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Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese – Our Garlic Roasted Asparagus is made with just a few simple ingredients, PLUS bacon and cheese,  and makes for a delicious side dish with any meal! 

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese
Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a fantastic springtime veggie dish that everyone will absolutely love. Starting with the bacon and cheese. 😀

This recipe was originally published on May 15, 2011, and updated with new photos and content on May 2, 2018.

That title up there was supposed to read GRILLED ASPARAGUS. However, Mother Nature had her own plans (and she never asks if her plans will inconvenience others), thus, I present to you ROASTED Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Just a few days ago it was 94 degrees Fahrenheit; we were in tank tops and shorts, and because it was that warm, my plan was to grill over the weekend. …Yeah right…

It was 45 degrees, raining, and windy. Needless to say, the asparagus didn’t make it out to the grill – but it did make it to the oven.

Garlic Roasted Asparagus, feta cheese, shredded cheese

HOW TO PREPARE OVEN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

  • First, you want to wash the asparagus. Then, trim the asparagus by snapping the stem up at the point where it is most tender. 
  • Place the asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and add minced garlic.
  • Next, you will want to roast the asparagus for about 15 minutes in the hot oven.
  • While the asparagus is roasting, prepare the bacon, shredded cheeses, and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle the cheese over the asparagus and bake for a few more minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
  • Add bacon pieces over the roasted cheesy asparagus and serve! 

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese

In other news, if I could eat and live on bacon and feta, I would. I use the combo in every situation possible. I think I could even enjoy tofu if these two rock stars were placed over it. That might diminish the whole healthy deal about tofu, but you know, it’s all about compromise.

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Feta Cheese

Until then, I hope you can enjoy this cheesy, bacony, Garlic Roasted Asparagus – it’s so darn delicious!

Isn’t that such a beauty up there?! I love it!

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Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Our Garlic Roasted Asparagus is made with just a few simple ingredients, PLUS bacon and cheese,  and makes for a delicious side dish with any meal! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 447 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Asparagus , washed, dried, and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.

  2. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  3. Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and add minced garlic, salt, and pepper; mix around to combine.

  4. Cook the asparagus for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until crisp tender.

  5. In the meantime, cook the bacon in a skillet to a desired crispness.

  6. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate; drain, then crumble. Set aside.

  7. Remove the asparagus from the oven and sprinkle with cheeses.

  8. Place asparagus back in the oven and cook for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon over asparagus.

  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 12

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Bacon and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 874mg 36%
Potassium 369mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 23.4%
Vitamin C 8.5%
Calcium 38%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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51 Responses
  1. Shane

    I am sooo making this today. I will do it on my R2D2 and grilling grate. I did squash and Portebellos last night and they were delish. Thanks for the great idea. Warm weather to ya!

  2. I don’t know what is up with the weather this year .. it’s super sunny one day and the next day I have to turn on the heater at home! Asparagus are such delicious vegetable .. you eat it roast or grill or blanch they taste awsm all the time 🙂

  3. LOVE asparagus and even more on the barby. Sounds great with the bacon and feta too. Oh come on…put on a coat and go out there to grill. I know a few hardcore BBQers who do it in the middle of the Canadian winter occasionally lol.

  4. Michigan weather is just as crazy. Mother Nature hasn’t looked at her calendar yet. Grilled or roasted this is a really good recipe and it’s loaded with bacon and cheese. Yippee!!!

  5. I was in Chicago for the weekend…oh, boy, was it COLD and WET! Yikes. So I certainly understand it wasn’t grilling weather. But your asparagus still looks fabulous…I love it roasted and I’m glad to have a new recipe to try 🙂

  6. I’m with you on the feta and bacon, but I’m still trying to get myself to like asparagus. Seriously, I like almost all veggies, but there’s just something about the texture of asparagus that I just don’t love yet. It looks really good, though! And so do your hostas. Our hostas look like little babies compared to yours – maybe next summer mine will grow up!

  7. Darn spring and her fickle-ness! We have asparagus coming out of our ears and lots of rain so this recipe is perfect! Also, your grill totally looks like r2d2, just so you know.

