This easy bacon-wrapped asparagus oven recipe is the best side dish or party dish for any occasion! Nobody can resist grilled 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!
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:
Because food should be fun, here are some interesting facts about this vegetable!
Below is an easy-to-follow step-by-step method to make this delicious side dish or party food in roughly 15 minutes.
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:
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.
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Discard all the bottom woody parts and keep the top part of making this roasted bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe.
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:
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.
There are two ways to wrap asparagus in bacon. You can wrap the asparagus:
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.
Here I am sharing with you how to cook bacon-wrapped asparagus in the oven. 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 220C (425F) for 15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
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:
Plus, nobody on keto won’t disagree with more cheese on grilled juicy bacon right?
There are other ways of cooking these asparagus wrapped in bacon. You can bake asparagus in your:
My favorite option is to make oven-baked bacon-wrapped asparagus simply because they cook faster and the result is less dry.
The best way to serve this recipe is as a side dish or appetizer. You can serve them along with:
Bacon makes everything better, especially vegetables! Below I listed my best keto recipe using bacon and vegetable:
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