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This bacon wrapped asparagus recipe is a quick and easy way to make a delicious vegetable side dish in the oven.
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  1. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven
  2. Why We Love Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  3. Ingredients
  4. How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven
  5. Ingredient Substitutions for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Other Easy Side Dish Recipes
  8. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

This bacon wrapped asparagus recipe is a quick and easy way to make a delicious vegetable side dish in the oven. Perfect for keto or low-carb lifestyles or a super popular appetizer recipe!

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven

I’m always looking for new ways to prepare veggies so that my kids will eat them. Moms, can you relate? Asparagus happens to be one of my all-time favorite vegetables, so I love that I’ve found an easy way to make it in the oven, that’s also kid-approved. Wrap anything in bacon and my kiddos are sold!

This recipe gives you a super easy way to prepare your asparagus and bake it in the oven. It’s the perfect side for pasta or casserole that lacks veggies, or with anything off the grill. It even makes a great appetizer! The bacon gets nice and crisp, and the asparagus is baked to perfection, tender, but still slightly crunchy. This will be your new favorite way to make this delicious veggie!

Why We Love Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Easy to make
  • Keto friendly
  • Low-carb
  • Makes a great appetizer or side dish
  • My kids will eat it (for the win!)
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Ingredients

It doesn’t get much simpler than this list of ingredients. Who knew that making a delicious vegetable side dish could be so easy? Here’s the short list of what you’ll need to make your bacon wrapped asparagus in the oven:

  • 2 (8 ounce) bunches of thick cut asparagus spears, trimmed (this is approximately 32 spears total)
  • 1 (12 ounce package) Center cut bacon strips
  • ¾  teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven

Rinse the asparagus spears in cool water, pat dry, and trim the ‘woodsy’ end off. About 1-2 inches.

cut the end of asparagus

In a small bowl, combine the garlic salt and black pepper. Place the trimmed asparagus into a shallow dish, drizzle with the olive oil and then sprinkle the spice blend all over the top of the asparagus stalks and toss them to coat.

sprinkle olive oil and salt into the asparagus

Gather 4 asparagus spears together, using one piece of the bacon, wrap the asparagus bundle making sure not to overlap the bacon too much.
Pro-Tip: If your asparagus stalks are really skinny, increase the number of stalks you put into each bundle by 2-3 extra stalks.

wrap bacon around asparagus bundle

Place each, bacon wrapped, bundle onto the wire rack lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave space between each bundle. Cook the asparagus bundles for 25-30 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp but not burnt.

asparagus wrapped bacon in the rack

Remove the tray from the oven and turn your oven to broil. Flip all of the bundles over and replace the baking sheet back into the oven allowing the bottom side of the bundles to crisp up under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.  Make sure you keep an eye so that you do not burn the asparagus.

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These bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles should be served immediately while the bacon is still nice and crisp.  A serving of 2 bundles would make a great side dish to any dinner.

Ingredient Substitutions for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Garlic salt: If you do not have garlic salt, you can substitute ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder.  Combine those with the black pepper and use in the recipe.

Bacon: Make sure to use center cut bacon slices, not thick cut. This makes sure that your bacon can cook evenly and thoroughly without overcooking or burning your asparagus. Also, the center cut pieces don’t have as much fat per slice as standard cut bacon does. This makes for a much better end product.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus is an amazing side with so many dishes! Personally, I love to serve this with meat from the grill. Whether it’s grilled chicken, pork chops, or steak, asparagus wrapped in bacon is the perfect compliment. You could also serve it alongside a casserole or pasta dish.

How To Store Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

To store your asparagus, place your leftovers in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. When reheating, it can be tricky to make sure that your bacon stays crispy and the asparagus doesn’t get soggy. You can use the microwave to reheat. It’s quicker, but I have found that oftentimes this leaves the asparagus a bit soggy. For the best results, I recommend reheating in the oven or air fryer.

How to Know Where to Trim Your Asparagus Stalks

A great trick to knowing exactly where to trim your asparagus stalks, you can just hold one stalk in your hands and gently snap the stalk. The stalk will naturally snap where the ‘woodsy’ part meets the tender part. Once you do this, you can lay the other stalks next to the snapped one and that will be your guide as to where to trim the remainder of the stalks.

bacon wrapped asparagus

This bacon wrapped asparagus recipe is an easy way to make the best asparagus in the oven. When you take a tasty vegetable like asparagus, wrap it in crispy bacon and roast it in the oven, it takes it to a new level. Bacon wrapped asparagus will be your new favorite way to eat the delicious green spears.

Other Easy Side Dish Recipes

7-Up Biscuits | Feta and Bacon Green Beans | Mashed Potato Casserole | Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn | Mexican Corn Salad | BLT Pasta Salad | Elote – Mexican Street Corn | Air Fryer French Fries | Broccoli Salad | Better Than Takeout Fried Rice | Campfire Potatoes – Campfire, Grill or Oven | The EASIEST Antipasto Pasta Salad Recipe | Fried Green Tomatoes

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Serves — 8
This bacon wrapped asparagus recipe is a quick and easy way to make a delicious vegetable side dish in the oven.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce (2 bunches) thick cut asparagus spears trimmed (this is approximately 32 spears total)
  • 12 ounce package center cut bacon strips
  • ¾ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400* F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place an oven safe wire rack on top of the foil and set aside.
  • Rinse the asparagus spears in cool water, pat dry, and trim the ‘woodsy’ end off of the asparagus spears. About 1-2 inches. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the trimmed asparagus into a shallow dish, drizzle with the olive oil and then sprinkle the spice blend over the top of the asparagus spears. Toss it all together to evenly coat.
  • Gather 4 asparagus spears together, using one piece of the bacon, wrap the asparagus bundle making sure not to overlap the bacon too much. Place each, bacon wrapped, bundle onto the wire rack lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave space between each bundle.
  • Cook the asparagus bundles for 25-30 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp but not burnt.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and turn your oven to broil. Flip all of the bundles over and replace the baking sheet back into the oven allowing the bottom side of the bundles to crisp up under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Make sure you keep an eye so that you do not burn the asparagus.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
To store bacon wrapped asparagus, place your leftovers in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. When reheating, it can be tricky to make sure that your bacon stays crispy and the asparagus doesn’t get soggy. You can use the microwave to reheat. It’s quicker, but I have found that oftentimes this leaves the asparagus a bit soggy. For the best results, I recommend reheating in the oven.
Important Notes:
  • If your asparagus stalks are really skinny, I would increase the number of stalks you put into each bundle by 2-3 extra stalks.
  • If you do not have garlic salt, you can substitute ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Combine those with the black pepper and use in the recipe.
  • A great trick to knowing exactly where to trim your asparagus stalks, you can just hold one stalk in your hands and gently snap the stalk. The stalk will naturally snap where the ‘woodsy’ part meets the tender part. Once you do this, you can lay the other stalks next to the snapped one and that will be your guide as to where to trim the remainder of the stalks.
  • Make sure to use center cut bacon slices, not thick cut. This makes sure that your bacon can cook evenly and thoroughly without overcooking or burning your asparagus. Also, the center cut pieces don’t have as much fat per slice as standard cut bacon does. This makes for a much better end product.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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