bacon appetizer recipes

Gimmee ALL the bacon! When it comes to easy party finger foods and apps, BACON is ALWAYS the crowd-pleaser! EVERYONE loves bacon!

Your mouth will be watering when you see all these crispy, savory bacon-wrapped appetizers below.

Whether you’re hosting a party, tailgating, or simply looking to add a touch of creative elegance to your meal without adding extra carbs, bacon-wrapped appetizers are the way to go.

Let’s take a look at some fantastic recipes for easy appetizers wrapped in bacon to elevate your next gathering.

27 mouth-watering bacon appetizers you're never tried

Updated on May 16, 2024

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Appetizers and finger foods that are wrapped in bacon are the perfect party food for ANY crowd.

C’mon… EVERYBODY likes bacon, right? Even your low-carb eating friends will be gobbling them up!

Whether you’re hosting a lively party, gathering for some game day football watching, or simply yearning to add a touch of indulgence to your daily meals, bacon-wrapped appetizers are the answer!

1. Classic Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

These spicy, creamy, and crispy bites are a timeless favorite.

Slice jalapeño peppers in half, remove the seeds, and fill them with cream cheese. Wrap each half with a strip of bacon and secure with toothpicks.

Bake until the bacon is golden and the peppers are tender. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for a delectable contrast.

2. Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds

The sweet and salty combination of dates and bacon is simply irresistible!

Stuff pitted dates with whole almonds, wrap them in bacon, and secure with toothpicks.

Bake until the bacon is perfectly crispy and the dates have caramelized. These little bites are a delightful treat for any occasion.

3. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

For a healthier twist, consider bacon-wrapped asparagus.

Simply wrap bundles of fresh asparagus spears with bacon slices, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and roast until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp.

It’s an elegant and delicious side dish or appetizer that gets bonus point because you can also make these in the air fryer.

4. Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Meatballs wrapped in bacon are the perfect combination of meaty goodness and smoky flavor.

Create your favorite meatball mixture, shape it into small balls, and wrap each with a bacon strip.

Bake until the bacon is crispy, and the meatballs are cooked through. Serve with toothpicks and your favorite dipping sauces.

5. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer

Shrimp and bacon make an indulgent duo.

Wrap jumbo shrimp with bacon, secure with toothpicks, and brush them with a glaze made from a mixture of barbecue sauce and honey.

Grill or bake them until the bacon is crispy and the shrimp turn pink.

The sweet and smoky flavors will leave your guests craving for more.

6. Bacon-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

Upgrade the classic hot dog with bacon.

Wrap mini cocktail franks with bacon slices and secure with toothpicks. Bake or grill them until the bacon is browned and crispy. Serve with an array of dipping sauces for a fun and delicious appetizer.

7. Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries Appetizer

Creamy avocado slices are wrapped in bacon, coated in breadcrumbs, and baked until golden.

The result? A creamy, crispy, and irresistible appetizer that combines the richness of avocado with the smokiness of bacon. I found a really good recipe for them here.

8. Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites Toothpick Appetizer

Wrapping pineapple chunks in bacon and tossing them on the grill for a few is probably MY crowds FAVORITE bacon wrapped appetizer I make.

There’s something about that combination of sweet and salty that just goes together perfectly. For an added flavor boost – sprinkle some brown sugar on these toothpick appetizers after you take them off the grill.

Speaking of sweet and salty…

There are two more bacon appetizers I’ve recently made – and everyone LOVED them.

bacon appetizer recipes

These two are MUST MAKE appetizers for your next event!

Top: Pig Shots – Don’t be fooled by the silly name, this appetizer recipe is packed with flavor from thick, crispy bacon, smoked sausage, a yummy cream cheese mixture, jalapenos, and a honey BBQ glaze that are oven-baked into a fabulous bite-sized bacon wrapped toothpick appetizer.

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Bottom: Bacon Crackers – Crunchy, buttery club crackers are topped with bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar, cayenne, and black pepper, then baked to golden perfection.

Simple 5 ingredients, only 10 minutes of prep time, are VERY budget-friendly

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Make Ahead Bacon Appetizers

Make Ahead Bacon Appetizers

Want even MORE bacon appetizer ideas? Check out this list of the ULTIMATE make ahead bacon appetizer recipes you’ll find online.

LOTS to choose from… and they all have BACON! Yum!

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20 of the BEST Bacon Appetizers – This round-up is a complete guide to all the best bacon snacks and appetizers you need. Bonus: they are all simple, easy to throw together, and so delicious!

Holiday Bacon Appetizer Recipe – Easy to make and so yummy! These can be made ahead of time and stored. People can’t get enough of these.

BEST Bacon Appetizers (Crowd Favorites) – When it comes to party hors d’oeuvres, bacon appetizers and bacon snacks are a crowd pleaser for any occasion from cocktail parties to game day to brunch! This complete guide has our favorite recipes guests love, and they’re all simple, easy and delicious.

Easy Bacon Bites – Crunchy, decadent and addictive, this Bacon Cream Cheese Bites recipe will steal the show at any party. Guaranteed. You only need 4 ingredients to make these show stopping party snacks.

Salty & Sweet Bacon Wrapped Appetizers – These bacon bites are NOT for the food snob. These are NOT for those who only eat healthy. These are for people who are FUN!

Bacon-wrapped appetizers are versatile, flavorful, and sure to be a hit at any gathering. Whether you prefer sweet, spicy, or savory combinations, these recipes offer a wide range of options to suit every palate. So, the next time you’re looking to impress your guests, consider including some of these bacon-wrapped delights on your menu. Your taste buds will thank you, and your guests will be coming back for more.

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