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Learn how to make bacon wrapped asparagus recipe that is perfectly crispy every single time.
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Crispy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the side dish recipe you want in your back pocket for Thanksgiving and Christmas! This low-carb keto dish is not only great for the holidays, but for easy weeknight dinners as well.

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.

  • To Store: Leftover bacon wrapped asparagus can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • To Freeze: It is not recommended to freeze as the texture will change.
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.