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52 Best Bacon Appetizers

Bring an offering from this collection of best bacon appetizers if you want to be the most popular cook at the party. Have you ever noticed how guests get excited whenever bacon is on the menu?

Choose from bacon-wrapped treats, bacon snacks, make ahead bacon appetizers, Keto and air fryer recipes, bacon dips, spreads, and small bites. We’ve got you covered with holiday appetizers, hors d’oeuvres for a dinner party, Christmas finger foods, tailgating recipes, game day appetizers, and dozens more.

With 52 recipes in this sizzling roundup, you can enjoy a new delicious appetizer every week for a year!

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Bacon Wrapped Appetizer Recipes

Bacon Snacks

Bacon Finger Foods

Air Fryer Appetizers

Bacon Dips and Spreads

Keto Bacon Treats

Bacon Wrapped Appetizer Recipes

There’s nothing like encasing a yummy morsel in crispy, crunchy bacon to make your tastebuds do the happy dance. These scrumptious recipes are guaranteed to go quickly on the buffet table at your next gathering.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies appetizer
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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Three Ingredient Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

5 pieces of bacon wrapped chicken strips with dipping sauce in a black dish
These easy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers are just what you need! You are packing three fantastic flavors into one delicious piece of heaven and you can be chowing down on these in about 30 minutes.
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Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

eight bacon wrapped breadsticks on a platter with dipping sauce
Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks appetizer sprinkled with spicy Parmesan and served with basil pesto is a perfectly simple snack for your next party!
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

bacon wrapped scallops piled on a plate with 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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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

7 pieces of bacon wrapped water chestnuts on a black background with dipping sauce on the left
Everyone goes NUTS over this easy appetizer. Whole water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon and marinated in a sweet/savory sauce.
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Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites with Dipping Sauce

close up of maple wrapped pork bite on skewer with dipping sauce
These bacon wrapped pork bites are so easy to make and are packed with flavor! You get sweetness from the maple syrup and saltiness from the bacon making them such a great skewered appetizer to serve at your next party!
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Apple Stuffed Bacon Date Appetizers

apple stuffed bacon wrapped dates on a cooling rack
Apple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates are the easiest, naturally sweet, salty, crispy appetizer. Delicious sweet apples are stuffed into in plump dates, all nicely wrapped in bacon then baked until warm and crispy.
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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches

A pile of bacon wrapped grilled peach slices on a platter
These bacon wrapped grilled peaches can be preassembled the night before and thrown on the grill while your guests are mingling.
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

four pieces of bacon wrapped stuffing bites on a white plate
Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a wonderful holiday appetizer! Use up leftover stuffing and wrap thick flavorful bacon around for the perfect crispy treat.
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Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizers

6 pieces of jalapeno bacon wrapped shrimp on white background
These easy jalapeno bacon-wrapped shrimp are smoky, spicy and delicious! The shrimp are marinated in a jerk spice mix, then wrapped in bacon along with a chunk of fresh jalapeno.
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Bacon Snacks

Whether you’re watching a family movie or satisfying the mid-afternoon hungries, these crunchy bacon snacks are sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings!

Parmesan Bacon Crackers

This easy Parmesan Bacon Crackers recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party. These appetizers are simple to make and so good!
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Loaded Chips with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Close up of a platter piled with loaded chips with blue cheese and bacon
These loaded chips are the best shareable appetizer. Crispy kettle chips are baked with layers of creamy blue cheese and crispy bacon pieces. Topped with scallions and drizzled with hot sauce, these crispy and melty chips are a tasty snack!
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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled bacon sweet potato fries on a white serving platter with dipping sauce
It’s grilling time and these Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Sweet Potato Fries are something special. These fry wedges are easy to make and very tasty. We also make a super delicious Sriracha Maple dipping sauce that is out of this world!
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

A stack of four chicken bacon ranch quesadillas on a white plate
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas take chicken quesadillas to the next level by adding onions, bell peppers, bacon and ranch dressing for an incredible flavor combo inside that cheesy crispy tortilla! https://flavormosaic.com/chicken-bacon-ranch-quesadillas/
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Bacon Cheddar Popcorn

a white bowl with bacon cheddar popcorn on a multicolored potholder
Bacon cheddar popcorn is crispy, crunchy, and cheesy. You’ll love the savory flavor!
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Buffalo Chicken Bacon Flatbread

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread is good, but adding bacon makes it great. A super easy recipe that your family and friends will love!
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Bacon Finger Foods

Bacon bites are perfect party fare because they can be eaten while talking and sipping. These bite-sized bacon delights will make everyone happy!

