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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until bacon is crisp, 4-6 minutes on each side. Discard toothpicks.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • I always fry 2 lbs. or more of bacon at a time, drain the slices well, then freeze them. The slices don’t stick together, so it’s easy to remove a few from the bag for a sandwich or to crumble for a recipe.
  • For the ultimate flavor, use fresh produce when it’s in season. In spring, that means asparagus, peas, artichokes and fennel. In summer, eggplant, arugula, summer squash and tomatoes shine. Fall’s finest? Butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and carrots, to name a few.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    5 pieces : 120 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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    • kklotz
      May 21, 2020

      These asparagus were amazing! Will definitely make again!

    • randcbruns
      Jun 4, 2019

      Love grilled asparagus. I prefer mine grilled in bunch to single spears.

    • cindiak
      Apr 10, 2019

      Delicious and simple. I squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice on them when they come off the grill.

    • Appy_Girl
      Jan 13, 2019

      Perfect little hand held treats. I used the Pencil Thin Asparagus. I also cut the slices of bacon length wise in half. forming one thin. long skinny strip. I also sautéed the asparagus for a few minutes in garlic infused olive oil. Cooled for a few minutes then wrapped the bacon around the asparagus. They browned up perfectly, leaving the asparagus crisp tender. I also sprinkled the finished spears with some parm cheese. I served as an appetizer. Its a yum for sure. VFE.

    • millieanne
      Jan 22, 2017

      Huge hit

    • gina.kapfhamer
      Jul 27, 2016

      No comment left

    • JMartinelli13
      Jun 30, 2015

      Quick, easy and delicious!

    • dgibso99
      May 18, 2015

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

    • dalajohnson
      May 17, 2015

      excellent

    • luigimon
      Sep 14, 2014

      Excellent and easy!!