Bacon-wrapped pickles

DILLIGAF (Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Pickles)

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Crunchy, tangy, delicious and smokey- Smoked Bacon-wrapped pickles.  A fantastic combination you haven’t even imagined, (but will love).   Enjoy these as an appetizer, tasty snack, or as part of an extraordinary Bloody Mary.  Those briny little devils will be the hit of your next party.



dill pickle spears on paper towel.

These salty delights are OH SO EASY to make.  We made them on the smoker but you can just as easily prepare them on a grill or an airfyer.

Start by patting dry your spears.  I would not suggest using anything smaller (like pickle chips or baby dills) for the grill.

I used thick cut bacon, because everything is better with bacon.  It did increase the cook time to make sure it got crispy enough.

Take a slice of bacon and wrap it around a pickle spear.

bacon wrapped pickles - uncooked

Then sprinkle with your favorite dry BBQ rub.

I chose a rub that didn’t have salt in the first 2 ingredients and one that had brown sugar in it to give a nice hint of sweetness.

But you do you! *giggle

bacon wrapped pickles on the grill

You should set you smoker at 350 degrees.  since the rub I used was already mesquite favored, we used a little apple to flavor the smoke. At 350, you will be smoking your bacon wrapped pickles about 40 mins or until the bacon has crisped up.

If you want to infuse more smoke flavor in the bacon, start the smoker at 280 degrees and slowly increase the heat.

If you decide to air fry your salty delights, set your airfryer at 375 degrees and check on them around at the 20 minute mark.

Let the pickles rest for 5-10 minutes to let the bacon firm up because, you know, firmness counts.

Smoked Bacon wrapped Pickles Recipe

Bacon-wrapped pickles
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DILLIGAF (Smoked Bacon Wrapped Dill Pickles)

Smoked Grilled or Fried, bacon wrapped pickles are a delicious salty snack or garnish for a bloody mary.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time40 minutes
Resting5 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, pickles, Spicy Mexican Bloody Mary
Yield: 12 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Salty Mfrrr


  • 1 Big Green Egg smoker or an airfryer work too!


  • 12 Dill Pickle Spears
  • 1 lb Bacon Regular sliced
  • 2 tsp BBQ Dry Rub like John Henry East Texas Rub


  • Set smoker at no more than 350 degrees or set airfryer at 375 degrees
  • Pat dry the pickle spears
    dill pickle spears on paper towel.
  • Wrap pickles with bacon
    bacon wrapped pickles - uncooked
  • Sprinkle BBQ Rub to completely cover each pickle.
  • Smoke for approximately 40 mins or until the bacon is cooked.
    Bacon-wrapped pickles
  • If airfrying, check at 20 mins for bacon done-ness.


Added some apple wood to smoker for a nice complimentary flavor to the smoke.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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Why will I love Smoked

Bacon wrapped Pickles?

  • Bitchin balance of wood smoke, bacon, barbecue, and sour dill
  • Perfect snack for Game Day, a BBQ, Camping- or even for a Bloody Mary Bar
  • Easy to throw together- Combine pickles and bacon for a match made in Heaven!
  • Smoked Pickles are a fantastic addition to a charcuterie Board
  • They are often called Pickle Dippers- What a great image!


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Best Pickles for Smoked Pickle Spears

  • Use Dill pickles rather than sweeter varieties
  • The types of pickles that are refrigerated hold up better in the smoker.  Refrigerator pickles well help you keep a stiff pickle




Pickle Tips

This recipe is very Hands-On

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  • We use Thick Bacon-  Just because we love crispy Bacon
  • Smoked Bacon-wrapped pickles don’t store well.  Make the amount you are going to eat right away.
  • Season to taste- or amp them up with a little Chipotle 
  • Go crazy- and add some cream cheese inside your pickle wrapping for a whole additional dimension.




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Best Dips for Bacon-wrapped Smoked Pickles

  • Homemade Ranch Dressing 
  • Siracha Mayo
  • Hot Sauce
  • Creamy Dill Dip
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Remoulade Sauce
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce

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