Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


There is something about a bundle of lusciously green asparagus spears, with a strip of salty, sinfully indulgent bacon wrapped and oven-roasted around it. I don’t know who first attempted this–I imagine it was some French foodie with access to a garden, a pigpen and a hot pan–but the world owes him–or her!–a debt of gratitude.

If you can get your hands on some asparagus–I found a bundle at Costco for $9.99–please do! This vegetable is loaded with anti-inflammatory nutrients, including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene, as well as zinc, manganese and selenium.

As for bacon, well, bacon. I need not say more.

In our household, we put together bacon-wrapped asparagus with five ingredients. “But what else could you need? You’ve got the bacon, you’ve got the asparagus, isn’t that all?”, I hear you ask. Ah, add but just a couple more ingredients, and you’ll bring out the best in this simple but delicious dish! Check it out!


  • 18 large asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C (fan-forced). On the side, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove any hard, fibrous bottoms away from your asparagus. You can do this by cutting them away with a knife or bending the asparagus gently until it breaks (it will usually be the part where the hard fibre bottom and the rest of the asparagus meet).
  3. Gather three asparagus spears together. Wrap a strip of bacon around it and stick a toothpick through it to hold it in place. Lay on the parchment paper. Repeat until all spears are wrapped.
  4. Drizzle olive oil across and crack black pepper across the asparagus. Optional: top with cheese! Bake until the bacon is to your level of crispness; for truly crispy bacon and tender asparagus, bake for about 25 minutes. Serve as an appetiser or with rice for a light meal.

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