Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 25, 2022
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
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 30 uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 6 tablespoons creamy Caesar salad dressing, divided
  • 15 bacon strips, halved crosswise
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 4 tablespoons dressing; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  3. Drain shrimp; discard marinade. Top each shrimp with a jalapeno slice and wrap with a bacon strip; secure with a toothpick. Place on a greased rack of a broiler pan.
  4. Broil 4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting frequently with remaining dressing after turning.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Tips

Can you freeze bacon-wrapped shrimp?

Yes! You can definitely freeze bacon-wrapped shrimp. Just assemble and freeze in an airtight container for up to a week. When ready to use, broil as directed. Find more freezing tips in our ultimate guide to freezing food.

What else can I add to this bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe?

Make this recipe your own by swapping out the jalapenos for sliced cheese or fruit.

What can I serve with bacon-wrapped shrimp?

Bacon-wrapped shrimp pair with a variety of other appetizers, such as Beef Wellington Fried Wontons, Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms and Antipasto Bake. Or make a surf-and-turf meal by serving the shrimp with steak. Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 34 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.