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Easy Keto Pickle Poppers

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Are you a fan of Jalapeño Poppers? If so you’re going to LOVE these keto-friendly Pickle Poppers! I love the tanginess of the pickles, it’s a nice change from spicy jalapeños making it great for kids as well as adults that don’t care for spicy food. These are sure to be a hit at your next gathering, Fourth of July celebrations and garden barbecues!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 2 poppers)

Net carbs1.5 grams
Protein8.5 grams
Fat16.3 grams
Calories181 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 18%, fat 79%

Total carbs2 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0.9 gramsSaturated fat7.7 gramsSodium803 mg(35% RDA)Magnesium11 mg(3% RDA)Potassium102 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

  • 8 whole medium sized pickles (400 g/ 14 oz before removing insides, 280 g/ 9.9 oz after)
  • 4 oz full-fat cream cheese (115 g )
  • 1 cuo shredded cheddar cheese (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 large slices uncured bacon slices (240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • Optional: Serve with Paleo Caesar dressing or Paleo Ranch Dressing (or you can make your own Keto Ranch Dressing)


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (conventional), or 155 °C/ 310 °F (fan assisted). Slice the pickles in half lengthwise and scoop out the middles using a melon baller.
    Easy Keto Pickle Poppers
  2. In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. Divide the cheese between each pickle pressing into the centers.
    Easy Keto Pickle Poppers
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap each pickle in a piece of bacon, place in a shallow baking dish ...
    Easy Keto Pickle Poppers ... and bake 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crispy.
    Easy Keto Pickle Poppers
  4. Serve immediately.
    Easy Keto Pickle Poppers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 poppers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Pickles, cucumber, sour
0.4 g0.1 g0.1 g4 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.5 g1 g4 g35 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.4 g3.2 g4.7 g57 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Bacon, streaky (high fat content), organic
0 g4.1 g7.5 g84 kcal
Total per serving, 2 poppers
1.5 g8.5 g16.3 g181 kcal
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Comments (3)

These look fun, but I hate cream cheese - and it hates me back. Is there anything I could use instead to keep the shredded cheese in place? Thanks!


Hi Lauren or Martha,
I plan to make these, as they really look appetizing. I’m not much of a cook and probably should know this, but what kind of pickles should I use for this recipe?
Thanks, Ron


Hi Ron, ideally sugar-free dill pickled cucumbers but it depends on what you prefer, other herbs & spices are great too!