Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

PREP TIME: 8 MINUTES, COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES, SERVES: 4

If you’re looking for a simple yet snazzy side to add to your Easter dinner to give it a little oomph, this recipe is for you! 

Try these bacon wrapped asparagus bundles to get in your greens under the guise of bacon goodness. Quick and easy, this recipe is great for serving for a large gathering. We found this baby at the Food Network

 

Sommelier's suggestions: These bacon-wrapped beauties go beautifully with a sparkling wine, a crisp Chardonnay, or a Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds asparagus spears
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • A few grinds black pepper
  • 4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
  • Chopped chives or scallions, optional garnish

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F, if using it.
  • Trim the asparagus spears to 4-5 inches long tips
  • Lightly coat the asparagus spears with extra-virgin olive oil, and season them with black pepper. 
  • Divide the asparagus tips into four groups, and then gather each group and bundle them and secure together by wrapping them with a slice of bacon. 
  • For the oven: place the bundles on a slotted broiler pan, and bake them for 12 minutes.
  • For the grill: place the bundles on a hot grill, cover, and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the asparagus bundles are tender. 

The Finale:

Serve while hot! These bundles of joy add a fun twist to a healthy side. Try serving them with a divine rib eye steak and fluffy golden potatoes and mini carrot pot pies


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