Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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  • Baked asparagus is a amazing side dish, but you will love this spin on a classic dish. Add bacon and apricot preserves and you have a whole new side dish!

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com

     

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This recipe can even get picky eaters to start eating asparagus!

    This recipe was a modification on an original recipe for Sweet and Sour Asparagus. I added bacon! Cause who doesn’t love bacon? Salty and sweet are a great flavor combination for any side dish for any grilled item.  Cook your asparagus on the grill or in the oven, take your pick!

    Here are some tips on how to cook bacon wrapped asparagus! It is quite easy, after you have washed and patted the asparagus dry, wrap 3-4 pieces of asparagus with one slice of bacon.

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com

    Set the bundles seam down on a baking sheet and place in the over. You want to flip the asparagus over after 5 minutes, cook for 5 more minutes or the stalks are soft and bacon is cooked!

    Some folks use one slice of bacon per asparagus spear, but I find the bacon to asparagus ratio to be off. I want to be able to taste the delicious asparagus!

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com

    Most bacon wrapped asparagus recipes just use salt and pepper, but I wanted a little more. Story of my life…

    Craving sweet and salty is also the story of my life! Soy sauce with a sticky sweet element is just the tang it needs. While sometimes I use a sweet marmalade like apricot preserves, other times I don’t have that on hand, so I use agave nectar or honey.

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com

    While this seems like an Asian side dish, it is very verstile and can be made with any meal.

    If you love this baked asparagus side dish, check out these other easy asparagus recipes:

    • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com
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    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com
    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     
    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This recipe can even get picky eaters to start eating asparagus!
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon wrapped asparagus
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 234 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 1 bunch asparagus , trimmed
    • 8 strips bacon
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
    • fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
    Instructions
    1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

    2. Wrap 3-4 asparagus spears with 1 slice of bacon, tuck in the ends and lay seam down on the baking sheet. 

    3. Cook asparagus for 5 minutes, remove and turn over, cook for an additional 5 minutes or until stalks are soft and tips are crispy and bacon has cooked.
    4. While asparagus cooks, whisk honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, fine sea salt and ground pepper in a small mixing bowl.

    5. Remove from the oven and glaze with honey mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve. 

    6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 234 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 18g 28%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 29mg 10%
    Sodium 560mg 23%
    Potassium 337mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 8g 16%
    Vitamin A 17.3%
    Vitamin C 7.6%
    Calcium 3.7%
    Iron 16.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with apricot preserves is a mouthwatering side dish that belongs next to anything grilled. This side dish only takes 20 minutes to cook! #baconwrappedasparagus #bakedasparagus www.savoryexperiments.com

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