These Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites make for a savory, delicious snack or appetizer. They’re paleo-approved and high in protein!
Every Tuesday, when our community group gathers, we share a meal together. More recently, our meals have been comprised of appetizers. Each group member contributes to the meal by bringing their favorite appetizers, which is fun, but I’d be lying if I said I have endless appetizer recipes on hand. After bringing veggies + hummus, venison sausage, and guacamole multiple times, I’m running out of ideas. My goals for an appetizer is to keep it paleo-approved (so that I know I have at least one thing to eat), affordable, and easy to make. Last week, when I was trying to figure out what appetizer to bring, these Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites were born.
Why is this a winning recipe? Because:
- You really only need to ingredients.
- It’s paleo-approved and packed with nutrients and protein.
- It takes ~30 minutes to make.
- Who doesn’t love anything with bacon?
What You Need to Make Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites
I don’t think this recipe could be any simpler considering you only need 2 ingredients + seasonings.
Always look for pasture-raised, nitrate-free bacon. Whole Foods usually has some decent options, or better yet, talk to the local farmer at your farmers market.
Bacon is packed with healthy fats, despite popular belief, and high amounts of protein. It not only makes any recipe taste better, but also adds nutritional value!
Zucchini is one of the most versatile veggies, if you ask me. And it’s super yummy with bacon! This delicious, green squash offers high amounts of vitamin C, B6, and B9, and fiber, too!
If you love zucchini, too, you should check out my recipe for Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites
To make Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites, start by washing and drying your zucchini. Cut off the ends of the squash and cut into french fry-like shapes, about 3″ long and 1/2-1″ in diameter. Toss the zucchini in spices and set aside.
Cut your bacon slices in half, longways. Wrap one piece of bacon around one piece of zucchini. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
How to Serve Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites
You can serve Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Bites as an appetizer or side dish. Other recipes that pair well with this recipe, include:
- 4 medium zucchinis
- 1 lb bacon, pasture-raised
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat a cast iron pan with cooking fat (ghee, avocado oil, coconut oil).
Wash and dry zucchini and cut the ends off. Slice the zucchini to make french fry-like shapes. Add your spices and zucchini bites to a large bowl and toss. Evenly coat each zucchini bite with seasonings. Set aside.
Cut each piece of bacon in half longways. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around 1 piece of zucchini. Place on your prepared tray or pan. Continue until all bacon and zucchini are used.
Bake for 30 minutues, flipping halfway.
Serve warm by themselves or with paleo-approved ranch.