Easy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

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These mouthwatering bacon wrapped meatballs make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They’re an easy and delicious finger food for a football party but also great choice for cocktail parties too. Either way, this delicious bite size food is always a crowd pleaser!

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Originally published September 2021 – Updated November 2023

Bacon Meatballs on a black and white striped plate

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatball Recipe

This is the time of year that I’m always looking for easy appetizer recipes. Between my weekly ladies nights on Fridays, football parties and the upcoming holidays, I can never have too many choices.

My baked jalapeno poppers recipe has been the go-to for awhile but I may have just found a new favorite with these bacon wrapped meatballs.

Bacon wrapped meatballs on a plate with toothpicks.

Why We Love this Recipe

Easy Because you’re using frozen meatballs, you save a ton of prep time. I mean, you could use homemade meatballs but if you’re in a time crunch, frozen meatballs save the day every time!

Best Flavor Combination The taste is what really makes these our favorite. You can’t beat the flavor combination of meatballs and bacon and the crispy bacon gives the meatballs a little extra crunch. I mean, can we just wrap everything in bacon? It sure takes these bacon wrapped sausage bites and this bacon wrapped shrimp to the next level!

Versatile – Whether you’re make these for game day or a holiday party, these meatballs are perfect for any occasion.

How To Make Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425° and place a wire rack over a large baking sheet.

Step 2: Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap a slice of bacon around each meatball.

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs uncooked

Step 3: Place wrapped meatballs in a single layer on the wire rack.

Uncooked appetizers on wire rack

Step 4: Place cooking sheet in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush on the BBQ sauce, then bake an additional 10 minutes.

Tip: For a more low carb keto option, use sugar free BBQ sauce or leave the sauce off completely.

Brushing appetizers with bbq sauce

Step 5: Remove meatballs from oven and let cool slightly before serving. Add a toothpick and serve warm.

This delicious meatball recipe couldn’t be much easier! It’s one of our new favorite finger foods!

Bacon meatballs on plate with red and white napkin
What Kind Of Meatballs Should I Use

Even though it has just a few ingredients, this recipe is pretty versatile. Change it up with a spicy meatball, spicy bacon or go in a totally different direction and use turkey bacon. You can even change up the type of sauce you use.

Can I Make These Ahead Of Time

Yes, you can make these ahead of time so that they’re ready when you want them! Cover the uncooked bbq meatballs loosely with foil. Refrigerate until just before you plan to serve them, them pop ’em in the oven.

Bacon wrapped bbq meatballs from above

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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs on Plate
4.82 from 72 votes

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Course Appetizers/Party Foods
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
These bacon wrapped meatballs are easy to make and loaded with flavor, making them the perfect easy appetizer for your next party!


  • 28 ounces regular sized frozen meatballs
  • 10 slices thick cut bacon cut into thirds
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat oven to 425° and place wire rack on a large baking sheet.
  • Cut the slices of bacon into thirds. Wrap bacon strips around each meatball.
    28 ounces regular sized frozen meatballs, 10 slices thick cut bacon
  • Place wrapped meatballs on the wire rack.
  • Bake meatballs for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and brush on the BBQ sauce. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
    1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Remove meatballs from oven and let cool slightly before serving.


Leave the bbq sauce off (or use a sugar free sauce) for a keto friendly option.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. Any chance of a crockpot edition?

    1. That’s a great idea! I may just have to dust off my crockpot! 🙂

    2. Lisa, this is obvious to me & most of your followers, but for some, you need to be specific about the size of the meatballs. Trust me, I speak from experience.

    3. Thanks for the tip! These use the standard frozen meatballs, which are typically the same size. I do see where people might get them confused with jumbo sized though…I’ll edit the post to be sure nobody misunderstands 🙂

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