Water Chestnuts a la Bacon Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Water Chestnuts a la Bacon Recipe
  • READY IN 18 mins

Water Chestnuts a la Bacon

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"This is a yummy, quick appetizer that everyone is sure to love. It's easy to make. It has become a Christmas Eve tradition at our house."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    18 mins


  1. Wrap each water chestnut in 1 slice of bacon. When all chestnuts are wrapped arrange them on a microwave-safe plate covered with paper towels.
  2. Cook the water chestnuts in a microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked. Cool for a few minutes and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2008

This recipe has been one my family has used for decades! I have gone to several parties recently and taken this appetizer with me; they are gone in seconds, and I don’t add anything else to the recipe. The only thing I do different is bake them in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2007

We have been serving this in our family for decades, but, we marinate the water chestnuts in soy sauce & garlic powder, before wrapping with the bacon. Much more flavourful. Give it a try.


11 Ratings

Mar 11, 2003

Easy, quick and delicious. At our house, when there is only one left there can be quite a battle.

Nov 20, 2007

these are good ...can be frozen ...even better if you take equal amounts of brown sugar and ketcup mixtogether dip bacon /waterchestnuts in mixture then put in oven to warm...serve hot or room tempture

Dec 13, 2008

Secret - ADD BROWN SUGAR! Roll the water chestnut in brown sugar before wrapping the bacon around it. Hold together with a toothpick. This adds just a hint of sweet syrup and makes this snack awesome!!!!!!

Sep 03, 2008

This receipe is terrific....can change it up by covering the in a mixture of equal parts of ketchup and brown sugar instead of just the brown sugar. Evyerone raves either way. Thanks

Feb 02, 2009

These are great if you are looking for quick and easy. However, to make it a 5 star recipe, go the extra mile and try the Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps recipe on this site. It's kicked up a notch with a great sauce. You gotta love a recipe with 2 ingredients that can be microwaved!

Mar 26, 2007

we too have been making them a long time but on ours we use 1/2 cup chili sauce, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup mayo mix together pour over wrapped bacon chestnuts, and bake 350 45 mins . Before I pour sauce on them I microwave them 10 min or so, to give them a head start on cooking. never any leftovers


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

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

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