Forget the jalapenos; make your poppers with pickles! These Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers are fun and easy to make and super delicious! The bacon cooks up crispy and delicious, and they’re so good dipped in ranch dressing. When you’re craving something fun, different, and oh-so-tasty, give these Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers a try!

plate of poppers

Smoky bacon and briny pickles are a match made in heaven, and these Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers combine the best of pickles, bacon, cream cheese and more. The results are a tangy, crispy, cheesy snack that’s loaded with flavor! 

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Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers

I love making these poppers for company or to serve when the kids come by for a visit. They’re always so impressed when they see the bacon-wrapped pickles come hot and crispy from the oven. And when you dunk them into your favorite ranch dressing, they’re doubly delicious!

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Made with common ingredients, this is an easy recipe to make ahead. I’ll make them in the morning then pop them into the fridge. Then all I need to do is bake them, set them out on a platter with some ranch dip, and serve! 

baked pan of poppers (with pickles)

Why I love Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers

  • This is a fun and affordable snack to make. Buy the bacon when it’s on sale, get your favorite pickles and some cream cheese, and you’re practically done!
  • I love serving these on a tray with the ranch in the middle for dipping. It’s a great appetizer or even just an afternoon snack.
  • You can prep everything ahead of time; keep the wrapped pickles and dip in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
ingredients to make Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers

Gather these ingredients

  • Pickle spears – You can use any kind. You’ll need 16 spears; drained. 
  • Bacon slices – You’ll need 16 slices.
  • Cream cheese – Softened.
  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
  • Ranch dressing 
how to make Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers

How to make the best Bacon-Wrapped Pickle Spears

  1. Preheat your oven to 400-F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat the pickles dry with paper towels.
  3. Spread the softened cream cheese on one side of the bacon slices. Sprinkle them with the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. 
  4. Work with one pickle and one slice of bacon at a time. Lay the pickle on the bacon horizontally. You want the pickle to lie across the bacon so it is perpendicular to it.
  5. Wrap the bacon around the pickle slice and secure the ends with a toothpick if necessary.
  6. Place the pickles on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is browned. 
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Serve with your favorite ranch dip, and dig in!
unbaked bacon with pickles

Tips & substitutions

  • You can use any kind of tangy pickle. Like it spicy? Use spicy pickles. My favorite are garlic and dill pickles. 
  • I love using pre-cooked bacon for these poppers. It’s so easy to work with, but you can totally just precook some regular bacon. I wouldn’t use thick-cut bacon as it’ll take too long to crisp.
  • Don’t care for ranch dip? Use your favorite dressing or dip for dunking. 
  • Make these pickles ahead of time, and then just bake when ready.
poppers and ranch dressing

Serving suggestions

I love serving finger foods instead of a traditional knife-and-fork meal. Serve these Bacon-Ranch Pickle Poppers along with other apps like Apple-Blue Cheese Crostini, Shrimp & Crab Dip, or a summery Chip & Dip Platter.

dipping a Bacon Ranch Pickle Popper

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. You can reheat your pickle poppers in the oven or in an air fryer.

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Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers

Forget the chilis, make your poppers with pickles! These Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers are easy and are so tasty when dipped in ranch dressing! Makes 16 pickles.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 16
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Ingredients
 

  • 16 pickle spears, we love to use Famous Dave’s spears, drained
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 16 slices bacon, we use pre-cooked bacon
  • ¾ tsp. Everything but Bagel seasoning
  • ½ cup ranch dressing, for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pat pickles dry with a paper towel. Use precooked bacon and spread the cream cheese on the bacon slice. Sprinkle with Everything but the Bagel seasoning. Lay the pickle on the bacon (horizontally) and start wrapping the bacon around the pickle slice. Secure ends with toothpicks if necessary. Place pickles on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the bacon is browned (according to the thickness of the bacon, and if you use precooked bacon or not, this time will deviate). Make sure and check that they don’t overcook! Remove from the oven.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 772mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 279IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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Bacon Ranch Pickle Poppers