Polish Pickle Soup


After discovering that this dill pickle soup was totally a thing at the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck, my wife and her sister, who are obsessed with their Polish heritage, decided to make this a part of our repertoire. It sounds crazy but it works, and most people we introduce to it, love it.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
10 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 4 medium potatoes, diced

  • 1 pound carrots, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped dill pickles

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon onion salt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 9 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups warm milk

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt to taste


  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium-low heat. Add potatoes and carrots. Cook until beginning to soften, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in chopped dill pickles, flour, pickle juice, garlic, Worcestershire, onion salt, sugar, dill, curry powder, and white pepper until well combined.

  3. Add chicken broth, warm milk, and bay leaves. Simmer until vegetables are soft and soup has cooked down, about 1 hour. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
7g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 2022mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 637mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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