Oysters Casino With Bacon

Oysters Casino With Bacon

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
278 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 278
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 14mg 78%
Potassium 541mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tasty oysters casino, made with oysters, bacon, and green onion, along with seasonings. There's just no other way to put it, this dish is the perfect appetizer for any special occasion, whether it be a romantic dinner for two, or a holiday.  

Oysters are flavored with finely chopped onions, peppers, and celery that has been sauteed in bacon drippings and stirred in with lemon juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce. Then topped with crumbled bacon pieces. 

Enjoy these oysters with a glass of Champagne, savignon blanc, or muscadet. 


  • 3 dozen oysters, freshly shucked, drained, with 18 half shells

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 4 green onions, including green part, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Oysters Casino With Bacon ingredients

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  2. Place two oysters on the deepest half of an oyster shell. Repeat until all oysters are used (about 18 shells).

    oyster on a half shell

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  3. Arrange shells on a layer of rock salt in a large baking pan. You might have to use 2 pans to fit all the shells.

    Oysters on a half shell on top of rock salt on a baking sheet

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  4. In a skillet cook the bacon until crisp, remove to paper towels to drain then crumble.

    Fried bacon pieces in a bowl

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  5. To the bacon drippings in skillet add the green onion, bell pepper, and celery; cook until just tender. Stir in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.

    green onion, bell pepper, and celery in a cast iron skillet with spatula

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  6. Spoon onion mixture on the oysters in the shells then sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.

    Oyster with vegetable on a half shell on rock salt on a baking sheet

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  7. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

    Oysters Casino With Bacon on top of rock salt on a baking sheet

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