BEST Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Enjoy these delicious Shrimp Bacon Sliders for easy entertaining and holiday fun! Serve them hot, or wrap in foil and bring them to the party!

Friends, I hope you enjoy this delicious Shrimp Bacon Sliders recipe! Serve as your family-favorite recipe that for tailgating, holiday parties, Super Bowl, game day, and more!

BEST Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Sliders are delish for a party, and everyone loves these sliders with shrimp and bacon and cheese!

You may have seen my video, here, and as long as you’re over on the RE Facebook page, check out my easy Best Clam Chowder, and Paprika Chicken Thighs videos!

How do you cook sliders?

My simple recipe … with bacon and shrimp and cheese! It’s a true party favorite!

  1. Sauté onions in the butter.
    Add the prepared shrimp to melted butter, swirl to coat.
  2. Gently cook the shrimp.
  3. Line a broiling pan with bacon, sprinkling with brown sugar. Add salt and pepper. Broil until crispy!
  4. Pepare a 9×13 pan by lining with foil. Arrange the rolls according to directions and layer the cheese, bacon, onions, and 2-3 shrimp on the bottom portion of the rolls. Add the top to the rolls.
  5. Prepare the mustard and brown sugar sauce.Pour sauce over the 9×13 sandwiches right before baking.
  6. Cover with foil and bake.
  7. Serve hot or cold.

Tailgating fun

As summer winds down and beautiful autumn is before us, our family looks forward to cooler nights, bright sunny days with vibrant colors, the sight of falling leaves, and popping up the top of our VW Westfalia and opening the back for some good ol’ tailgating fun. We had so much fun setting up our VW Camper Van, which everyone is intrigued by. I mean, what truck or SUV has a kitchen inside, with beds to lie down on?

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

How to prepare sliders

Whether football or soccer, tailgating looks different for everyone, but there’s one thing that everyone loves: Delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes, whether hearty entrees or finger foods.

Tailgating is similar to inviting everyone to your house for dinner, except you use the back of your car or truck. The food is always the “hit” of the party, so I like to plan ahead, and make sure there’s something very yummy on the menu, just like I’d do in my own home.

Rockstar shrimp

You can choose to grill, or not to grill. I say make something easy at home and skip the grill.

Enter “rockstar” shrimp …

The menu

For our mini party, I made 2 easy shrimp recipes that everyone loves. One, a 9×13 pan of Shrimp Sliders, and the other, a side dish of Shrimp Sausage Mango Kebabs for an appetizer.

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

It’s berry season, so I made a yummy dessert, our friend brought a miscellaneous bag full of things like drinks, napkins, a few towels, plates, silverware, a bottle opener. Oh, and did I mention chips and salsa? We were set!


Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Shrimp is the perfect protein

Shrimp is the perfect protein to add to a dish, and so easy to cook with. It makes entertaining a breeze! I used extra large frozen shrimp for this recipe, and it was very easy to peel.

I love keeping shrimp on hand for appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and easy snacks, like sliders!

How to cook shrimp

1. Thaw the shrimp (I thawed quickly by running under cold water for about 7 minutes, then draining well and patting dry.)

2. The shrimp is so easy to peel. It only took about 2 minutes to peel the entire bag.

3. I cooked the shrimp on medium-high in about 2 tablespoons of butter, lightly sautéing it for about 5 minutes.

4. The shrimp is done when the color becomes opaque. It’s really that easy!

Shrimp Bacon Sliders

If you’re planning on hosting a tailgate extravaganza, you’ll need only the simplest ingredients to make Shrimp Bacon Sliders today!

Potato rolls, cooked shrimp, onions, cheese, turey bacon (with brown sugar), and the sweet poppyseed sauce to top them off with.

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Add brown sugar and salt and pepper to the bacon and broil until lightly crisp.

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Cut the rolls in half, laying the bottoms on a foil-lined 9×13 pan. Layer cheese, bacon, and onions on top.

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Add 2 pieces of shrimp.

Tailgating with Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Place the tops of rolls on top of shrimp. Cook the delicious sweet mustard poppyseed sauce and then pour over the top of rolls.

Bake covered with foil.


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Shrimp Bacon Sliders

Delicious sliders with soft potato rolls, shrimp, sweet bacon (you can use regular or turkey bacon), onions, and sweet mustard sauce. Make ahead of time and pour the sauce on right before baking.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 24 ounce bag extra large shrimp thawed
  • 4 Tbsp. butter divided
  • 1 small onion sliced and sautéed
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 large potato rolls
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • cup brown sugar


  • Preheat 2 tablespoons butter in medium pan. Thinly slice the onion; sauté in the butter for about 5 minutes, or until clear and cooked.
  • Preheat 2 tablespoons butter in large pan. Add the prepared shrimp, swirl to coat. Gently cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes until the color is opaque. Do not overcook.
  • Line a broiling pan with bacon, sprinkling with brown sugar. Add salt and pepper. Broil until crispy, but not burnt, about 5 minutes.
  • Pepare a 9×13 pan by lining with foil. Cut the rolls in half, placing the 12 bottom rolls on the bottom of the pan.
  • Layer the cheese, bacon, onions, and 2-3 shrimp on the bottom portion of the rolls. Add the top to the rolls.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the 1/2 cup butter to a soft boil. Add mustard, Worcestershire, poppy seeds, and brown sugar.
  • Pour sauce over the 9×13 sandwiches right before baking.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes, Serve hot or cold.


This Fall “Tailgate Takeover” campaign was sponsored by The Shrimp Council (Eat Shrimp), but as always, all opinions are my own.

Best Shrimp Bacon Sliders Recipe

26 comments on “BEST Shrimp Bacon Sliders”

  1. Can these be made the night before?

  2. Love everything about this post! The recipe, food, bacon, and your Westfalia!

  3. My family would go nuts for these sliders!

  4. Oh Sandy, those look and sound so wonderful! I want to tailgate with you!!!

  5. Sandy, those sandwiches!!!!! We are SO making these this weekend. XOXO

  6. These sliders look crazy GOOD! Wow.

  7. These sliders look amazing, Sandy!

  8. How fun are these sliders?! Shrimp is the perfect addition to a slider! Totally trying this! xo

  9. I’ve never thought of making a shrimp slider before…and with bacon? Wow, such a scrumptious idea! And I need those bags for my next tailgate!

  10. oh Sandy I’m loving all of this!! I want to tailgate with you guys!! the bags are perfect!

  11. Oh wow, do these look incredible! That sauce totally takes them over the edge and I love how they’re portable and easy to put together. Perfect party food!

  12. Oh my goodness these sandwiches look delicious. The poppy mustard seed sauce must put these over the top! I just love shrimp sandwiches :)

  13. These sliders look AMAZING, and those bags are very cool!

  14. These are PERFECT tailgating food. Love the bacon with the shrimp!

  15. Bacon and Shrimp! Two of my most favorite foods. These sliders look amazing!

  16. Shrimp AND bacon! Yes, please.

  17. Oh my goodness those shrimp bacon sliders look fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the opportunity!

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  19. These look really good. We have company coming this weekend and I am going ro try them.

  20. I love to make chili in a crock pot and take it to the game. We park at a place where I can plug the crock pot in to keep it warm. I also take all the toppings (grated cheese, onions, etc.). .This makes a wonderful meal on a cool, Fall day!

  21. What a fun recipe!! Mmmm mmm mmm – you can never go wrong with sliders, especially when there’s bacon involved :)

  22. These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

  23. sounds good, looks good – the pictures get me every time!

  24. Wow, this post and these sandwiches are so fun! Love the flavors!

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