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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-wrapped asparagus is a delicious appetizer or side dish that is a great way to make anyone love eating their vegetables. It's also so quick and so easy to make.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 7 slices bacon
  • 28 spears asparagus

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the asparagus and remove the woody ends.
  • Blanch the asparagus: Add enough water to a large pot to fully submerge the asparagus spears. Season with salt and bring the water to a boil.
  • Boil the asparagus for 2-3 minutes then remove and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water.
  • Remove the asparagus from the ice water and dry them completely.
  • Take 4 spears of asparagus and one slice of bacon. If the bacon is very thick you can slice it in half or just cut off the fatty white part.
  • Wrap the bacon around once at one end and secure it with a toothpick. Continue wrapping around tightly and secure with another toothpick at the other end.
  • Repeat with the remaining asparagus spears and bacon slices.
  • Heat a large pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the bacon-wrapped asparagus in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until crispy. Remove from the pan and serve warm.
  • To cook in the oven: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the bacon-wrapped asparagus in a single layer and cook for 25 minutes, flipping once, until crispy.

Notes

You can make this recipe as big or small as you want with 3-4 spears of asparagus for every 1 slice of bacon. You can also use turkey bacon for an even healthier version. 

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 21.5gProtein: 26.3gFat: 13.9gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 3778mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gCalcium: 4mgIron: 3mg
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