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!
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 pound asparagus stalks
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 strips bacon
- ⅓ cup brown sugar optional
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.
- Make-ahead: You can assemble and even bake up to 3 days in advance, then bake or reheat just before serving.
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