Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze – grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze - grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

You guys. Asparagus. bacon. bundles.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze - grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

In an ideal world, I would like one asparagus per bacon slice. But nothing is perfect.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze - grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

So this will do. 5-6 asparagus spears per bacon slice. Or maybe 4?

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze - grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

Whatever. I’ll make my peace with it.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus - Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze - grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

But really. That buttery brown sugar sauce is everything.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp-tender bacon in a buttery brown sugar glaze – grilled or baked! Can be prepped in advance!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • 2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce and Sriracha, if using; set aside.
  3. Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil; season with pepper, to taste.
  4. Divide asparagus into 6 bundles, wrapping each bundle with a slice of bacon to secure the spears together.
  5. Place asparagus bundles in a single layer into the prepared baking dish. Top with butter mixture.
  6. Place into oven and bake until bacon is crisp and asparagus are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds, if desired.
  • To grill, place asparagus bundles on a hot grill over medium high heat. Cover and cook until bacon is crisp and asparagus are tender, about 10-12 minutes.

Adapted from Lil’ Luna

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 318.9 Calories from Fat 253.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.2g 43%
Saturated Fat 13.0g 65%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 48.4mg 16%
Sodium 69.4mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15.8g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 11.9g
Protein 3.8g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.