For this no-cook game-day appetizer, tangy dill pickles are stuffed with a creamy filling that's peppered with sharp Cheddar and sweet pimientos, and then wrapped with ham. We cut back on the sodium by scraping out the pickle seeds and opting for reduced-sodium ham, which has 260 milligrams (or less) of sodium per 2-ounce serving. Source:, May 2018

Hilary Meyer


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix cream cheese, Cheddar, scallion and pimientos in a medium bowl until combined.

  • Scrape the seeds out of each pickle half with a small spoon, such as a 1/4-teaspoon measuring spoon. Stuff each pickle half with about 1 tablespoon of the cheese filling. Wrap a piece of ham around the center of each stuffed pickle and serve.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 170 mg sodium. 33 mg potassium; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 2.4 g protein; 158 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 35 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;