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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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

Ingredients

  • 3 spears asparagus thin, ends trimmed - per bundle
  • 1 - 2 slices bacon - per bundle

Brown Sugar Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with foil and a rack coated in cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Wash, trim and pat dry the asparagus.

  3. Divide asparagus into piles of 3 or 4 pieces each. The size of your piles will depending on the thickness of your asparagus spears.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Bake in the oven, with the oven rack on the upper middle position.

  7. Turn oven on to 400 degrees. The bacon wrapped asparagus should be in the oven while it preheats.

  8. Bake for a total time of 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Serve immediately.

  9. 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

  1. If desired, combine butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper in a small bowl. 

  2. Stir until combined.

  3. 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.

  4. Paint and baste mixture over wrapped asparagus and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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