Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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Delight your taste buds with Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus bundles. This savory appetizer or side dish offers a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Let’s dive into how to make this simple yet elegant dish!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Tasty: Asparagus is a fantastic vegetable in my opinion! When cooked the right way, it can taste delicious, and can be amazing side dish to a lot of different mains.
  • Versatile: Another plus is the fact that you can actually customize this recipe to your liking too. I usually stick to this simple recipe, but sometimes, when I’m in the mood to experiment, I like to change things around and play with the seasonings and toppings too!

Recipe Ingredients

To make these turkey bacon wrapped asparagus, you’ll need just 6 simple ingredients.

  • Asparagus: The star of the dish, asparagus provides a crisp texture and a slightly sweet, earthy flavor.
  • Turkey Bacon: Wraps around the asparagus, adding a savory, smoky taste and a contrasting texture.
  • Olive Oil: Helps to roast the asparagus and bacon, while adding a subtle fruity flavor.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Enhances the overall flavor with a mild heat, elevating the taste of both the asparagus and bacon.
  • Garlic Powder: Infuses the dish with a touch of aromatic, savory flavor, complementing the other ingredients.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a hint of sweetness and depth, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.
Ingredients for the Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe.

How To Make Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus?

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make these turkey bacon wrapped asparagus bundles.

Step 1: Prep Your Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking tray with nonstick spray. You can also use an oven safe wire rack if you want to.

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Step 2: Trim Asparagus Spears

Wash and trim your asparagus and place them on a deep baking tray.

Step 3: Season The Asparagus Stems

Sprinkle the olive oil, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder over the asparagus. Make sure to mix in with your hands, so all asparagus are coated with the oil and seasoning.

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Step 4: Prepare Asparagus Bundles And Wrap Them

Then divide the asparagus in 8 bundles and wrap each bundle with a slice of the turkey bacon.

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Step 5: Bake The Asparagus In The Oven

Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes and make sure to flip them over halfway through. Enjoy!

Cooking Tips

Think you’re ready to give this recipe a try? You might want to keep these little tips and tricks handy before you do.

  • Remember to wrap the asparagus bundles with the turkey bacon strip tightly before you lay them on the baking sheet. Doing this will ensure that the bundles don’t fall apart during the cooking process.
  • If you seem to have thicker stalks of asparagus, you can cut them in half lengthwise and then use them for the recipe. Make sure you get rid of the woody ends though, as they don’t have much flavor.
  • You can also choose to cut the turkey bacon slices lengthwise, and individually wrap the asparagus spears instead of bundling them up.
  • I like to use extra virgin olive oil for this recipe, because I find that it lends so much more flavor, but you can stick to using regular olive oil too, if that’s what you prefer.
  • If you don’t have the garlic powder and onion powder that the recipe calls for, you can just use a dash of garlic salt to bring out the flavors of the turkey bacon and the asparagus stalk.
  • A dash of BBQ sauce can also lend tons of flavor to these asparagus spears.
  • When I want to make these turkey bacon wrapped asparagus extra crispy, I like to sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese on the top, and then bake it in the oven for an extra minute.
  • You can also use some brown sugar to bring in some sweetness and get a nice bit of caramelization to these wrapped asparagus.
  • I also think some crumbled goat cheese would be an excellent topping to these bacon wrapped asparagus stems.
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Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Store: The best way to store your leftover bundles is to allow them to cool down completely before you transfer them to an airtight container.
  • Fridge: These can then be refrigerated for 2-3 days, and reheated in a skillet or in the oven- all depending on your preference.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

FAQ’S

Can I Cook Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in a Cast Iron Skillet?

You sure can! You can cook bacon wrapped asparagus bundles in the cast iron skillet or your Air Fryer too!

Just remember not to overcrowd the pan or the Air Fryer basket, and cook the wrapped asparagus on medium heat, so that the stems are cooked to perfection.

Turkey bacon wrapped asparagus

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs. asparagus (trimmed)
  • 8 strips of turkey bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder

Instructions

Step 1: Prep your Oven
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking tray with nonstick spray. You can also use an oven safe wire rack if you want to.

Step 2: Trim Asparagus Spears
Wash and trim your asparagus and place them on a deep baking tray.

Step 3: Season the Asparagus Stems
Sprinkle the olive oil, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder over the asparagus. Make sure to mix in with your hands, so all asparagus are coated with the oil and seasoning.

Step 4: Prepare Asparagus Bundles and Wrap them
Then divide the asparagus in 8 bundles and wrap each bundle with a slice of the turkey bacon.

Step 5: Bake the Asparagus in the Oven
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes and make sure to flip them over halfway through. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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