Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe – even picky eaters love this crave-worthy asparagus wrapped in bacon and bursting with flavor!
If you love bacon and asparagus, you’re going to LOVE this super easy and crazy delicious side dish – even picky eaters love eating all their veggies when there is bacon!
This dish is a tasty appetizer, side dish, or even a light meal – all in one!
This side dish is also perfect for a keto or low carb diet – to see our complete keto diet recipe collection, please click here.
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How to Clean Asparagus
One of the biggest parts of making asparagus is properly cleaning and trimming them.
Asparagus can have some grit, so it’s important to rinse stalks thoroughly before cooking.
I load up a big bowl of cold water and plop asparagus in, dunking it a few times, and letting any silt fall to the bottom of the bowl – then remove your clean stalks.
How to Trim Asparagus
Pat asparagus completely dry – with a paper towel or kitchen towel – before prepping this recipe.
To trim asparagus, I grab a stalk and lightly bend into a horseshoe shape.
Asparagus should snap just above the woody base. I then lay the snapped asparagus down next to the rest of the bunch, and cut off the base of the asparagus in the same spot.
You can also eyeball this – trim off the bottom 1-2″ depending on the size of your stalks.
Thicker stalks will need more trimmed off to be sure you’re not preparing the tough, woody, and stringy base.
Thin stalks tend to not be as tough, so you’ll cut less.
Other Vegetable Dishes You’ll Love
If you love this easy asparagus recipe, please visit some of our other delicious asparagus dishes – favorites like The Best Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus, Garlic Parmesan Asparagus, Pan Fried Asparagus, and Homemade Condensed Cream of Asparagus Soup!
We’re also spotlighting some of our favorite vegetable based sides below:
To see our complete vegetable side dish recipe index, please click here. Our complete side dish page can be found here.
This recipe can be stored for up to four days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We do not recommend freezing, as asparagus tends to get overly mushy when thawing.
Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
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Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe - even picky eaters love this crave-worthy asparagus wrapped in bacon and bursting with flavor!
- 1 ½ pounds of asparagus, with the ends snapped off
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 6 slices of bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9x13 baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Add the asparagus to a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil, salt and pepper over the asparagus and toss to coat.
- Divide the asparagus into 6 bunches then wrap each bunch in a slice of bacon.
- Place them evenly on the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through and the asparagus has cooked down then serve.
Serving Size1 bunch
Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 11mgSodium 386mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 7g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.