November 29, 2022

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Recipes From A Pantry

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the ultimate appetizer to serve at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or your next dinner party. Prepare up to 24 hours in advance, then bake the asparagus wrapped in bacon in the oven just before serving. 

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top down view of the finished recipe served next to small bowls of seasoning

This baked Bacon Wrapped Asparagus oven appetizer is so simple to assemble but looks fancy on the dinner plate. It’s perfect for serving important guests, but also a fun way to dress up a serving of vegetables for a weeknight meal.

If you are looking for a new asparagus recipe, cook bacon wrapped asparagus for something delicious and a fun way to eat asparagus. The bacon slices cook up perfectly crispy in the oven, and the asparagus stalks are tender and have so much flavor.

if you’re like me and think everything tastes better with bacon, then you’ve got to try these Air Fryer Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, this Crockpot Green Beans and Bacon recipe, and my Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Bacon Pasta. #baconmakesitbetter

top down view of the completed bacon wrapped asparagus

This bacon asparagus recipe is a great idea and will make an awesome addition to your dinner table. And even kids who usually turn up their noses at vegetables will totally get on board with this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe

Why Make This Recipe

  • It’s Healthy(ish) – Even with the bacon, you still get a whole serving of vegetables, so it’s a healthy, low carb side dish.   
  • Bacon – Not everyone is over the moon about asparagus, but who doesn’t love bacon?  
  • Perfect for Entertaining – Asparagus bundles are simple to prepare but look gorgeous on the plate, making them a great appetizer for holidays or entertaining. 

Ingredient Notes

  • Bacon – Use your favorite type of bacon and experiment with different flavors.
  • Asparagus – Look for bunches of asparagus with uniform stalks for even cooking. 
  • Olive Oil – select any light, neutral-flavored oil.
  • Soy Sauce – Use low sodium soy sauce to control the saltiness. Swap in tamari or amino acids for a gluten free option. 
  • Seasonings – generously season with garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Rosemary – use fresh sprigs of rosemary for added flavor. 
a stack of bacon wrapped asparagus on a plate

Ready to make this Asparagus wrapped in bacon? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Oven

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spritz with cooking oil. 
  3. Trim the asparagus, wrap each piece lengthwise with two slices of bacon, and place it on the baking sheet. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper. Brush the mixture over each piece of bacon wrapped asparagus. 
  5. Place rosemary sprigs around the asparagus. They will add flavor as the asparagus cooks. 
  6. Cook for 25 – 30 minutes, or until asparagus is fork-tender and the bacon has crisped to your liking.
a plate filled with bacon wrapped asparagus

Expert Tips 

  • Choose asparagus spears that are similar in size
  • Trim the asparagus stalk or break off the woody ends before cooking. 
  • For smaller asparagus, bundle several together before wrapping with bacon.
  • For thicker bacon, cut the bacon slices lengthwise. 
  • Make sure the bacon is wrapped tightly around the asparagus spears. 
  • Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. 
  • Spray the baking tray with cooking oil before adding the wrapped asparagus bundles. 
  • For extra crispy bacon, cook the bundles on an oven safe wire rack placed over a baking sheet. 
  • Secure the bacon with a toothpick if desired. Make sure to remove toothpicks before serving. 
  • Serve bacon wrapped asparagus with your favorite dipping sauce

Delicious Variations

  • Balsamic Vinegar – Drizzle the asparagus with balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze before serving for a sweet flavor.
  • Maple or Honey – Drizzle the bundles with maple syrup or honey before serving. 
  • Add Cheese – Sprinkle the cooked asparagus with parmesan cheese before serving. 
  • Swap the Seasonings – Swap the seasonings with your favorite seasoning blends. Smoked paprika is a great choice because it amplifies the smoky flavor of the bacon. Other options include brown sugar and red pepper flakes.
  • Swap the Bacon – Bacon comes in many flavors. Experiment with different flavors like smoky bacon or sweet bacon to see which is your favorite. 
the completed asparagus wrapped with baconrecipe on a white plate

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Prep the asparagus stems and wrap them with the bacon up to 24 hours in advance. Place on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until you are ready to bake it. 
  • Store – Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, use the oven at 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C for 8-10 minutes. You can enjoy these cold or reheat them in the microwave. The bacon will not be as crispy when reheated. 
  • Freeze – We do not recommend freezing bacon wrapped asparagus. 

FAQs

Can I make bacon wrapped asparagus in advance?

Asparagus wrapped in bacon is a delicious appetizer, and it’s easy to prep bacon wrapped asparagus ahead for parties and gatherings. Prepare the asparagus as directed, place on a baking sheet, and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking as directed. 

Can I make asparagus bundles?

For larger, thicker spears of asparagus, wrapping a single spear in bacon works well. For thinner asparagus, you may want to bundle 3-4 spears together before wrapping them with bacon. The cooking time should remain the same. 

bacon wrapped asparagus bundles ready to be served

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

the finished bacon wrapped asparagus served on a white plate

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Print Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

A simple and delicious bacon and asparagus appetizer.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

Diet: Gluten Free

Servings: 4

Calories: 323kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C, line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spritz with olive oil.

  • Trim the asparagus, wrap each piece lengthwise with two slices of bacon, and place on the rimmed baking sheet.

  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, garlic salt and black pepper and brush the mixture over each piece of bacon wrapped asparagus.

  • Finally, arrange the rosemary stems around the asparagus. They will add flavor as the asparagus cooks.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy and asparagus is fork-tender.

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Notes

  • Choose asparagus spears that are similar in size. 
  • Trim the asparagus stalk or break off the woody ends before cooking. 
  • For smaller asparagus, bundle several together before wrapping with bacon.
  • For thicker bacon, cut the bacon slices lengthwise. 
  • Make sure the bacon is wrapped tightly around the asparagus spears. 
  • Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. 
  • Spray the baking tray with cooking oil before adding the wrapped asparagus bundles. 
  • For extra crispy bacon, cook the bundles on an oven safe wire rack over a baking sheet. 
  • Secure the bacon with a toothpick if desired. Remove toothpicks before serving. 
  • Serve bacon wrapped asparagus with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • There are 10 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg