Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-wrapped shrimp is a popular appetizer in the United States, often served at parties and gatherings. The combination of crispy bacon and juicy shrimp is a crowd-pleaser and makes for a delicious and easy-to-eat snack. With the rise in popularity of air fryers, this classic appetizer has been given a healthier twist by cooking it in the air fryer instead of deep-frying.

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: American
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Delicious and easy to make, these air fryer bacon-wrapped shrimp are the perfect appetizer or party snack. The shrimp are wrapped in crispy bacon and cooked to perfection in the air fryer, making them a healthier alternative to fried shrimp.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 12 slices bacon

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Cajun seasoning (optional)


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • If using cajun seasoning, sprinkle it on the shrimp.
  • Take a slice of bacon and wrap it around a shrimp, securing it with a toothpick.
  • Repeat with the remaining shrimp and bacon.
  • Place the wrapped shrimp in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the bacon is crispy and the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Make sure to use large shrimp so they are easier to wrap in the bacon.
  • You can use fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe.
  • For an extra kick, you can sprinkle some cajun seasoning on the shrimp before wrapping in bacon.

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