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20 Ideas for What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Curious about what to serve with bacon wrapped shrimp? These delicious shrimp are delicious as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or meal for any occasion.

Here are some tasty and easy side dish as well as a few dessert options that will take your bacon wrapped shrimp to the next level.

coleslaw, balsamic glazed zucchini, and bacon wrapped shrimp

Delicious bacon-wrapped shrimp is also the perfect appetizer for a dinner party, cocktail party, or even your next game day party. But you’ll still need a few other things to serve with it, so check out the condiments and sides to at least get some ideas.

I think it’s always best to start with colossal shrimp or even jumbo shrimp. However, if you can’t find them, large shrimp will do. The main thing is to have shrimp that are big enough to wrap a piece of bacon around each of them and still be able to see the shrimp on both ends.

bacon wrapped shrimp on a plate

I also like to have a variety of condiments for guests to choose from. That way, they can flavor their food to their liking.

Here are some condiment ideas:

  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon wedges
  • BBQ sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Green onions
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Honey mustard dressing
  • Your favorite dipping sauce

Delicious Side Dishes to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

All of the side dishes listed below are delicious, so choose at least one of them to make your meal stand out. 

1. Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes

2 bowls of buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes with chives

Garlic lovers rejoice! These garlic mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food with a blend of delicious flavors and creaminess that balances the crispy bacon and juicy shrimp. It’s a super simple yet delicious way to elevate your meal. In fact, it’s one of the best side dishes that everyone enjoys.

2. Creamy Coleslaw

Bowl of coleslaw

This creamy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side dish for your next dinner or family gathering, and it goes especially well with bacon wrapped shrimp. It’s a salad that is universally loved because it pairs so well with seafood. Creamy coleslaw is quick, easy, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

3. Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon cucumber salad with feta cheese and basil

Refreshing and flavorful, this salad is an ideal side for bacon wrapped shrimp. It’s easy to make and one you’ll want to serve often.

4. Mama’s Potato Salad

bowl and plate of potato salad

Take your bacon wrapped shrimp dish up a notch with a tasty potato salad side dish. This recipe is easy to make and will leave your taste buds wanting more. In the South, potato salad is a classic side dish that you’ll find at every potluck, family reunion, backyard cookout, or even dinner party.

5. Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw in a bowl

Yummy, colorful, and nutritious, this broccoli slaw is one that will satisfy everyone. It’s the perfect side dish for bacon wrapped shrimp, and it will have people’s taste buds singing a happy tune!

6. Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and spinach on a plate

This protein packed chickpea salad is good for either the main course or as a side dish. There is no doubt that people will devour every last bite of their bacon wrapped shrimp dinner.

7. Copycat Ina Garten Pasta Salad

salad with rotini pasta, olives, and tomatoes

When you want something that’s tried and true to go with your shrimp dinner, try this amazing copycat Ina Garten Pasta Salad from Insanely Good Recipes. It’s loaded with all kinds of yummy ingredients, like tomatoes, olives, and so much more!

8. Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Wouldn’t you love to have these amazing roasted parmesan carrots beside bacon wrapped shrimp? How many ways can you say, “Yes, please”? Everyone will absolutely love the delicate sweetness of the carrots that goes so well with bacon wrapped shrimp.

9. Balsamic Glazed Zucchini

bowl of balsamic glazed zucchini

The deliciously bold flavors of this balsamic glazed zucchini add a touch of sophistication to any meal. Everyone at the table will feel special as they dig into a dinner of bacon wrapped shrimp with a side of balsamic glazed zucchini.

10. Cheddar Drop Biscuits

cheddar biscuits with parsley

After one bite, you’ll be in love with these flavorful cheddar drop biscuits from Julia’s Simply Southern. They are absolutely delicious when served with anything, including bacon wrapped shrimp. Make sure you have enough for everyone to have two or three … or more.

11. Sautéed Spinach and Tomatoes

sautéed spinach and tomatoes on a plate

When you want a little extra color on your plate and yumminess in your mouth, you need to add this sautéed spinach and tomatoes dish. Even the kids will love it, so you won’t have to work too hard to coax them to eat their veggies!

12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

roasted brussels sprouts

You can roast these Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet in the oven or in an air fryer basket. Either way, they’re delicious when roasted. Sometimes I even cook a slice of bacon and crumble it over the Brussels sprouts. 

13. Better Canned Corn

can and bowl of corn

Even if you don’t like canned corn right out of the can, you can turn it into something absolutely delicious. Try some of these tips to make it worthy of being served next to the shrimp. Unless you tell someone, no one will have any idea that it came from a can … unless you choose to blab on yourself.

14. Deviled Eggs

Plate of deviled eggs

One thing that everyone I know appreciates is a good deviled eggs. And this recipe for deviled eggs is absolutely heavenly! Yes, I did that on purpose, and once you taste them, you’ll agree.

15. Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

honey roasted sweet potatoes on a plate

For a massive flavor explosion, add these honey roasted sweet potatoes to the offerings. They’re delicious with shrimp or whatever else you’re serving. I’ve even been guilty of having leftover roasted sweet potatoes for breakfast the next day.

16. Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Buttered corn muffins on a plate

I’m someone who likes a little heat in my food, so these are among my favorite bread-type foods to eat. You can follow the recipe as-is, decrease the heat by adding fewer peppers, or add even more. Make it your way and enjoy them!

Desserts to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Don’t forget about dessert. Even if you’re serving the shrimp as appetizers, dessert is always welcome.

Here are some good ones:

17. Frozen Banana Swirl

bowl of frozen banana swirl

Cold and light, this yummy frozen dessert always hits the spot. And this is one dessert that’s actually good for you!

18. No-Bake Oreo Pudding Pie

slice of Oreo pudding pie

Creamy pie goodness laced with Oreo cookies! How can you get any better than that? This dessert is fun and loved by all, from the smallest toddler to the most “mature” adult. You’re sure to get a lot of smiles when you serve this one.

19. Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispie Treats

peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats

If you like the texture of a Rice Krispie treat and the flavor of chocolate, this is one you’ll want to grab. The first time I made this treat, I offered them to some neighborhood teenage boys. They devoured them and asked if I had any more. Yes, they’re wonderful!

20. Lemon Bars

lemon bar on a plate

Made with only 3 required ingredients and one optional item, this is light on the budget but big on flavor. And it is absolutely delicious! 

Serve Delicious Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp for Any Occasion

Whether you’re serving bacon wrapped shrimp as a party snack, savory appetizer, or with the main meal, everyone will enjoy the richness of the bacon wrapped around juicy shrimp. And you’ll need several sides to complete the experience.

bacon wrapped shrimp

If you’re like me, this bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe from The Forked Spoon is ideal for any special occasion. It’s also versatile. You can add a little chili powder for a Tex Mex flavor, Italian seasoning, or even barbecue sauce. 

It’s such a delicious appetizer or main dish that it’s also a great appetizer for holiday parties. Just make sure you have some delicious dipping sauce for those who want it.

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