Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 6
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Health Highlights
This easy bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe is baked in the oven, with some tricks for extra crispy bacon.

Ingredients


24 medium spear(s) Asparagus (trimmed)
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
3/4 tsp Black pepper (to taste)
12 medium slice Bacon (center cut preferred - turkey bacon)

Instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (220°C). Place an oven-safe wire rack (either greased or non-stick) onto a cookie sheet. 
  2. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with grated garlic and black pepper to taste. (You don't need a lot of oil, just enough for the salt and pepper to stick.)
  3. Cut the bacon slices lengthwise to make narrower strips. Wrap each bacon strip tightly around an asparagus stalk, only slightly overlapping the bacon on each stalk (it will shrink during cooking, creating a "striped" pattern). Place seam side down onto the wire rack.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Use tongs to turn over. Bake for 10-15 minutes more until the bacon is almost crispy. Set the oven to broil, then place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to crisp up more.

Notes:

Nutrition Highlights

  • Asparagus is a great source of fiber and vitamin A, C, and E which are important antioxidants!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 198
Calories from fat 159
Calories from saturated fat 53
Total Fat 17.7 g
Saturated Fat 5.8 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 29.9 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Potassium 227 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 7.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat 0.5
Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources


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