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!
When the brainstorm hit to make these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers the thought was followed shortly after to make a dipping sauce to accompany them. That’s where the idea for creamy smoked paprika horseradish sauce came in.
Can I tell you something? If you’re following a keto diet plan (or even if you’re not), these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers are completely addicting! And by adding the Creamy Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce, you’re taking your snacking to a whole other level!
**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.
If you’re looking for an easy appetizer with only two ingredients, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalks! You’ll need;
- broccoli stalks, trimmed and sliced
- salt and pepper
To make the Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce, you’ll need;
- smoked paprika
- prepared horseradish
- salt and pepper
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 Stalk Appetizers, 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.
Trimming the broccoli stalks to make Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalk Appetizers is an important step to a soft and tender appetizer. Let me show you how;
- 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
- 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.
I hope you’ll consider this Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce a *BONUS RECIPE” inside of today’s recipe post…because I’m a giver that way! 😉
This sauce is COMPLETELY AMAZING and tastes simply incredible on burgers, sausages, pork, and even chicken! You’re welcome!!
I did my best to produce the following fun and fast-paced video of the making of Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalks with Creamy Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce. I hope you’ll find it entertaining and helpful. If you enjoy this video, please don’t forget to subscribe to my Kudos Kitchen channel on YouTube. Thanks so much!!
If you’re hungry for more Kudos Kitchen broccoli and/or bacon recipes, please click on the following titles for;
- Broccoli Cauliflower Vegetable Tots
- Broccoli Blueberry Slaw with Bacon
- Roasted Golden Beet & Broccoli Salad
- Cheesy Smoky Bacon Strips
- Creamy Cabbage with Bacon & Caraway
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Bacon Wrapped Broccoli Stalks with Creamy Smoked Paprika Horseradish Dipping Sauce. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, and are anxious to give it a try, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself. 🙂
Don't waste that broccoli stalk! Trim it and wrap it in bacon for an appetizer treat that it out of this world!
- 18 4" pieces broccoli stalks, cut and trimmed
- 18 3" pieces bacon
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1½ 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
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