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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling asparagus for a side dish. I serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2-3 servings


  • 10 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 bacon strips, halved lengthwise


  • 1. Place asparagus on a sheet of waxed paper; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pepper; turn to coat. Wrap a bacon piece around each spear; secure ends with toothpicks.
  • 2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until bacon is crisp. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 2-3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 each: 222 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 228745
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Quick, easy and delicious!"

dgibso99 User ID: 2491191 226514
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"We make this with turkey bacon and bake it or fry it and e both love it."

dalajohnson User ID: 824065 226470
Reviewed May. 17, 2015


luigimon User ID: 1692040 207171
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Excellent and easy!!"

cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 154081
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"We make this often as an appetizer for get-togethers. I drizzle a tiny bit of sesame oil on the asparagus and use fresh ground pepper. Wrap the bacon around 3-4 stalks. As others commented, thinly sliced bacon works best with this recipe."

Bonito User ID: 1630276 101285
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Now who would have ever thought to wrap asparagus with bacon - it got my kids to eat the asparagus - I did wrap two together just to get more veggies down the kidlets"

tlschmer User ID: 6965939 154009
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"I prepared this by bunching 5 spears and baking. My husband said it would work better with thinner sliced bacon but the end result was very flavorful."

tlschmer User ID: 6965939 68044
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"I baked these and wrapped them in a bundle of four or five. It was very flavorful and my husband suggested it would be better with thinner sliced bacon"

tlschmer User ID: 6965939 131789
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This was a quick easy recipie and very flavorful."

Jeepgrl98 User ID: 6797690 131975
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"My husband has been making this recipe for ages...but he wraps his with three stalks of asparagus to one slice of bacon...little more veggies that way! :)"

rajesh.sharma5 User ID: 6362243 59201
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"It is awesome!"

rajesh.sharma5 User ID: 6362243 148901
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Nice recipe. I will try it."

Bro83 User ID: 6329113 154007
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Hey Cdunks, I have been doing this with turkey bacon for a while, I will soak the Asparagus in Italian dressing for about 10 minutes first and then wrap them. Two stalks per piece of Bacon, one of my friends did this a few years back and I thought it was delicious. They would also use ham sometimes."

anaJG User ID: 6119797 131788
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I thouht these were great they go very well with any barbecue dishes couldn't get enough of them"

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 68449
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"Unfortunately us apartment dwellers don't have grills, but these can be made in the oven. 8 minutes at 350, flip, 8 more minutes, and then set to Broil to crisp the bacon right up. Yum!"

cdunks User ID: 5988682 207170
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Very good- I made it with turkey bacon so it was a bit dry...I'm going to continue to tweek this recipe, but it was delicious"

Summy User ID: 1386846 154004
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"This is very good. Also can be done in the oven. I like to use prosciutto instead of bacon when I can afford it. And I brush with olive oil, sprinkle with tarragon or thyme for a different flavor, then bake in the oven at 350 degrees until nicely roasted. Yummy! (Nice idea to serve them with tomatos, too.)"

Eighty-Six User ID: 4860710 63301
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Evidently "waxed paper" didn't read the directions. Who would use spray without the w. paper to catch excess?"

auntiggy User ID: 2101141 134552
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"It was very good, we used turkey bacon and wrapped 2 asparagus per slice of bacon."

administrator User ID: 1996148 157632
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"very good recipe"

karens1062 User ID: 4712064 81339
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"Sounds awesome, but what is the point of the waxed paper, certainly wouldn't grill it on that right?"

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 157630
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Sounds good!"

Sushil User ID: 5988209 207169
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"Interesting recipe. Will sure try this recipe."

Summy User ID: 1386846 146986
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I used to make something like this, but used prosciutto to wrap each piece of asparagus, drizzled with olive oil, and just put them in the oven. Frankly, I think maple bacon would be better. :) I'll give this one thumbs up, so as not to mess up the rating, though I don't think I would make it on the grill."

Bon_the_Baker User ID: 5795043 65036
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Haven't followed this recipe before but after eating this at Disneyland many years ago had to try it myself. I do slightly precook my asparagus because the bacon cooks quick and the dripping cause flames, I line mine up on a fish rack for BBQing that clamps shut and if makes flipping very easy and you don't need toothpicks to keep the bacon on. I love it with fresh lemon that I squeeze over it when on my plate, Yum!"

XOBasia User ID: 3504396 68042
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"Awesome!!! I pre-cook the bacon in the microwave for a couple of minutes, still pliable. Otherwise, the asparagus is cooked and the bacon is still a bit raw in places. This way, some of the fat cooks off and you don't have the flare-ups on the grill and burn it."

yisagirl User ID: 5934326 157613
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"Great thank you"

kittst User ID: 883204 68040
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"This was really a great side dish with our steaks. Easy to prepare."

jsimmons814 User ID: 4966148 68031
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"I marinate asparagus spears in Italian dressing for a few hours before wrapping in bacon, then sprinkle with Parmesean cheese after taking them off the grill."

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 207168
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"My whole family loved it!

I also put them in the oven.
They came out nice and crispy.
We love asparagus anyway but these were outstanding."

cnor User ID: 1602495 65033
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"I have made this and love it, but also like to add a bit of a twist to it. I blanche the asparagus for a few seconds,wrap in maple bacon, place on a broiler pan and brush with melted butter with a touch of brown sugar added. I then broil till bacon is of desired doneness. Remove from oven and sprinkle with toasted almonds and return to broiler just long enough to heat the almonds. This is wonderful and never has leftovers."

caribassett User ID: 2284617 68029
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"The prep seemed daunting, but was actually very easy! My husband loved, which truly speaks volumes, he generally dislikes vegetables. We can not wait to make this again, and I recommend this this to everyone. They taste fantastic cooled as well, and this is a wonderful idea for potlucks and picnics too."

Darlene1679 User ID: 3521440 68276
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"Since all of my family are asparagus lovers I tried this recipe for a family brunch when it was first published in 2005. It was such a hit that it has been requested at every family gathering since then, and sometimes in between. When ready to serve I sprinkle it with sea salt. mmmmmm GOOD!"

goodbuns User ID: 3176469 131787
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"I have made this in the oven several times and I bake it at 400-425 degrees. It's a great recipe."

djlanczok User ID: 4810994 131964
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I have eaten this same dish inside disneyland park and it was wonderful, i am looking forward to making it myself."

MY REVIEW User ID: 938072 68027
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"Has anyone tried making this in the oven? what temp and how long is my question. I'm also not a fan of bacon on the grill becasue I tend to burn it."

kebmod54 User ID: 1624334 157612
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Never any left-overs when I make this. Thin sliced bacon works better than the thick slided. Enjoy."

ekslattery User ID: 2680787 63298
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"I've made this before and am actually making it again tonight. I have been putting bacon on the grill for awhile now, and this is one recipe that truly brings out the bacon flavor!"

shashabrit User ID: 780608 152919
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"I also made this using 3 or 4 spears. Very bad after my husband brought them in from the grill. An arguement ensued and we will never make again, in his words "never put bacon on the grill" the bacon was nice and crisp, but the asparagus was carbon and very tough. And yes he followed the grilling instructions."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3102613 131786
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"I made this last night wrapping one slice of bacon around 4 asparagus spears. Very delicious. Will have to cook slightly longer for my husband's taste."

jleathers User ID: 1169070 131960
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2008

"This is soooo good. We usually put 4 spears together and wrap one piece of bacon around it and it retains its heat longer. Just cook a few minutes longer. Yummy."

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