40 Bacon-Wrapped Recipes Because, Well, It’s BACON!

From shrimp to apricots to juicy steak, these bacon-wrapped recipes prove that a little sizzle packs on loads of flavor.

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Tender chicken gets a special treatment when spread with a creamy filling and wrapped with tasty bacon strips. This easy bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken recipe is frequently requested by my bunch. —MarlaKaye Skinner, Tucson, Arizona

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Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Wedges

We all know that almost everything is improved with bacon—and avocado is no exception. Since it’s made in an air fryer, this bacon-wrapped appetizer is one to remember. It will definitely impress your friends! —James Schend, Dairy Freed
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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

We often think of lobster and steak when it comes to surf and turf, but there are so many fun variations to try. No wonder we love this bacon-wrapped shrimp! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops
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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops

Juicy, easy and packed with flavor: we’re talking about your next delicious dinner, aka bacon-wrapped pork chops. The humble chops are wrapped in bacon which bastes the pork during baking for a moist texture and a smoky taste. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are one of his specialties. We usually feature them at our annual Daytona 500 party. They disappear from the appetizer tray in no time.—Therese Pollard, Hurst, Texas
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How To Make Bacon Wrapped Scallops
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Want to nail your next dinner party? You need to know how to make bacon-wrapped scallops! Our Test Kitchen-approved recipe comes together in four simple steps. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bacon-Wrapped Spam Bites

These sweet and savory bacon-wrapped bites use Spam—a favorite ingredient in Hawaii—in a fun new way. Bet you can’t stop at just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Bacon-Wrapped Steak

I got the idea for bacon-wrapped filet mignon when I saw some on sale in the grocery store. The rest was inspired by my husband, because he once made a Scotch and ginger ale sauce. I originally made this in the oven but it works equally well in the air fryer! —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida
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Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

Indulge in just one of these bacon-wrapped Tater Tots and you’ll taste why they’re a hit with kids of all ages. They’ll go fast, so you may want double the recipe! —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
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Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Fresh green beans are wrapped in bacon and covered in a sweet sauce in this fast and simple side dish. Every time I take these bacon-wrapped green beans to a luncheon or family dinner, people beg me for the recipe. —Julie Hewitt, Union Mills, Indiana
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Perfectly juicy chicken breasts wrapped in crackly bacon is the protein duo of our dreams. Pull up this bacon-wrapped recipe for your next dinner party or romantic night in! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

My friends and I used to make the traditional bacon-wrapped jalapenos at cookouts. I decided to sweeten them up a bit with dates. Bacon-wrapped dates are also more kid-friendly. —Susan Hinton, Apex, North Carolina
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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This is such an easy dinner and is destined to become a family favorite. Make our bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with just six ingredients. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Whenever I attend a potluck, folks always ask me to make my bacon-wrapped water chestnut recipe—it’s become my trademark. I especially like to prepare them for holiday gatherings. —Debi Jellison, Jacksonville, Florida
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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

After making little bacon-wrapped sausages for years, I needed a change! I had an extra sweet potato and half a package of bacon on hand, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this treat. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
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Bacon-Wrapped Pesto Pork Tenderloin

I love to serve this family-favorite tenderloin—maybe because of the compliments that come with it! When the weather warms up, we grill this bacon-wrapped tenderloin instead. —Megan Riofski, Frankfort, Illinois
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Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

The holidays around the house just wouldn’t be the same without these classic bacon-wrapped apps. Through the years, Christmas Eve guests have proven it’s impossible to eat just one. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
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Apricot-Glazed Bacon Spirals

Here’s a real crowd-pleaser for an appetizer table or brunch buffet. A whole piece of crispy bacon is rolled into each spiral. It's so good with the apricot preserves, which make it a sweet-and-salty treat. —Kellie Mulleavy, Lambertville, Michigan
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Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Everything’s better with bacon, including turkey! This impressive take on the holiday favorite gets a blanket of bacon, which not only adds flavor but helps keep the turkey juicy. The best part? It’s easier than it looks! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

These cute little bacon-wrapped smokies are finger-licking good. They have a sweet and salty taste that's fun for breakfast or as an appetizer. —Cara Flora, Kokomo, Indiana
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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
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Mushroom Bacon Bites

