In this post: Looking for a simple and delicious side dish? Look no further than this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe that you make in the oven. 


When I cook, I tend to keep the sides super simple. But sometimes I do love a little bit of something extra as a side dish! Which is why I love this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe. Learn how to make this super-simple recipe with step-by-step instructions!

bacon wrapped asparagus spears on a baking sheet

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • doesn’t require fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients
  • is totally adaptable to any dietary restrictions or allergies
bacon wrapped asparagus ingredients - bacon on a plate and asparagus on a baking sheet

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Ingredients

  • Asparagus: its peak season is spring, but good-quality asparagus can be found year-round!
  • Bacon: you can use any kind of bacon you like – I prefer to use rasher-style turkey bacon. It’s less greasy than traditional pork bacon, but still full of flavor!
  • Black pepper: adds a touch of smoky spice to the recipe.
  • Olive oil: crisps up the asparagus and bacon and adds a rich flavor.
  • Garlic (optional): it will add another layer of spice.

Add-ins and Variations

  • Add cheese: parmesan, feta, mozzarella, and even vegan cheese substitutes would be great with this recipe!
  • Add a glaze: this savory and salty recipe would go perfectly with a sweet glaze like maple-brown sugar.
  • Add sauteed onions: saute until caramelized and then place on top of the bundles of asparagus.
  • Add other vegetables: wrap peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms with the asparagus!
bacon wrapped asparagus bundles before cooking

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

  1. Preheat the oven. While you prepare the asparagus and bacon, let the oven preheat to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Cut the ends off the asparagus. You can either cut or snap the tough ends off the asparagus. Discard ends. 
  3. Toss asparagus in the oil. Using tongs, gently toss asparagus in a tablespoon of olive oil. 
  4. Wrap asparagus stalks with bacon. Now, gather 3-5 stalks of asparagus and gently wrap them with a single slice of bacon. You could wrap fewer spears if you want a lot of bacon, or more if you want less.
  5. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Then lay the bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles on the parchment paper. 
  6. Add seasonings. Drizzle a little olive oil on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with a little pepper and add garlic if desired. Avoid using salt, since the bacon will add plenty of salty goodness. 
  7. Bake. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through.
  8. Serve. Serve immediately. Can be used as an appetizer, or as a side dish to turkey, chicken, or fish. 

Serving Suggestions

Serve this bacon-wrapped asparagus with main dishes like:

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure you trim the tough, stringy ends off the asparagus
  • Wrap the bacon tightly so it doesn’t come off while cooking
  • Serve the dish immediately so it’s still piping hot when you’re eating
bacon wrapped asparagus on a baking sheet

FAQ’s

Can you make bacon-wrapped asparagus ahead?

To make your bacon-wrapped asparagus ahead, assemble the asparagus bundles and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. When you want to cook the bundles, all you’ll have to do is add the seasonings and bake!

How long do I cook bacon-wrapped asparagus?

You should cook it for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You just want to make sure your asparagus is cooked and your bacon is crispy at the edges!

How do you trim asparagus?

Snap the tough ends of the asparagus off and discard them. Just bend the asparagus gently and it will snap somewhere above those nasty tough ends!

What temperature to cook bacon-wrapped asparagus?

I cook my bacon-wrapped asparagus at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s best to stick to that if you’re using my recipe! However, I have seen others cook theirs at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember: it is always best to follow the instructions given in the recipe you are using.

Are there any seasonings or toppings I can use on this asparagus dish?

Beyond what I listed in the “Add-ins and Variations” section above, you can add:

  • Lemon juice or zest
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Cayenne
bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a baking sheet

How to Store

Store this bacon-wrapped asparagus in the fridge for up to 5 days! To reheat it, broil it until thoroughly heated. I don’t recommend freezing this recipe because it’ll be soggy when thawed. 

Dietary Considerations

This recipe is already low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten and dairy-free, and paleo so you don’t have to worry about any of those! I have not tried making this recipe with vegan bacon, so I can’t promise it will work, but it might be worth a try.

bacon wrapped asparagus on a baking sheet

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Yield: 6-7 bundles

Looking for a simple and delicious side dish? Look no further than this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe that you make in the oven. 

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bunches of asparagus
  • 6-7 slices of bacon*
  • pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-3 cloves minced garlic (optional)

Instructions

  1. While you prepare the asparagus and bacon, let the oven preheat to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Cut the ends off the asparagus. You can either cut or snap the tough ends off the asparagus. Discard ends. 
  3. Using tongs, gently toss asparagus in oil and minced garlic (optional.)
  4. Now, gather 3-5 stalks of asparagus and gently wrap them with a single slice of bacon. You could wrap fewer spears if you want a lot of bacon, or more if you want less bacon. 
  5. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Then lay the bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles on the parchment paper. 
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle with a little pepper and add additional garlic if desired. Avoid using salt, since the bacon will add plenty of salty goodness. 
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through.
  8. Serve immediately. Can be used as an appetizer, or as a side dish to turkey, chicken, or fish.

Notes

*The bacon can be any kind of bacon you like - I prefer to use rasher-style turkey bacon. It's less greasy than traditional pork bacon, but still full of flavor. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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