Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

I’ve been making this EASY BACON appetizer for years. It’s the first recipe I cooked with my niece and nephew when we started the Chef Monkey Cooking Club a few years ago, and they’re always a hit when I bring a batch to dinner parties. So simple and fun, that even my husband Peter likes to help make them!

The original recipe is from Paula Deen, and they can be made a day or two before you need them. I added cayenne (for heat) and fresh nutmeg to the original mix.

Bacon-Wrapped BreadsticksIngredients
1 cup grated parmesan
2 teaspoons garlic salt or powder
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
24 slices bacon
24 long breadsticks
Note: Paula Deen likes sesame seed breadsticks because the seeds help hold on the bacon. But I like cheese-flavored breadsticks for that extra punch.

You will also need: parchment paper

Directions
Preheat oven to 350

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the parmesan, garlic salt, cayenne and nutmeg.

EASY Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks, MyLastBite.com
GENTLY wrap each breadstick with a slice of bacon (so breadsticks don’t break), then place wrapped bread sticks on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you break one, just cut bacon to fit and add to sheet. No one will care if the pieces are small.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon is cooked to your liking.

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Next, roll the breadsticks in cheese & spices. Do this while bacon and breadsticks are still warm, then set aside and let cool. (Peter loves this part!)

Can be made a day ahead and even taste great cold (hey, it’s bacon)!

Paula Deen’s Original Recipe (Note: I added Cayenne & Nutmeg)

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14 responses to “Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

  1. Yes!! Bacon wrapped in anything is the best!!! I’m making these next time. Party or no party. lol.

  2. Jo, you are a true bacon lover. I dig this idea. It’s a great appetizer suggestion and best of all – IT’S GOT BACON IN IT!

  3. Love the idea, Looks Delicious!

  4. Kat

    OMG I love bread, parmesan and bacon!!! This looks so good and yummy. Thanks for making me hungry :)

  5. mmmmm, bacon. i am totally going to try this out.

    soon.

  6. These look amazing!!! Oh goodness, what a beautiful way to combine two of our favorite things: bacon and bread. We can smell them now. These will have to make a showing at a party soon! ;)
    Talk to you later!
    -diane and todd

  7. You just gave me a great idea for appetizers this weekend. They look so good and I agree with you on the cheese bread. Cheers!

  8. mei

    Wow this is brilliant! if i make this, how long do you think it can last? will it be ok for 2-3 days if i make a batch?
    thanks for the recipe!

  9. Germaine

    The queen of Bacon scores again!!! :)

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