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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

Crispy roasted asparagus spears wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet balsamic and brown sugar glaze. A perfect Easter side dish or appetizer!

This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze is a simple appetizer or appetizer perfect for your Easter menu. With only 5 ingredients – including BACON – it’s ridiculously delicious!

Original post for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus was published on March 4th, 2015; updated with new photos and content on March 13th, 2018

I’mma asparagus-fiend. sorrynotsorry. I love it so much! Sometimes people ask me what we actually eat for dinner since, you know, I have this food blog and I cook a lot. Well, the truth is, I eat all the chicken and asparagus recipes, the other 3 eat all the pasta recipes, and I take all of our leftovers to my parents.

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That’s the truth until Bacon Wrapped Asparagus show up to the table… at that point, all bets are off and everyone fights for my asparagus. Same goes with my Bacon Wrapped Green Beans. All this has nothing to do with the vegetable, and everything to do with the bacon that the veg is wrapped in. Just stating the obvious.

HOW DO YOU MAKE BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS?

  1. The method is simple and straightforward. You will need asparagus and bacon to get started.
  2. Trim (snap the ends off) the asparagus, wash and pat dry.
  3. Spray the asparagus with olive oil cooking spray, and sprinkle with a bit of salt.
  4. Wrap each asparagus spear with a slice of bacon, working your way down the spears in a spiral.
  5. Transfer the bacon wrapped asparagus to a cooling rack set over a foil lined baking sheet.

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HOW TO MAKE A BALSAMIC GLAZE:

  1. Combine light brown sugar and balsamic vinegar in a small mixing bowl; mix to combine.
  2. Brush the balsamic glaze over the asparagus.
  3. Season with fresh ground pepper and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 400F, or until bacon is crispy and asparagus is tender.

HOW TO GRILL BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS:

  • You can also grill bacon-wrapped asparagus! To grill, place the bacon wrapped asparagus on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender.

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Could there be anything better? Seriously.

Answer: YES

A Jack Daniel’s Grilled Steak to go with it.

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ENJOY!

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

Katerina | Diethood
Crispy roasted asparagus spears wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet balsamic and brown sugar glaze. A perfect Easter side dish or appetizer!
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE ASPARAGUS AND BACON
  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 8 slices bacon cut in half
  • Fresh ground black peppercorns
FOR THE BALSAMIC GLAZE
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and top with a cooling rack.
  • Spray prepared asparagus with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each asparagus spear in a spiral.
  • Transfer to prepared baking sheet, and set on top of the cooling rack. Set aside.
FOR THE BALSAMIC GLAZE
  • In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and balsamic; mix until combined.
  • Brush each bacon wrapped asparagus with prepared glaze and season with pepper.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and asparagus is tender.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Notes

  • You can also grill bacon-wrapped asparagus! To grill, place the bacon wrapped asparagus on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender.
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Nutrition

Serving: 4 spears | Calories: 224 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 29 mg | Sodium: 296 mg | Potassium: 325 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 875 IU | Vitamin C: 6.4 mg | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 2.7 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus recipe, bacon asparagus recipe, easter appetizer, easter side dish, how to cook asparagus, roasted asparagus recipe
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