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PICKLE WRAP DIP {Dill Pickles & Ham}

Pickle Wrap Dip is a fun twist on the popular Midwestern get-together appetizer; the Pickle Wrap! This easy-to-make dip requires only 4 ingredients and can be served with buttery crackers or crisp veggies.

Make this delicious dip for your next gathering for everyone to enjoy!

pickle dip with crackers

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

Pickle Wrap Dip is a simple, classic Midwestern appetizer that is making itself known across the country. And rightfully so. It’s absolutely delicious! Especially if you love pickles!

Ask any Midwesterner about Pickle Wrap Dip and they will tell you; this dip brings about a bout of nostalgia for them. Many have fond memories of enjoying this creamy yet tangy dip as a kid at neighborhood gatherings, game day parties, and holiday family get-togethers – especially Christmas.

This savory dip is easy-to-make, comes together in the matter of minutes, and is bursting with flavors.

Chock-full of smooth cream cheese, tangy sour cream, sour dill pickles, and salty ham; this truly is the perfect party snack.

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PICKLE ROLL UP DIP INGREDIENTS

  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • dill pickles
  • ham

Cream Cheese – This recipe uses the full fat version but feel free to use reduced or low fat, or even fat free cream cheese. Just be sure to soften it close to room temperature so its easily mixed.

Sour Cream – Full fat, reduced fat, or fat free works just fine for this recipe. If you don’t like sour cream you can use plain yogurt. Or you can leave the sour cream out all together. Add a few tablespoons of pickle juice to loosen the dip.

Dill Pickles – For me, the more sour the pickle the better but use your favorite. Bread and butter pickles work great in this recipe too.

Ham – Grab your favorite ham from the deli and chop it up fine. You can also use dried or chipped beef, corned beef, or even salami.

HOW TO MAKE DILL PICKLE DIP

FIRST: In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine sour cream and softened cream cheese until thoroughly mixed.

SECOND: Fold in the chopped pickles and ham. Mix to combine.

THIRD: Taste, season with salt and pepper if desired.

FOURTH: Chill until ready to enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

CAN I USE RELISH INSTEAD OF DICED PICKLES?

Yes, dill pickle relish can be used instead of chopping your own pickles.

WHAT DO I SERVE WITH THIS PICKLE DIP?

Pickle dip can be served with your favorite cracker, however; I find buttery crackers or crisp veggies taste best.

CAN I FREEZE PICKLE DIP?

If you are planning on freezing, I would recommend using full fat cream cheese to make this recipe as low-fat tends to turn watery when frozen then thawed.

When frozen, dip can last for 1-2 months in the freezer, however; for best flavor I would recommend using within 2 weeks of freezing.

WHERE DO PICKLE WRAPS COME FROM?

While the exact origins of pickle wraps is hard to pin down, the roots can be traced to the Midwest region of the country.

The Midwest has a heavy German and Scandinavian population and this appetizer is a play on dishes found in the homelands. So, either of these people could have been the originator of the pickle roll up.

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TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS

  • If it is too thick, thin it out with a little pickle juice.
  • If you prefer not to chop your own pickles, dill pickle relish will work just as well.
  • Let cream cheese come to room temperature prior to making to ensure easy incorporation of all ingredients.
  • If you are not a fan of deli ham; chipped beef also known as Buddig Dried Beef, corn beef, or salami work great in this recipe as well.
  • Sour cream is not necessary to make this dip, however; it does add a softness to the cream cheese that makes it easier to spread on crackers without breaking them.
  • This is a great make ahead dip. Preparing in advance will allow the flavors to meld together and if stored properly in an airtight container will last for days in the fridge.

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platter of crackers and dip with text "pickle wrap dip"

This easy Midwestern pickle dip recipe is perfect for your next holiday gathering or last-minute company because it only requires 4 ingredients and can be whipped up in 5 minutes. Quick, delicious, and oh-so-easy this appetizer is going to be a hit with pickle lovers any time it’s put on the table.

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pickle dip in a bowl with crackers

Pickle Wrap Dip

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pickle Wrap Dip is a fun twist on the popular Midwestern get-together appetizer; the Pickle Wrap! This easy-to-make dip requires only 4 ingredients and can be served with buttery crackers or crisp veggies.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup diced dill pickles (diced fine)
  • 2 ounces ham (diced fine)

Instructions

  1. Combine the softened cream cheese and sour cream until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add in the diced pickles and diced ham.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Season with salt and pepper or garlic powder if desired.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Michaela Kenkel

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

One of my most favorite dips EVER!! Can't STOP Won't STOP!

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