  8. This recipe might get my kids to eat asparagus 🙂 I don’t eat meat but I could certainly devour the rest…looks fantastic! Sorry about your grilling plans, but looks like it turned out beautifully 🙂

  9. Kate, you’re funny, but since you mention it, the grill does look a bit like R2D2, LOL!

    I love asparagus roasted OR grilled but I’m with you, warmer weather is long overdue. It was like summer here a week or so ago and now I’m sitting by the fireplace. Weird, huh?

    I love your addition of bacon and crumbled feta. A few of my favorite things in one dish. 🙂

  10. You do with mother nature would be a little more considerate it’s true. I’ll have to post about my mother-in-laws 80th birthday one day. Mother nature and I went to the mattresses! i think I made my feelings clear about feta on your baked feat post, and now you add bacon! How many “yums” can describe this?!?!?! YUM!!

  11. Haha, your grill does look like R2D2! And the asparagus look great! I usually top my roasted asparagus with a fried egg, but will def try topping with bacon and feta next time!

  12. Mmmmm, grilled or not, these look amazing! I have a tendency to eat every single stalk of asparagus (that doesn’t get accounted for by other people quickly) that I make, no matter how I make them. These would not last long in front of me, and I’d have a hard time sharing. 🙂

  13. If you can send the rain our way – I’d be so grateful! Your asparagus looks awesome and who doesn’t love feta and bacon – oh my! I’m sure you’ll be able to fire up R2D2 soon!

  14. Your asparagus looks soo good, especially with the bacon. it rained here, too. We made sauteed asparagus with lemon and garlic, olive oil, and butter over linguine. Next time we’ll add the bacon and feta! thanks for the idea!

  15. Looks delicious! I’ve been looking for recipes with asparagus to start making some (which both my husband and I would approve ;)) and this one with its bacon and feta looks just perfect!

  16. What a great dish, Kate! My husband and I went for tapas on Saturday and got something very similar (speck wrapped asparagus) but I think they were missing something. I know now what that is! I’m finally catching up with blogs and am so happy to hear Anita only had a bad flu.

  17. Kate, isn’t it frustrating if you’re in shorts one minute and the cold wind the next? Same here! I’ve got tons of asparagus from the market and I think you’re idea of roasting them is just perfect for our dindins tonight. Looks so good!

  18. This asparagus looks easier than the bacon wrapped recipe I’ve had my eye on. As far as grilling goes….It wasn’t until a few years ago, that I learned grilling was not a year round method of cooking. I had taken a “grilled” meal to a new mom and she later she called me and asked me how I prepared the meat, she mockingly said, “did you grill it?” I said yes and she didn’t believe me. We lived in Michigan at the time and it was the DEAD of winter which could mean 4 ft of snow, ice and below freezing…and sure it takes a little bit to keep the grill hot, but I managed. I happily grill all year round, just give me a parka and boots…and I’m good to go. 🙂

  19. Mmm, Kate, you will always have my heart 🙂 This looks wonderful! I’m sorry to hear about the weather, though. We actually got RAIN this morning in Southern California! NUTS! And it’ll be quite chilly over the next couple of days. So odd!

  20. Asparagus in a oven or grill, well they are always just amazing!!!! I think asparagus grilled is just heavenly:-) Beautiful pictures!
    Hugs, Terra

  21. Hi Kate-Your roasted asparagus with the feta and bacon is so amazing, that it’s a perfect entree for such hot days, especially here in S. Florida.
    Coincidence, that I also made asparagus for dinner as a side dish, but I grilled it in a cast iron skillet, which really turned out great, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil.
    For sure, next time I will make it your way. Love it:DDD

    BTW-I will add your blog on my blog roll list since you don’t have the Google friends follow. This way I can click on your blog to come back again. Love your blog!

  22. I know….what’s up with that? I took all my winter clothes to dry clean and was all ready for the beach. But being in California I can’t complain too much my winter was nothing compared with East coast. Anyway….grill or not asparagus looks delicious. And paired with bacon and feta, yummmmmm…

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