Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pickles

Cook Time

60 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins




13 strips Bacon

3 Bratwursts, Raw

1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese, Shredded

4 oz Cream Cheese

13 large Dill Pickles, spears


2 Scallion, sliced thin

1/4 cup Sour Cream

Cooking Instructions

Jalapeno poppers, step aside. These bacon-wrapped pickles are sure to be a hit at your next party. Low-carb and keto-friendly, dill pickle spears are halved and stuffed with ground bratwurst and a smooth cream cheese filling, then wrapped up in bacon. The pickle poppers are crisped up on the pellet grill until golden, smoky and gooey. The perfect appetizer for those who prefer tangy flavors over spicy heat.  

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

The sweet and savory aromas from Hickory, Apple, and Maple Hardwoods make our Competition Blend a great choice for this recipe.  

Note: This recipe uses Pit Boss Hickory Bacon Rub seasoning.  

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Platinum Series KC Combo and preheat grill to 375°F. Preheat griddle to medium- low flame. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, and scallions.  Use a hand mixer to blend well, then fold in grated cheddar-jack. Set aside.
  3. Cook bratwurst on the griddle. Use a metal spatula to chop up sausage into smaller bits and cook until browned. Remove from the griddle and set aside on a sheet tray to cool.
  4. Place pickles on a sheet tray. Cut in half, then remove seeds with a small measuring spoon. Stuff one half of each pickle with cream cheese mixture and top with crumbled bratwurst. Top with the other pickle half, then wrap in bacon.
  5. Season bacon-wrapped pickles with Hickory Bacon Rub, place in cast iron skillet, then transfer to grill. Grill pickles for 45 to 55 minutes, until bacon starts to crisp on top. Remove from grill. Serve warm.

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Hand Mixer
  • Metal baking sheet
  • Metal Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

For a bratwurst alternative, you can use ground breakfast sausage, chopped brisket, or ground turkey.

Diet Info

  • Low Carb

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