Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers

cheeseburger inside pickle wrapped in bacon on white plate.

Looking for a great keto dish that can work as an appetizer, a light lunch or just a snack? These Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers are going to absolutely be one of your new favorites. Not only do they work for any of the occasions I mentioned above, but they are also melt-in-your-mouth delicious. 

Trust me, once you try these pickle poppers, you won’t have any trouble coming up with excuses to make them again and again. These keto bacon-wrapped cheeseburger pickle poppers are perfect for taking care of cravings while giving you a good boost of fat & protein.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers

bacon wrapped pickle poppers on a plate.

What are Pickle Poppers?

Have you ever enjoyed jalapeno poppers? Picke Poppers are basically the same idea. Just like with jalapeno poppers, you’ll slice the pickles in half and hollow out the pickle in order to stuff them with all of the good stuff. 

With these delicious poppers you get to add cheeseburger stuffing and add BACON!! Sounds good, right? I just love knowing that I can eat bacon while I eat healthy. Isn’t it great?!

What is Needed to Make These Keto Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers?

ingredients for bacon wrapped pickle poppers in bowls on table.

Most of the ingredients and tools you need for this recipe is probably already in your kitchen! 

Ingredients:

  • 5 Large whole dill pickles cut in half lengthwise
  • 5 Bacon sliced cut in half
  • ½ lb. Ground beef
  • ¼ Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ½ C. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • BBQ rub seasoning

Tools and Supplies:

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon for deseeding
  • Parchment paper

How Do You Make These Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers?

chopped onions

Add the ground beef and onion to a skillet over medium-high heat, and saute until the meat is browned and the onion has softened. Drain the excess grease. 

Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 

hollowed out pickles

Deseed and hollow out the pickle halves. 

Place the hot meat mixture in a mixing bowl with the garlic, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir to combine well. 

Stuff the pickle halves with the meat mixture. 

Wrap a slice of bacon around the pickles, and place them seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

Sprinkle the pickle poppers with BBQ rub seasoning. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is done to your liking. 

pickles stuffed with cheeseburger wrapped in bacon on pan.

Are These Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers Good for Parties?

If you are looking for a delicious keto-friendly appetizer that is going to wow your guests, these bacon-wrapped cheeseburger pickle poppers are what you need! You can easily set a platter of these out for guests to enjoy, no plate or silverware is needed. 

Here are a few other things that make them a great choice for appetizers. 

  • They are easy to make and take very little time, leaving your time free for other party prepping duties. 
  • They store well! You can make these up to 3 days early and just pop them in the oven or the air fryer and reheat them the day of the party. 
  • This recipe makes 10 servings, so it already feeds a crowd, but you can easily double the recipe to REALLY feed a crowd. 

How Long Does it Take to Make These Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers?

We mentioned earlier that these poppers take only a small amount of time to make, but we really mean it! These have a prep time of just 20 minutes and a cook time of only 15-20 minutes. Not bad for a delicious recipe like this!

Tips for Making These Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers

While this recipe is pretty easy to make, there are some tips that can help make sure it turns out the best. 

  • Use thinly sliced bacon. With thinly sliced bacon, you will have no worries about undercooking it. 
  • Use larger pickles. Smaller pickles are going to be harder to work with when it comes to filling up the hollowed halves and wrapping the bacon. 

What Variations Can Be Made to This Pickle Popper Recipe?

There are some great variations of this recipe that you can use, it all depends on your taste!

  • Use ground turkey, pork or chicken. If you are cutting back on red meat, there are alternatives for you!
  • Use turkey bacon or another bacon alternative. If you have a preference for another type of bacon, feel free to use it!
  • Use zesty or spicy pickles. If you want to add a little spice to your pickle poppers, choose spicy or zesty style pickles. 

What Can Be Served with These Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers?

bacon wrapped pickles on plates.

Of course, you can happily eat these pickle poppers on their own, but if you are looking for foods to serve alongside of these ones, here are some options for you:

If you are enjoying these keto pickle poppers as a light lunch or snack, I’d definitely recommend that you enjoy them with keto crackers

If you are prepping these keto bacon-wrapped cheeseburger pickle poppers for a party, here are some great recipes that they will pair very well with. 

Keto Air Fryer Avocado Fries - Love avocados? Don’t miss out on this recipe! These fries are another great appetizer and party food.

Keto Ham Rolls - Looking for more easy to eat, handheld appetizers? Let’s talk about these keto ham rolls. These are super simple to make and even easier to eat, making them the perfect party food!

Cheese Jalapeno Popper Rolls - If you are looking for a popper theme for your party, this would make a great addition!

Why These Pickle Poppers are Great for the Keto Diet

Pickles are an awesome source for sodium. Along with magnesium and potassium, sodium is a very important electrolyte. While you don’t ever want to add too much sodium to your diet, keto dieters, often are lacking in sodium and other electrolytes. That’s why adding something like these pickle poppers to your diet is great!  

Making Our Keto Pickle Poppers

pickles stuffed with cheeseburger wrapped in bacon on pan.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Looking for a great keto dish that can work as an appetizer, a light lunch or just a snack? These Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers are going to absolutely be one of your new favorites.

Ingredients

  • 5 Large whole dill pickles cut in half lengthwise
  • 5 Bacon sliced cut in half
  • ½ lb. Ground beef
  • ¼ Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ½ C. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • BBQ rub seasoning

Instructions

  1. Add the ground beef and onion to a skillet over medium-high heat, and saute until the meat is browned and the onion has softened. Drain the excess grease. 
  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  4. Deseed and hollow out the pickle halves. 
  5. Place the hot meat mixture in a mixing bowl with the garlic, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir to combine well. 
  6. Stuff the pickle halves
  7. Wrap a slice of bacon around the pickles, and place them seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  8. Sprinkle the pickle poppers with BBQ rub seasoning. 
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is done to your liking.



Notes

TIP- The bacon is hard to cook to a crispy texture because the pickles give off so much moisture. To increase the crunch, precook bacon so it is closer, but still pliable to wrap.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g

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2 thoughts on “Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Pickle Poppers”

  1. Hi, in the beginning of the recipe you write the yield is 10, which is accurate. However, in the nutrition stats at the end of the recipe, you have written the yield is 5, which is incorrect. Are the nutritional stats still correct though? Thanks.

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