If you love smoky bacon flavor, and crave something with a little more crunch, this Bacon Wrapped Pickle Fries Recipe is for you. This mouth-watering snack will have you licking your lips and reaching for more.
These flavorful, bite-sized treats combine all the satisfactions of fried food with an intense smokiness from bacon. Not only are they deliciously savory, since pickles don’t contain many calories at all, these appetizers are a much healthier alternative to other snacks. The ultimate finger food.
Another plus, if you are looking for low carb and keto diet snacks, this one is a delicious option and the easiest recipe with simple ingredients
If you love pickle appetizers, then this is a recipe you should try today.
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Turn the vent on over your stove if you have one. 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. That may or may not have happened at my house a few times. Oh, well. Still a low carb great tasting appetizer or snack.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Pickle Fries
These pickle fries are one of the easiest yet most satisfying snacks or appetizers you’ll ever eat. This snack is made with pickle spears wrapped in smoky strip of bacon, then baked to crispy perfection. Serve them with ranch dressing and watch this tasty snack disappear!
Use the regular cut bacon slices as thick cut bacon will not bake quickly and get crispy before the pickle becomes mushy.
We have two camps in our house, those that love the dill pickles and others that love the sweet pickle for this recipe. Go ahead and use the pickle that you love to eat. This is important, if you don’t like the pickle, you won’t like this appetizer. You can use store bought pre-cut pickles or we have a homemade pickles recipe that is just delicious and an easy pickle recipe too; no canning required.
Pat the excess moisture off each pickle spear so the bacon sticks better using a paper towel. You can use whole pickles and slice your own. Depending on the size, slice in half or in quarters. If using mini dill pickles, cut the bacon pieces in half before wrapping the bacon slice around the pickle.
Wrap each spear with a slice of bacon. If your pickles are on the smaller side, go ahead and cut the bacon in half. However, the bacon will shrink as it cooks. Secure the bacon strips with a toothpick if needed.
Place seam side-down on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. If you don’t have a wire rack, you can use a parchment paper lined baking sheet, but for best results will be better if you use the wire rack. This allows the heat to get all the way around the pickle appetizer.
Bake for 20 minutes until you have crispy bacon to your liking.
Serve warm or at room temperature. If you used toothpicks to hold the bacon in place, remove those before serving.
Enjoy ranch or your favorite dipping sauce.
Make Ahead Appetizer Recipe
Whether you’re making these pickles as an appetizer or a snack, they are always a hit at any gathering. I usually have to double or triple this recipe as they go that fast! So, it is a good idea to make extra of this great appetizer.
Just prepare and place on the baking trays, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When your guests arrive, pop them in the oven.
They will be so happy you made these, and your house will smell scrumptious.
Make This Appetizer in the Air Fryer
This is the perfect recipe for using your air fryer. Just prep the ingredients and place in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes. Flip halfway through to make sure that the bacon gets crispy on both sides.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Bacon Pickle Fries
This is a great snack to store. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 5 days.
When you are ready to enjoy, 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.
Cream Cheese Pickle Fries
Add one more ingredient and you have cream cheese pickle fries or pickle poppers! You can leave the pickle spear whole or cut into bite-sized pieces.
For each pickle spear, cut into 3 pieces, add a dab of cream cheese, about ¼ teaspoon. Then cut a slice of bacon in half and wrap it around the pickle and cream cheese.
Place on a baking sheet seam side down with a wire rack and bake for 30 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now you have another version of this delicious appetizer to serve at your next party.
Oh, it is a great idea to have dipping sauces for your guests.
What to Serve with Bacon-Wrapped Pickles?
Try a few dipping sauces to find your favorite. We love ranch dressing. If I am short on time, I use the bottled salad dressing. However, if I have a little extra time, it is always worth it to make my own ranch dressing.
Restaurant Style Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Quick Kool-Aid Pickles. If you love pickles, try this unique pickle recipe. Kids love them.
Other Dips that work well are a Honey Mustard, Barbeque, and a Sweet Sour.
Another appetizer we often serve with this recipe is Deviled Eggs.
Bacon Wrapped Pickle Fries Recipe
- 12 Spears Dill Pickle
- 12 Slices Bacon
- Ranch Dressing for dipping optional
- Preheat oven to 425 Degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pat the excess moisture off each pickle spear so the bacon sticks better using a paper towel. You can use whole pickles and slice your own. Depending on the size, slice in half or in quarters.
- Wrap each spear with a slice of bacon. If your pickles are on the smaller side, go ahead and cut the bacon in half. However, the bacon will shrink as it cooks. Secure the bacon strips with a toothpick if needed.
- Place seam side down on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. If you don’t have a wire rack, you can use a parchment paper lined baking sheet, but the results will be better if you use the wire rack. This allows the heat to get all the way around the pickle appetizer.
- Bake for 30 minutes until your bacon is crispy and golden.
- Serve warm. If you used toothpicks to hold the bacon in place, remove those before serving.
- Enjoy ranch or your favorite dipping sauce.
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