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33 Best Bacon Wrapped Recipes

If you love bacon, you’ll love this collection of the best bacon-wrapped recipes. As comedian Jim Gaffigan says, “You wanna know how good bacon is? To improve other food, they wrap it in bacon!”

Discover new ways to incorporate the delicious flavor of tasty bacon with these amazing, crowd-pleasing dishes created by top food bloggers.

You’ll enjoy delicious bacon-wrapped appetizers, dinners and main courses, side dishes, and bacon air fryer recipes. When in doubt, wrap it in bacon!

Bacon wrapped burger bites, lil smokies sausages, jalapeno poppers and asparagus bundles.

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Pro Tips for Wrapping in Bacon

Thin sliced bacon often works better than thick-sliced for wrapping foods in bacon, since it cooks more quickly and is more flexible.

Stretch each piece of bacon gently before wrapping around things like carrots and hot dogs.

For some recipes, it can be helpful to partially pre-cook the bacon first (as we do in our popular bacon wrapped meatloaf) so the bacon cooks up perfectly golden brown.

Soak toothpicks in water for 1 hour before cooking at high temperatures so they don’t blacken. You can also replace the toothpicks with fresh ones before serving.

Meme with crispy cooked bacon and text: I love bacon because I can wrap it around anything. Basically, it's the duct tape of food.

Best Equipment for Wrapping Bacon

To get the best results when you’re wrapping things in tasty bacon, these are the tools we love:

Kitchen Scissors – These bestselling heavy duty kitchen shears make it easy to cut bacon to the proper length while wrapping it.

Toothpicks – These premium extra long 4-inch toothpicks are made specifically for appetizers. Another option for heavier appetizers are these sustainable bamboo paddle picks, available in different lengths.

Grill Pinz – We like handsome stainless steel Grill Pinz for securing bacon to meats like steaks, chops and chicken. (They also make a great gift for your favorite griller.)

Let’s get wrappin’ and cookin,’ shall we?

Bacon Wrapped Appetizers

You’ll enjoy popular favorites like jalapeno poppers, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, scallops wrapped in bacon, bacon wrapped smokies, and more tasty hors d’oeuvres for parties and snacking!

1. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers – Dinner at the Zoo

These bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are creamy, spicy and loaded with cheese. They're easy to make, and the perfect popular party appetizer!
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2. Bacon Wrapped Scallops – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

A dozen bacon wrapped scallops on a white serving dish with a cut lemon in the background.
Prepare for rave reviews when you serve these classic bacon-wrapped scallops. The salty bacon perfectly compliments the mild, briny flavor of the slightly-sweet scallops.
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3. Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks – Spaceships and Laser Beams

A hand holding a bacon wrapped mozzarella stick with more in the background.
Delicious bacon-wrapped mozzarella sticks feature a melting cheesy center wrapped in crispy bacon. Perfect party food!
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4. Bacon-Wrapped Grouper Bites with Spicy Peppercorn Ranch Dip – Kit’s Kitchen

These Bacon-Wrapped Grouper Bites only take 25 minutes to make and are so good dipped in the peppercorn ranch sauce.
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5. Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies Sausages – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

close up of 28 pieces of bacon wrapped little smokies sausages appetizers.
Lil Smokies sausages are wrapped in bacon, baked until golden brown and glazed with BBQ sauce for a sweet savory appetizer that's sure to be the first to disappear at your next party.
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6. Bacon Wrapped Shrimp – The Forked Spoon

These delicious bite-size Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are the best quick and easy appetizer, perfect for game day, holidays, and special occasions. Made with juicy shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon and brushed with a sweet and spicy honey Cajun glaze.
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7. Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Dinner at the Zoo

7. Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts - Dinner at the Zoo
These bacon wrapped water chestnuts (sometimes called Angels on Horseback) are always a popular appetizer for parties and tailgating. They feature crispy, marinated water chestnuts covered in bacon and a sweet and savory sauce, then oven baked to perfection.
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8. Hot Dog Bites Bacon Wrapped – Take Two Tapas

Grab your grill and some kitchen staples and whip up a great appetizer for your summer get-together! These bacon hot dog bites are your new summer snack!
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9. Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Thirty cooked bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese on a white plate.
These easy appetizers feature a tasty combination of savory, crispy bacon paired with sweet dates, tangy whipped goat cheese (chevre) and peppery fresh basil. Perfect for your next party or buffet!
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10. Buffalo Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings – Wow Easy Recipes

Buffalo Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings are next level! They're full of big flavors and super easy to make. Just put them together in minutes, add a quick 3-ingredient homemade honey buffalo sauce, and oven bake or air fry!
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11. Bacon Wrapped Meatballs – Fun Money Mom

A half dozen bacon wrapped meatballs on a serving dish.
These mouthwatering bacon wrapped meatballs make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They’re an easy and delicious finger food for a football party but also great for cocktail parties or other more formal events.
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Bacon Wrapped Dinner Recipes

Bacon makes everything better, including these delectable dinner recipes like bacon wrapped chicken, pork tenderloin, shrimp, meatloaf and more!

12. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast – Lemon Tree Dwelling

Take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level with the BEST Bacon Wrapped Turkey! This easy, foolproof recipe combines the classic flavors of onions and fresh herbs with the deliciousness of bacon in a show-stopping combo that’s guaranteed to be a new holiday favorite!
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13. Easy Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops – Lemons + Zest

They look fancy, but these Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops are so simple to whip up and are a juicy, delicious dinner to make for a weeknight dinner for the family or to wow your guests. Simple to prep and pair well with a number of dinner sides!
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14. Easy Bacon Weave Meatloaf – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

close up photo of bacon weave meatloaf on a white platter, with one sliice cut on the left side
This homemade bacon weave meatloaf recipe features the tastiest mix of ground beef, peppers, onions and seasonings. It's topped with crispy bacon, glazed with BBQ sauce, and baked to perfection!
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15. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs Recipe – Chisel & Fork

These bacon wrapped chicken thighs are seasoned with spices, stuffed with garlic butter and wrapped in bacon and baked until caramelized. They are quick to put together and loaded with chicken bacon flavor, making for a great weeknight meal.
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16. Smoked Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Smoked pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with rub and on a black serving plate.
Smoked pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon is an easy, flavorful dinner that slow-cooks on the smoker to crispy perfection.
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17. Kraut Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Brats – An Affair From the Heart

Bratwurst are stuffed with sauerkraut, wrapped in crispy bacon, grilled to perfection, and served up on crusty hoagie rolls.
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18. Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribs – An Affair From the Heart

Tender Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribs are cooked low and slow on the grill or in your oven. A little bit of sweet heat and a whole lot of flavor in these bacon wrapped pork bites.
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19. Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce – Cooking with Curls

Learn how to make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon at home on the grill! Wrap the filets in bacon, season with sea salt and black pepper, cook them to perfection on the grill, and serve with a simple red wine sauce. This restaurant quality meal is as impressive as it is delicious.
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20. Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Green Chile Filling – Belle of the Kitchen

Bacon Wrapped Chicken is filled with cream cheese and smoky green chiles, then baked until juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make!
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21. Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs In The Oven – Wholesome Yum

Learn how to make bacon wrapped hot dogs in the oven! This delicious, EASY baked bacon wrapped hot dogs recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.
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22. Bacon Wrapped Cod with Thyme and Lemon – Krumpli

bacon wrapped cod in a copper skillet.
This bacon-wrapped cod is a quick and delicious centerpiece for a meal that cooks in about 10 minutes. Featuring thyme, lemon and black pepper, this dish feels special despite being very easy to make!
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Bacon Wrapped Side Dishes

Even people who don’t like vegetables will love these tasty bacon-wrapped sides, including bacon wrapped green bean bundles, corn on the cob, potato wedges, asparagus and more.

23. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Little Sunny Kitchen

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus features tender asparagus spears wrapped in crispy bacon, for and elegant side dish that is perfect for parties, holiday dinners and brunch.
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24. Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

bacon wrapped sweet corn close up
You'll love the flavorful combination of summer fresh sweet corn, garlic butter and smoky, crispy bacon.
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25. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Green Beans – Belle of the Kitchen

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Green Beans feature tender, marinated green beans wrapped in bacon, grilled to perfection and topped with tangy bleu cheese!.This is an incredible side dish you will love!
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26. Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges – Dinner at the Zoo

These bacon wrapped potato wedges have only 4 ingredients and taste like they’ve been deep fried (but they’re actually baked!) The absolute best way to make homemade french fries!
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27. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Recipe – Wholesome Yum

These easy bacon wrapped brussel sprouts with maple mustard dipping sauce make delicious appetizers – without sugar!
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Bacon Wrapped Air Fryer Recipes

The air fryer makes cooking bacon a breeze, and you’ll love recipes for bacon wrapped air fryer chicken, steak bites, cheeseburger bites, pickles, carrots and more.

28. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

air fryer bacon wrapped burger bites and French fries.
Air fryer bacon wrapped cheeseburger bites are the tastiest appetizers. These bacon burger bombs are perfect for any occasion. Whether you call the bacon wrapped stuffed meatballs or meatloaf balls, you'll love their hearty flavor.
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29. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapples – Sweet Tea and Sprinkles

If you love easy, delicious air fryer recipes, this is the perfect one for you. Covered in brown sugar and butter and grilled to perfection, these bacon wrapped pineapples are the perfect appetizer for any meal!
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30. Air Fryer Steak Bites Wrapped in Bacon – The Foodie Affair

Close up of air fryer steak bite on two toothpicks.
Tasty bacon wrapped steak bites are fast and easy to make in the air fryer. Serve as an appetizer with a dipping sauce, or as a main dish for a low carb meal.
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31. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Carrots – Amanda’s Cookin’

With just 11 minutes in the air fryer, you’ll have perfectly sweet and savory air fryer bacon wrapped carrots that make a delicious dinner side for the holidays or any day of the week.
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32. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pickles – The Soccer Mom Blog

Bacon Wrapped Pickles cooked in the air fryer and arranged on a serving platter.
Bacon wrapped pickles are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They're the perfect savory, low carb appetizer that’s easy to make in an air fryer!
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33. Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Cheese – Like Hot Keto

Cheese wrapped in crispy bacon: is there a better combination? This deliciously easy and fast air fryer recipe combines crunchy smoky bacon and hot halloumi cheese in a small finger snack of epic flavor proportions!
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Did we miss any of your favorite bacon-wrapped recipes? If so, drop a note in the comments below!

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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