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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 4 tablespoons dressing; let stand 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade; 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.
  • Broil 4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting frequently with remaining dressing after turning.
  • Discard toothpicks before serving.

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
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.

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  • sarah
    Aug 20, 2017

    This recipe is almost the same as one in my hot air fryer cookbook. I have made it several times in my fryer and it's really fantastic. Mine just uses a small cube of monterrey jack cheese with a slice of pepper and a shrimp,wrapped in bacon.instead of the dressing used here. It's less messy and easier,and tastes great! I will try Karen's idea of using prosciutto too! Great party snack food and you can make ahead and cook when ready.

  • Nitacava
    Nov 13, 2015

    Very good

  • KarenKeefe
    Dec 30, 2013

    Instead of bacon, I use prosciutto. It is thinner providing for a tighter wrap. Also, less greasy! This appetizer is awesome!

  • Bellas_Dream
    Dec 27, 2013

    This sounds really good! & best of all, I have all the ingredients on hand! I'll probably skip the Jalapenos, though, sprinkle with a bit of pepper & add pineapple!

  • anytimebusiness
    Jan 13, 2013

    No comment left

  • debp911
    Dec 2, 2012

    I added a piece of sliced water chestnut. The "crunch" added extra to this base.I also left some jalapeno membrane on some of the pieces-wow!

  • Karen.Buske
    Sep 11, 2012

    How can you go wrong with shrimp and bacon. I love the idea of adding a slice of jalapeno to it, wonderful!!!! I love making appetizers and this is just another one that I will add to my recipe files. Thank you!!

  • tcarver
    Feb 16, 2011

    really good flavor-kind of messy to prepare

  • lillychevy
    Dec 21, 2010

    Can these be frozen?