German Sour Cream and Dill Sauce

Dill sauce
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 60 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
98 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sour cream and dill sauce, known as dillsosse in German, is served over hard-cooked eggs for a light dinner or for meat fondue in Germany, but it works with scrambled eggs for breakfast, too. It's a no-cook recipe that serves 2 to 3 people. 

See below for more ways to use dill in traditional German recipes. And you might enjoy taking a look at these other typical German sauces.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or frozen and thawed dill
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon (or lime) juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sweetener (agave nectar, sugar, honey)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or frozen and thawed dill, 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon or lime juice, 1 to 2 teaspoons sweetener of choice, 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste, and black pepper to taste. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.