Bacon wrapped asparagus is irresistible! Either as an appetizer or side dish, there’s something wonderful about biting into an asparagus spear that’s delicately wrapped in crispy bacon.
In fact, this recipe could even be a whole lunch on its own! It takes just minutes to prepare, and you have a restaurant-quality dish on your table!
Why You’ll Love Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:
- It’s easy to make and requires just 2 ingredients and some seasonings.
- The combination of bacon and asparagus is DELICIOUS! It’s both savory and sweet.
- It makes a great appetizer for a party or is an easy and impressive side dish with your dinner.
- It’s a low-carb and keto-friendly recipe, so almost everyone can enjoy it.
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Ingredients
- 1 lb asparagus (trimmed)
- 8 strips of bacon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp black crushed pepper
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare a baking tray with nonstick spray (or parchment paper) and set aside.
Wash and trim your asparagus and place them on a deep baking tray.
Sprinkle the olive oil, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder over the asparagus. Make sure to mix it together with your hands until all the asparagus spears are coated with the oil and seasoning.
Divide the asparagus into bundles of about 8 and wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon.
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the asparagus can be easily pierced with a fork but are still a touch firm, and the bacon is golden brown. Make sure to flip them over halfway through.
It takes just 5 minutes to prep Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.
What can I Serve with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:
Here are some dishes that go well with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled steak
- Roasted vegetables, such as broccoli or Brussels sprouts
- Mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes
- Caesar salad
- Garlic bread
Bacon – Use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon for a version with less fat.
Asparagus – There are other veggies that can be wrapped in bacon for a delicious treat. Try this same recipe with Brussels sprouts, bell pepper slices, or bundles of asparagus, carrots, and peppers.
Tips & Tricks and Recipe Notes
- Use a good quality package of bacon. Thick-sliced bacon isn’t always the best as it may not cook through, but you don’t want your bacon to be flimsy, either.
- Look for thin asparagus spears for this recipe. If you can only find thicker ones, wrap just 2-3 in bacon instead.
- You can choose fresh asparagus spears by looking at the tops. If they are wilted or the tops are coming apart at all, choose a different bunch.
- Give your finished asparagus a squeeze of lemon for some extra flavor.
- The bacon gives this recipe plenty of saltiness, but you can add some extra salt and cracked pepper before serving if you want.
- Sprinkle with parm for a yummy cheesy taste.
How to Store Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Your leftovers will stay fresh for up to three days in the fridge. Just place them in a Ziploc or airtight container.
Can I Freeze Leftover Bacon Wrapped Asparagus?
I wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe. Unfortunately, the asparagus will likely end up soggy when it thaws out.
How to Reheat Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon
Place your asparagus on a piece of foil and wrap it tightly around the spears. Place them back in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until hot through.
Is bacon wrapped asparagus gluten free?
Yes, bacon wrapped asparagus is totally gluten-free.
Can I make bacon wrapped asparagus with cheese?
Yes, you can lay some cheese inside your bacon. Use a cheese slice or some shredded mozzarella for some extra flavor. I like to sprinkle parm on my spears after they come out of the oven.
Can I make bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer?
Yes! Make the recipe exactly the same, but preheat your air fryer to 400°F and bake in a single layer for 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon is done.
Can I use frozen asparagus for this recipe?
You can try it, but my suspicion is that the asparagus will have too much water in it and your dish will end up soggy.
Impress your guests or serve your family up something special with this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe. It doesn’t take much effort, looks impressive on your table, and tastes delicious!Print
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