Bacon is one of the most amazing things in the world. So obviously, if you wrap something inside of bacon, it immediately is 100x better. Here you will find over 25 bacon wrapped recipe ideas that you will love!
I LOVE appetizers. Hence, why I created a blog dedicated to it. So wrap a few in bacon and there's no stopping me.
I mean, if there's anything that can easily add a flavor bomb, it's BACON.
Below are some easy, make-ahead pork wrapped bites that are finger food friendly and ideal for any party! Some can be served cold, others at room temperature and the rest are best served HOT, straight out of the oven.
Bacon Wrapping Tips
When wrapping anything with bacon, it is important to mention how to cook the ingredient that is inside.
If the ingredient doesn't take long, like asparagus on chicken, you want to make sure the meat or veggie doesn't OVER cook inside. The bacon may not cook as quickly as what's inside and vice versa.
Some tips to make sure your appetizers turn out perfectly chewy and crispy:
- Par cook your bacon- Partially cooking your bacon on a wire rack or in a skillet BEFORE wrapping food is a quick trick to making sure the end result is perfect. We don't want raw OR burnt bacon. This will also speed up cook time.
- Use toothpick skewers- These serve two purposes. They will help the bacon stay wrapped around the food and also act like mini forks for your guests. If grilling, make sure to soak your skewers beforehand or use metal one so they don't burn.
- Choose a thinner cut bacon- Using thicker cut bacon will take much longer to cook.
- Opt for different smoke flavors- Bacon can some in a few different smoke flavors like hardwood, apple, or hickory smoked.
- Think about adding a sweet element- Bacon goes incredibly well with brown sugar, honey or maple syrup so think about adding or even brushing some onto your bacon wrapped appetizers before or after they come out of the oven.
These 3 ingredient bacon-wrapped chicken strips 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.
Bacon Brussel Sprouts are a simple appetizer that will be a hit with your guests or family at any gathering! Roasted Brussel sprouts wrapped in bacon that are seasoned with some sweet honey but delivers a kick with some hot red pepper flakes!
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers are an easy appetizer full of cheese and chorizo wrapped in crispy bacon goodness! A quick side dish that can go on the smoker or the grill and be done in about 45 minutes!
Bacon-wrapped little smokies make a great party appetizer and are a classic way to serve little hot dogs. These babies are made without sugar.
Bacon Rolls are a true family favorite. They make a delicious crunchy flavor-packed side dish to complement your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner.
Air Fryer Scallops are a deliciously tempting appetizer that even ardent seafood haters may enjoy. Did I mention that bacon is involved?
An easy appetizer that is sweet and salty. They are baked until crispy and served warm with mini skewers.
These small-bite appetizers are always a big hit! Sweet dates with smokehouse almonds tucked inside and then wrapped in hickory bacon with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Creamy avocado wrapped in bacon creates a flavor explosion when wrapped in bacon and air-fried until crispy.
Be the hit of the party with these bacon-wrapped, jalapeño-stuffed shrimp. These flavorful appetizers pack a flavor punch that will knock your socks off!
4 ingredients are all that you need to make these Bacon Wrapped Dates that are stuffed with goat cheese and almonds. These stuffed dates are Spanish tapas that are so easy to make, and they’re filled to the brim with flavor!
If you love Jalapeno Poppers you’ll do cartwheels over this Jalapeno Chicken Popper version. They have the classic spicy jalapeno and smooth cream cheese flavors along with chicken, bbq sauce all wrapped in bacon!
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots are the perfect finger food for a party or get-together. They’re sprinkled with a savory seasoning salt, then glazed with a sriracha honey glaze.
Bacon-wrapped chicken legs are a treat to eat, either as lollipops or drumsticks. They’re crunchy outside and juicy inside and they’re easy to eat with your fingers, for a lick-your-fingers satisfying appetizer.
These smoky and spicy jalapeno bacon-wrapped shrimp are easy to makes and so delicious! The shrimp are marinated in a jerk spice mix, then wrapped in bacon along with a chunk of fresh jalapeno pepper.
Everything is better with bacon, right?! BBQ Bacon Wrapped Keto Chicken Wings are packed with protein and flavor!
A delicious finger-food twist on a comfort food classic. You’re going to love these Mac and Cheese Bites!
These quick and super easy two-bite Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bomb appetizers have a high “wow” factor in no only taste, but presentation as well.
Everyone’s had a meatball, but unless you’ve had smoked bacon-wrapped meatballs, you’re missing out.
Bacon-wrapped pickles are a simple and delicious appetizer, great for any party. The salty bacon and tangy pickle with creamy filling is out of this world.
These bacon-wrapped chicken bites taste amazing. Easy to make and a crowd favorite. Plus, they're perfectly bite-sized!
What a delicious appetizer that is super easy to eat! Pork cubes are wrapped in bacon and served with a honey Dijon sauce. Friends and family will love these.
Chicken bacon ranch poppers are a fun twist on jalapeño poppers. Easy to make and so tasty.
Everyone goes NUTS over this easy appetizer. Whole water chestnuts are wrapped in bacon and marinated in a sweet/savory sauce.
Small potatoes marinated in coconut cream parsley pesto wrapped in bacon and baked to perfection are literal heaven. These bacon-wrapped small potatoes are tasty, flavorful, tender and soft inside, perfectly toasted, and crisp outside.
Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple is basted with a semi-sweet slightly spicy oriental sauce and baked to crispy golden perfection. They are a party favorite so you might want to double the batch.
Serve With The Following:
What goes better with bacon than potatoes? Serve these appetizers alongside of one of these finger foods to really wow your guests! Or if you like toothpick appetizers, check out these Appetizers Skewers On Mini Toothpicks!