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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus can be perfectly oven cooked and served up as a tasty side dish to dinner or breakfast. This easy recipe shows the necessary tips on how to get tender asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon. Only a few ingredients are needed to make asparagus wrapped in bacon, and perfect results will follow!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 374kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus thick spears recommended, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 pound sliced bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon strips in a single layer and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. You want the fat to be partially rendered but the bacon very pliable.
  • While the bacon is cooking, add asparagus, olive oil, garlic and thyme to a large resealable bag. Squeeze and toss to coat.
  • Take partially cooked bacon out of the oven. Discard parchment paper and place an oven safe rack on the baking sheet. Wrap each strip of bacon in a spiral around each asparagus spear. Toothpicks can be used to help hold the bacon in place. Continue baking in preheated oven for 10-15 additional minutes.
  • Serve hot. 

Notes

Can be made ahead up to the point where you wrap the bacon around the asparagus and they can be refrigerated until ready to do the final baking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg