Fun and fancy baked bacon-wrapped asparagus that are made with 2 ingredients and just a few minutes of prep time for one beautiful side dish.

There’s something magical about a little bacon in a dish with tender crisp asparagus. It’s such a great pair that I made you a recipe with just that, asparagus and bacon. This simple recipe makes a fun side dish to any meal. I like to serve it for dinner and you can even serve this alongside your favorite breakfast dishes for brunch! It’s simple, pretty, and so delicious.

Tips for Making Baked Bacon-wrapped Asparagus:

  • Precooking the bacon for 5 minutes helps to make sure the bacon gets crispy and the asparagus doesn’t overcook. It’s an extra step but the results are worth it.
  • Cooking the bacon-wrapped asparagus on top of a wire rack helps it to crisp up on all sides more quickly.
  • Feel free to make these into asparagus bundles by wrapping 5-6 spears in one whole piece of bacon and cooking the same amount of time. That’s a fun way to get a full serving of the vegetable in one little bundle. It looks great on a plate.
  • You can add a little salt and pepper to taste, but I have found you don’t generally need it.

What meat goes with bacon-wrapped asparagus?

You have lots of options! You could serve this side with any number of baked or grilled meats, and here are a few suggestions.

If you are looking for more options, just hit the “Find a Recipe” button at the top of the page and take a look.

Do you have to wash asparagus before cooking?

You don’t have to wash anything before cooking, but I’d highly recommend you do. You just never know who has touched that asparagus before you. Washing fruits and vegetables before cooking with them or eating them is always a good idea. I wash asparagus right when I get home and then I store it like this: How to Store Fresh Asparagus. It’s my favorite trip to keep fresh asparagus good for over a week in the fridge. You’ll never store it another way!

How do you trim asparagus?

Just take the end of the asparagus in both hands and bend it until the end snaps off. That’s where the woody part ends and the tender asparagus begins. Line up the asparagus that you just snapped with the others and use a knife to trip the ends to match.

Baked bacon wrapped asparagus cooked crisp and ready to serve on a white plate.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Fun and fancy baked bacon-wrapped asparagus that are made with 2 ingredients and just a few minutes of prep time for one beautiful side dish.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 16 spears of asparagus (about 1 pound)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut all of the bacon in half from end to end (long-ways), so that you have 16 pieces of thin bacon.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the bacon evenly on it.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the bacon from the baking sheet and set it on paper towels to cool slightly.
  6. Place a wire baking rack in the center of the rimmed baking sheet you just cooked your bacon on.
  7. When the bacon is cool enough to handle, wrap one piece around each piece of asparagus.
  8. Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus on the wire rack set in the baking sheet.
  9. Continue with remaining bacon and asparagus.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is cooked through to your liking.
  11. Remove from the pan and serve while still hot.

Notes

  • Precooking the bacon for 5 minutes helps to make sure the bacon gets crispy and the asparagus doesn’t overcook. It’s an extra step but the results are worth it.
  • Cooking the bacon-wrapped asparagus on top of a wire rack helps it to crisp up on all sides more quickly.
  • Feel free to make these into asparagus bundles by wrapping 5-6 spears in one whole piece of bacon and cooking the same amount of time. That’s a fun way to get a full serving of the vegetable in one little bundle. It looks great on a plate.
  • You can add a little salt and pepper to taste, but I have found you don’t generally need it.
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baked bacon, asparagus, side, bacon, easy side dishes, bacon side dish, asparagus side dish, easy asparagus recipe, bacon and asparagus recipe

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Easy, pretty sides that are made from two of my favorite things! Did you know that wild asparagus grows in the fence rows around our field and in our yard? It’s so much fun to go hunting for it. My kids will eat it fresh and raw straight out of the yard. It’s so sweet when you pick it fresh. I can’t wait to have a huge asparagus patch one day.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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