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November 7, 2023

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon and asparagus are two ingredients that are nearly perfect on their own when prepared correctly. Put ‘em together, and it’s a match made in heaven.

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bacon wrapped asparagus on a plate
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Genius Moment Unlocked–Bacon Wrapped Asparagus In The Oven

Making these easy bacon wrapped asparagus bundles is like not cooking at all, but with all the flavor pay off of a more advanced recipe. Bacon and asparagus really know how to bring out the best in each other because pork and asparagus are a classic flavor combo. If you’ve made our Baked Pork Chop and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner you know what we’re talking about!

bacon, asparagus, olive oil, salt and pepper in prep bowls to make bacon wrapped asparagus

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Bacon – We’re looking for a thin cut bacon for this recipe. Too thick, and the bacon won’t cook correctly. We want crispy bacon wrapped asparagus!!

  • Asparagus – It’s that time of year, when these tender and crunchy greens start showing up at the market. Thicker spears of asparagus will cook up nicely in the high heat oven. When you’re buying asparagus, look for bright, firm stalks.

  • Olive oil – A higher quality olive oil is nice to use here if you have one on hand, since this is a recipe that is all about the asparagus. A fruity olive oil will really make the asparagus sing!

  • Salt + Pepper – And that’s it. Literally five minutes of prep before you put these in the oven.

asparagus tossed with olive oil, salt & pepper, in bundles wrapped in bacon on a sheet pan
asparagus bundles wrapped in bacon on a sheet pan

How to Make Asparagus Wrapped In Bacon

  • Heat the oven to 425°F and place a rimmed baking sheet in the oven while it heats.

  • Toss the asparagus spears with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Divide the asparagus spears into even piles. Starting about an inch from the asparagus heads, wrap the bacon tightly around each bundle, swirling it down and around like a candy cane stripe. You don’t want it wrapped in one section like a belt.

  • Arrange the bundles on the baking sheet so that they aren’t touching, this way everything will get crispy and crunchy in the oven.

  • Roast until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is tender, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • Pro tip: Make a batch of our Hollandaise Sauce for a little dunkaroo.

bacon wrapped asparagus just out of the oven on a sheet pan
bacon wrapped asparagus on a serving plate

How To Store + Variations For Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Freezing asparagus at its peak is one of our favorite ways to stretch asparagus season just the tiniest bit further than its brief growing season. With that said, freezing cooked asparagus will result in a better tasting asparagus once it is reheated. You can freeze the cooked asparagus once it has cooled to room temperature. Stasher bags are great for this!

  • If you happen to have leftovers, we think that they would be divine chopped up and added to our Bacon Cheddar Biscuits or baked into Egg Cups for breakfast. Either way, future you will be so happy.

  • We don’t have any great ideas for substitutions here, since this is a fairly simple two-ingredient recipe. We can however direct you to more great bacon-wrapped dishes, like Bacon-Wrapped Scallops.

8 bundles of bacon wrapped asparagus on a serving plate

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min
  • Calories: 72

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 10 ounces thin bacon (about 8 strips)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center position. Place a rimmed sheet pan in the oven while it preheats.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the asparagus with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Divide the asparagus spears into 8 even piles. Starting about an inch from the asparagus heads, wrap the bacon tightly around each bundle.

  4. Carefully remove the sheet pan from the oven. Arrange the bundles on the sheet so that they aren’t touching.

  5. Roast until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is tender, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories72
  • Protein4 g
  • Carbohydrates2 g
  • Total Fat5 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol8 mg
  • sodium288 mg
  • Total Sugars1 g

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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  • Maria

    Easy and yummy! I made it tonight and everyone loved it! Thank you!

    Thanks Maria, we are so glad it was a hit!

  • Kay

    I could eat these every day! So fun, so easy, so delicious!

    Thanks Kay!