Tater Tots and Bacon Cheese Bites

These bite-sized appetizers feature crispy tater tots sandwiched between two crispy pieces of bacon with melty cheddar cheese inside.
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Sundried Tomato Bacon and Mozzarella Swirls

6 sundried tomato bacon swirl appetizers on a serving plate
Perfect make ahead puff pastry appetizers with tasty bacon, mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes.
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Best Deviled Eggs with Bacon

four deviled eggs with bacon on a wooden background
These crowd-pleasing deviled eggs have a creamy filling with just a hint of mustard and curry. Homemade bacon bits on top provide the perfect crispy crunch!
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Bacon Gruyere Gougeres

Bacon, Gruyère cheese, and crispy, light choux pastry bake up golden brown for an appetizer that’s as glamorous as it is delicious.
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Fig and Bacon Jam Crostini

6 pieces of fig and bacon jam crostini on a white background
These crostini are topped with goat cheese, sliced figs, and homemade bacon jam for a light, fun appetizer!
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Mini Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pasties

mini bacon onion pasties on a round platter with dipping sauce
Caramelized bacon and onion is encased in flaky puff pastry – these golden pasties make for a delicious appetizer.
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Mini BLT Cups

4 BLT appetizer bites on a white background
These little appetizers contain all the flavors of your favorite BLT sandwich in one small bite. A crispy toast shell holds a tasty filling of chopped tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, crunchy bacon and creamy mayonnaise.
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Easy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

bacon stuffed mushrooms
Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms are always on the appetizers list for our family get togethers and usually the first to disappear.
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Jalapeno Popper Bites

3 pieces of jalapeno popper bites on a white platter
Jalapeño popper bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for any gathering. Puff pastry is topped with jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon and baked until golden brown.
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Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiches

Bacon Cheddar Mini Quiches
Mini quiches with bacon and cheddar are bite-sized delights! Easy to make, they’re always a big hit for breakfast or as appetizers.
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Sweet Potato Bacon Guacamole Bites

6 sweet potato bacon guacamole bites on a baking sheet
These smashed sweet potato guacamole bites have crispy sides with soft centers. Topped with a crispy piece of salty bacon, they’re the perfect game day bite.
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Bacon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Appetizers

close up of bacon puff pastry bite
Cream cheese puff pastry squares are so easy to prepare and everybody loves them!
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Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon and Brisket

6 pieces of jalapeno poppers with brisket and bacon on a white platter
These jalapeño poppers are worthy of any holiday or game day gathering. Super simple to make and the ultimate flavor combination!
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Bacon Egg Salad Tomato Bites

Bacon Egg Salad Tomato Bites are a super easy appetizer or snack. Combining the taste of a BLT sandwich with an egg salad sandwich, only leaving out the bread and lettuce.
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I Heart Bacon Appetizers

Heart bacon appetizers
These easy heart-shaped bacon appetizer crackers topped with shredded Parmesan are the perfect bacon bites for your next romantic dinner or gathering.
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Bacon Cheeseball Bites

close up of six bacon cheeseball bites on a white platter
These baby cheese balls rolled in crunchy bacon bits are the perfect appetizer. Easy to make and always a crowd favorite!
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Caesar Salad Bacon Cups

3 caesar salad bacon cup appetizers on a pale blue platter
These Caesar salad bacon cups make fun appetizers. Adorable cups made of crispy bacon are topped with Caesar salads. Delish!
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Easy Bacon Beignets

12 bacon beignets on a black plate with a small bowl of maple syrup
Beignets with no yeast are easy to make and these are made even more special with the addition of bacon and maple syrup on the side.
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Air Fryer Appetizers

The air fryer is perfect for cooking bacon until it’s perfectly crispy and browned, while rendering out the fat. You’ll love these easy to make air fryer bacon tidbits!

Air Fryer Bacon Shrimp Crostini

9 pieces of air fried bacon shrimp crostini on a platter
Air fryer bacon-wrapped shrimp or prawns served on tiny pieces of avocado toast make easy and always popular tapas. Crostini appetizers are always fun to eat and easy to make. These small bites with bacon, shrimp and avocado will be quickly snapped up!
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Air Fryer Bacon Aioli

This is an easy method for making your own homemade bacon aioli using the air fryer. Loaded with air fryer bacon, fresh garlic, and mayonnaise, this is the best air fryer dip you will ever make.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

12 pieces of bacon wrapped asparagus inside an air fryer basket
This super easy Keto Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is crispy, hearty and so flavorful! The asparagus is perfectly cooked, the bacon is extra crispy, and the flavor combination is so delicious!
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pickles

close up of 7 pieces of air fryer bacon wrapped pickles on a white background
Make this simple low-carb appetizer with just two ingredients in the air fryer. Perfect for any time of the year!
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

air fried bacon jalapeno poppers
We serve these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers for parties, gatherings, or whenever we want something fun and delicious. They are insanely good and only require 4 ingredients, and can be made in the air fryer. You’ll be smacking your lips and reaching for more after the first taste.
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Bacon Dips and Spreads

Dips are always popular party fare, and when you add the mouth-watering flavor of bacon to the dish your guests are going to swoon. These dips and spreads can be served with your favorite crackers, sturdy chips, baguette slices, pita chips and crispy raw veggies.

