Parmesan Bacon and Pickle Bites

36 Pieces
50 min

These Parmesan Bacon and Pickle Bites are a little morsels of goodness. Each piece consists of bite-size pizza crust that’s glazed with honey mustard, topped with a pickle slice, and wrapped in bacon. Once baked, they are coated with Parmesan cheese! They are definitely party food and a must have on the game day menu.

I use Pillsbury pizza crust because it’s so convenient and easy to work with, but you can use any pizza crust you want.

For pickles, go with dill or bread and butter. You can’t go wrong either way. Or make both! These bites are crowd pleasers!

Step-by-step images and a how-to video link are available at In Good Flavor.

Parmesan Bacon and Pickle Bites
Recipe details
  • 36  Pieces
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 50 min
Show Nutrition Info
Hide Nutrition Info

  • 1 (13.8 ounce container) Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
  • 18 bacon strips halved
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 36 small slices of dill pickles or bread and butter pickles (wider slices can count for 2 if halved)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Unroll pizza dough. Shape into a rectangle. Trim off excess with a pizza cutter. Cut into 36 1 x 2-inch rectangles.
Brush on honey mustard.
To form bacon bites: Place a slice of bacon on the work surface. Place a piece of pizza dough in the center. Add pickle. Fold bacon over the pickle. Continue assembling the remaining bacon bites.
Place bacon bites onto a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake on the 2nd rack from the top for 22-26 minutes, turning over bites 15 minutes into baking time. Done when bacon is brown and crispy.
Remove from oven. Coat bites with Parmesan cheese when they are cool enough to handle but still hot.
Method 1: Place Parmesan cheese into a small bowl. Add 1-2 bites at a time and gently press on Parmesan cheese.
Method 2: Place Parmesan cheese into a large plastic storage bag. Add a handful of bites into the bag. Gently shake to coat. Serve immediately.
Makes 36 bites.
  • You can cut the pizza dough according to the size specified or to your preference. Doing so will increase or decrease the yield amount. You can also lengthen or shorten the bacon size. Keep in mind that it will change the number of whole bacon strips needed.
  • The bottom of the bites brown more quickly than the bacon on top. Bake on the 2nd highest oven rack position for even browning. You can bake on the middle rack, but make sure to flip the bacon bites over midway through the baking period.
  • Coat the bites with Parmesan while they are hot. The bacon fat helps to make cheese stick. If the cheese doesn’t stick, dab the bites in the bacon fat from the baking sheet. For a lighter option, spray lightly with cooking spray, then immediately coat with Parmesan.
  • Refrigerate—store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze—store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
In Good Flavor
Want more details about this and other recipes? Check out more here!