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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones. These bundles of asparagus are so elegant, and you’re the only one who will know how effortless they are to make.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus side dish, bacon wrapped asparagus, bacon wrapped asparagus keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped and pressed
  • 16-20 asparagus
  • 2 slices of bacon per bundle

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉ 
  • Mix garlic, coconut oil, and avocado oil together in a small bowl.
  • Place a rack on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to catch the bacon dripping. This allows the hot air to circulate around the bacon so that it can get crispy.
  • Brush asparagus with oil mixture. Divide the asparagus spears into bundles containing 4 or 5 asparagus spears. Wrap each bundle with two slices of bacon. Place the bundles on the rack. Brush each bundle again with the oil mixture. 
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • I use a mixture of coconut oil and avocado oil in this recipe. You can certainly use whichever oil you prefer. It's up to you.
  • Best of all, bacon wrapped asparagus is keto and low-carb. And if you get sugar-free bacon, it’s whole 30 compliant too!
  • Look for asparagus that is firm, bright, and even-colored. The stalks should be smooth and the heads should be compact. Avoid stalks that are limp which indicates moisture loss and age. 
  • Before you're ready to cook, slice off the ends with a chef's knife just where the stalks turn from white to green. You can cut more than one stalk at a time. Discard the tough woody part.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.9g