Spicy Ketchup Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These will be a huge hit at your party! the recipe may be doubled or tripled, you may wrap all the chestnuts hours in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake --- try to purchase the thin sliced bacon for this then slice each strip into three pieces --- I use the Heinz spicy ketchup, if you cannot find the spicy ketchup just add in some cayenne pepper, also try to purchase the thicker long toothpicks :)

Top Review by Shelle76

Try using PINEAPPLE !These are great! I also use pineapple chunks (canned) wrap in bacon the same way,and add your sauce. I usually use homemade bar b que sauce. Its the sweet salty thing that makes these yummy. Enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat; cook the spicy ketchup with the brown sugar, stirring until no sugar granules remain; set aside (this can be done up to a day in advance).
  4. Dry each water chestnut using a paper towel.
  5. Wrap one small slice of bacon tightly around each water chestnut, then secure with a toothpick.
  6. Place into baking dish.
  7. Lightly cover the dish with foil.
  8. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or just until the bacon is crispy.
  9. If desired you may bake uncovered for a couple of minutes just to crisp up the bacon more.
  10. Remove from oven and drain the fat/grease.
  11. Drizzle the prepared sauce mixture over each chestnut, return to oven and bake uncovered for about 8-10 minutes more.

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