As we all know, bacon makes everything better. These bacon and asparagus bundles are no exception. All you need is two ingredients (+ salt and pepper) and you have a perfect side dish for any meal. They also make a beautiful and simple appetizer! Okay okay, I also love them for breakfast with an egg on top.
I have seen other recipes that wrap the bacon slice around one asparagus stalk, but I like to do it in bundles. It not only saves time but you get a better veggie to meat ratio. I do 3-4 stalks per bundle depending on the thickness and it works out perfectly.
I cook my bacon and asparagus bundles on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper . It makes for such an easy cleanup! You could put them on a baking rack over a lined baking tray so the fat can drip, but I prefer the fat to baste the asparagus while it is cooking.
If you are wanting to keep this Whole 30 compliant, be sure to check your bacon labels for sugar. Thankfully there are a lot more options than there used to be. Pederson’s Farms and Garrett Valley Farms are my favorite compliant brands.
When I am feeling a little more fancy, I love to drizzle my balsamic glaze over these bundles. It is such a delicious balance of sweet and salty. You can find the recipe for the glaze in my Bruschetta Chicken post. It would be an impressive appetizer for a holiday party. We also love to dip these bundles in my Spicy Garlic Aioli, it is an amazing combo!
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Bacon and Asparagus Bundles - Whole 30
- 1 lb Bacon
- 1-2 bunches Asparagus
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 425' and line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Trim the fat ends of the asparagus off (about an inch) and wrap 3-4 stalks with one slice of bacon to make a bundle. Repeat until all the asparagus is wrapped
- Place bundles on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the pre-heated oven. Cook for 10 minutes and then flip them over and cook for another 10-15 minutes until bacon is cooked and crispy