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 make the meat the main and somewhat special part of the meal, keeping 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. Plus it’s super simple to make!

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There’s something about wrapping food in bacon that makes it taste extra yummy, isn’t there? I mean, bacon-wrapped asparagus. Yes, please! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

For this bacon-wrapped asparagus made in the oven, you’ll need 1-2 bunches of asparagus, a few slices of bacon, pepper, olive oil, and garlic (optional). 

bacon wrapped asparagus ingredients - bacon on a plate and asparagus on a baking sheet

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. 

Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven

While you prepare the asparagus and bacon, let the oven preheat to 350 degrees F. 

Cut the ends off the asparagus

You can either cut or snap the tough ends off the asparagus. Discard ends. 

Toss asparagus in oil

Using tongs, gently toss asparagus in a tablespoon of olive oil. 

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. 

bacon wrapped asparagus bundles before cooking

Place on prepared baking sheet

Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Then lay the bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles on the parchment paper. 

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. 

Bake

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through.

Serve

Serve immediately. Can be used as an appetizer, or as a side dish to turkey, chicken, or fish. 

bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a baking sheet

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Yield: 6-7 bundles

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

bacon-wrapped-asparagus on a baking sheet

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. 

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Have you ever made bacon-wrapped asparagus? What other veggies are good with bacon?

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