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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus takes your favorite green stalky vegetable to a whole new level! This make-ahead side dish is so easy to throw together and ready in right around 30 minutes! It's salty and sweet, sprinkled with a little brown sugar before baking. This is the ultimate vegetable side for family dinners and holiday meals!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus stalks
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 strips bacon
  • cup brown sugar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Wash and trim tough, woody ends of asparagus by bending one of the stalks towards the bottom until it snaps. Cut remaining asparagus to the same length.
  • Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Divide the asparagus into 8 groups (usually 3-4 spears) and wrap each group with a piece of bacon. Set them seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat using all of the asparagus and bacon. For a salty-sweet finish, you can sprinkle the brown sugar over the bacon before baking.
  • Bake for 22 to 28 minutes until the bacon is cooked through and the asparagus is tender-crisp. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Make-ahead: You can assemble and even bake up to 3 days in advance, then bake or reheat just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg