I bought asparagus for our Thanksgiving dinner and was thinking and googling what do with it and really didn’t find anything that spoke to me. 🙂 I love making roasted asparagus and grilled asparagus during the summer when it is fresh and thought why not take bacon (which I had in the fridge) and wrap some asparagus and roast it? Hello awesomeness!
Fresh Asparagus (I used two bundles)
Bacon (any flavor)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Rinse asparagus and cut. The easiest way to do this is take one stalk and snap it in half. Use that stalk as a guide and line up with the remaining asparagus and chop. You can save the ends for soup, just freeze them for later.
Place the asparagus in large bowl or pan and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. I decided to make bundles of 8 spears of asparagus, as we had 6 people for dinner. If I had more people over, I probably would have made bundles of 4. Take one strip of bacon and starting from the end wrap around til you get to the top.
Place on foil lined cookie pan with rack on top. I use one of our cookie cooling racks, which works out just perfect. Make sure you spray the rack with Pam so they don’t stick.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes until bacon is crispy or to your liking.