Perfect for a party appetizer, side dish, or as a pre-meal snack to impress, our shrimp with turkey bacon wrapped broccolini is a crowd pleaser no matter the crowd you’re trying to please. Who doesn’t love bacon? Psychopaths that’s who. (Sorry vegans, we will let you slide.)
Ease of Making: Easy
In this recipe, we use turkey bacon because it’s a healthier version of the bacon we really want but still gives us the satisfaction of crispy roasted meat dripping in flavor. Turkey bacon is a pretty popular option for those looking to lower their fat and caloric intake because it has 35% less saturated fats and 25% fewer calories.
How to Make Healthy Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Broccolini
Coupled with the turkey bacon, broccolini and shrimp round out the dish providing more nutrients, vitamins and protein. You can use either fresh, frozen or pre-cooked shrimp when assembling these “broccolinis in a blanket.”
How to Cook Healthy Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Broccolini
Start by preheating your oven to 400℉. Next, wrap one piece of bacon around a couple broccolini stems and lay it on the baking sheet. Try to make sure that the bacon ends are under the broccolini when you place it down, to prevent it from coming unraveled.
Arrange your fresh or frozen shrimp around the broccolini on the sheet pan and drizzle the entire pan with olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes and you’re done!
Meal Prep Tips for Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Broccolini
Pop these babies in the air fryer or broil in the oven to reheat, so the bacon becomes crispy and delicious all over again.
Shrimp with Turkey Bacon Wrapped Broccolini
- 16 oz frozen (pre-cooked) or fresh shrimp
- 10 oz broccolini
- 6 slices turkey bacon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
Pre-Cook (Mise En Place):
- Gather your equipment: sheet pan, parchment paper
- Pre-heat oven to 400F
- Wrap one piece of turkey bacon around 2-3 broccolini stems and lay it on the sheet pan
- Then place the frozen shrimp around the broccolini
- Drizzle the broccolini with olive oil
- Season all ingredients with garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes
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