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Bacon wrapped pickles stacked on a wooden board with a small bowl of BBQ sauce in the background.
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Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Whether you enjoy these as an appetizer, side, or tasty snack, my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Pickles is anything but ordinary. These pickles provide a great balance with sweet, sour, and smoky goodness. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Pickles
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 8 dill pickle spears
  • 4 slices bacon cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon Signature Sweet Rub or Homemade Veggie Shake - recipe in comments

Homemade Ranch

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Fish and Veggie Rub recipe in notes


  • Preheat the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees F with your favorite hardwood.
  • Wrap the pickles. Wrap each pickle spear in one of the bacon pieces. Secure tightly with toothpicks.
  • Season with Sweet Rub. Season the bacon wrapped pickle spears with Sweet Rub (or Homemade Veggie Shake) lightly on all sides.
  • Smoke the bacon wrapped pickles. Place the bacon wrapped pickles directly on the grates of your preheated smoker and close the lid. Smoke for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. If you want even more crunch on your bacon, you can broil your bacon wrapped pickle spears for 2-3 minutes after they come off of the smoker.
  • Make the homemade ranch. Combine all ingredients for the homemade ranch in a medium bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. You can thin out the dip with 2-3 Tablespoons of buttermilk for a salad-style dressing to drizzle if desired.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite BBQ sauce for an awesome appetizer or snack.



Fish and Veggie Rub


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1384mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg