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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Tarragon Aioli


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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus can be a side dish or an appetizer.

Salty and satisfying, it fits perfectly in a Thanksgiving menu and works just as well for a girls’ night in an appetizer spread.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

If you typically need a little convincing to eat your green veggies, bacon isn’t the only alluring factor to this recipe.

The Lemon Tarragon Aioli is so good you might just want to make an extra batch.

How to Prepare Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Start by washing and drying asparagus spears.

Snap the ends of each spear by putting pressure on the end of each. It will snap at the weakest point, detaching the rough end of the spear and leaving the remaining tender stalk.

Cut a pound of bacon in half down the middle; this will give you shorter slices of bacon which will be easier to work with. Wrap each asparagus spear with bacon and place each on a prepared baking sheet.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Dixie Chik Cooks

Why Should the Ends of Asparagus be Snapped?

Because nobody wants to chew on a piece of wood. Well, for the most part. The ends of the spears are thicker and definitely tougher to chew.

These can be snapped, cut, or even peeled.

Do I Have To Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven?

No.

Try them in the air fryer!! They’re very good made in the air fryer, just make sure to spray your grate before cooking or you’ll end up picking up asparagus sans bacon.

A toaster oven will work, too.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

If you like outdoor cooking, these would be fabulous on the grill, using a vegetable grate or basket, and absolutely fabulous in the smoker!

Now, onto the aioli. This stuff is so good that, yes, you need to make it.

It takes the asparagus to another level. Lemony aioli and tarragon marry so well; it’s definitely one of my favorite herbs. 

If you’re not familiar with tarragon this would be a great opportunity to try it.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Dixie Chik Cooks

Here’s your printable recipe –

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Tarragon Aioli

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Dixie Chik Cooks
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • 1 lb. asparagus spears, rinsed
  • 1 lb. bacon (avoid thick-cut bacon)

For the Lemon Tarragon Aioli

  • 1 cup Mayo
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp dried Tarragon, or 1 tbsp fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

    !Bacon Wrapped Asparagus:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  3. Snap the ends of the asparagus spears, and discard the ends.
  4. Cut the bacon down the center.
  5. Wrap each spear with bacon and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is crispy.
  7. Serve with aioli.

!Lemon Tarragon Aioli:

  1. Combine all ingredients except salt in a food processor or blender, or whisk by hand.
  2. Salt to taste.*

Notes

* You may want to add more lemon and/or tarragon, as well. Make this to your taste.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 624Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1614mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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1 Comment

  • Madalaine
    April 19, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    What a lovely side! This would go great with the chicken I’m making this week.

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