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Bacon wrapped shrimp on a white plate

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Tender shrimp wrapped in bacon, baked in the oven until the bacon is crispy. Tossed with a sweet and slightly spicy maple butter glaze, great for an appetizer or main course.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, maple syrup, quick
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 199kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 16 large shrimp peeled with tails on
  • 8 slices bacon cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted, See Note
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt


  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Place a wire rack over a large baking sheet. Place halved bacon slices in a single layer onto the wire rack. Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until bacon has rendered a little fat and is becoming golden brown on edges. Allow to cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine maple syrup, butter, and red pepper flakes; stir. Toss shrimp and cooked bacon in maple butter.
  • Wrap each shrimp with a piece of bacon; secure with toothpick. Place shrimp onto wire rack on baking sheet and brush with remaining maple butter. Bake shrimp for 5 minutes.
  • Turn oven to broil and broil shrimp, about 10" from heat source, about 5-8 minutes, flipping shrimp once halfway through, until bacon is crispy.


For paleo, you can substitute ghee or refined coconut oil for the butter.
For dairy free, use vegan butter or refined coconut oil instead of butter.
For low carb, substitute maple syrup with low carb maple syrup, like Lakanto Monkfruit Maple Syrup.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 7g