Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (Oven Baked)

Bacon-wrapped asparagus brings a salty, savory side dish to your table that your family will devour. (Seriously, don’t plan to have leftovers.) It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser – we all know that bacon wrapped anything is a guaranteed hit. But this asparagus recipe is the perfect combination of satisfying crunchy flavors. We’ll share step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect bacon-wrapped asparagus – so you can experience maximum flavor with minimal effort.

Tender, roasted asparagus is amazing in its own right, but this bacon wrapped asparagus takes it to the next level! I have never seen my husband devour more vegetables in one sitting than when I put this on the table. Looking for a new way to upgrade your asparagus that is delicious and simple? Give this recipe a try and bring out the best of asparagus season.

Bacon-wrapped asparagus on a plate

Is bacon-wrapped asparagus healthy?

Asparagus is a nutritious vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Adding bacon to it may seem like a guilty pleasure, but it can still be a healthy side dish if you use high-quality bacon and monitor portion sizes. This recipe includes the best ratio of bacon to asparagus for the perfect combination of flavor and nutrition. Each bundle contains a little over a serving of asparagus, and I dare you to eat just one!

What to serve with bacon-wrapped asparagus?

For a typical weeknight meal, we love to serve it with roasted chicken and baked potatoes to make full use of the oven. If you’re feeling fancy, it tastes amazing with a grilled steak and garlic mashed potatoes. Or turn this asparagus into the star of the meal and serve with a side of mac n cheese.

Tools You’ll Need

  • Baking sheet
  • Pastry brush or oil spritzer

Ingredients

  • 2 lb asparagus spears, trimmed (approximately 32 spears)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 strips of bacon

Directions

Step 1:
Trim off the tough, woody ends of the asparagus. You can either do this with a knife or by snapping the ends of the stalks. I prefer to use the latter method.
To determine where to trim the asparagus, gently bend the stalk until it snaps. The point where the stalk breaks is where the tough part ends and the tender part begins. For more uniform-looking stalks, use a sharp knife to cut the asparagus at the point where it snapped.
Yes, there is going to be a fair bit of waste here, but it’s necessary if you don’t want chewy asparagus.

Trimmed asparagus stalks

Step 2:
Lay asparagus on baking sheet. Brush or spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
You can also coat with oil by tossing by hand. Just make sure stalks are lightly and evenly coated.

Asparagus with olive oil and pepper

Step 3:
Gather 4-6 spears in a bundle, depending on size, and wrap in bacon.
Place on baking sheet seam-side down.

Asparagus wrapped in bacon

Step 4:
Preheat oven to 400º. Bake until bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 26 minutes.

Baked bacon-wrapped asparagus

Bacon-wrapped asparagus on a serving dish

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus (Oven Baked)

Bacon-wrapped asparagus brings a salty, savory side dish to your table that your family will devour. This asparagus recipe is the perfect combination of satisfying crunchy flavors.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb asparagus spears (trimmed)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 strips bacon

Instructions

  • Trim off the tough, woody ends of the asparagus.
  • Lay asparagus on baking sheet. Brush or spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  • Gather 4-6 spears in a bundle, depending on size, and wrap in bacon. Place on baking sheet seam-side down.
  • Preheat oven to 400º. Bake until bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 26 minutes.
Servings: 6

Bacon-wrapped asparagus with chicken and baked potato

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