Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe – fresh asparagus wrapped in bacon, topped with a sweet and savory sauce and baked. SO good! Can wrap asparagus in bacon ahead of time and refrigerate. Great for dinner parties and a quick weeknight side dish!!
Everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. Am I right?!?! This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is SO good! It is seriously delicious. I could make a meal out of this stuff. We both couldn’t get enough of it. I mean, asparagus and bacon baked in a sweet and savory sauce. How could it not be good?
The asparagus can be wrapped in bacon ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. I wouldn’t pour the sauce over it since the sauce has butter and it might harden in the fridge. The sauce only takes a couple of minutes to make; less time than it takes to preheat the oven. This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a great for a dinner party, cookout or even easy enough for a weeknight. Give it a try; you won’t regret it!
Yield: serves 8
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 30 mins
2 lb fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
12 slices bacon, uncooked
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wrap one piece of bacon around 3 to 4 asparagus spears. Place in shallow baking dish. Repeat with remaining asparagus and bacon.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture over asparagus bundles.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until spears begin to wilt and bacon is cooked.