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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus or Prosciutto is keto, with or without brown sugar, this oven baked, broiled or grilled asparagus wrapped in bacon is the best!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, asparagus, bacon, bacon wrapped, best snack, easy

Equipment

  • rack
  • rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus, washed and woody ends removed, thin to medium stalks
  • 6 slices bacon, raw (1 per bundle) *Use thin, or regular cut bacon. Thick will take too long. 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • lemon slices for serving, if desired

Brown Sugar Sauce

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Easy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a rimmed baking sheet with foil and a rack coated in cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Wash, trim and pat dry the asparagus.
  • Divide asparagus into piles of 3 to 5 stalks each. The size of your piles will depending on the thickness of your asparagus spears.
  • Make sure asparagus tips are covered with small pieces of tinfoil if desired. The tinfoil protects the asparagus tips from being burnt while baking. My husband never covers the tips and I always do. The choice is yours. If your tips darken too much for your liking while cooking take a moment to carefully wrap hot ends.
  • Sometimes I rub a little brown sugar into the bacon slices before wrapping them around each asparagus spear. Make sure the brown sugar side is touching your asparagus and is tightly wrapped. This extra step occasionally is a nice change.
  • Tightly wrap the bacon tightly around the asparagus, overlapping slightly, starting at one end finishing almost at the other, and place on the rack. Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  • Mix the olive oil with the salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Brush over the asparagus and bacon.
  • Place the asparagus bundles on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Turn oven on to 400 degrees. The bacon wrapped asparagus should be in the oven while it preheats.
  • Bake with the oven rack on the upper middle position. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and asparagus is tender. 
  • Serve with sliced lemons and herbs, if desired. 
  • Turn your oven up to broil, if desired, to crisp bacon further for about another 2 minutes at the end. Make sure asparagus tips are covered with tinfoil or watch closely so the tips don't darken too much if you decide to broil.

Brown Sugar Sauce, if desired

  • If desired, combine butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until combined.
  • Pour ingredients into your saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Allow to simmer until mixture is hot and starts to thicken. I allow this to heat while I clean up my asparagus.
  • Paint and baste mixture over wrapped asparagus and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.