Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is the perfect appetizer in just 20 minutes. Flavor packed shrimp is wrapped with crispy bacon for a hard to resist recipe.

Bacon wrapped shrimp on a platter.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This is the easiest recipe and perfect for holiday parties, Game Day or just because. In about 20 minutes, this amazing recipe goes from oven to table.

The shrimp is tossed in the best seasoning and then wrapped in bacon. The flavor combination is wonderful.

I think you will love the simplicity of this recipe. It has minimum prep work but turns out delicious every time.

We think bacon makes everything better. You might also like to try Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies, Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites and Bacon Wrapped Dates.

How to make shrimp wrapped in bacon:

It is very simple to make bacon wrapped shrimp. The secret is to cook the bacon first and then wrap it around the shrimp.

Secure everything with a toothpick and bake. It takes just minutes to prepare.

Including the preparation and cook time, this appetizer recipe takes less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients for Bacon wrapped shrimp.

Ingredients: 

  • Large Shrimp (peeled and deveined, tail-on) 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Paprika
  • Dried Oregano 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bacon, cut in half 
  • Lemon Wedges for Serving (optional) 

How to cook bacon wrapped shrimp:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven. It should be set to 425 degrees F. 
  • Step 2 – Cook the bacon. Place the cut bacon slices on a wire rack on top of a foil lined baking sheet.  Then bake for 10 minutes. 

    Transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel to cool.  Keep the oven on.  
Process photos cooking bacon.
  • Step 3 – Season the shrimp. Add the shrimp, olive oil and seasonings to a mixing bowl.  Toss to coat the shrimp. 
  • Step 4 – Secure the bacon around the shrimp. Wrap each piece of the shrimp with a piece of the bacon securing securing with a toothpick the bacon to the shrimp with a toothpick.  Continue until all the shrimp is wrapped with bacon. 
  • Step 5 – Bake the shrimp. Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cook time, until the shrimp are pink and bacon is crispy. 
Process photos of seasoning and baking shrimp.
  • Step 6 – Remove from the oven.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Then they are ready to serve with the lemon wedges and enjoy! 
Bacon wrapped shrimp on a platter.

Why pre-cooking the bacon is important?

While you might find some recipes that skip this step, we feel it is important. By pre-cooking the bacon, you allow it to get crispy and it cooks all the way through.

If you do not cook the bacon first, it is soggy and does not have the same golden brown texture that makes this appetizer so delicious.

In order to have crispy bacon, it is important that you take the extra few minutes to pre-cook it. Just don’t cook it too long or it will be too crispy and unable to bend around the shrimp.

Bacon wrapped shrimp up close.

Tips for bacon wrapped shrimp:

  • Do not use thick cut bacon for this recipe.  It takes too long to cook and is difficult to wrap around the shrimp. 
  • It is important that you cook your bacon prior to wrapping around the shrimp. However, do not overcook it or it will break when trying to wrap.
  • You can save time and cook the bacon up to 1 day in advance. Then assemble the shrimp and bacon and cook. This will save prep time if serving for a party.
  • Line the baking pan with aluminum foil. You will save so much time during cleanup with this simple step.
Bacon wrapped shrimp up close.

How to store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.  They are best served fresh so I do try to eat these sooner rather than later.

Bacon wrapped shrimp on a baking sheet.

Recipe variations:

  • Try this bacon wrapped concept with other ingredients. Some ideas include: scallops, asparagus, green beans or fillets.
  • Soak toothpicks in water to prevent the wood from burning.
  • For a sweet flavor, try using brown sugar and maple syrup to make a glaze for the shrimp. Toss in a small bowl and cook as normal.
  • Chili Powder can be added to the seasoning mix for extra heat.
  • Feel free to use frozen shrimp but allow to thaw prior to cooking.
Bacon wrapped shrimp on a platter.

What goes with bacon wrapped shrimp?

The ideas are endless for this savory shrimp. These are just a few of our favorites.

Bacon wrapped shrimp on a platter.

Everyone will enjoy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

This easy recipe is so versatile. You can easily serve this as a delicious appetizer. However, it is also perfect to be served as a meal.

Either way, you can’t go wrong with this simple recipe. It takes very little time to prepare for an effortless recipe any day of the week.

Once you make this, you will be hooked. It is definitely a crowd pleaser and one to save. Friends and family will absolutely love this scrumptious shrimp.

Bacon wrapped shrimp up close.

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

5 from 3 votes
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is the perfect appetizer in just 20 minutes. Flavor packed shrimp is wrapped with crispy bacon for a hard to resist recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Let Sit 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 264
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 24 Large Shrimp peeled and deveined, tail-on
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 12 slices Bacon cut in half
  • Lemon Wedges for Serving optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Place the cut bacon slices on a wire rack on top of a foil lined baking sheet.  Then bake for 10 minutes.  Transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel to cool.  Keep the oven on.  
  • Add the shrimp, olive oil and seasonings to a mixing bowl.  Toss to coat the shrimp. 
  • Wrap each piece of the shrimp with a piece of the bacon securing the bacon to the shrimp with a toothpick.  Continue until all the shrimp is wrapped with bacon. 
  • Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cook time, until the shrimp are pink and bacon is crispy. 
  •  Remove from the oven.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Then they are ready to serve with the lemon wedges and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Do not use thick cut bacon for this recipe.  It takes too long to cook and is difficult to wrap around the shrimp. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 264kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 17g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 938mg, Potassium 193mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 331IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 52mg, Iron 1mg

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