Pickle wrap dip is an effortless appetizer fashioned after the popular party snack featuring cream cheese and deli meat wrapped pickles.
If I were a culinary superhero and I had to pick a flavor as my superpower, it would probably be dill pickles. After a long day of blasting away my enemies with the briny pucker power of pickles, my superhero friends and I would celebrate by crafting delicious party appetizers like this pickle wrap dip... Ah, yes, quite a life it would be...
Pickle Wrap Dip
Pickle wrap dip features a blend of cream cheese and sour cream as a base, with chopped pickles and deli meat mixed in with pickle juice and seasonings for added flavor. This easy dip tastes just like the popular wrapped pickles party appetizer, but is much easier to prepare.
How to Make Pickle Wrap Dip
The pickles and the deli meat are the star of the show in this recipe. I recommend using baby dill pickles because they are firmer and have more surface area, which adds better texture to your dip.
I use chopped Buddig Beef to mix into the dip, however, there is no reason you cannot substitute deli ham instead if you wish. Either would work exceptionally well.
Traditionally wrapped pickles are coated in a blanket of cream cheese, however, cream cheese alone would create too stiff of a dip. Sour cream is added to soften the dip, making it easier to dredge crackers without breaking them. The pickle juice helps this as well, while also adding a lot of flavor.
What to Serve with Pickle Wrap Dip
You can use your favorite crackers with pickle wrap dip, however, I think the buttery flavor of Ritz crackers works exceptionally well. There is no need to grab overly gourmet crackers for this dip.
Can Pickle Wrap Dip be made in Advance
This is a great dip to make in advance of your party. The flavors will meld together better overnight and the dip will maintain the right consistency and texture for days. If you are serving this at a party there is no need to fuss with this at the last minute. If your guests love pickles as much as I do, serve it with my Dill Pickle Pasta Salad too!
Pickle Wrap Dip
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- ¾ cup Baby Dill Pickles (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons Pickle Juice
- 4 ounces Buddig Beef (chopped)*
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Soften cream cheese by letting the unopened packet rest in hot water for 10 minutes and then mix with sour cream, blending to ensure there are no lumps.
- Add all remaining ingredients and combine.
- Dip can be served immediately with crackers or set in the refrigerator to allow flavors to meld overnight.