Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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    Deliciously roasted asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon slices. This bacon wrapped asparagus is one of my favorite side dish recipes that pairs perfectly with tons of dishes. And cooked in only 20 minutes, too!

    I love roasted asparagus, but sometimes it’s fun to dress it up a bit. And this bacon asparagus is the perfect way to do that. Crispy bacon makes everything better and is no exception in this recipe. The flavors taste so delicious together!

    bacon wrapped asparagus

    These bacon wrapped asparagus are one of my go-to side dishes. They pair perfectly with just about any dish and are always a crowd pleaser. They look fancy and everyone will be super impressed. You may even get your kids (or husband) to like asparagus with the added bacon.

    This dish is great for any night of the week, but is also perfect for serving at holiday dinners or when hosting a dinner party. They’re super simple to make, but seem upscale. Plus anything wrapped in bacon is automatically a winner, right?

    bacon wrapped asparagus on baking sheet

    How to cook bacon wrapped asparagus in oven

    These are so easy to make and only take about 5 minutes of prep work. It’s important to remember to cut the bacon in half and leave room when wrapping it around the asparagus so it has room to cook.

    1. Cut the bacon in half, down the middle to create 12 strips.
    2. Wrap the bacon around the asparagus spears.
    3. Place onto the pan with the bacon ends on the bottom. Salt and pepper.
    4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp.

    asparagus wrapped in bacon on baking sheet

    Variations

    Balsamic 

    Drizzle balsamic glaze on top before serving. You can also mix together 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and brush onto the bacon before baking.

    Bundle

    Create a bundle and wrap the bacon around 3-5 asparagus to get in more veggies.

    Grilling 

    I recommend wrapping the asparagus in bundles (instead of individually) if grilling. Make sure to use a toothpick to secure them together so that you can easily flip them on the grill without falling apart. Grill over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Make sure to flip the bundles a few times throughout.

    Disneyland version

    To make the famous wrapped asparagus from Bengal BBQ at Disneyland, cut the asparagus and bacon into 3 pieces. Then wrap each piece and place 5-6 pieces on a skewer. Squeeze a little bit of fresh lemon juice and grill for 5-7 minutes per side, or until crispy.

    bacon asparagus with balsamic glaze

    Favorite dishes to serve with

    Whether it’s chicken, steak or pasta, you can’t go wrong serving this asparagus with any of the below recipes:

    bacon wrapped asparagus bundles

    More bacon wrapped recipes:

    bacon wrapped asparagus

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon wrapped asparagus
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 98
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Deliciously roasted asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon slices. This bacon wrapped asparagus is one of my favorite side dish recipes that pairs perfectly with tons of dishes. And cooked in only 20 minutes, too!

    Ingredients

    • 12 fresh asparagus spears
    • 6 pieces bacon (thinly sliced)
    • S&P to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
    • Cut the bacon in half, down the middle to create 12 strips. Then wrap the bacon around the spears. Place onto the pan with the bacon ends on the bottom. Salt and pepper. 
    • Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp. 

    Notes

    Tip: If you use fully cooked bacon (I like the Costco kind), it will get crispier.
    Variations: 
    • Drizzle a balsamic glaze over top before serving.
    • Mix together 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and brush onto the bacon before baking.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 108mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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