Bacon wrapped pickles on the cast iron baking pan garnished with fresh parsley and ranch dip.

Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles are a great snack or appetizer; perfect for all your backyard BBQs, game day gatherings, and any other bacon needs!

Branded image of bacon wrapped pickles on a cast iron baking pan garnished with fresh parsley and ranch dipping sauce.

This post has been updated from its original September 18, 2017 publishing with new content, photographs, and clarified recipe card.

If you ask a southerner, they will tell you that they’re called Pickle Fries or Bacon Pickle Fries.

The origin is a mystery, but we know that the first written recipes of wrapped, fried, or stuffed pickles began around the early 1960s.

Their popularity has only picked up momentum over the decades. You’ll find some kind of pickle appetizer on the menus of many restaurants.

Can I use homemade pickles?


Grab your favorite pickle spear and start wrapping! It’s also a good time to elevate that jar of pickles that has been sitting in your refrigerator. 

Or if you’ve got a fancy jar of pickles like jalapeño or garlic dill, those will also be wonderful in this simple, yet amazingly delicious recipe.

A plate of pickles wrapped in bacon.

Are pickle recipes the new food fad?

Pickles and fun recipes using pickles seemed to have burst out onto the food scene with no loss of momentum! You’ll see dill pickles or the brine used in so many creative ways like these tasty recipes:

Close up picture of cooked bacon pickles on the cast iron baking pan.

Are Bacon Wrapped Pickles keto-friendly?

I’m not a dietician or any type of medical or health professional, so I can’t specifically say yes or no. Plus, I am not on the diet myself.

But with only three grams of carbs, Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles seem ideal for low carb diets. They’re super satisfying and so easy so to make that you can keep them on hand. 

What dip is best for bacon pickles?

Platter and plate of the appetizer with homemade ranch dip.

Our favorite dip for this is ranch dip. Some folks may find it blasphemous to use other dips!

But let’s go crazy! Blue cheese dip, barbecue sauce, queso dip, and French onion dip are all tasty possibilities and I’d try every one.

We used this Homemade Ranch Dip from The Complete Savorist. It was perfect with these pickles.

How to make Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles?

I feel like this is one of those non-recipe recipes. I mean there’s only two ingredients.

But the laws of the internet say we must spell our recipes out in painstaking detail, so here we go.

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Wrapping strips of bacon around pickles and securing in place with toothpicks.

You’ll want to shake off as much excess brine from the pickles as possible to help encourage the bacon to get cripsy.

Take a strip of bacon and wrap it around the pickle spear. If the pickle is rather stubby, you might want to cut the bacon strip in half.

One the bacon is around the pickle, secure with toothpicks on both ends. This allows the bacon to cook forming to the pickle.

A row of bacon pickles prepped.

And continue.

One you’ve wrapped them all, toss these bad boys in the preheated oven. Bake for 25 minutes then flip on the broiler to crisp up the bacon.

Once done, allow them to cook for a hot minute before manhandling them. They’re gonna be HOT right out of oven…that bacon will hurt.

After they’ve cooled for a quick minute, plate them up, and begin dipping and enjoying.

Close up of cooked and crisped bacon wrapped pickles.
Branded image for Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles on both a plate and a platter.

Cast Iron Skillet Bacon Wrapped Pickles

A great snack or appetizer; perfect for all your backyard BBQs, game day gatherings, and any other bacon needs!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Pickles
Servings: 12
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $10


  • Cast iron baking pan
  • toothpicks


  • 32 oz dill pickle spears
  • 20 oz applewood smoked thick cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Wrap each pickle spear with a full slice of bacon.
  • Secure the bacon using toothpicks.
  • Place each wrapped spear on the baking pan.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
  • Turn oven to broil for 5 minutes until bacon is fully cooked and crisped.
  • Serve with your favorite dip or on their own.


32 oz. jars of pickles are hard to find, so we used 2-24 oz. jars and wrapped until we ran out of bacon. It was about a jar and a half. 
A skillet works for these pickles, but a 12″ is too small, but a 15″ will work. 


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

More delicious cast iron appetizers and finger foods

Need more than just these Cast Iron Bacon Wrapped Pickles for your gathering, no problem. Here’s a few tasty options for you.


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