Dill Pickle Bites

October 15, 2023
Love the crunch and zing of dill pickles? Then you'll flip for these tasty little Dill Pickle Bites! Rolled up with seasoned cream cheese around tangy dill pickle slices, these bites are addictively delicious.

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My husband is a dill pickle addict. And, honestly, I'm not too far behind him on that. -- Yes, we both adore pickles, and these cute and crunchy Dill Pickle Bites are such a fun and tasty way to enjoy them.

I first had these tasty bites several years ago when someone brought a big platter of them to a potluck. I had no idea what they were, except I could see there was a pickle in the middle. As a pickle lover, I had to try them, of course, and it was love at first bite.

Rolled up with seasoned cream cheese around tangy dill pickle slices, these bites are addictively delicious.

I later discovered these little bites are simply dill pickles wrapped in flattened slices of white bread that have been smeared with a layer of seasoned cream cheese. -- I know it sounds a little funky, but it's oh-sooooooo good!

Addictively good, as a matter of fact. Even if you aren't a dill pickle lover.

We also love these Dill Pickle Bites with a little twist to the original -- adding in a layer of salami wrapped around the pickle, which was inspired by my Mom. As a snack when I was growing up, Mom used to spread a bit of cream cheese on slices of salami and roll them up. I loved these little quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites, and based on those, I figured why not try salami in these dill pickle bites, too?

And it worked deliciously.

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Dill Pickle Bites Ingredients:

These simple little bites come together with just a few simple ingredients. To whip up a batch of Dill Pickle Bites, you'll need:

  • Baby dill pickles - The star of the show. Baby dills (rather than full-sized dill pickles) are just the perfect size for filling out the center of these roll-ups.

  • Cream cheese - The foundation of roll-ups' seasoned cream cheese spread. Either regular full-fat cream cheese or lower-fat Neufchatel work just fine.

  • Mayonnaise - "Loosens" the cream cheese a bit and creates a creamy seasoned spread.

  • Onion - A bit of grated onion provides nice background flavor to the bites' cream cheese spread. Grating the onion evenly disperses its flavor throughout the spread and prevents unpleasant onion chunks.

  • Dried dill weed - Flavors the cream cheese spread, nicely complimenting the dill pickles. Fresh dill weed can be substituted for the dried.

  • Black pepper - Amps up the flavor of the cream cheese spread.

  • White bread - Basic white bread serves as the wrapper for the roll-ups. White whole wheat bread can be substituted just fine.

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How to Make Dill Pickle Bites:

Whipping up Dill Pickle Bites is pretty easy. -- Who doesn't love a little bite that's both tasty and easy, right?

Get a batch started by mixing up a cream cheese filling flavored with a bit of dill and grated onion. I find the easiest way to grate onion is with a rasp grater that I place right over the bowl. If you don't have a rasp grater, a regular cheese grater will work.

Grating Onion into Dill Pickle Bites Cream Cheese Spread Image

To prep the roll-ups' wrappers, cut the crusts off slices of white bread, and then roll the bread flat with a rolling pin.  

Spread each flattened slice of bread with a little bit of the cream cheese mixture, and place a baby kosher dill pickle right smack in the middle.

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Then roll the pickle up all snug and cozy.

Rolled Up Dill Pickle Bites Image

Place the pickle roll-ups in the refrigerator overnight so the flavors get all happy together. Then slice each pickle roll-up into individual dill pickle bites.

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Then you're ready to serve up a platter of these totally delicious Dill Pickle Bites. -- They're so good, they're totally addictive.

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Appetizers & Snacks
Yield: 36 bites
How to Make Dill Pickle Biteshttps://youtu.be/azJ6AMzYE-YDemonstration of how to make Dill Pickle Bites
Dill Pickle Bites

Dill Pickle Bites

Love the crunch and zing of dill pickles? Then you'll flip for these tasty little Dill Pickle Bites! Rolled up with seasoned cream cheese around tangy dill pickle slices, these bites are addictively delicious.
Prep time: 25 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 25 M


