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Bacon wrapped asparagus makes a delicious side dish. On the table in less than 30 minutes, this makes an easy and elegant asparagus recipe perfect for entertaining.
If you need a new way to serve asparagus that is sure to get your kiddos to devour it, then this just might be what you are looking for. For years, I could depend on Sam gobbling up asparagus any time that I served it, but then, for some unknown reason (teenage years – cough), he began getting picky about it.
So, I did what I always do when that happens. I added bacon.
Seriously though, if there is one thing that I can depend on it is his unwavering love of bacon.
The bacon adds another delicious, salty, rich flavor to the asparagus that makes it irresistible, even to my son who isn’t so sure about asparagus at the moment.
Here’s my Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe. I think you might enjoy it, too!
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
- 18-20 stalks asparagus
- 3-4 thick cut bacon slices cut in half to make 6-8 pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425º F.
- Wrap 3-4 stalks with a piece of bacon. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet and repeat until all asparagus stalks have been wrapped with bacon pieces.
- Whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper and pour over asparagus bundles. Toss lightly to coat.
- Bake until asparagus is cooked through and bacon is done, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
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What else would you recommend wrapping the asparagus in aside from bacon? What would work for non bacon eaters? Thanks!
I’m attending evening party and I would like to know if I can bake the wrap ahead of time at least 2 hours would it keep its flavor or would the asparagus go all limp ?
Just a question, can I wrap my asparagus with the bacon and then freeze them using the food saver?? Both the asparagus and bacon would be uncooked.
Jo, you will need to blanch your asparagus before you freeze. I would not freeze uncooked asparagus and bacon together. Hope this helps.
Robyn, Thanks for the response. I decided to go ahead and cook the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and then freeze them using my food saver.
I’m pretty confused how you take 9 to 10 bacon slices and cut them in half to make 6 to 8 pieces?
Thanks, Mike. It should be 3-4 pieces of bacon. Hope you enjoy!