Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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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!

Asparagus clusters wrapped in bacon on top of a wooden cutting board

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)

bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a wooden cutting board

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

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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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 Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 people


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


  • 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.


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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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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Susie is the BBQ Brain behind the Hey Grill Hey website. Her passion for smoked meats and developing fun, new recipes have landed her on the Food Network, cooking turkeys with Shaq, and on a couple of Guinness World Records. When she’s not grilling, she is hanging out with Todd and their three kids, preferably outdoors!

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  1. Kathy says:

    Hi Susie I’m gonna grill some bacon wrap asparagus I know it says to grill after the meat is done but can I cook them first and if so How do I do that without messing up the charcoal thank you

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      You should be fine to cook the asparagus first without any issues. You can always add more charcoal or rearrange it if needed.

  2. Diane says:

    Will this work in the smoker, or do you need a grill for it?

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      It’ll work fine!

  3. Colleen says:

    I love this way of cooking asparagus. I wrap the whole asparagus in the bacon and at the end of cooking I melt some grated cheddar on it. Tastes great!

  4. Dave B says:

    Delicious!!! I have been grilling asparagus for years. One of my favorite was is to marinate the asparagus in olive oil and Dale’s seasoning. I like to marinate in a zip lock bag, so it’s a couple shakes of olive oil and a “bit” of Dales alll in the bag shake sit repeat

  5. Rick Marr says:

    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”

  6. Reese says:

    My favorite way to eat asparagus! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Heather says:

    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”.

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      Oh my gosh, thank you for pointing that out. It’s fixed! I’m glad you liked it!