Bacon Wrapped Carrots is a delicious sweet and savory side dish that is easy to make. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any day of the week.

Bacon wrapped carrots on a plate
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As a mom of 8, I like to find ways to get my kids to eat their vegetables. The bacon that is added to these fresh carrots makes this tasty side dish every ones favorite.

Every time I place these carrots on the dinner table, my kids get so excited. If you love this carrot side dish, try Grilled Glazed Carrots or Grilled Carrots in Foil Recipe.

Why Make this Recipe:

Carrots have the perfect sweet flavor and adding the strips of bacon and the maple glaze makes them even better. I love making these whether we grill out chicken, pork chops and steaks.

The ingredients are simple and I can make them in variety of ways for our holiday dinner.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - carrots, bacon, maple syrup, salt and pepper
  • Whole Carrots (peeled) 
  • Thinly Sliced Bacon
  • Pure Maple Syrup 
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste) 

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Variations:

  • Bacon – We use regular bacon in this recipe, but feel free to use turkey bacon.
  • Honey – You can substitute the sweet maple syrup with honey if you prefer.
  • BBQ Sauce – For even more flavor, baste the carrots with BBQ Sauce after taking them off the grill.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat a grill over high heat (approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit) and create an indirect heating zone on your grill.  
  • Step 2 – Wash and peel the carrots.  Then wrap each carrot with bacon making sure that the ends overlap.  
  • Step 3 – Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.  
Wrapping the carrots in slices of bacon
  • Step 4 – Place the carrots on the grill over the indirect heat zone.  Close the lid on the grill and cook for 25-30 minutes (flip them approximately every 5 minutes) until the carrots are tender. 
Placing the bacon wrapped carrots on the grill
  • Step 5 – Brush both sides of the carrots with maple syrup. Then cook for 5-8 minutes until the syrup starts to bubble slightly and maple bacon is crispy.  
Bacon wrapped carrots on the grill
  • Step 6 – Remove the carrots from the grill and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!   

Recipe Tips:

  • Cooking Carrots – To create an indirect heat on a gas grill.  Leave one burner off on one side of the grill and heat the grill with the other burner. Then when cooking the carrots make sure to place them on the side of the grill with the burner off.  
  • Prepare Carrots – Before making this recipe, make sure to peel and wash the carrots.
Bacon wrapped carrots on a plate

How to Bake:

This recipe works great baked in the air fryer. Place the carrots in a preheated oven to 400 degrees, Add the bacon wrapped carrots to a large baking sheet with parchment paper and bake.

Cooke carrots for about 20 minutes. Make sure to flip the carrots half way through.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Can I Cook in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook in the air fryer. You may need to cut the carrots to fit in your air fryer basket. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary.

Bacon wrapped carrots on a plate

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Bacon Wrapped Carrots

5 from 2 votes
Bacon Wrapped Carrots is a delicious sweet and savory side dish that is easy to make. Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or any day of the week.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 377

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Whole Carrots peeled
  • 1 lb Bacon thin cut
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • Preheat a grill over high heat (approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit) and create an indirect heating zone on your grill.
  • Clean and peel the carrots.  Then wrap each carrot with bacon making sure that the ends overlap.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  • Place the carrots on the grill over the indirect heat zone.  Close the lid on the grill and cook for 25-30 minutes (flip them approximately every 5 minutes) until the carrots are tender.
  • Brush both sides of the carrots with maple syrup and cook for 5-8 minutes until the syrup starts to bubble slightly.
  • Remove the carrots from the grill and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 377kcal, Carbohydrates 15g, Protein 11g, Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 605mg, Potassium 634mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 25287IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 54mg, Iron 1mg

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