Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings


Total Time:

43 minutes



Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings. They are pretty much my new favorite game-day recipe. Why? Because who doesn’t love wings + cheese + bacon. It’s a pretty perfect combination if you ask me. Throw on a side of homemade ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing and a few crispy stalks of celery and call it a day.

Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings from (@Whatsgabycookin)

I’ll be sharing my favorite game day recipes with you guys for the next 2 weeks and I’m excited today is all about these Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings. By the time we’re done here on What’s Gaby Cooking, (wings, dips, snacks, burgers, sliders,  bars, chips, you name it) you’ll be so well equipped to throw the ultimate game day viewing party! In fact, you might be roped into throwing all game day parties from here on out! #sorrynotsorry

So it’s not a party without wings, am I right? Game day grub is all about stuff you can eat with you hands because trying to watch the game and balancing a plate would just be too much work. Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings are kind of a mash up of a bacon cheeseburger and a plate of wings. You get the best of both worlds and I’m 100% on board.

Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 4-6 strips of bacon
  • 2 pounds chicken wings split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch celery cleaned and trimmed
  • ranch dressing for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the strips of bacon on a metal rack on top of a baking sheet and pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes until crispy. Remove the bacon and the metal rack from the baking sheet and set aside.
  • Toss the chicken wings with the paprika, salt and pepper. Toss them onto the bacon sheet and mix with the bacon drippings. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the chicken wings are fully cooked and the skin is crispy.
  • Break the bacon into pieces. Toss together the cheese and the bacon and set aside.
  • Once the wings are fully cooked, remove the baking sheet from the oven and top with the bacon cheddar mixture. Place the baking sheet back into the oven and let the cheese melt for about 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with ranch and celery sticks.

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  1. Jen A

    oh, yum! Will have to give it a go with some breast strips (cause I am not a wing person) looks mighty tasty!

  2. Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables

    YUM. Definitely making these for my fiance next weekend.

  3. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    OMG. I think I Just fainted. Bacon? Cheese? Wings? Hell to the yes!

  4. Kimiko (Beachside Baker)

    WOW, I never would have thought of this, but this is a great idea! I’m looking forward to more Super Bowl recipes!

  5. Becki’s Whole Life

    Oh my goodness. I would say this is over the top, but hey for the Superbowl anything goes! These sound completely insanely amazing.

  6. Allison

    I took one look at those wings and my jaw just dropped. I… need these. This is going to have to happen in my kitchen very soon.

  7. Virtually Homemade – Liz

    I love baking my wings for a really long time so that the skin is almost completely rendered. Living in the Buffalo area for 5 years many years ago, I can’t stand any gooey fat on my wings!

  8. HeatherChristo

    These are amazing! Why doesn’t everyone put cheddar and bacon on their wings!?

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  10. Anya

    UM…YUMMM!!! These look better then any wings I could get at a restaurant!

  11. elizabeth @ the kitchen counsel

    these sound amazing! i bet it would be good on any type of chicken, too. i think i’m going to have to try this on the chicken i have in my fridge.

  12. Gleeful

    Holy cow these look delicious. How do you come up with these amazing recipe ideas? I have to make these, and soon.

  13. Kbeggs

    These were really good. My first time cooking wings …did cook them about 15 minutes longer. Question the cheese did not melt well…do you use the finely grated cheese? This is a keeper and I will be trying more of your recipes. Thanks so much.

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  15. Monika

    We do love our buffalo wings! These will make an appearance on Sunday game day!!

  16. Marie

    Oh la la!!! Sounds super duper amazing!! Wings are the perfect ratio between fat, meat and crispiness…. I will definitely try this recipe!
    Gaby thanks!! I’ve been following you for a longtime and this is my first comment!! Merci from Canada!!

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