Air-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

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Simple to put together with only 4 ingredients, but big on flavor! I like to use “extra jumbo” size shrimp, which are 16-20 per pound. Cutting the bacon lengthwise into narrow strips makes it easier to wrap. Refrigerating the shrimp, as well as using thin-cut bacon, will prevent the shrimp from overcooking in the time it takes to crisp the bacon.


  • 16 jumbo Shrimp, fresh, raw, jumbo (11-15)
  • ¾ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 8 strips thin sliced bacon, cut in half
  • 16 toothpicks
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey (such as Mike’s Hot Honey®)


Place shrimp on a plate and sprinkle both sides with Cajun seasoning. Wrap each shrimp with 1 narrow strip of bacon and fasten with a toothpick. Refrigerate for 25 to 30 minutes.

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Air-fry shrimp for 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until bacon is lightly crispy, 4 to 5 minutes more. You may have to do 2 batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Remove shrimp to a plate and drizzle with hot honey. Serve immediately, being watchful of any toothpicks.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 42 mins
Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings



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