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Two perfect food pairings together Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe in the oven!If you like bacon entrees like Bacon Wrapped Dates or Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenderloin,you will like it Bacon Wrapped Asparagus as a healthy appetizers also. I’ll show you how to make asparagus with bacon that turns out super crispy every time, and the best ways to make them ahead of time for entertaining.
For other bacon asparagus recipes, I’ve noticed that the asparagus usually softens before the bacon has a chance to crisp up.I was tasked with avoiding this and found this trick similar to my foolproof Crispy Bacon in the Oven. Although Roasted Asparagus It tastes great on its own, and properly cooked bacon takes it to the next level.
Why You’ll Love This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
Ingredients and Substitutes
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for bacon-wrapped asparagus, what each ingredient does in the recipe, and substitution options.For measurements, see Recipe card below.
- asparagus – Look for smooth, firm, brightly colored fresh asparagus. Medium to thick spears are best for bacon-wrapped asparagus, as they are less prone to overcooking when the bacon is done.
- bacon – Center cut bacon works best for the look, but any bacon will do. Avoid thick-cut bacon, as it takes too long to crisp, causing the asparagus to become tender and soggy.
- olive oil – I use extra virgin olive oil for flavor, but use your favorite cooking oil. You just need enough seasoning.
- seasoning – garlic salt and black pepper.If you don’t have garlic salt, you can easily substitute garlic powder Separate from salt.
Variation: Want to add extra flavor?
Try these additional options to enhance this asparagus and bacon appetizer:
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven
This section describes how to cook bacon-wrapped asparagus in the oven, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique to help you visualize it.For complete instructions, including quantities and temperatures, see Recipe card below.
- Prepare. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus. Cut the bacon lengthwise into narrower strips.
- season. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil. Season with garlic salt and black pepper.
- wrap. Wrap the bacon tightly around the asparagus stems. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet with a wire rack.
Variation: Make asparagus bunches!
I prefer individually wrapped asparagus because they are easier to eat as an appetizer and get more bacon in each bite. But if you want, you can wrap 4-6 spears in a slice of bacon at a time. (Follow the same tips below as you wrap each package.) Cooking times will be about the same.
- bake. Baked Asparagus Bacon Recipe, although flipping halfway through, until the bacon is almost crisp.
- bake. until the bacon is completely crisp.
How long to cook bacon wrapped asparagus?
How long to bake bacon-wrapped asparagus depends on several factors, including the thickness of the bacon, the color of the pan and rack, and the oven temperature. On average, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees F, plus a few minutes under the broiler for the bacon to crisp up (highly recommended!).
Tips for the Best Bacon Asparagus
- Lightly salt and oil. The bacon was already quite salty and had a lot of fat, so we just needed enough oil for the seasoning to stick and a little more garlic salt.
- Avoid overlapping the bacon too much. You want the edges of the bacon strips to overlap as little as possible. The bacon shrinks as it cooks, creating a pinstripe pattern. This will help create more air movement around it, which is the extra crisp you want.
- Use a wire stand. In place of a regular baking sheet, place a wire rack on the baking sheet. (I like this – It is not sticky and easy to clean. ) again, it helps with air flow throughout. As a bonus, this allows some of the extra fat to drip off the bacon during baking, making it even crispier. (I do the same with the crispiest Oven Baked Bacon on its own. )
- Roast, but monitor closely. This step is important for the bacon to crisp up. Keep an eye out for it, as bacon can go from crispy to fast-burning!
Alternative cooking methods
- grilled – Preheat grill over medium-high heat, then direct heat (covered) and cook for a total of 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until bacon is crisp.
- Air fryer – Follow the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe as written above, but instead of the oven, cook it in the air fryer. Arrange the pieces in a single layer in the basket and cook at 400°F for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Hundred Cannons – I don’t like this method because it’s more fussy, but asparagus wrapped in bacon were able Cooked on the stove. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus in a single layer and cook, turning occasionally, until bacon is crisp.
- Shop: While this recipe tastes the freshest (and you probably won’t have leftovers!), you can keep this dish in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
- Meal preparation: Assemble the asparagus, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 days until ready to bake. Avoid baking them ahead of time as they will get soggy.
- Reheat: Roast until crisp and warm.
- freeze: Avoid freezing this recipe as it will get mushy.
Easier Asparagus Recipes
So many delicious ways to prepare this vegetable! Try these easy recipes next time.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (Super Crispy!)
This oven-baked asparagus recipe includes tips for making it extra crispy. Bacon-wrapped asparagus in less than 30 minutes!
Prepare: 10 minute
chef: 20 minute
All: 30 minute
Serving Size: 6 (Adjust the scale recipe)
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Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).Place an oven-safe grill (greased or nonstick) on a baking sheet cookie sheet.
Trim the woody ends of the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with garlic salt and black pepper. (You don’t need a lot of oil, just stick to the salt and pepper.)
Cut the bacon slices lengthwise into narrow strips. Wrap each bacon strip tightly around the asparagus stem, overlapping the bacon only slightly on each stem (it will shrink during cooking, creating a “striped” pattern). Place seam side down on wire rack.
bake 10 minutes. Use pliers to turn over.bake 5-10 minutes more until the bacon is almost crisp.Set the oven to bake, then place under the broiler 1-2 minutes more crispy.
Serving Size: 4 pieces
Amount per serving. Serving Sizes in Recipe Instructions Above.
fat 18 grams
protein 6 grams
total carbohydrates 3g
net carbs 2 grams
fiber 1 g
sugar 1 g
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