlic herb pasta to the zesty lemon dill potatoes, there is something on this list for everyone.

Most of the recipes discussed in this article are flexible in that they can be made with either fresh dill or dried dill. That means that even the recipes that are made with fresh dill can be adapted if you live in an area where fresh dill is not easily accessible.

Which dill recipe is best for you?

How do you choose which of these dill recipes is best for you? Here are some factors that you should consider when deciding which dill recipe you should make.

  • Course. The first factor you should consider when deciding which dill recipe is best for you is what kind of recipe you are looking for? Do you want to make a standalone main course that can be served on its own? Or would you prefer a simple side dish that can accompany your favorite entree? This article is organized into different sections based on the course that the recipe belongs to.
  • Dietary restrictions. The next factor you should consider is the dietary restrictions of yourself and anyone you regularly cook for. For each recipe, we provide information about what dietary restrictions the recipe is suitable for. This will help you understand which recipes are suitable for your own dietary needs.
  • Flavor profile. Another factor that you should consider when choosing which dill recipe is best for you is the flavor profile. We provide information on the main flavor profile of each recipe to help you choose the recipe that best suits your tastes.
  • Level of effort. Finally, you should consider the level of effort that is required to make each recipe. Some of these dill recipes are faster and easier to make than others. We provide an estimate of the level of effort required to make each recipe to help you understand which recipe fits your lifestyle.

Main course recipes made with dill

Creamy garlic herb pasta

This creamy garlic herb pasta is perfect for anyone who is looking for a decadent pasta dish that is loaded with fresh herbs. This easy recipe is made with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce that is mixed with chives, dill, and basil. This recipe can be made with either fresh dill or dried dill, but it does require fresh basil and fresh chives.

Creamy garlic herb pasta with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. The pasta is photographed from an aerial view.
  • Course. Main course
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Rich, creamy
  • Level of effort. Medium

White bean feta bowl with creamy harissa dip

These white bean feta bowls are made with roasted sweet potatoes, spiced white beans, and a creamy harissa dip. This is a great recipe for anyone who is looking for a healthy main course recipe that is loaded with nutrients. The spiced white beans used in this recipe are made with a combination of dill, oregano, and garlic powder.

A white bean feta bowl with rice, white beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, creamy harissa dip, and feta.
  • Course. Main course
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Mediterranean-inspired
  • Level of effort. High

Side recipes made with dill

Mediterranean sweet potatoes with garlic feta dip

These sweet and savory Mediterranean sweet potatoes are coated in a flavorful herb butter before they are roasted in the oven. The savory herb butter is made with a combination of dill, oregano, basil, and garlic that counterbalances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. When these sweet potatoes are done cooking, they are topped with a creamy garlic feta dip that is made with roasted garlic.

A hassle back sweet potatoes coated in Mediterranean herb butter. There is garlic geta dip and crumbled feta cheese on top of the potato. The potato is photographed from the side.
  • Course. Side dish
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Herby, savory
  • Level of effort. Medium

Creamy dill potatoes

This easy recipe for creamy dill potatoes is made with potatoes that are roasted until they are nice and crispy then coated with a creamy dill sauce. All you need to make the creamy dill sauce that is used in this recipe is greek yogurt, butter, garlic, and dill. This recipe is perfect for days when you are looking for an easy side dish to accompany a Mediterranean-inspired entree.

A bowl of creamy dill potatoes. The creamy dill potatoes are photographed for a side view.
  • Course. Side dish
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Creamy, herby
  • Level of effort. Medium low

Lemon dill potatoes

These lemon dill potatoes are very similar to the creamy dill potatoes we mentioned in the previous section.The main difference is that instead of being covered with a creamy dill sauce, these potatoes are coated in a zesty lemon dill coating made with lemon, brown sugar, and savory spices. These lemon dill potatoes are perfect for anyone who is looking for a simple potato side dish with a little bit of tang to it.

Fully cooked lemon dill baby potatoes on a gray plate.
  • Course. Side dish
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Zesty, tangy
  • Level of effort. Medium low

Lemon dill rice

This recipe for lemon dill rice is a super simple way to use up some leftover dill. All you need to make this simple rice dish is lemon, dill, butter, rice, and salt. This recipe is perfect for times when you are looking for an easy side dish that has a little more pizzazz than plain white rice.

Lemon dill rice made with butter, salt, lemon, and dill.
  • Course. Side dish
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Fresh, zesty
  • Level of effort. Low

Dips & sauce recipes made with dill

Tzatziki dip with sour cream

This simple homemade tzatziki dip is made with sour cream, cucumber, lemon, garlic, and fresh dill. Since this tzatziki dip is made with sour cream rather than greek yogurt, it is more creamy and less tart than standard tzatziki dip. This simple recipe is perfect for anyone who is looking for a fresh, zesty dip to accompany their favorite snack or entree.

Ingredients for tzatziki dip in a small glass bowl.
  • Course. Dips and sauces
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Fresh, creamy
  • Level of effort. Low

Feta dill dressing

This creamy feta dill dressing is made with herby dill and salty feta cheese. These ingredients are combined with sour cream and heavy cream to ensure that the end product is extra creamy. This feta dill dressing is perfect for days when you are looking for a flavorful salad dressing to spice up your favorite salad or wrap.

A small glass bowl filled with feta dill dip. There is dill and feta cheese sprinkled on the top.
  • Course. Dips and sauces
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Creamy, herby
  • Level of effort. Low

Lemon dill butter

This recipe for lemon dill butter strikes the perfect balance between creamy and zesty. This simple compound butter pairs perfectly with everything from warm bread rolls to roasted vegetables and meats.

A small glass bowl filled with lemon dill compound butter. There is a towel next to the lemon dill butter.
  • Course. Dips and sauces
  • Dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten free, egg free, nut free
  • Flavors. Fresh, zesty
  • Level of effort. Low

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