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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!

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.

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!

10 minutes20 minutes

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.

Notes:

  • 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

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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.

 

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26 comments

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    So yummy! Fast and easy to make. I was thrilled I had what I needed to make this recipe. We had it with rice and shrimp.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love asparagus and bacon

  3. This looks really yummy!! Eager to try this one as it includes my favorite bacon combined with something healthy….which is all that I want.

  4. It looks delicious and healthy. Want to try this.

  5. I actually tried this and i addes 1 more slice of bacon extra 😀

  6. Sound delicious! I will try do it.

  7. It looks so delicious, i will going to try this out today itself 😀 i cant wait :p

  8. I was wondering if you can freeze the assembled bundles prior to cooking?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself. Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  9. Hi, I was looking for a recipe for preparing the crunchy asparagus and stumbled across your website. Thanks for your time and sharing this post. Will follow your tips and try it.

  10. Hi Chungah!

    WOW! Great post you shared! I like that food very much! I am going to follow this tips!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. It looks delicious and healthy. Want to try this.

  12. Bacon wrapped asparagus looking Delicious. I will try it.

  13. This really look delicious..Ill have to try it right away !!

    Thanks for putting this together for us !!!

  14. Sound delicious! I will try do it 

  15. I would like to have a taste of it and add to my meal.

  16. This is just amazing, thanks for sharing such a delicious dish !

  17. Fantastic post and keep it up.

  18. These look perfect!! wow

  19. Sound delicious! I will try do it 🙂

  20. I love asparagus and bacon. Great combination 🙂

  21. I am now salivating at work and it’s ALL YOUR FAULT. Bacon and Asparagus together? Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before???

  22. It looks delicious and beautiful. My family will love it so much.Thanks guys

  23. Love crunchy asparagus! And if you wrap them in bacon…well, there’s nothing else to say. Simply delish!