Water Chestnuts a la Bacon

Water Chestnuts a la Bacon


"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."


18 m servings 384 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 34.1 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 636 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 11 Ratings


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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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 pou...

My mom actually bakes these in the oven around the holiday and I will be making them this sunday for the super bowl. One thing that adds that I recommend is smothering them in bbq sauce!