Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts I Recipe -
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts I Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts I

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"These make yummy appetizers. Note: You can substitute 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce for the ketchup and brown sugar, if you would like."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Wrap 1/2 strip of bacon around each water chestnut. Combine ketchup and sugar in a small bowl and mix together; dip each wrapped water chestnut into this mixture.
  3. Place water chestnuts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake covered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2003

This is the how I make mine also but I wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts and bake them until the bacon is done. Usually 350 for 10 minutes. Then I put them in my crock-pot and pour the mixture on top. They are easy to serve at a party this way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2003

I found a better receipe - pre-fry the bacon a little first. make the sauce with a jar of current jelly and chili sauce.

Nov 01, 2003

I love this recipe!! I make it with out ketchup, though. All I do is wrap the water chestnuts in bacon and sprinkle brown sugar on them. YUMMMY!! They are addictive, so beware!!

Dec 04, 2003

I did what one reviewer suggested and omited the ketchup. I only sprinkled brown sugar on top. They were delicious - my husband couldn't get enough of them! I did have a little problem with getting the bacon browned so I put the broiler on for a few minutes at the end of the cooking time.

Jan 07, 2004

Recipe was great. We had these at our wedding and not one was left. Although, i suggest cooking the bacon in the microwave a few minutes before wrapping, it was easier to wrap and it makes the bacon a little crispier. Just WAIT till they cool a little.

Jun 05, 2006

I absolutely love this recipe and it is so easy to make. However, I cut the bacon into thirds and didn't need toothpicks to secure them. I cooked for 30 minutes without the sauce and drained as much grease as I could then used a spoon the pour the sauce onto each one then cooked for another 20-30 minutes. I doubled the recipe for a party and we a good bit of sauce left over so I had to make more later that week. Quick, easy and delicious!!!!!

Mar 09, 2009

My grandma has been making these tasty little morsels for years. She would do one thing different though. She wrapped the chestnuts in bacon, baked them until brown and then dipped each one in the sauce with a toothpick and arranged them nicely on a plate... So easy, yet so good...

Jul 12, 2006

One of my friends always makes these when she has a get together. They are delicious. They are always the first thing gone. YUMMY!


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 789 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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