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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect side dish or appetizer

This easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe makes a great party starter and is also a great side dish for any regular meal. 

If you are having a party, recipes for easy appetizers are something that you will want to have on hand as go-to recipes. 

I love healthy side dishes that still have a taste of decadence about them. This recipe is one that fits that bill nicely.

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This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the Perfect Side Dish

This dish fits into most diet plans. It is gluten free and Paleo and is one of my favorite Whole30 recipes

Asparagus is very quick to cook, but steaming it doesn’t get the best flavor from the vegetable.  I like to roast mine. Doing this brings out the natural sweetness to any veggie and asparagus is no different.

It only takes a few minutes longer in the oven too.

Be sure to trim your asparagus. Most of the time, this veggie still has the ends on it that are really too firm to cook well.

I just grab a bunch of it and snap them at one time. It will break at just the right point to give you tender, juicy stalks.asparagus spears

I line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. It makes the clean up much easier.  You can also use parchment paper.

Next comes the bacon.  Other types of cured meats also work well, such as proscuitto, or capocollo.

I have also used capocollo, in place of bacon, for this recipe and have done it with the other cured meats too. It always turns out nicely.

You can wrap each piece individually, or do them in bundles. I am trying to lose weight, so I use four or five stalks together (depends on thickness of the asparagus), and then wrap with 1/2 slice of the cured meat.

I don’t find that I need toothpicks as long as I wrap them firmly.  If you are planning on serving these as appetizers, it is best to wrap them individually.

Next, just season the asparagus and bacon with cracked black pepper, and drizzle with some good quality extra virgin olive oil.

Bake in a 400º F oven for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is starting to crisp.

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One of the great things about this recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus is that it can be made ahead of time.

Perfect for party appetizers! This recipe is good with so many dishes.

From a plain grilled steak, to a more time consuming entrée, it will compliment your recipes beautifully.

Yield: 4-5

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Looking for a great side dish, or party starter? Try this bacon wrapped asparagus recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Bacon - amount depends on the amount of asparagus
  • Extra virgin olive oil.


  • Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Trim the asparagus and separate into small bunches. You can do them individually if you wish.
  • Wrap each bundle in 1/2 slice of the cured meat.
  • Place on the baking sheet, and season with cracked black pepper.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil and bake for about 15 -20 minutes, until the bacon starts to crisp.
  • Enjoy
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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