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What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (21 Recipes)

If you’re wondering what to serve with bacon wrapped shrimp, we’ve got the dips, sauces, and tasty side dishes for you!

Shrimp wrapped in bacon are perfect for holidays, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve, and game day! They’re easy to serve for an appetizer, and hearty enough for a main course at dinner.

Shrimp wrapped in bacon just might be the ultimate Surf ‘n Turf. The flavor combination of smoky bacon and juicy shrimp together is SO tasty.

Here are some of our favorite recipes for these delectable skewers:

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp – this version from The Cookie Rookie has the sweet-spicy flavors of chipotle pepper and brown sugar.

Bacon-Wrapped Marinated Shrimp from Recipe Zazz features large shrimp that get extra flavor from a marinade of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic.

Tasting Table’s version of the recipe features a glaze of maple syrup and cayenne pepper.

(Note: If you love bacon and seafood together, be sure to try our bacon-wrapped scallops!)

7 Sauces to Serve with Bacon Shrimp Appetizers

Perfect for a cocktail party or special occasion, flavorful shrimp covered in perfect bacon are an easy appetizer that will make your guests squeal with delight!

For hors d’oeuvres, we recommend removing the shrimp tails prior to cooking so guests don’t have to worry about discarding them. Use a wooden skewer to secure each piece so the appetizers are easy to dip, and arrange some lemon wedges on the platter.

Here are some accompaniment ideas for dipping the shrimp skewers:

  1. Your favorite seafood dipping sauce. Ours is this Homemade Tartar Sauce from Natasha’s Kitchen, enlivened with lemon juice, fresh dill and chopped pickles.
  2. Zesty cocktail sauce pairs well with this duo. We like this Quick Cocktail Sauce recipe from the Food Network.
  3. Baja Sauce – the lime mayo with a spicy kick that’s often served with fish tacos.
  4. Your favorite barbecue sauce
  5. Comeback Sauce – a zippy blend of mayo, ketchup, chili sauce, lemon and seasonings.
  6. Ranch dressing
  7. Remoulade Sauce. We especially like the New Orleans white sauce version with finely chopped celeriac.

21 Side Dishes to Serve with Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon for Dinner

Because bacon-wrapped shrimp are savory and high in protein, they can easily be served as a main course. Use larger shrimp and thick sliced bacon in the recipe for dinner portions, if you like. They pair well with crisp salads and tender veggies, as well as starches like potatoes, rice and biscuits.

These recipes were created by top food bloggers, and the flavors pair especially well with tender shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon.

(For more fun sides, you might enjoy these other popular roundups: What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Scallops, What to Serve with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, and 15 Best Side Dishes with Bacon.)

1. Cauliflower Casserole – Amanda’s Cookin’

Cauliflower Casserole in a yellow serving dish.
Steamed cauliflower is loaded with cheese sauce, bacon, sour cream, and chives in this delicious cauliflower casserole side dish.
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2. Baked Asparagus with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Asparagus spears on a white platter, topped with crumbled bacon, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, garnished with six lemon wedges.
Tender asparagus is drizzled with bacon drippings and baked with a topping of crumbled bacon, toasted bread crumbs and shredded Parmesan cheese.
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3. Butter Smothered Green Beans & Cashews – The Delicious Spoon

3. Butter Smothered Green Beans & Cashews - The Delicious Spoon
Green beans smothered in butter and fresh herbs then tossed with crunchy cashews. A delicious way to enjoy garden fresh green beans!
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4. Bacon Fried Cabbage – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

White oval dish filled with bacon fried cabbage
Tender chopped cabbage is fried with savory thick cut bacon in this flavorful keto friendly recipe that can be a side dish or an easy dinner.
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5. Spinach Stir Fry with Garlic – Spoons of Flavor

This Chinese stir fry spinach with garlic is a tasty addition to any meal. You need some basic ingredients & 10 minutes to prepare this dish.
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6. Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs – Dinner at the Zoo

These smashed potatoes are baby potatoes that are boiled until tender, then smashed flat, topped with garlic and herb butter, and roasted until golden brown.
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7. Fried Tenderstem Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon (Garlic Broccolini) – Somebody Feed Seb

Tenderstem Broccoli with Garlic (a.k.a. Garlic Broccolini) is a healthy & nutritious side dish that’s both quick and extremely versatile!
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8. Creamy Confetti Corn – Urban Bliss Life

8. Creamy Confetti Corn - Urban Bliss Life
This Creamy Confetti Corn is an easy and delicious side dish, full of yummy veggies and topped with crispy bacon.
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9. Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad – She’s Not Cookin’

9. Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad - She's Not Cookin'
Enjoy this quick and easy Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad as a side salad or main dish! Pesto is mixed into tortellini pasta with traditional tomatoes, basil and bocconcini cheese.
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10. Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad with Balsamic & Feta – Kim Schob

heirloom tomato salad
This fresh Heirloom tomato salad has all the flavor of summer! It’s tart, sweet, salty and full of fresh herbs with a balsamic dressing and feta crumble on top!
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11. Mediterranean Couscous Salad – Dinner at the Zoo

This Mediterranean couscous salad is pearl couscous with vegetables and feta cheese, all tossed in a homemade dressing.
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12. Tomato Feta White Bean Salad with Arugula – Sun Grown Kitchen

White Bean Salad is a protein-packed yet light summer salad with both fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, spicy arugula and simple vinaigrette!
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13. Wedge Salad Recipe – Dinner at the Zoo

13. Wedge Salad Recipe - Dinner at the Zoo
This wedge salad recipe is chunks of iceberg lettuce topped with homemade blue cheese dressing, bacon, tomatoes and chives.
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14. Apple Wild Rice 24 Hour Salad – Midwestern HomeLife

Apple Wild Rice 24 Hour Salad is a beautiful overnight layered salad with lettuce, wild rice, apples, grapes, cranberries, walnuts, green onions, feta, and bacon with a creamy homemade avocado yogurt dressing.
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15. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad – I Food Real

15. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad - I Food Real
15 minute Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad made with crispy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and tossed in creamy garlic and dill dressing.
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16. Pomegranate and Poppy Seed Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad – Peel with Zeal

shaved brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl.
Looking for an easy and refreshing salad? Look no further than our dressed up pomegranate and shaved brussels sprouts salad.
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17. Corn Salad With Creamy Dill Dressing – My Pocket Kitchen

Corn Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing is the ultimate salad for corn season. It’s easy, delicious and lasts in the fridge for days! Click here for the recipe
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18. Zucchini Fritte {Fried Zucchini} – Lynn’s Way of Life

Crispy, crunchy, and so easy to make, Zucchini Fritte is a delicious and simple appetizer to make for your family!
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19. Baked Zucchini Fritters with Parmesan – My Pocket Kitchen

Baked Zucchini Fritters with Parmesan are a delicious and easy way to use up the seasons bounty OR a delicious side dish any time of year!
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20. Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf – Served From Scratch

This Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf is a classic rice dish that’s simple to make in one pot or skillet, is packed full of flavor, and is a favorite side dish in our house!
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21. Cheddar Bay Biscuits – The Cozy Cook

These Cheddar Bay Biscuits taste just like the famous recipe from Red Lobster! The batter recipe takes 10 minutes to make and you can even use Bisquick.
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How about you? What do you make to accompany bacon-wrapped shrimp? Drop us a comment below!

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