Monday, March 17

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

I really enjoy roasted vegetables of any variety. I am one of those people who likes most of their veggies slightly overcooked. I KNOW. Don't tell the culinary police, they'd shake their heads at my mushy broccoli.

The reason I love roasting so much, is that it still maintains that crunch without turning into baby food, but is cooked enough that it gets so much flavor from the caramelization. 

This recipe is incredibly easy, and so delicious, it is the best way to enjoy asparagus. I assure you. Bacon makes all things GREAT.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

1 lb of fresh asparagus
1/2 lb of bacon
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbs honey or maple syrup


Remove woody part of the stems by gently bending the spear. The part that snaps off can be discarded. 

Wrap bunches of 4-6 asparagus spears in once slice of bacon.  Arrange bundles in a baking dish.

Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.

To prepare glaze, add vinegar and honey/syrup to a small sauce pan. Over low heat bring the mixture to a low boil, and allow it to cook down so it has reduced in volume. You should be left with about 2 tbs of a thick syrup.

Drizzle over bundles before serving and enjoy!


  1. I'm obsessed with roasted veggies too ESPECIALLY asparagus. Welcome back spring (or at least I hope so!)

    1. Me too! I love anything roasted, all that rich caramelized yum!

  2. And now I know why I *had* to buy those two bundles of asparagus yesterday! Bacon + asparagus is always a win in my book!

  3. Asparagus is my favorite. Wrap it in bacon, and my love runs even deeper. Love this recipe, Carrie!

  4. I am the opposite, I love all my veggies slightly undercooked so they are still crunchy! I am a texture person. So you know that crunchy crispy bacon is calling my name!

  5. This looks so yummy, fresh and finally something you make that I actually think I could pull off....maybe?

  6. Bacon really does make all things great. This looks scrumptious!

  7. I'm not much on veggies, but wrap them in bacon and they totally have a chance with me!

  8. I've been OD'ing on asparagus this spring!! I have yet to wrap it in bacon and drizzle it in glaze. What's wrong with Me!?!