Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots

March 29, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots were born to be the star of your family dinner table. Sweet, savory, and just the right amount of crispiness to make every bite better than the last.

Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots
There is truly nothing in the world that isn’t better with a little bacon wrap (especially when that bacon is homemade!) Now, I’ve wrapped a lot of things in bacon… Brussels sproutsasparagus, jalapenos, more jalapenos, meatloaf, hot dogs, fatties, chicken, meatballs, and tomatoes. I even put it in my caramels, apple crisps, and on my brownies. So, I guess you could say I’m a bacon connoisseur. Which hopefully gives me a little credibility when I tell you that you HAVE to try these carrots. Please.

bacon wrapped maple glazed carrots

The crisp bacon on the outside gets caramelized right at the end with this sticky sweet maple glaze and the carrots on the inside are absolutely the pinnacle of tender perfection. Aside from tasting amazing, these things are beyond simple with only 3 real ingredients and so so easy to prep in advance of your big holiday dinner. I like to wrap all of the carrots in bacon either the night before or earlier in the day then cover and refrigerate. After I finish cooking my big turkey and pull it off the grill to rest for 30 minutes, I turn up the temperature a bit and get these carrots on the grill. They will be ready to plate up and serve right as the turkey is ready to carve.

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Bacon Wrapped Carrots Recipe

bacon wrapped maple glazed carrots
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Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Party Food
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 pounds whole carrots
  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your indirect grill or smoker to 400 degrees F. This can also be done in an oven, if needed.
  • Thoroughly scrub and peel each carrot. Wrap each carrot in a piece of bacon, overlapping the ends so they are secured. Sprinkle each carrot with salt and pepper.
  • Place the wrapped carrots on the grill grates (or on a baking sheet, if using the oven). Close the lid and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is golden and crisp.
  • During the last 5 minutes of grilling, brush the carrots with the maple syrup. Grill until the syrup starts to bubble, remove from the grill and serve.
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60 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots

  1. Made the bacon wrapped carrots on Sunday. AWESOME! Everyone loved them. What was even better was substituting parsnips. Bacon wrapped parsnips were INCREDIBLE.
    Thanks again for the great recipes and inspiration.
    Grill On!

    1. 1 medium sized carrot(6oz) has 16 carbs. Bacon is free & use sugar free syrup( if it just brushing it on it is under five carbs ). Not bad for a delicious side! Hope that helps

  2. I’m sitting outside the grocery store right now. Adding your carrot concoction ingredients to my list. I’ll review them after I give them a try (looks like rain is coming, so it might be a few days).

  3. I did a test with just two carrots in the oven today but didn’t have any maple syrup and I’m not that crazy about maple flavoring in food anyway except for pancakes but they were delicious. The carrots had just the right amount of sweetness. I’ll be making a larger batch.

  4. These look and sound absolutely incredible. I’ll definately be giving them a try. Thank you to all those who have gone before!

  5. I will make these, once I pull out carrots from garden! Then it’s a good clean! No need to peel!!! Yum! I’ve also made carrot top pesto pasta w/grilled chicken breast! What a great side to add!

  6. We are attending a “bacon pot luck” at our church and we were looking for a great new bacon idea. These will be PERFECT!!!

  7. I follow the recipe and instructions carefully. I cooked them in the oven at 400 for 40 minutes. The carrots were still on the hard side and the bacon did not seem to want to brown. My husband enjoyed them. Me, not so much. Any suggestions??

  8. I so enjoyed this recipe. I’m not a carrot fan at all. But these were really good. I, however, did cheat. I used maple flavored bacon and it worked well. Making them now again for Pastor Appreciation luncheon today.

  9. This was delish. I put in oven 25 mins in oven on a rack over tray but bacon didn’t brown on bottom so then I flipped them over and put in another 20 mins. That worked fine. Was delicious. Carrots were a little firm but it didn’t effect my enjoyment of dish at all.

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