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Bacon-Wrapped Broccoli Stems

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If you’re following a low-carb or keto diet plan (or even if you’re not), these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stems are completely addicting! And by adding the creamy smoked paprika horseradish dipping sauce, you’re taking your snacking to a whole other level!

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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalks is available near the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the printable recipe card.


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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this easy low-carb appetizer recipe came to be:

The idea for these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stems came to me one night as I was preparing broccoli for dinner. I’m not normally a broccoli stem eater, but disposing of them is awfully wasteful. That’s when my lightbulb moment hit!

Don’t be wasteful!

The next time you’re preparing broccoli florets, don’t forget to save your broccoli stalks to make this recipe. You can store the broccoli stalks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

OR, perhaps the next time you’re preparing Bacon Wrapped Broccoli stems, you can save the broccoli florets in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

As long as you make this recipe it doesn’t really matter in which order you accumulate your broccoli stalks. Just as long as you do.

The easy instructions:

  • Remove the florets from the stalks (reserve them for another use)
  • Remove approximately 2″ from the base of the stalks and discard
  • Carefully shave off some of the outer skin of the stalk (a vegetable peeler may be used for this)
  • Slice the shaved stalks into batons, approximately 3″ – 4″ in length
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  • Wrap each stalk with a 3″ piece of bacon and place on a prepared baking sheet
  • Sprinkle each Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk with salt and pepper and bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with chilled Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce.
  • Serve hot, or at room temperature.
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How to make the creamy horseradish dipping sauce:

  • Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This sauce is COMPLETELY AMAZING and tastes simply incredible on burgers, sausages, pork, and even chicken! You’re welcome!!

Closeup photo of a bacon wrapped broccoli stem with pepper in a bowl of dipping sauce.

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*Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stem Appetizers (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s easy bacon-wrapped appetizer.

The idea for these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers came to me one night as I was preparing broccoli for dinner. I'm not normally a broccoli stalk eater, but disposing of them is awfully wasteful. That's when my lightbulb moment hit, and the results are utterly delicious! -

Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalks with Creamy Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Don't waste that broccoli stalk! Trim it and wrap it in bacon for an appetizer treat that it out of this world!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine keto
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 90 kcal


  • 18 4 " pieces broccoli stalks , cut and trimmed
  • 18 3 " pieces bacon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wrap the prepared broccoli stalks with bacon and place them on a baking sheet with the ends down to avoid unraveling while baking.
  • Sprinkle the bacon wrapped broccoli stalks with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the bacon wrapped broccoli stalks in a preheated oven for approximately 17-20 minutes, or to your desired bacon doneness.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl stir together the mayonnaise, smoked paprika, and horseradish. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve the bacon wrapped broccoli stalks hot or warm with the chilled smoky paprika horseradish dipping sauce.


Tools and equipment:
chef's knife, cutting board, vegetable peeler (optional), baking sheet, small bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups


Serving: 3piecesCalories: 90kcalFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 96mg
Keyword bacon wrapped broccoli stalk, keto bacon appetizer
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 13th of June 2020

What a delicious and great way to use up broccoli stems. So under-appreciated! haha. This was terrific.


Monday 15th of June 2020

Thanks so much, Lisalia! You're right, the stems are very much under-appreciated...and yet very delicious!


Saturday 13th of June 2020

Yum! Those look awesome!


Saturday 13th of June 2020

Delicious! My kids loved these.


Monday 15th of June 2020

The whole trick is getting kids to eat their broccoli. Wrapping them in bacon certainly helps! Thanks, Taryn!

Liren | Kitchen Confidante

Friday 15th of June 2018

What an awesome appetizer! I love broccoli stalks!


Sunday 17th of June 2018

Thank you so much. Glad you think so!

Liz Della Croce

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

I love this idea! Such a great way to use the stalks!


Sunday 17th of June 2018

Thank you so much!!