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Bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe for the perfect game day appetizer

Bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe for the perfect game day appetizer

Christine Pittman, Founder of and The Cookful, shares her bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe with Fox News.

When making, follow Pittman’s savvy tip: "Use full-length bacon, not center-cut, because you’re going to cut the strips in half, and you want it to be long enough to go all the way around," she says. 

The recipe pairs nicely with a sweet chili sauce, says Pittman. "The combination of sweet, tangy, spicy, and the richness of the bacon is lovely." Get the recipe below.

Easiest Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp by Christine Pittman

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • Cooking spray or oil
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 24 large frozen shrimp, peeled, deveined, with tail
  • Sweet chili sauce (optional)


1. Turn on your broiler and arrange the rack in the oven to be about 6 inches away from the heat elements.
2. Put an oven-safe baking rack over a large heavy-duty rimmed pan.*
3. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray.
4. Cut a slice of bacon in half such that it is half as long as it was when it started. Repeat with remaining bacon slices. I use kitchen shears and cut the entire package of bacon in half at once.
5. Take the shrimp out of the freezer.
6. Grab a hold of a still-frozen shrimp. Wind a halved bacon slice around it, leaving the tail uncovered.
7. Place the shrimp on the prepared baking rack.
8. Repeat by wrapping each shrimp in a bacon half, arranging them in a single layer on the prepared pan.
9. Put the pan of bacon-wrapped shrimp on the oven rack under the broiler. Cook for 4-8 minutes, or until the tops look like they’re crisping up. Use tongs to flip over all of the bacon-wrapped shrimp, being careful to not unwind any loose bacon.
10. Continue to cook until the bacon all around the shrimp is cooked and looking a bit crisp in places, about 4-8 more minutes. If any bits of bacon start to seem burnt in spots, flip those ones over.
11. Remove shrimp from oven and serve immediately with sweet chili as a dipping sauce, if desired.


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