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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.


about 5 dozen

Updated: Jan. 07, 2023
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


  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Cut bacon strips into thirds; wrap a strip around each water chestnut and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° until bacon is crisp, 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine ketchup and brown sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove water chestnuts to paper towels; drain. Dip in ketchup mixture; place in a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over water chestnuts. Return to the oven for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 33 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.