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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

The best way to celebrate asparagus season! This easy bacon wrapped asparagus is made in the oven and ready in a flash. A perfect summer side dish.

Are you looking for the perfect vegetable side dish that will wow your guests at your next dinner party? Look no further than Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. Not only is it gorgeous on the plate, it’s easy to put together and always a crowd pleaser. 

Overhead photo of bacon wrapped asparagus on a white plate and wooden cutting board.

How could it not be? Bacon wrapped anything is always a win. 

How do you make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the oven?

First things first, you’re going to want to trim the asparagus. This is really easy to do. Just snap off the woodsy ends. They are just too tough to eat. 

Next, divide the asparagus into 5 – 6 equal groups. This will be dependent on how many asparagus spears you have and how thick they are. If they are thinner spears 5 is great, if they are on the thicker side groups of 3 would probably be a bit better. 

Wrap each bundle with a thick slice of bacon. Start in the middle of the bundle and keep wrapping until you reach the end of the bacon slice. 

Bacon wrapped asparagus on aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

DES’ TIP: Overlapping the bacon at the end will help secure it around the asparagus. It also helps to bake the asparagus seam side down. 

At this point I like to drizzle each bundle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The bacon will definitely add some saltiness to the dish so go easy on the salt. 

Bacon wrapped asparagus sprinkled with salt and pepper on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

Finally, bake the asparagus at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. This will vary depending on a few things: The thickness of the asparagus, the thickness of the bacon and your desired doneness of the bacon.  Just keep an eye on it. 

DES’ TIP: As much as we like crispy bacon around here at breakfast time, it’s best to let it be a little chewier with this recipe. If it’s too crisp it will simply snap of the asparagus. 

Asparagus wrapped in bacon on aluminum foil. Side angle shot.

Can you make bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill?

Absolutely! The first time that I had bacon wrapped asparagus it was made on the grill. It’ll take less time, about 10 minutes and you’ll want to turn it halfway through so that the bacon cooks evenly.  

Asparagus wrapped bacon bundle held in kitchen tongs with blue background.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! You can prepare and wrap the asparagus ahead of time and the simply put it in the oven when you’re ready. 

How do you reheat leftovers?

The same way you cooked it the first time! Simply place it on a foil lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees just until warmed through, 5 minutes or so. 

Looking for more Asparagus recipes? You’ve GOT to try these! 

Asparagus Fries

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Breadcrumbs 

Blistered Asparagus 

Asparagus Mushroom Risotto 

Love bacon? Who doesn’t! Here are some more recipes featuring bacon: 

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Fried Green Tomatoes with Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Pasta Salad

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts from the Cookie Rookie

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Serves 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 6 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound asparagus (about 30 medium thick spears)
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2

Divide the asparagus into equal groups of 5.

3

Wrap the bacon around the asparagus, overlapping at the end to secure the bundle. Place seam side down.

4

Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5

Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked through and to your desired crispiness.

Notes

Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 1 bundle
Calories: 177 , Total Fat: 15.9g , Saturated Fat: 4.9g , Cholesterol: 36mg , Sodium: 227mg , Carbohydrates: 3.3g , Fiber: 1.6g , Sugar: 1.4g , Protein: 6g

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  • Reply
    Kari
    June 28, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    This is such a classically sound dish and I havent had it in ages. My little one loves bacon so I think its a great way to introduce him to asparagus

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    Karen
    June 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Asparagus and bacon – yes please. I can make a meal of this on my pasta day off!

  • Reply
    Eva
    June 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I love asparagus! I have never tried making it this way, yet I’ve had my fair share of baked bacon-wrapped foods. This sure needs to be tried, too!

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    Kathryn Donangelo
    June 24, 2020 at 7:46 am

    I love asparagus and bacon so this recipe couldn’t be any more perfect! I am making these this weekend!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      June 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      Hope you enjoy them as much as us!

  • Reply
    Bernice Hill
    June 22, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I have JUST enough bacon to give this recipe a try tonight with the last of our asparagus. I bet it’s a winner!!

  • Reply
    Michelle Urquhart
    June 22, 2020 at 8:18 am

    I wonder how this would turn out in the air fryer? Temp and time?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      June 24, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      I have not tried it in the air fryer yet so I can’t give a temp and time but I will test soon!

    Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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