Easy Pickles-In-A-Blanket Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are easy and so good, I like to use the dried Italian salami or all beef salami, use mini gherkin pickles also known as cornichons or small dill pickles --- make certain to tell your deli person to slice the salami thin -- I have listed the yield at 36 appetizers that amount is only estimated it will depend on what size you slice the rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 slices italian salami, thin slices (such as Genoa salami)
  • 13-12 cup whipped cream cheese with garlic (or use desired flavor)
  • 12 large mini gherkins, drained (pick out the longest pickles from the jar, or use 2 pickles per roll, or you may use small dill pick)
  • colored toothpick (use as many as needed)


  1. Spread each slice of the salami with a thin layer of cream cheese to within 1/4-inch of the edges.
  2. Place 1 pickle or two small pickles in the center of the salami, then roll up jelly-roll style.
  3. Slice each roll into thirds or in half then pierce each piece with a coloured toothpick.
  4. Place on a serving platter.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

These are so tasty! We use salami or ham deli meats and top off with a garlic stuffed green olive! Fabulous for camp out appetizers and football season! Goes great with beer and several wines as well!

grrmrgal December 24, 2012

SOOOO Good! These are always a hit anywhere I take them. Easy to make too. I just use softened cream cheese, mini dill pickles and deli ham or turkey. Simple!

nliz October 26, 2010

What a lovely little snacky and delicious too. DH took these to a card party and they were gone in no time flat. I used thinly sliced salami and regular cream-cheese sprinkled with just a touch of garlic powder on each. Thanks for a great keeper recipe Carol~ Made for Going Green in March in KK's forum.

CoffeeB March 01, 2010