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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

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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.

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This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze is a super simple appetizer that your Easter menu needs. It’s only 5 ingredients, it includes BACON, and it’s ridiculously delicious! It also makes a wonderful side dish prepared in under 30 minutes.

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.

bacon wrapped asparagus, balsamic glaze

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Crispy roasted asparagus spears wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet balsamic and brown sugar glaze.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus recipe, bacon asparagus recipe, how to cook asparagus, roasted asparagus recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 224 kcal
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
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and top with a cooling rack.

  3. Spray prepared asparagus with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Wrap a slice of bacon around each asparagus spear in a spiral.
  5. Transfer to prepared baking sheet, and set on top of the cooling rack. Set aside.
FOR THE BALSAMIC GLAZE
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and balsamic; mix until combined.
  2. Brush each bacon wrapped asparagus with prepared glaze and season with pepper.
  3. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and asparagus is tender.
  4. Remove from oven and serve.
Recipe 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 Facts
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving (4 spears)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 325mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 17.5%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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