Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

April 8, 2020

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a delicious and decadent side dish when you want something a bit fancy with minimal work. When asparagus is wrapped in bacon and drizzled in olive oil you’re in for an awesome flavor treat!

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus on the Grill

Bacon wrapped asparagus just screams SPRING to me, and it’s also a great start to grilling season. Asparagus is the best in the spring when the shoots are especially tender, sweet, and super affordable. It is the perfect side dish with any meal, especially when you’ve already got your grill hot from cooking dinner.

Bacon makes everything better, and this recipe for bacon wrapped asparagus is the perfect example. Is asparagus good roasted on its own? Sure! I love it, actually. Add in a little bacon, wrap them up in adorable little portioned bundles and they not only look absolutely amazing, but they taste amazingly delicious as well.

Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Remember how I mentioned how quick and easy it is to make this asparagus? That’s likely due to how few ingredients you need on hand! Here’s what you’ll need to snag from the store and pull out of your pantry to put together this awesome side dish:

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 strips bacon (cut in half)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

You’ll discover quite quickly how easy it is to make bacon wrapped asparagus. Simply wrap the asparagus in bacon, season, and grill!

The key element for the perfect bacon wrapped asparagus is using thin bacon. If the bacon is too thick or overlaps a ton when you wrap it you’ll end up with burned, overcooked asparagus and rubbery bacon. You want thin bacon that crisps up quickly so you don’t kill off your asparagus by leaving them on the grill too long. Another bonus? Thinly sliced bacon tends to be relatively inexpensive, so score one for my peeps on a budget!

Since asparagus is such a great side dish for grilled meat, I highly recommend tossing the asparagus on the grill to cook while your meat is resting. With the mild, woodsy flavor of the asparagus and the salty, rich bacon, not much else is needed by way of seasoning. I typically only coat the shoots with olive oil, salt and pepper before wrapping in thinly sliced bacon. Give this one a try, you’ll never look back.

More Asparagus Recipes

If you’re an asparagus fan like me, you’re sure to love these other tasty asparagus recipes from Hey Grill Hey:

Grilled Steak and Asparagus Kabobs
Grilled Asparagus
Salmon Tin Dins with Asparagus and Corn

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

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close up shot of small bundles of asparagus with a slice of bacon wrapped around each bundle of three asparagus spears

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a delicious and decadent side dish when you want something a bit fancy with minimal work. When asparagus is wrapped in bacon and drizzled in olive oil you're in for an awesome flavor treat!
Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
Servings : 4 people
Calories : 145kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 strips bacon (cut in half)
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • cracked black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill. Prepare your grill to cook at Medium-High heat (around 400-450 degrees F). Rinse the asparagus and pat dry.
  • Trim the asparagus. Lay the asparagus flat on a cutting board and trim the ends by bending the bottom of the asparagus until it naturally snaps. This will ensure you don't have any woody pieces in your bundles. If you prefer to trip with a knife, trim at least an inch and a half up the stem.
  • Season. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Gently roll around the cutting board to ensure all of the asparagus has been seasoned.
  • Wrap in bacon. Gather the asparagus into bundles of 6-8 shoots and wrap with a half piece of bacon. Try gently tucking the end of the bacon into itself at the end to secure. Toothpicks are also an option to secure the bacon, but be sure to remove them before serving.
  • Grill the bacon wrapped asparagus. Place the bundles directly on the grill grates and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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**This post was originally published April 2015. We recently updated it with more information and helpful tips. The recipe remains the same.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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7 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  1. Made this as a side to go with the Jacked Up Meatloaf. So good. Our grill tends to get hot, so slightly Cajun style (blackened) but still delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

    *Susie there is a typo in your recipe. “Asparagus wrapped in asparagus”.

  2. Will be using this recipe soon…with just a touch of minced garlic!

    Another typo, or you need to add a safety clause: “If you prefer to trip with a knife”

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