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If you need an easy, tasty appetizer for your next potluck, consider these Potluck Pickle Wraps. Just 3 ingredients, they can be made in no time and are a party favorite. The only thing that you will regret about making these great Pickle Wraps is that you didn’t make more.

Four pickle wraps on a green plate and a hand picking up one of them with a platter of them in the background.
These pickle wraps are great potluck fare.

🎉 What makes this recipe special?

Just three ingredients are all you need to make these delicious appetizers. That alone makes this a great recipe, but it helps that they are easy to make and taste great. 

This delicious appetizer joins other party favorites like our Dill Pickle Spicy Deviled Eggs recipe and the Bacon and Sriracha Chip Dip Recipe. Whatever you make for your party, make sure to treat your guests!

🥒 Ingredients

One of the great things about these wraps is that it only has three ingredients!

  • Pickles
  • Sliced Ham
  • Cream cheese

See the recipe card for quantities.

What Kind Of Pickle To Use?

For this recipe, I used Mt. Olive Kosher Baby Dill Pickles, but this really could be any pickle you want to use. We also make pickles at home, and I have made them from our personal stash, but I can’t send our pickles to you.

The benefit of using this brand is that the execution of this recipe will more closely match up with your end product. The reality, however, is that you just need a pickle to wrap a slice of cream-cheesed ham around.

What Kind Of Ham To Use?

I am a little opinionated on what ham to use. I am not trying to be snobby about ham, but it is a matter of practicality. Just, square ham works best. See? Nothing to do with snobbiness. Square ham works well.

The benefit of buying sliced ham that is square is that it provides a bit of consistency in length. Circular ham is fine, but the wrapping can be awkward. Square ham makes this easier.

🍲 Instructions

As the title suggests, pickles are a must. Just wrap our pickles in softened cream cheese and ham.

A bit of time in the refrigerator to make them easier to handle. Then, we cut them into bite-sized bits and stick a toothpick. Put them on a platter or plate, or just eat them. These are simple appetizers and taste way better than they should.

Process for making potluck pickle wrap appetizers.
Pickle Wraps are as simple as spreading cream cheese on ham and wrapping a pickle. Allow to cool in the fridge and then cut.

Soften that cream cheese

Softened cream cheese is so much easier to work with, so do it. Just pull it out of the refrigerator to bring it to room temperature. You could also stick it in the microwave (wrapper removed) for a few seconds until it is nice and soft.

Use all the ham

One of the benefits of having a square piece of meat is that you can lay your baby dill pickle (remember, I am using baby pickles) on the cream-cheesed ham and then cut the meat. This allows you to leave a piece of ham that can be used for a different slice of pickle.

You may need to cut up a pickle, but that is ok. It is easier to cut up some pickles than to waste ham.

Refrigerate before cutting

Just an hour in the refrigerator is all you need. This will harden the cream cheese, and a nice pickle burrito is left. We are not, however, serving pickle burritos but pickle wraps.

After refrigeration, cut them into half-inch portions or whatever you prefer. Stick a toothpick in them and serve them to your guests or bring them to your potluck!


What are some good potluck recipes?

Some popular potluck recipes include pasta salads, casseroles, slow cooker dishes, finger foods and desserts.

Can potluck recipes be made ahead of time?

Many potluck recipes can be made ahead of time, such as casseroles, slow cooker dishes, and desserts. This allows for easy transportation and less stress on the day of the potluck.

What are some potluck recipes that are easy to transport?

Some potluck recipes that are easy to transport include dishes that can be served cold, such as pasta salads, sandwiches, and finger foods. Desserts such as cookies, bars, and cakes are also easy to transport.

🤷 Substitutions and variations

There are a few ways that this can be changed.

  • Type of pickle – I use dill pickles, but any pickle should work well. 
  • Cream Cheese – I just use regular cream cheese, but this could be lightened up with light cream cheese. You could also try flavored cream cheese, but I would be a bit careful with this. Fruity flavors probably won’t work very well. 
  • Turkey instead of ham – Turkey can work good for this, as well. Ham is better, in my opinion, but turkey works well. 

📦 Storage

These can be stored in the fridge for a few days. These really were meant to be made the morning of an event or maybe the night before. Then, eat them up.

If there are leftovers, they can be saved in the refrigerator. 

Four pickle wraps on a green plate with a platter of them in the background.
Try these tasty pickle appetizers for your next gathering.

📝 Tips and tricks

  • Make sure to soften your cream cheese
  • Refrigerate your pickles before you cut them
  • Makes 25. If an appetizer, maybe plan on 4-5 per person
  • Pickles are different. I am using Mt. Olive baby pickles. Try to find medium-sized pickles.

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Four pickle wraps on a green plate and a hand picking up one of them with a platter of them in the background.

Pickle Wraps

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 25 wraps 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Wrap
  • Cuisine: American
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These party appetizers are filled with cream cheese, pickles, and ham. That’s it! The number of ingredients, however, don’t take away from how tasty and awesome these little snacks are. Bring these to your next potluck!


  • 6 medium dill pickles
  • 4 square slices of ham
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened


  1. Pat the pickles dry and cut the very ends off the pickles
  2. Spread ½ ounce of cream cheese evenly over each piece of ham.
  3. Lay pickle on edge of sliced meat.
  4. Use knife to cut excess meat and reserve for another pickle.
  5. Tightly wrap pickle
  6. Cut a pickle to match the size of the left over meat
  7. Tightly wrap that. 
  8. Repeat until all ham is used
  9. Put in refrigerator for at least an hour
  10. Cut into ½ inch slices
  11. Put a toothpick into each pickle wrap and serve.


  • Make sure to soften your cream cheese
  • Refrigerate your pickles before you cut them
  • Makes 25. If an appetizer, maybe plan on 4-5 per person
  • Pickles are different. I am using Mt. Olive baby pickles. Try to find medium-sized pickles


  • Serving Size: 5 pieces
  • Calories: 58 Calories
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 214 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 19 mg

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