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4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp

4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp has large succulent tender shrimp and Mozzarella balls wrapped in a piece of bacon and brushed with an apricot glaze. Ready in just 30 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

This 4 ingredient bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer has just 5 minutes of prep, is elegant and impressive, and is glazed with apricot preserves.

4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp on a plate.
4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

shrimp sized 20-30 per pound (I buy peeled, deveined, and tails removed)

thin sliced bacon

fresh mozzarella pearls

apricot preserves

Substitutions

For spicy heat try using jalapeno jelly instead of apricot preserves.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a small sheet pan with parchment paper.

Step 2 – Prepare the shrimp, drain, and pat dry with paper towels. If you didn’t buy shrimp that is peeled, deveined, and tails removed, you will need to do those steps and it will add more time to the preparation. (see notes)

raw shrimp on a cutting board.

Step 3 – Place the raw shrimp on their sides curled in a circle and add a mozzarella pearl on top of each one.

raw shrimp topped with a mozzarella ball on a cutting board.

Step 4 – Wrap the raw bacon halves around the shrimp and cheese and place them on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

raw shrimp topped with a mozzarella ball and wrapped in a slice of bacon on a cutting board.

Step 5 – In a small bowl, heat the apricot preserves in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Step 6 – Using a pastry brush, spread the apricot sauce over the top of each bacon shrimp.

brushing apricot jam on raw shrimp topped with a mozzarella ball and wrapped in a slice of bacon on a cutting board.

Step 7 – Put the tray in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

Step 9 – Turn the shrimp over, brush the second side with apricot sauce, and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until bacon is done.

Step 10 – Allow to cool slightly. Place a toothpick in each one and serve.

4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp on a plate.
4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp

Pro Tips

If you need to prepare the shrimp – Peel the shrimp. Then, use a sharp pairing knife to slice open the shrimp along the back (side opposite of where the legs were). If visible, remove the vein and discard. Cut the tails off. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp

4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp on a plate.

4 Ingredient Glazed Bacon Mozzarella Shrimp has fresh shrimp and Mozzarella balls wrapped in a slice of bacon and brushed with a little bit of apricot glaze. This delicious appetizer has just 5 minutes of prep and is ready in just 30 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 shrimp sized 20-30 per pound (I buy peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 7 thin slices of bacon (cut each in half)
  • 14 fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a small sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the shrimp, drain, and pat dry with paper towels. If you didn’t buy shrimp that is peeled, deveined, and tails removed, you will need to do those steps and it will add more time to the preparation. (see notes)
  3. Place the raw shrimp on their sides curled in a circle and add a mozzarella pearl on top of each one.
  4. Wrap the raw bacon halves around the shrimp and cheese and place them on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. In a small bowl, heat the apricot preserves in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  6. Using a pastry brush, spread the apricot sauce over the top of each bacon shrimp.
  7. Put the tray in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  8. Turn the shrimp over, brush the second side with apricot sauce, and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until bacon is done.
  9. Allow to cool slightly. Place a toothpick in each one and serve.

Notes

  • If you need to prepare the shrimp – Peel the shrimp. Then devein shrimp by using a sharp paring knife to slice open the shrimp along the back (side opposite of where the legs were). If visible, remove the vein and discard. Cut the tails off. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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