This is the perfect appetizer for most any occasion. The tasty bacon-wrapped bites are easy to assemble and brush with prepared barbecue sauce. When we have a big cookout, they’re always a hit…but they make a nice little “extra” for a family dinner, too. —Gina Roesner, Ashland, Missouri
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pear Sauce

I enjoy cooking for my parents, and my bacon-wrapped scallops recipe is one of their favorites. If you prefer, replace the pear preserves with preserves or jam of a different flavor. —Ethan Hall, King, North Carolina
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Candied Bacon-Wrapped Figs

I stuffed figs with cream cheese and wrapped them in bacon and spices for an addictive flavor combo that’s sweet, salty and delicious. You can use dates, too. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon
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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions

I like these bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin appetizers, as they are an easy addition to your party platter. To switch things up, try with beef or chicken tenderloins. —Dan Bolbecker, Minot AFB, North Dakota
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Bacon Roll-Ups

This bacon-wrapped family recipe dates back to the 1930s, when my grandmother started making these tasty bites. Now I’m proud to serve them to my loved ones. They’re terrific for brunch, too. —Janet Abate, North Brunswick, New Jersey
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Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf

My family loves meat loaf—and this one in particular. I created this bacon meatloaf after trying and adjusting many other recipes over the years. Cheddar cheese tucked inside and a flavorful bacon topping dress it up just right for Sunday dinner! —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana
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Roasted Chicken with Brown Gravy

Folks say this is the most delicious roasted chicken in brown sauce they've ever had. There's only one problem—there are never any leftovers! —Annie Tompkins, Deltona, Florida
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Bacon-Wrapped Corn

After one bite of this grilled corn on the cob, you'll never go back to your old way of preparing it. The incredible flavor of roasted corn combined with bacon and chili powder is sure to please your palate and bring rave reviews at your next backyard barbecue. —Lori Bramble, Omaha, Nebraska
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Air-Fryer Sausage Bacon Bites

Try surprising your family on Sunday morning by pulling these bacon-wrapped bites out of the air fryer as they head to breakfast, and get ready for the oohs and aahs of delight. They’re equally delicious as a party appetizer. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Here's a juicy, delicious and savory meal in a bun! I make these bacon-wrapped hot dogs for picnics, barbecues and tailgate parties, and they always get compliments. To transport, wrap the hot dogs in foil and then in paper. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pineapple Quinoa

This is the first recipe I developed using quinoa as an ingredient. My husband thoroughly enjoyed helping me test this bacon-wrapped recipe­. This is a special dish that can be easily prepared in under 30 minutes.—Laura Greenberg, Lake Balboa, California
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Bacon-Encased Water Chestnuts

My husband and I do lots of entertaining and always start off with appetizers like these tempting morsels.—Midge Scurlock, Creston, Iowa
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Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks

I first tried these bacon-wrapped breadsticks at a restaurant and the owner was kind enough to share the recipe. When I made them for my family, not a crumb was left and everyone was asking for more! —Wendy Domres, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Bacon 'n' Egg Bundles

This is a fun bacon and eggs recipe! It can easily be doubled for a larger group. Make sure to use high-quality bacon so it doesn't fall apart in the muffin tin. —Edith Landinger, Longview, Texas
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Bacon-Wrapped Filets with Scotched Mushrooms

I got the idea for bacon-wrapped filet mignon when I saw some on sale in the grocery store. The rest was inspired by my husband, because he once made a Scotch and ginger ale sauce. This elegant recipe is for two, but it can easily be doubled. —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida
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Bacon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

It’s hard to resist a crescent roll, bacon and cream cheese in one bite! Kids, friends, everyone will scarf these bacon-wrapped pinwheels down. Now I bake a double batch whenever we have a get-together. —Krista Munson, Sharpsburg, Kentucky
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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

I tweaked this bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe to please my family, and boy were they glad! For less heat, skip the jalapenos. —Debbie Cheek, State Road, North Carolina
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Bacon Pretzel Fury

I tried a bacon pretzel fury the last time I was at Busch Gardens, and afterward I ferociously tried to re-create it at home. I don’t live anywhere close to the amusement park, so this version curbs my hankerings when ai’m back in the Midwest. —Alvin Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

I love bacon-wrapped recipes, and these sweet-smoky snacks are easy to make and fun to eat, so be prepared with an extra batch. For a change, sprinkle them with a bit of blue cheese or toasted almonds. —Tammie Floyd, Plano, Texas

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."