Bacon wrapped pickles with cream cheese are an irresistible appetizer that will be sure to wow any crowd. Not only are these bite-sized treats incredibly flavorful, but they’re also incredibly easy to make!
We are always looking for appetizers that are gluten free and keto friendly. These pickle poppers appetizers really tick those boxes in a delicious way.
If you are hosting a Holiday party, brunch, game day, or bringing a dish to a potluck, this super easy snack recipe is a perfect addition to any entertaining menu.
This is the perfect appetizer for your next party.
Bacon Wrapped Pickles with Cream Cheese Ingredients
You don’t have to be a professional chef or attend culinary school in order for your guests to enjoy restaurant-quality starters. All you need all you need is a package of smoky bacon, some dill pickles and cream cheese.
If you prefer your pickle spear sweet, no problem. Just use a pickle that you like the most. Further, you can use pre-cut pickle spears, whole pickles that you cut into quarters, or even homemade pickles.
For the bacon, use a regular cut, not thick. It will take too long to cook to that crispy golden color. Pro Tip. You can use fully cooked bacon pieces for this. It will be faster to make, less greasy, and cooks up in half the time.
Keep reading for the full instructions on how you can transform ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary.
How to Make Cream Cheese Pickle Fries
This is such a simple recipe that comes together in just 15 minutes and bakes for 30 minutes.
Cut each whole pickle spear in half. I like to use paper towel to pat the extra moisture off the pickle spear. Cut into bite-sized pieces. I cut mine into 3 pieces.
Add a ¼ teaspoon of cream cheese on top.
Cut each bacon slice in half. Wrap each pickle piece in a slice of bacon and place on a place on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. The wire rack helps the bacon fat drip away and allows the pickle spear to bake on all sides.
Bake until bacon is crispy perfection.
If you want more cheese, sprinkle on a bit of shredded cheddar cheese when the pickle poppers come out of the oven.
Hint: Turn the vent on over your stove if you have one before you open your oven to check on them. When you open the oven the bacon grease that drips down on the baking pan will get smoky and may cause your smoke alarm to go off.
What to Serve with Pickles Wrapped in Bacon
The perfect dipping sauce for these pickle appetizers is ranch dressing. While you can use the salad dressing right from a bottle. If you make this homemade ranch dressing and serve with this, the taste is just outstanding.
Crispy bacon, crunchy dills, and a creamy ranch dressing full of fresh herbs. Wow, one of the best appetizers I have ever had. We just can’t stop eating them.
If you prefer a bit of heat, dip these in sriracha mayo dipping sauce.
Deviled Eggs are another delicious appetizer that is quick and easy to serve along side this pickle appetizer.
Make Ahead Appetizer
If you are entertaining, make a few baking trays of these appetizers. Just get the bacon wrapped around the pickles and place on the baking sheets.
Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake and serve. Your guests will enjoy this hot right out of the oven. However, they are still good if served at room temperature.
If you enjoy this appetizer with the cream cheese, give it a try without.
Just use pickle spears, pat dry, wrap in a piece of bacon, and bake 30 minutes. Another great twist on this recipe.
Are these Appetizers Low Carb?
Yes! Since this recipe uses pickles, bacon, and cream cheese, no carbs here. Enjoy this low carb and keto friendly snack anytime. Don’t wait for your next party to make them. They disappear quickly.
Make This Great Appetizer in the Air Fryer
This is a perfect recipe to make in your Air Fryer. Just assemble the ingredients as you would for baking, place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes just until the bacon is golden and crispy.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Bacon Wrapped Pickle Fries
If you happen to have any leftover, just place them in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh up to 5 days.
To reheat, it is a good idea to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the bacon is warm and crispy again. Just 10 minutes. If you have an air fryer, this is a great snack to reheat quickly. It just takes 3-5 minutes in the air fryer.
Bacon Wrapped Pickles with Cream Cheese
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- 6 Spears Dill Pickle whole sliced in half and cut into 3 pieces each
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 9 Slices Bacon thickness regular cut or thin cut
- Ranch Dressing for dipping optional
- Cheddar Cheese optional
- Preheat oven the 425 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut each whole pickle spear in half. Use a paper towel to pat the extra moisture off the pickle spear. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Add a ¼ teaspoon of cream cheese on top.
- Cut each bacon slice in half. Wrap each pickle piece in a slice of bacon and place on a place on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. The wire rack helps the bacon fat drip away and allows the pickle spear to bake on all sides.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden.
- If you want more cheese, sprinkle on a bit of shredded cheddar cheese when the pickle poppers come out of the oven.
- Serve with ranch dressing on the side for dipping if desired.