Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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The perfect side dish or appetizer, bacon wrapped asparagus is the ultimate way to eat your green vegetables. It comes together in no time, with less than five ingredients. Are you looking for more bacon recipes? Then make our Bacon and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese next.

What Are Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles?

Instead of merely wrapping bacon around an individual piece of asparagus, we put a bunch of them together, wrapped them up with bacon, and sprinkled them with parmesan cheese. Then, they’re baked until the bacon and asparagus are perfectly crispy. Drizzling them with balsamic vinegar and lemon zest is the perfect finishing touch. These two ingredients smooth the woodsy asparagus flavors and make the bundles taste bright and slightly sweet. 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

What ingredients do you need for bacon-wrapped asparagus?

Bacon: Use your favorite type of bacon – we used hickory-smoked bacon. Thick-cut bacon will take a bit longer to bake, so just keep in mind when you’re cooking.

Asparagus: Fresh asparagus spears roast perfectly in the oven. We used about 20 of them and removed the woody ends before adding the bacon. 

Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: To bring out the flavors in everything, use kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. You can also add your favorite spices to the asparagus, too. 

Parmesan Cheese: Grate fresh parmesan cheese at home for this! 

Balsamic Vinegar:  Any variety of balsamic vinegar, such as dark or white balsamic, will taste incredible drizzled on top of the asparagus bundles. 

Lemon: Fresh lemon juice and zest bring out the natural sweetness in the balsamic vinegar and asparagus. 

Asparagus in Pan

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe Instructions 

Prepare the oven and baking sheet

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add bacon to the asparagus

Wrap your bacon slices around 4 to 5 asparagus to make a bundle, and place each bundle on your baking sheet, in an even layer.

Season and bake the bundles 

Season with salt and pepper, and add over parmesan cheese. Transfer to the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway until your bacon is cooked and crispy, and the asparagus has softened with a bite to it.

Garnish and serve

Remove from the oven, finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and fresh lemon juice to serve.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

How do you store and reheat leftovers? 

Store the bacon asparagus bundles in an airtight container. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to two days. Then, reheat them in the air fryer or oven.

Can you make bacon wrapped asparagus in a skillet? 

You can cook the asparagus and bacon on the stove instead of the oven. Place the bundles in a skillet over medium heat. Let them cook, turning every five minutes, until the bacon is completely cooked. 

How do you sweeten bacon-wrapped asparagus? 

Some people love to make the bundles with candied bacon. To do this, either sprinkle the bacon with some brown sugar or drizzle it with a bit of maple syrup. A little bit goes a long way.

Can you make them in the air fryer? 

Yes, you can! Air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus is easy cleanup and easy to make. Place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook them at 400F for about 20 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking. 

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
5 from 1 vote

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

The perfect side dish or appetizer, bacon wrapped asparagus is the ultimate way to eat your green vegetables.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 6 to 8 slices of hickory-smoked bacon
  • 2 bundles of asparagus, about 18 to 20 asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lemon

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wrap your bacon slices around 4 to 5 asparagus to make a bundle, and place each bundle on your baking sheet, in an even layer.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and add over parmesan cheese. Transfer to the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway until your bacon is cooked and crispy, and the asparagus has softened with a bite to it.
  • Remove from the oven, finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, and fresh lemon juice to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 4kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.02g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 4mg, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 0.03mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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