Bacon Wrapped Pickles that are stuffed with cream cheese. If you have not tried a pickle wrapped in smokey bacon off the grill you have to try. This is a keto pickle snack you can serve up as well.
This is a fun twist to a classic stuffed jalapeno. I wanted to use dill pickles in our grilling. I wasn’t sure what I would think of this recipe, but man it was good.
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Why You Will Love These Bacon Wrapped Pickles…
- Stuffed with cream cheese
- Grill or air fry
- Crispy bacon on outside of pickle
- Easy appetizer, snack, or side to serve up
My husband and son both LOVED these pickles.
- Whole Pickles
- Sliced Bacon
- Cream Cheese
How To Make
Step 1: Start by slicing your whole dill pickles in half lengthwise. I then placed them on a paper towel, to help soak up the pickle juice.
Step 2: Then with a spoon scoop out the center of your pickle. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Place back on a paper towel to soak up more of the juice.
Step 3: Now you will spoon in some cream cheese for the pickles. I only filled 1 side of the pickle.
Step 4: Place the pickle together, and then grab a piece of your bacon and wrap it around your pickles.
Just use toothpicks to ensure the bacon stays on the pickles. Otherwise, it will fall off when it grills up.
Step 5: Toss on the hot grill and let it cook until the bacon is fully cooked all the way around the pickle.
Step 6: Once pickles are fully cooked, allow your pickle appetizers to cool as they will be super hot.
Can I Use Pickle Spears
Yes! You are more than welcome to use pickle spears in replace to whole pickles. You just won’t be able to stuff them with cream cheese. But, they are still just as tasty without cream cheese.
These make the best bacon appetizer recipe to serve up! Pair with some creamy deviled eggs, and serve ranch dressing on the side for dipping your pickles in.
Looking for More Easy Appetizers
Variations To Recipe
- Add in fresh slices of jalapenos on top of cream cheese
- Do pickle spears and bacon and forget cream cheese
- Rub brown sugar over bacon before wrapping could offer a sweet taste.
- Use other cheese like a sprinkle of blue cheese, pepper jack cheese, etc.
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- 8 Dill Pickles, I did whole pickles, but can use spears
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 8 slices of bacon
- Start by slicing your whole pickles in half lengthwise. Then use a spoon to scrape out the centers of the pickles so you make a well.
- Place the pickles on a paper towel to help soak up the excess juice.
- Take a bit of the cream cheese and fill one side of the pickle. Then place the other side of the pickle on top. You want it to close up nicely.
- Wrap one slice of bacon around the pickle, and use a toothpick to secure the bacon onto the pickles.
- Preheat your grill, we did ours on a pellet grill. We set temperature for 500 degrees.
- Toss the pickles on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes and check to see if you need to rotate the bacon wrapped pickles.
- You want to rotate the pickles around until all the bacon is fully cooked.
- Once the bacon is completely cooked, remove from grill and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve alone or pair with a ranch dressing or any of your favorite dipping sauces.
Depending on how thick your bacon is will depend how fast or slow your bacon cooks. So use your best judgement in terms of the bacon being fully cooked.
Air Fry: Cook your bacon wrapped pickles at 375 degrees in your air fryer. Every 4-5 minutes you will want to turn it just a bit, to ensure you get an even cook on your bacon. Once the bacon is cooked the pickles are done.
It is best to use whole pickles for this recipe, so the cream cheese stays inside the pickle.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.