Make this spooky Ham and Pickle Skull Dip appetizer for a Halloween treat everyone will love! This ghoulishly fun recipe combines ham, olives, cream cheese, and some creative design work that results in a party spread your guests won’t forget! Follow the video or written instructions below to learn how to make this tasty dip.
Scary Skull Halloween Dip Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 3 packages of Neufchatel or cream cheese
- 1 small jar dill pickles chopped
- 3 chopped green onions chopped
- ½ lb thin sliced ham chopped
- 1 package of prosciutto for the skin
- 2 green olives for the eyes.
- 1 black olive split in half for the nose
- Serve with crackers
Step by Step Halloween Skull Recipe Instructions
Place 3 packages of cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese in a large mixing bowl. Chop 3 green onions.
Place the green onions in the mixing bowl.
Chop 1 small jar dill pickles.
Place chopped dill pickles in mixing bowl.
Chop 1/2 lb. thinly sliced ham and place in mixing bowl.
Place a sheet of wax paper over a pan and place the mixture onto the wax paper.
Carefully form into a skull shape. Use a spoon to create indentations for eyes.
Using 1 package prosciutto (or similar meat), layer meat on top of mixture as desired.
Use a knife to form a mouth.
Use 2 green olives to form eyes and 1 black olive for a nose.
Serve this ghoulish party dip with crackers and enjoy!
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Ham and Pickle Halloween Dip Video Recipe
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Hi, Jess in the Rada kitchen, thanks so much for joining me today. I’m super-excited to make a revamped version of the classic pickle rollup. In the spirit of Halloween, we’re going to be making a scary skeleton head spread. Let’s go ahead and get started!
So here I have at room temperature 3 packages of Neufchatel cheese. You can use cream cheese. With my Rada Cook’s Utility Knife I’m going to take 2 green onions, give them a quick chop, and into my bowl they go. Next up we’re going to chop our mini dill pickles. I’m going to be using about half a cup. Into the bowl they go.
Last up, I have our deli sliced ham, about half a pound. I’m going to use half chopped up for the dip and the rest layered for our scary skeleton head. Again, just a rough chop. Into the bowl. With my Rada Mixing Spatula I’m going to combine these ingredients and we’ll be ready to create our skeleton head.
Here I’ve purchased some extra ham cut a little differently, you can see the different marbleized color. This is going to give us some different tones to our flesh. I’m going to do some thin slices of this to layer on at the end. Into my bowl and it’s ready when I need it.
I’m going to take this mixture and plop it onto some wax paper. You do not need to be a perfect artist for this portion. If it helps for you to have a visual of some kind by all means pull one up. I’m going to make the outline of my skull. That’s the basic layout of my head. I’m going to make indentations for the eyes with my spoon. And start layering our meat.
Whatever ghoulish way you want to get this on here, by all means, do. Let’s go ahead and finish this guy off. With my Rada Granny Paring knife, I’m going to cut out a mouth. Nothing fancy, just a rectangle. Then I can remove the ham. With the knife or a different object you can just draw or carve in some teeth. 2 green olives for the eyes. For the nose I’m going to take a black olive, half it, and here we have it. Our super scary skeleton pickle rollup spread. Be sure to check us out at RadaCutlery.com, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more scary recipes like this one. Happy Halloween, everyone!
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