Dill pickle wraps are an easy low-carb snack or appetizer made by wrapping whole dill pickles in cream cheese and dried beef or ham deli slices to make what many call redneck sushi. It is no secret to anyone that 75% of my family loves pickles. My son and husband take turns not liking pickles. However, we LOVE these dill pickle wraps. And while they are a little bit time consuming, they are worth it every time when all we have left is an empty plate.
Low-Carb Dill Pickle Wraps Ingredients
The key to success with these dill pickle wraps is the pickles. My family loves crunchy pickles. Which means we really just love our refrigerator pickles. I make so many refrigerator dill pickles all some longer. Naturally, when I am buying pickles I am also buying the Claussen refrigerator pickles. So, for these pickle wraps, I am buying the refrigerator mini dills.
The other key to success is super soft cream cheese. I have found the full-fat cream cheese works the best. Plus if you are on a low-carb high fat diet like the ketogenic diet, you need all the fat you can get. To be honest, I sometimes even microwave the cream cheese for a few seconds to make it super soft. To start making the dill pickle wraps, you will need to spread cream cheese on Buddig beef or ham slices. My family is torn on if the beef or the ham is better. I personally, prefer the beef. But I don't stop eating the ham dill pickle wraps either.
How to Make Ham Pickle Wraps?
Now, I spread the cream cheese on the meat and then wrap it around a pickle I have dried off with paper towels. I actually do two or three layers of meat and cream cheese. For the second piece of cream cheese and meat, I make sure the seam of the first piece of meat is in the middle of the second piece of meat as seen in the picture.
Once the pickles are wrapped, you put the whole wrapped pickles back in the fridge to let the cream cheese harden to make sure the cutting of the dill pickle wraps doesn't spit out the cream cheese.
I let them stay in the fridge for a few hours and then slice them in about ⅓ to ½ inch pieces. If we are heading to a swim meet or I am taking them to work, I just toss them in a baggie and back in the fridge. If I am taking them to a party or serving them as an appetizer, I just use a plate to serve them.
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Dill Pickle Wraps
- 1 jar Claussen Mini Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Pickles)
- 8 ounces Cream cheese
- 3 packages Buddig beef or ham lunch meat
- Soften the cream cheese to room temperature or even a little warmer.
- Spread cream cheese on individual pieces of the lunch meat.
- Wrap the cream cheese and meat around pickles that have been dried off with paper towels.
- Continue wrapping the pickle with one or two more pieces of meat and cream cheese.
- Place wrapped pickles in the fridge to let the cream cheese harden back up.
- Slice pickles in ⅓ to ½ inch pieces to serve or eat.
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Love pickle wraps! We make ours with ham 🙂
I love how these are gluten free!
I just love this wonderful appetizer idea!
Very cool idea! I wish my family loved pickles as much as I do, I will try to sneak these into the list of appetizers for the super bowl. Thank you for sharing!
These were super tasty! I'm not even a huge fan of pickles but something about the combination of flavors here really made these snacks to die for! Thank you for this recipe!!
Has anyone mixed this up with flavored cream cheese? What kinds??
Can I make these the night before serving them?
Yes you can!
I have made these for years, but with ham..
Can't wait to try these! I'm officially going Keto 1/1 and love all 3 of these ingredients so win-win!!
Ps..upper left corner bite has a face😐😁😋😂😂😂
If you make these up the day before a party, will they keep well? Or any other suggestions for making them up ahead of time?
Love pickle wraps....I use corn beef or pastrami. Goes so good with the clausen garlic pickles
Great tip on wrapping the 2nd/3rd piece of meat around to cover the seam of the 1st piece. Thanks!
Great tip on wrapping the 2nd/3rd piece of meat around to cover the seam of the 1st piece. Thanks! - forgot to mark 5 stars last comment 🙂