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. grated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 baby dill pickles
  • 12 slices white bread (or white whole wheat)
  • Hard salami slices (optional)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated onion, dill weed, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Cut crusts from bread slices and roll each slice flat with a rolling pin. Spread cream cheese mixture thinly on the bread slices, using approximately one tablespoon mixture per bread slice. Place a baby dill pickle on each and roll up.*
  3. Place seam side down in a glass baking dish. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  4. To serve, cut each pickle roll into three or four pieces.
  1. *If using hard salami slices, spread about 1/2 T. cream cheese mixture on a bread slice, top with a slice of hard salami, and spread with remaining 1/2 T. cream cheese mixture. Place the baby dill pickle on top of the second layer of cream cheese mixture, and roll up.
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  1. I love dill pickles! I'm going to try this recipe, it sounds like something I can handle. I just found your blog while visiting The Scoop party. You have great recipes!

  2. I must make these for football this weekend! YUM!

  3. I do enjoy dill pickles but I've never seen anything like those little bites. They look pretty tasty. I'm curious about the popcorn too. I've been experimenting with milder more common flavors like lime or garlic and black pepper. Dill Pickle flavored popcorn sounds pretty interesting. I'd try it at least once for sure.

    Visiting from Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm!

    1. yes! thank YOU! someone finally agrees with me. I remember this treat with the dill pickle since school when a chef visited my 4th grade class and showed us how to make this easy snack. Ever since when I would make this, ppl would look at me like I'm weird. :)

  4. If you want a lower carb version, I dry a slice of ham spread with cream cheese and roll the pickle. Slice.

  5. That looks interesting, I think I'll try it as a snack for the Super Bowl and see how my husband likes them. :)

  6. Oh my! I am pinning and making for my next party!

  7. I'd eat them all! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

  8. I've never seen this before. Love pickles. We're having a Super Bowl party at Tumbleweed Contessa. I'd love it if you linked these to the party.

    Go team,

  9. what a great appetizer, I love this idea! I am checking this out from lines across link party and I pinned this :-)

  10. Do you think it would work to roll in ham slices...for my gluten free and low carb friends? Think I will try it!!!

    1. Absolutely that would work. That's actually another popular version of this bite. Enjoy them!

  11. These are amazing appetizers !!
    I could probably eat the whole plate LOL

  12. I love pickles!!! This is such a great idea! I will definitely make it for my next party!!!

  13. My husband eats dill pickles by the jar! He would LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever, Tracy! :)

  14. These look great... going to try them today. AND... I own Vermont Pickle! Check it out online at www.vermontpickle.com

  15. I think I may try these but use a flour tortilla instead of the bread.

  16. My mouth is watering just thinking about these....I love pickles!

  17. I love pickles!! Can't wait to try this!

  18. These are freaking dill-icious! My only suggestion is make more than you need to serve. EVERY time I take them out of the frig to slice, there are 3-4 missing.

  19. Do these transport well? I'm seriously considering making some and just putting them in a little baggie to have in my lunch box for a snack at work. Does the bread get soggy at all?

    1. Hi, Liza! The bread softens ... it's supposed to ... but doesn't really get soggy. They do transport well, though I would suggest transporting them in a small plastic container or placed side-by-side wrapped in plastic wrap rather than loose in a baggy. I would think they'd kind of squish together if allowed to tumble around in a baggy. They would indeed make a great snack at work. Enjoy!

  20. I'm definitely a dill pickle addict - which is hard as dill pickles are not made here in the UK, and I have to buy from speciality importers! Your Dill Pickle Bites look amazing. I particularly like the version with the salami. Pinned! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul, Tracey.

  21. You had me at dill pickle and again at Salami - must try these. Pinned to bookmark and share :)

  22. Your Dill Pickle Bites look like a great appetizer! Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  23. I love dill pickles, these bites look delicious!

  24. I love pickles too. Fried is my favorite. Try putting a pickle on a Ritz! Its soo good! I also like to make Dill pickle dip.

  25. I just pinned your awesome Dill Pickle Bites! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. We have pinned your post to our Featured Board and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. These look so delicious! I would absolutely love to make these as an appetizer for the christmas party I will have! Thank you so much for sharing!

  28. We’ve beet making something very similar for many years! A big hit at parties and showers...sliced sandwich ham instead of bread, smeared with softened cream cheese (plain), and rolled up with the regular sized dill pickle in the middle. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and slice. My son always loved the “ends” that didn’t make the party tray. Very good low carb treat!


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