Asparagus is crunchy, nutritious and not to mention, pairs perfectly with bacon! Our recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus is an ideal appetizer for a dinner in or entertaining a slew of friends. Plus, it’s easy enough that you can have this dish ready to serve in just 30 minutes!
12 oz. trimmed asparagus spears
1/2 Tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
8 slices bacon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp smoked paprika
Pinch of salt (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Toss the asparagus in the oil, pepper, paprika and a pinch of salt.
- Take a bundle of asparagus and carefully wrap the bacon around it, wrapping it up or down the bundle. Place the asparagus bundle on a sheet pan or baking dish so the ends of the bacon are face down so the bundle doesn’t unravel. Repeat with the remaining asparagus until all of them are wrapped up.
- Place the asparagus bundles in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is nicely browned and the asparagus is cooked to your liking.
Use thinly sliced bacon so it cooks in about the same time as it takes for the asparagus to roast. If you only have thick bacon, we recommend precooking it in the oven for 10 minutes or so before wrapping the asparagus.
Thin spears of asparagus will cook more quickly than thick spears of asparagus. Try to use asparagus with uniform thickness so they cook evenly. If you prefer more crispy, well done asparagus, use thinner asparagus. For more tender, less browned asparagus, use thicker spears.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15-20
- Category: Appetizer
- Serving Size: 1/8
- Calories: 51.2
- Sugar: 0.8g
- Sodium: 155.9mg
- Fat: 3.4g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Protein: 3.9g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Net Carbs: 0.77g
Keywords: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus