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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes for over 2,000 years. This green boasts high levels of vitamin K, which is important for heart health and calcium regulation as well as folate, which when combined with vitamins B6 and B12 (as is the case in asparagus) can protect against heart disease and other cardiac ailments. In addition to the health benefits, asparagus is also a crunchy vegetable that can be served up as a delicious appetizer. It’s even better when bacon is added.

 

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

When selecting asparagus, look for thin, firm stalks with deep green tips. Once you’ve gathered a batch of asparagus, toss them in oil, pepper, paprika and a pinch of salt.

Next, 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. Serve and enjoy!

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


Description

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!


Ingredients

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12 oz. trimmed asparagus spears

1/2 Tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil [4]

8 slices bacon

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp smoked paprika

Pinch of salt (optional)


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss the asparagus in the oil, pepper, paprika and a pinch of salt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

  • 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

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