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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb or 1 large bunch asparagus
  • 4 slices bacon be sure it’s compliant! or prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional (not Whole30 compliant)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Wash and pat dry the asparagus, and trim off any woody stems at the bottom. Separate into four equal sized bunches.

  3. Wrap each bundle with a strip of bacon, overlapping the bacon as little as possible. This will prevent undercooked parts of the bacon and allow as much fat to render as possible. Use a toothpick if necessary on the underside of each bunch to help hold the bacon together.

  4. Lay each bundle on a slotted pan or use a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet (this will allow the fat to drip away from the bacon as it renders).

  5. Drizzle with olive oil (and maple syrup, if using). Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked well and the asparagus is crispy.

  6. Sprinkle with pepper and salt to taste and enjoy!