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This Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles Recipe Is a Side Dish Superhero

Get a head start on this delicious dish by prepping the asparagus a day in advance.

Whether you’re searching for a new veggie side dish idea, or you’re ready to take your party appetizer game up a notch, our bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles recipe has just what you’re looking for. Thanks to some clever prep that builds flavor, the veggie has a savory, herby, salty flavor that’s simply irresistible.  

We start by blanching the asparagus in boiling water until just tender. That enhances its natural vibrant color. Next, we divide the spears into six bundles, wrap each one with bacon and place them all on a baking sheet. For a final delicious touch, we melt butter with lemon juice, garlic powder and thyme, and brush the infused mixture over the bacon and asparagus bundles before cooking. Talk about layers and layers of flavor! Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Hungry for a healthy and satisfying snack? Try this Asparagus-Topped Flatbread Pizza!


6 servings

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  • 2 lbs. asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 6 strips thin-sliced bacon
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme


Heat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add asparagus; cook until tender, about 3 min.; drain. Rinse under cold water until cool; drain. Pat dry.

Divide asparagus into 6 bundles; wrap each with slice of bacon. Place on baking sheet. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter, lemon juice, garlic powder and thyme until butter melts, 1 min. Brush over bundles. Roast until tender, about 30 min.


  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 3 gram
  • Protein: 4 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 7 gram
  • Fiber: 3 gram
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sugar: 3 gram
  • Sodium: 60 mg
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