Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

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This recipe for Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is so delicious and the perfect addition to your next breakfast, brunch, or light supper.

The asparagus lightly bakes along with the bacon and is then glazed with honey and balsamic vinegar for a touch of sweet and tangy deliciousness!

 

Asparagus Can Be Served for Breakfast

Who knew asparagus was a vegetable made for breakfast? I had never considered adding a green vegetable like asparagus to my breakfast menus until I attended a writers’ conference one year where they served asparagus at nearly every meal. I kid you not! It was the joke of the conference–the year of asparagus! But it was really good and especially complimented the egg dishes.

Serving Breakfast Quiche with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

I love serving this dish with quiche or an egg casserole. It adds a pop of color as well as a healthy vegetable for your breakfast table.

 

Ingredients for Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

  • fresh asparagus spears
  • thick-cut bacon
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • honey
  • balsamic vinegar

 

Instructions for Making This Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil for easy clean-up later. I always spray the foil with baking spray so that the vegetables will come off without sticking.

Preparing the Asparagus

Prepare your ingredients. Rinse and trim the asparagus, cutting off the hard ends. You’ll need approximately 24 spears, more or less, depending on the size of the asparagus.

Divide the asparagus spears into 8 groups. This will come to 2-4 spears in each serving.

Wrapping Bacon Around the Asparagus Bundles

Wrap each of the bundles with a piece of thick-cut bacon. Place each bundle of asparagus on the baking sheet, about 1-inch apart from each other. Repeat with the remaining bundles.

I will start wrapping the bacon toward the bottom and move upward, without overlapping too much so that the bacon cooks properly. 

Using a pastry brush, smooth extra-virgin olive oil over each bundle. Sprinkle each with freshly ground black pepper.

Bake in preheated oven on a middle rack for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon has cooked to the desired doneness.

The amount of baking time will depend a lot upon the thickness of the bacon as well as how crisp you like it. 

 

Prepare the Glaze

Honey Balsamic Glaze

While the asparagus bundles bake, prepare the glaze mixture. In a small bowl,  combine the honey and balsamic vinegar.

Heat the mixture in the microwave for 15-25 seconds so the honey is easier to mix. Whisk together well.

Once the bundles have baked, brush with the honey balsamic glaze. Place on a serving plate or platter. Serve warm.

Serving Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe will serve 8 people. Serve with your favorite egg casserole such as Weekend Brunch Casserole, Breakfast Quiche or French Toast. 

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Recipe for Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe for Honey Balsamic Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is so delicious and the perfect addition to your next breakfast, brunch, or light supper.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus Spears, Honey, Thick Cut Bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
Glass Mixing Bowls
Pastry Brush

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil for easy clean-up later. I always spray the foil with baking spray so that the vegetables will come off without sticking.
  • Prepare your ingredients. Rinse and trim the asparagus, cutting off the hard ends. You'll need approximately 24 spears, more or less, depending on the size of the asparagus.
  • Divide the asparagus spears into 8 groups. This will come to 2-4 spears in each serving.
  • Wrap each of the bundles with a piece of thick-cut bacon. Place each bundle of asparagus on the baking sheet, about 1-inch apart from each other. Repeat with the remaining bundles.
  • Start wrapping the bacon from the bottom and move upward, without overlapping too much so that the bacon cooks properly.
  • Using a pastry brush, smooth extra-virgin olive oil over each bundle. Sprinkle each with freshly ground black pepper.
  • Bake in preheated oven on a middle rack for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon has cooked to the desired doneness.
  • The amount of baking time will depend a lot upon the thickness of the bacon, as well as how crisp you like it.

Prepare the Glaze

  • While the asparagus bundles bake, prepare the glaze mixture. In a small bowl, combine the honey and balsamic vinegar.
  • Heat the mixture in the microwave for 15-25 seconds so the honey is easier to mix. Whisk together well.
  • Once the bundles have baked, brush with the honey balsamic glaze. Place on a serving tray. Serve warm.
  • This recipe will serve 8 people.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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