This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe is not only crispy and delicious, but it is also oven-baked to perfection. To make, simply wrap asparagus with par-cooked bacon, season, and cook these delicious bundles.
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Layer bacon strips on a wire rack and then place it on the lined baking sheet. Be careful not to let the strips overlap.
Bake bacon in oven for 12-16 minutes, depending on thickness**, or until strips are more than halfway cooked. Let bacon cool slightly before handling and drain bacon grease from the pan.
Wrap 4-5 pieces of asparagus in one strip of bacon. Place asparagus bundles back on the wire rack.
In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Brush over asparagus bundles and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until asparagus is cooked to your desired doneness.
Serve with a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh parsley and enjoy!