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This classic and elegant appetizer is so quick and easy to make and is an excellent addition to any holiday platter. Full of texture and flavor, bacon wrapped asparagus is a must-have for any party.

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Bacon-wrapped asparagus is one of those classic appetizers you are never sad to be served! So quick and easy to make, simplicity is key for this crowd pleaser! This is a great side dish for a special occasion or holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas because the bundles look so elegant even though they’re quite simple to make.

Delicious by itself, but great served up with some hollandaise sauce for dipping. They are full of flavor and a must for any bacon lover!

For more finger food appetizers, be sure to try my Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites and Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites.

Why you will love bacon wrapped asparagus recipe!

  • Quick and easy: The asparagus with bacon appetizer takes minutes to prep these bites and it’s a great recipe to get the kids to help with too.
  • 2 ingredients: You just need bacon, asparagus, and a little salt and pepper to make these delicious bites.
  • Make ahead: You can prep these ahead of time for an effortless dish to serve to friends and family.

Ingredients

  • Asparagus: Low in calories, asparagus is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  • Bacon: Use thinly cut bacon slices so that they crisp up nicely. Use natural uncured bacon without nitrates if you can.
ingredients for bacon wrapped asparagus

How to make bacon wrapped asparagus

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a rack on it.
  • Season asparagus with salt and pepper. Wrap 3-4 asparagus stalks with a piece of bacon in a bundle. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  • Place asparagus bundles on the rack in the baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 18 minutes, until bacon is crisp.
how to make asparagus wrapped in bacon

How long do you cook asparagus wrapped with bacon

I find that it takes between 15 to 18 minutes in a 400 F oven to get that perfectly crispy bacon and tender asparagus. It’s important that you watch the asparagus towards the end to make sure it doesn’t get too soft.

Can you make them ahead of time?

This oven baked bacon wrapped asparagus is best served fairly soon after you bake it so that the asparagus is nice and firm. You can wrap the asparagus in the bacon up to a day ahead of time and then cook it when you are ready to serve.

If you do have leftovers, you can reheat them in the oven at 370F until warmed through.

How do you prep asparagus?

Rinse the asparagus under cold water to remove any dirt. Remove the woody ends by snapping them off, they will break naturally without too much pressure. Pat them dry before wrapping with the bacon.

Do you need to pre-cook the bacon?

There is no need to pre-cook the bacon for this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe. Use thin bacon and it will crisp up nicely in the oven. If you use thick-cut bacon, you may want to bake it in the oven for 10 minutes before wrapping it to ensure that it crisps up.

asparagus wrapped in bacon on a plate

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Recipe Notes and Tips

  • This recipe is delicious as it is, but if you like, you can drizzle over some maple syrup or brown sugar before baking for a sweet and salty bite.
  • Use thin bacon for this recipe otherwise, the bacon will not be cooked through and crispy when the asparagus is ready.
  • Ensure that your asparagus is fresh. It should be firm to the touch with smooth skin.
  • Bake in a fully preheated oven so that the asparagus cooks through evenly.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This classic and elegant appetizer is so quick and easy to make and is an excellent addition to any holiday platter. Full of texture and flavor, it's a must have for any party.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a rack on it.
  • Season asparagus with salt and pepper. Wrap 3-4 asparagus stalks with a piece of bacon in a bundle. Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  • Place asparagus bundles on the rack in the baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 17 minutes, until bacon is crisp.

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Notes

  • This recipe is delicious as it is, but if you like, you can drizzle over some maple syrup or brown sugar before baking for a sweet and salty bite.
  • Use thin bacon for this recipe otherwise, the bacon will not be cooked through and crispy when the asparagus is ready.
  • Ensure that your asparagus is fresh. It should be firm to the touch with smooth skin.
  • Bake in a fully preheated oven so that the asparagus cooks through evenly.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Neli Howard

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Neli Howard and the food blogger behind Delicious Meets Healthy. I started Delicious Meets Healthy in 2014 while working in public accounting. While everything I did at work was very analytical and detail oriented, I have enjoyed cooking because I get to use my creativity and experiment with flavors and textures of different foods.

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