Best Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
Bacon and shrimp make a great team in this super-easy party appetizer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Best Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • 18 uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails on
  • 9 bacon strips, halved lengthwise
  • Optional: ranch dip and lemon wedges


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Pour 1/4 cup marinade into a large shallow dish; add shrimp. Let stand 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Preheat broiler. Drain shrimp; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on a greased rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 in. from heat until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes on each side, basting frequently with remaining marinade after turning. If desired, serve with ranch dip and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 93 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.