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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Oven Baked

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the vegetable candy you have been waiting for your entire life. Covered in crispy bacon and wrapped around delicate stalks of oven roasted asparagus, you cannot go wrong once you learn this simple trick to letting these veggies marinate in bacon grease. 

Other veggies you can enjoy roasting or baking in the oven:

bacon wrapped asparagus on a roasting pan

Personally I always have a hard time with my kids eating their vegetables. But when I wrap in bacon, for some stranger reason, everyone just shuts up and eats.

Asparagus wrapped in bacon is also great for parties and something a bit different than just starchy side dish options.

This recipe is so easy you do not need any measurements.

Its as simple as some time and minimal preparation for a restaurant quality side dish that is so good you will find yourself snacking in your kitchen.

And if you use an entire pound of bacon, you’ll be able to do lots of asparagus spears.

Tips for  Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Time is about 10 minutes prep.
  • Cutting the bacon in half requires a sharp knife or you’ll probably just tear the bacon and get frustrated.
  • The more asparagus and bacon you have, the longer it will take to prep it.

asparagus laid out on white cooking board with knife ready to cut stems

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This asparagus side dish is one of those super easy low ingredient kinds that look fancy, taste great, but require so little of you.

You will need the following ingredients, however, feel free to experiment if you like other seasonings as well!

  1. Bacon
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Asparagus
  4. Garlic Powder

What to serve Bacon Wrapped Asparagus along side:

cut asparagus ends off

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Break asparagus to remove the dry ends. Discard ends.

Place asparagus on prepared baking sheet.

Lightly drizzle with olive oil.

Use you hands to mix the asparagus together to evenly coat with oil.

Return asparagus to a single layer and sprinkle with garlic powder.

balsamic vinegar getting poured onto asparagus

Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap 1/2 slice around a spear of asparagus.

Keep the bacon in a single layer so it does not overlap.

Continue to wrap each asparagus in bacon and lay in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

asparagus wrapped in uncooked bacon

Bake for 10 minutes and flip the asparagus spears over with tongs.

Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.

asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon on white serving tray

Check bacon and return to oven for another 5 minutes if necessary.

Drain on paper towel before serving.

asparagus on tray ready to serve

Can you freeze bacon wrapped asparagus?

  • You can freeze asparagus! All you need to do is Blanche your asparagus for approximately one minute. Blanching your asparagus before freezing helps prevent it from discoloring.
  • Drain your asparagus and plunge into a bowl filled with ice and water. This provides an instant cool down so your asparagus stops cooking. If you blanch for one minute, you will need to cook for 1 minute.
  • Drain, dry, and freeze.
  • Note: If you throw them into a bag before they are dry, they will stick. To prevent this, put them on a piece of parchment paper and freeze first and then transfer to a gallon sized baggie
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Oven Baked
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the vegetable candy you have been waiting for your entire life. Covered in crispy bacon and wrapped around delicate stalks of oven roasted asparagus, you cannot go wrong once you learn this simple trick to letting these veggies marinate in bacon grease.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, bacon, side dish
Servings: 4 people
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • Bacon
  • Olive Oil
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Break asparagus to remove the dry ends. Discard ends. Place asparagus on prepared baking sheet. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. Use you hands to mix the asparagus together to evenly coat with oil. Return asparagus to a single layer and sprinkle with garlic powder.
  3. Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap 1/2 slice around a spear of asparagus. Keep the bacon in a single layer so it does not overlap. Continue to wrap each asparagus in bacon and lay in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and flip the asparagus spears over with tongs. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Check bacon and return to oven for another 5 minutes if necessary.
  5. Drain on paper towel before serving.

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