bacon wrapped asparagus with butter brown sugar soy sauce

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus will be your new way to serve asparagus. I’m sure you have had bacon wrapped scallops. Those are SO GOOD. And so easy to pop one after another after another. And with scallops being so expensive, they aren’t something you will likely make on a regular basis.

Now, asparagus wrapped in bacon is a lot more filling and it’s A LOT less expensive. Of course, the flavor isn’t quite the same, but this yummy asparagus has an even more tasty sauce that goes with it. You won’t even think about bacon wrapped scallops!

Ingredients Needed

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and yet it packs a flavorful bite! To make this delicious

  • 2 lbs Asparagus
  • 12 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

How To Make

Making bacon wrapped asparagus is pretty easy to make. I really don’t enjoy making difficult meals. I especially don’t enjoy making elaborate side dishes! I do, however, enjoy making delicious tasting food that is easy to make!

Luckily, this fits the bill and that’s why I enjoy making and eating these so much. First, divide asparagus spears into 12 bundles (3-4 pieces each). Next, wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle. Then, secure the bacon-wrapped asparagus with a toothpick. And arrange each bundle in a shallow baking pan. Finally, bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked.

While the asparagus and bacon is cooking, you can work on the yummy sauce that goes over them, once done. To do this, combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients and heat mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the asparagus and bacon is done, pour the sauce directly over it and serve immediately.

Feel free to assemble the asparagus bundles ahead of time. Just cover them and store them in the refrigerator. A half hour before serving, bake them and make the sauce. It is a huge time saver, especially if you are serving this on a holiday when you have many other things to prepare.

Versatile Dish

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus can be considered a delicious party appetizer or tasty side dish. Technically, it can be served as either. You could make this a main dish if you served it over rice. What a great dish that can be served so many ways!

I make these every Thanksgiving and serve them as one of the many appetizers that are on display before we move on to the main course. Even though they are technically a vegetable, we have many other traditional veggies so serving these as an appetizer is a big hit. Everyone loves the tangy sauce that goes over the tender asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon. Mmm, just thinking about it is making my mouth water!

bacon wrapped asparagus with butter brown sugar soy sauce

But I don’t only make this on Thanksgiving. No way. These are too good not to make more than once a year. I love making these as a side dish for any weeknight meal. They take just a few minutes of preparation and cook in the same time as you would cook any meat or rice. It’s a gourmet kind of side, but a simple kind of recipe.

bacon wrapped asparagus served with steak dinner

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

The best way to eat asparagus is wrapping them with BACON! Easy recipe that is a huge hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Keyword: appetizers, veggies
Servings: 12 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Asparagus
  • 12 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Divide asparagus spears into 12 bundles (3-4 pieces each). Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle, starting 1/2" from bottom of the tips. Secure the bacon-wrapped asparagus with a toothpick. Arrange bundle in a shallow baking pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until spears have begun to wilt and bacon looks fully cooked.
  • Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan; heat mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture over asparagus bundles.
  • ENJOY!
    bacon wrapped asparagus served with steak dinner

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