People Are Frying Cheese-Wrapped Pickles and, Stick with Me, It’s Delicious

It's not surprising that cheese-wrapped pickles would be tasty, but this simple recipe is completely taking over the internet!

Sometimes viral recipes are so obvious and tasty you wish you’d thought of them first. Such is the case with the cheese-wrapped pickles that have taken the internet by storm. The formula is simple: fry some cheese in a pan until it’s gooey, then add a tangy dill pickle spear and wrap it. You end up with a pickle in a blanket, and it’s the kind of snack you want to eat immediately over the sink.

The TikTok creator who popularized this is Claire Snyder (@clurmurr). She calls her cheese-wrapped pickles “a guilty pleasure” and tells viewers, “My husband says it’s gross, but I think I can find someone else out there who either makes this or will enjoy this.”

Apparently, there are quite a few people who enjoy cheese-wrapped pickles! More than 13 million people have watched the video and it has over 1.6 million likes.

@clurmurr where the pickle people at 🙋‍♀️ #guiltypleasuresnack #picklesnack ♬ original sound – Claire

We decided to test Claire’s recipe for pickles in a blanket!

How to Make Cheese-Wrapped Pickles

Ingredients for Cheese Wrapped Pickle on Marble surfaceLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

The ease-to-deliciousness ratio of this is very high. But there are a couple of tricks to optimize the experience. First, make sure the cheese slice you use is thick enough. The cheese slices I used were thin, and my first attempt was a little hard to wrap. So I used two slices and it worked great. Next, while you can use almost any sliced cheese, but the provolone cheese that Snyder uses in her original video works really well. Finally, I found it easier to wrap the cheese with tongs rather than a spatula.


  • Dill pickle spears
  • Cheese slices, preferably provolone
  • Ranch dressing (optional)


Step 1: Heat oil

Heat a tiny amount of oil (or cooking spray) in a skillet, over medium heat.

Step 2: Fry the cheese

Pickle and Cheese Slice frying in panLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

Place cheese slice in pan and let cook until gooey in the center and crispy golden at the edges. Add dill pickle spear in the center of the melted cheese.

Step 3: Wrap the pickle in the cheese

Pickle and Cheese Slice frying in panLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

With tongs or a spatula, wrap the cheese around the pickle and remove from heat. Place on paper towels to drain excess oil and allow the cheese to crisp a little more. Serve with ranch dressing or enjoy the pickles in a blanket as-is.

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