How To Make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

bacon wrapped water chestnuts

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts baby! Did you know you can make a simple sweet and sour sauce out of ketchup and sugar? Oh yes you can. My family has been making bacon wrapped water chestnuts ever since I can remember. You couldn’t make enough of these if you tried.

Here is the recipe:


12 oz bacon, sliced into thirds
2 8oz cans whole water chestnuts, drained
1 cup ketchup
1/2 sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the bacon into thirds and wrap it around the whole water chestnuts. Spear with a toothpick. Bake in a grill pan {or a pan with a rack} for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is cooked but not too crispy.

While the bacon wrapped water chestnuts are cooking in the oven, simmer the ketchup and sugar on low for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

When the water chestnuts are finished cooking, place them on a paper towel to drain. Dip each each bacon water chestnut in the sauce and serve warm.

Don’t hate me if you eat 10 of them before you even get them to the table. These are tasty! Consider yourself warned.

Looking for more recipes for Super Bowl Sunday? Check these out:

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Black Bean Salsa with Corn and Avocados

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