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Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

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This easy bacon-wrapped asparagus oven recipe is the best side dish or party dish for any occasion! Nobody can resist roasted asparagus and juicy bacon with a pinch of Parmesan cheese!

So keep reading to learn how to make this easy side dish that everyone loves!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Is Asparagus Keto?

Yes, asparagus is keto-friendly!. Asparagus is one of the forgotten vegetables. Probably because most people never tried juicy bacon-wrapped asparagus!

Believe me, the first time you serve this to your party or Christmas table, people will start loving their greens! And it’s great news because asparagus is:

  • High in anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin C, manganese, and selenium.
  • A very low-carb keto-approved vegetable – with only 1.8 grams of net carbs per 100 grams. It’s one of the lowest-carb vegetables.
  • Low-calorie – only 20 kcal per 100 grams, so you can indulge with that piece of bacon around it! It’s a tasty way to adds-up to your 5-a-day!

Interesting facts about asparagus

Because food should be fun, here are some interesting facts about this vegetable!

  • It exists in three main colors: green, purple, and white.
  • It is made of 93% water.
  • It has diuretic properties (and makes your pee smell funny though not everyone has the genes to detect the smell).

How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Below is an easy-to-follow step-by-step method to make this delicious side dish or party food in roughly 15 minutes.

Ingredients

The ingredients to make these asparagus are the following:

  • Asparagus – a great keto-friendly vegetable. Make sure to pick green, fresh asparagus, not canned ones.
  • Bacon – prefer organic free-range bacon.
  • Olive Oil – to cook them perfectly.
  • Parmesan – Parmesan cheese is a keto-friendly cheese that brings a delicious taste and flavor to savory food.

Trim the fresh asparagus spears

For this recipe, you must use fresh green asparagus – not canned or frozen. Fresh asparagus bottom has a tough woody end that must be removed for any recipe.

To trim them, you can:

Method 1: cut it off

Lay the bundle of asparagus on a chopping board and hold the entire bundle tight. Then, using a large sharp knife, cut off the 1 1/2 inches bottom part of the asparagus spears.

Discard all the bottom woody parts and keep the top part of making this roasted bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe.

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Method 2: Snap it!

You can also trim them one by one. It takes a little more time, but if you don’t have a sharp knife, it will do well. To do so:

  • Pick up one spear and hold each end with one hand.
  • Bend the vegetable spear down until it snaps.
  • Discard the bottom part and keep the top part.

Step 1: Preparing The Asparagus

Next, wash them under cold water, pat dry with a towel, or the oil won’t stick well in the next step.

Then, place the asparagus onto a plate and lightly spray some olive oil or light flavored oil onto each spear.

Season with pepper and salt if you want to, but since bacon is already salty, I would rather recommend a pinch of garlic powder.

Step 2: Wrapping Them In Bacon

There are two ways to wrap asparagus in bacon. You can wrap the asparagus:

  • In a bundle of 4 or 6 spears – this is a great option to serve as a side dish.
  • Individually – this is the best option if you want to serve them as party food. Also, this method entirely wraps the spears, keeping the vegetable moist, tender, and the bacon crispy.

Depending on the option you choose, the amount of bacon you will add is different. For one single spear, use only half a bacon slice. 

Cut in half the bacon slice lengthwise to form 2 long skinny slices of bacon.

Then, grab one asparagus spear and wrap the half piece of bacon around the spear, starting from the bottom up to the top, swirling around the spear.

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Cooking Roasted Asparagus

In this recipe, we cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus in the oven. The timing will be different if you are making bacon-wrapped asparagus on the BBQ grill. 

First, cover a large baking tray with foil. This tray will recover the oil released by the bacon and prevent your oven from getting dirty.

Then, add a cooling rack into the tray and lay each wrapped vegetable spear onto the rack leaving 1/2 inch between each spear.

Using a cooling rack is the best way to keep your vegetable crisp and remove excess fat that could make the vegetable too oily.

Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.

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Taste Variations

You know I am French, and I always have a special French twist to add to my dish! My tips to make this simple recipe even better add:

  • A pinch of garlic powder or use garlic oil to prepare your vegetable! We like to add garlic everywhere I know, but trust me, garlic and bacon are the best combos of flavor. You won’t regret it! Garlic is keto-friendly.
  • A handful of finely grated Parmesan or fresh gruyere on top of your asparagus! Add this after 12 minutes of baking and keep baking for 3 minutes until cheese just melts and bubbles on top of the grilled bacon.  The melted cheese on top of bacon is the most delicious addition to this simple dish.
  • Finely chopped Italian parsley.
  • Chili flakes – are the best way to add some spicy flavor.

Plus, nobody on keto will disagree with more cheese on grilled juicy bacon! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Should I Cook Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus?

There are other ways of cooking these asparagus wrapped in bacon. You can bake asparagus in your:

  • Oven, as mentioned above.
  • BBQ grill.
  • Air fryer.

My favorite option is to make roasted asparagus simply because they cook faster and the result is less dry.

How Should I Serve Bacon Asparagus?

The best way to serve this recipe is as a side dish or appetizer. You can serve them along with:

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More Vegetable With Bacon Recipes

Bacon makes everything better, especially vegetables! Below I listed my best keto recipe using bacon and vegetable: 

Have you made this recipe? Share your review or feedback below, or join me on Pinterest for more keto recipe inspiration.

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

0.5gNet Carbs
4.93 from 277 votes
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is an easy side dish baked in the oven to share with friends and family.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 20 asparagus
Serving Size: 4 servings (5 asparagus per serving)

Nutrition

Net Carbs 0.5g
Fat 3.1g
Protein 1.5g
Calories 36.1kcal
4.93 from 277 votes
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Before you start, cut in half the bacon slices lengthwise to form 2 long skinny strips of bacon for each slice. Thus, you should make 20 long strips of bacon from your 10 initial slices.
  • Lay a bundle of 4-5 asparagus on a chopping board and hold the entire bundle tight. Then, using a large sharp knife, cut off the 1 ½-inch bottom part of the asparagus spears. Discard all the bottom woody parts and keep the top parts to make this roasted bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe. Repeat these steps until all the asparaguses have been trimmed.
  • Wash quickly under cold water. Pat dry with a towel.
  • Place the asparagus onto a cooling rack (the same one you would use to cool down cookies) and lightly spray some olive oil or garlic oil all over.
  • Season with pepper and salt if desired – watch out for salt; bacon is very salty.
  • Grab one asparagus spear and wrap the half piece of bacon around the spear from bottom to top, swirling around the spear. Look at my picture above in this post for details.
  • Return the wrapped asparagus onto the cooling rack, and repeat this step until all spears are wrapped in half slice of bacon. Don't overlap the spears. Leave some space between each.
  • Place the cooling rack onto a large baking tray covered with foil or baking paper. This tray will gather the fat coming out from the bacon and foil/paper make it easier to clean the tray. See my picture above in the post for details.
  • Place the baking tray with the cooling rack on it into the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove tray from the oven, sprinkle grated Parmesan on top of each spear, return to the oven for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted, asparaguses are soft but still crunchy.
  • Serve immediately as a side dish (5 asparagus per serving) or party food with fresh chopped parsley, chili flakes, or avocado oil mayonnaise to dip in.
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Nutrition Facts
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (4 servings (5 asparagus per serving))
Calories 36.1 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.1g5%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Cholesterol 5.3mg2%
Sodium 58.1mg3%
Potassium 46.2mg1%
Carbohydrates 0.8g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 1.5g3%
Net Carbs 0.5g
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 12.2mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

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