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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

These juicy shrimp wrapped in smokey bacon will be a hit at your next party. GUARANTEED!!
A plate stacked up with bacon wrapped shrimp.

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Oh you need a new appetizer recipe?? You’re in luck friends!! These Easy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp will be your new favorite party food!

A plate stacked up with bacon wrapped shrimp.

Juicy tender shrimp is wrapped in smokey bacon, brushed with a sweet and savory sauce and air fried until crispy and browned. Served hot out of the air fryer and your friends will be hooked.

Shrimp and Bacon on a baking sheet.

What Ingredients do I need to Make Bacon Wrapped Shrimp?

  • your favorite bacon
  • large shrimp (31/35 per pound)
  • brown sugar
  • water
  • red pepper flakes
  • garlic powder
  • soy sauce
Sweet and salty sauce for air fryer shrimp and bacon.

What Tools do I need to make these shrimp?

  • Basket Style Air Fryer-I have used Cosori in the past be aware they have a recall so check your model
  • tongs
  • pastry brush
  • small bowl
  • paper towels
  • plate or baking sheet
  • cooking shears
Half cooked shrimp in the air fryer.

About the Shrimp

The best shrimp for this recipe are Large Shrimp. These are the shrimp that come roughly 31/35 per pound. They should be cleaned, deveined, and have the shells removed. The tails can be on or off, your preference.

Finished crispy browned bacon wrapped shrimp.

If you can’t find that size shrimp you can move up or down in size. Bigger or smaller shrimp will just be wrapped a little less or more in bacon. It’s not a HUGE problem if the shrimp sizes are bigger or smaller. Just be aware you will need to adjust your bacon wrapping. And the calories if that concerns you.

Bacon wrapped shrimp in front of a plate of shrimp and a napkin.

About the bacon

For this recipe you don’t want thick cut bacon. Use thin or regular bacon. I used Kirkland Regular Bacon. But any regular cut bacon will work perfect.

You don’t want to use thick cut bacon because it won’t wrap tightly around the shrimp. It’s too thick and doesn’t wrap well because of it.

One shrimp in a pair of tongs in front of all the finished bacon wrapped shrimp.

Air Fryer Appetizers

I LOVE air fryer appetizers, don’t you?? Why not try these cheesy, crispy Stuffed Potato Skins? Or these Bacon Wrapped Crackers?? So smokey and crunchy! Ok and one more, these Stuffed Mushrooms!

A plate stacked up with bacon wrapped shrimp.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

5 from 44 votes
These juicy shrimp wrapped in smokey bacon will be a hit at your next party. GUARANTEED!!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Laura
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  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 9 Strips bacon not thick cut
  • 18 large shrimp uncooked, shells off, tails on or off, 31/35 count shrimp per pound
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional


  • preheat the air fryer on 400° for 5 minutes
  • cut the bacon strips in half so you have 18 shorter strips
  • pat shrimp dry
  • mix the remaining ingredients together
  • take one strip of bacon and wrap it around the shrimp starting at the tail end, wrap the bacon around so it's over itself to start with and then wrap it up and around the shrimp
  • use a pastry brush to brush the sauce over one side of the shrimp
  • place the shrimp sauce side down in the basket of the air fryer and brush the tops with the remaining sauce
  • air fry on 400° for 5 minutes
  • turn the shrimp over and air fry for another for 4-5 minutes until the bacon is crispy and browned


Serving: 3shrimp | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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