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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a low-carb, keto, and healthy side dish recipe that is great for weeknight dinners!

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 174 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. asparagus ends trimmed
  • 8 slices bacon thick or regular cut
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or dairy-free butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar*
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper to taste
  • Parsley optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place bacon strips on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. Be careful not to let the strips overlap.
  3. Bake bacon in oven for 12-16 minutes, depending on thickness**, or until strips are more than halfway cooked.

  4. Let bacon cool slightly before handling and drain bacon grease from the pan.
  5. Wrap 4-5 pieces of asparagus in one strip of bacon. Place asparagus bundles back on wire rack over the baking sheet.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Brush over asparagus bundles and bake bundles for 15-20 minutes, or until asparagus is cooked to your desired doneness.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Can also use stevia powder or leave it out completely if keto.  If not, you can use any other granulated sugar if you do not have coconut sugar.

**If using thick-cut bacon, cook for 15-16 minutes. If using regular-cut bacon, 12 minutes should be sufficient.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 443mg19%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.