BLT Dip

close up of BLT dip with crackers in the background
BLT Dip is the best and easiest way to enjoy your favorite flavors outside of the beloved sandwich. Great for any occasion: parties, holiday events and more.
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Baked Brie with Bacon and Apples

gooey baked brie topped with bacon and apple topping surrounded by 6 baguette slices
Melty baked brie cheese is topped with cinnamon apples and bacon and served with baguette slices, for an easy appetizer that everyone loves.
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Goat Cheese and Bacon Jam Appetizers

goat cheese log topped with bacon with four crackers to the left
Inspired by a favorite holiday appetizer, this goat cheese log with bacon date jam provides the same satisfaction as bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese but is so much easier. It comes together in just 20-minutes and is naturally gluten-free.
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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip

Close up of white bowl filled with cheesy bacon ranch dip
When it comes to scrumptious satisfying dips, this cheesy bacon ranch dip takes the trophy! It’s one of my most popular recipes for game day festivities, holidays, potlucks and backyard gatherings.
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Leek Scape Dip with Bacon and White Cheddar

Leek scape bacon dip, a loaf of french bread, and three leek scapes
This dip gets its lovely mild onion flavor from leek scapes. It’s perfect with the smoky bacon and white cheddar!
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

A bacon ranch cheese ball on a blue plate, surrounded by assorted crackers
This easy cheese ball recipe is the perfect party offering, and features crunchy bacon and lots of cheddar cheese. This bacon ranch cheese ball is a great make-ahead appetizer or snack.
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Cheesy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cheesy spinach artichoke horseradish dip on a plate with crackers and veggies
This spicy take on spinach and artichoke dip is creamy, zippy and full of crispy bacon. The perfect appetizer that’ll be gone in minutes!
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Crockpot Bacon Cheese Dip

Close up of crockpot filled with cheese bacon dip
This warm crockpot cheese dip is a gooey blend of bacon, cheddar, and ranch. This queso appetizer is one of our favorite party take-alongs!
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Bacon Scallion Cheese Wreath

Bacon Scallion Cheese Wreath on a platter surrounded by crackers
A Bacon Scallion Cheese Wreath is flavorful, kind of cute, and it makes about 3 cups which will round out the food table in a room full of party-goers.
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Keto Bacon Appetizers

Making low carb treats never never has to mean sacrificing flavor when bacon is the star. These keto-friendly starters will delight everyone at the table!

Bacon Bourbon Keto Meatballs

a platter of bacon bourbon meatballs with a small pitcher drizzling sauce over
What’s better than bacon? How about bacon bourbon meatballs?! These are topped with a BBQ bourbon sauce. It’s the perfect bite and it’s low carb!
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Keto Bacon Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

5 pieces of bacon jalapeno poppers with Italian parsley for garnish
See how to make baked jalapeño poppers with a time-saving shortcut! This easy, keto bacon cream cheese jalapeño poppers recipe needs just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes prep.
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Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

square dish with 4 bacon wrapped chicken wings on a colorful towel with scallions in the background
These tasty baked chicken wings are wrapped in delicious bacon and basted with low carb barbecue sauce for a keto-friendly appetizer everyone will love!
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Keto Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks

A pile of bacon wrapped cheese sticks on a white platter with dipping sauce on the right
Cheese and bacon lovers will love this easy and yummy Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks recipe, and it’s Keto friendly, too.
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If you’re a bacon lover, you might also enjoy these popular recipes:

Maple Candied Bacon

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Best BLAT Sandwich

Do you have any favorite bacon hors d’oeuvres recipes you’d like to see added to our roundup? Be sure to drop a link in the comments below. Visit our Bacon Recipes page for more delicious treats.

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12 thoughts on “52 Best Bacon Appetizers”

    • Addie, thank you for stopping by and sharing your wonderful feedback, and we’re so glad you like the recipe roundup. We are grateful for all of the bloggers who gave us permission to share their delicious bacon appetizers.

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    • Thank you so much for your amazing compliment, Agnieszka. I visited your blog today and love it! I can’t wait to try your recipe for Peach, Bacon and Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese!

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  1. Yum, yum, yummmm! This is such an AMAZING collection of bacon appetizers. Definitely making a bunch of these for my next party. They all look so incredible I honestly don’t even know where to start lol!

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    • From one avid bacon lover to another, it’s nice to “meet” you, Claudia! So glad you like this collection of tasty bacon bites, and thank you for your very kind words.

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