Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon…yum! You can’t go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts on a plate

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe

These bacon wrapped water chestnuts are one of our favorite appetizers! Perfect for any holiday or get together. Anything that has bacon in it is already a favorite of mine, but the combination here of the crunchy water chestnut is just so yummy!

I love bacon. That should come as no surprise to you guys! I’d add bacon to just about everything if I could, because it just adds so much savory flavor. I’ve made Bacon Cheese Fries, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Bacon Pancakes…and of course I’ve just about perfected this Oven Baked Whiskey Bacon!

This Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts recipe is perfect because not only do you get BACON, but it’s wrapped around crunchy, soy-soaked water chestnuts and it tastes so amazing! It’s definitely a lighter, fresher taste than the bacon wrapped tater tots I made (another amazing bacon wrapped appetizer), so it’s a great thing to add to the appetizer list for parties or game day.

Try this Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts recipe for your next game day appetizer. Bacon wrapped appetizers for the win!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

Bacon Wrapped Appetizers

This bacon wrapped appetizer makes me think of football season. My mom would always do a good job feeding us during football games on Saturdays and Sundays. I have to cheer on my Tigers and Chiefs (a sad upbringing, indeed) while eating the right foods! This really takes me back and makes me think of more goodies I need to make for this blog.

Anything wrapped in bacon is perfect for game day appetizers, and this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe is no different. Mix them in with that rest of the appetizers, like Swedish Meatballs, an easy Queso dip, or these fried buffalo wings with homemade buffalo sauce.

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe is really so easy.

  1. Marinate the water chestnuts in soy sauce for at least 1 hour
  2. Drain them & coat in brown sugar
  3. Wrap each one in bacon & secure with a toothpick
  4. Back for 30-45 minutes in 350°F

We made these this weekend and it was such a fun day. It was topped off with family poker, caramel apple hot toddys, and bacon wrapped water chestnuts. How great (and different) it is to actually be able to cook for people…even if it is still just the simple things. I’m on my way to becoming the domestic goddess I strive to be!

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

How long do you cook bacon wrapped water chestnuts?

In this recipe, you’ll cook the bacon wrapped water chestnuts for between 30-45 minutes.

Are water chestnuts good for you?

Water chestnuts are definitely a great thing to add to your diet. They have a good amount of nutrients in them, plus they have antioxidants. And they are low in calories and fat! So they are great things to snack on…Once you wrap them in bacon, it’s a whole other story!

Are water chestnuts a nut?

No! Water Chestnuts are not actual nuts, so they are safe to eat for anyone who may have a nut allergy. They are actually a vegetable that grows in marshy waters and look similar to chestnuts (which is where the name comes from).

Can you buy fresh water chestnuts?

Yes! You can buy fresh water chestnuts and use them in this recipe. However, it’s much more difficult to find fresh ones rather than canned. Fresh water chestnuts will generally only be available at specialty grocers or Asian supermarkets. And it’s much more difficult to keep fresh ones…well, fresh. Canned is the best option!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

This bacon wrapped water chestnuts is so good and so easy to do. The soy sauce and bacon give so much flavor to the water chestnuts, and they become the perfect bite-sized bacon wrapped appetizers.

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. Enjoy!

 

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: bacon wrapped appetizers, water chestnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Becky Hardin
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple and delicious appetizer for game day or any party. The soy-soaked water chestnuts are crunchy and flavorful, and once you add the bacon...yum! You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped appetizers. Try this bacon wrapped water chestnuts recipe right away!
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Instructions

  1. Completely cover a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place a sprayed cooling rack over the pan to catch the drippings.
  3. Marinate the water chestnuts in soy sauce for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  4. After marinating, drain the water chestnuts.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Place the brown sugar in a bowl.
  7. Roll each water chestnut in the brown sugar.
  8. Wrap 1/3 slice of bacon around each chestnut and secure with a toothpick.
  9. Place on the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until browned.
  11. (You can broil the water chestnuts for the last few minutes to crisp the bacon. Watch closely)

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Susie Genova
Becky and Susie, I love your posts and Scout is just the sweetest puppy dog ever.
    becky
    thanks for reading the posts susie...you should have a food blog! the pics you post are amazing. you should send me some recipes that i can try (and probably mess up) haha
Tiff
We have made these, or I should say, a version of these in my family. We did water chestnuts, liver (BLEH) and bacon. They were my dads favorite, just not mine! These sound much better!!
    becky
    ha! i'm kind of grateful i didn't ever eat it with liver...although i'm sure my dad would eat those until they were gone as well! thanks for reading the blog tiffany!
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