Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears are a great spring side
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is one of my favorite spring recipes. Its great as an appetizer or a vegetable side dish. This recipe is quick and easy taking just a few minutes to prep and has a cooking time of 15-20 minutes. I love serving it as an appetizer for a Mother's Day Brunch or a side for Easter Dinner.
Preparation for this Asparagus recipe couldn't be easier......
The preparation for this Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe is quick and easy. The first step is to wash the asparagus under cold running water and pat it dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife trim the spears to a manageable length of about 6-7 inches. Toss in olive oil. Wrap the bacon around the spears to look like the picture below. You can wrap them individually for thicker spears or in a bundle of 2 or 3 spears for thinner ones. Place on a sheet pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray, Roast in a 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes. The time will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears. When the spears are done they will turn to a deep green and and they become brown on the edges.
15-20 minutes later you have delicious and tasty Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears. I'm not going to claim that this is a really healthy recipe but the it does provide great dietary fiber and roasting the spears retains all its nutrients. It also contains vitamins A, C, E, and K and also the mineral chromium which is helpful in controlling blood sugar. This recipe works well for a keto diet. Of course wrapping it in bacon isn't all that healthy but all things in moderation and the bacon makes the asparagus so very tasty. Enjoy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus this spring!
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
A quick and easy asparagus recipe that is so delicious. Be sure to add this to your spring brunch menu.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 mins - 22 mins
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 25 spears 1x
- Category: Vegetable, appetizer
1 lb. Asparagus spears, washed and trimmed (roughly 25)
1.5 lbs. Bacon, about 25 strips
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.
3. Toss the asparagus spears in olive oil.
4. Wrap each spear with one slice of bacon and place on sheet pan evenly spaced. Do not crowd.
5. Bake for 18-22 minutes (depending on how thick your bacon is).
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