Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

The asparagus can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.  Choose good-quality nitrate and nitrite-free bacon.  

Prep Time:
8 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Ready In:
18 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs asparagus spears (trimmed)
  • extra-virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
  • black pepper
  • 4 slices center cut nitrate-free bacon or pancetta
  • chives or scallions (chopped (optional garnish))


Preheat oven, if using, to 400 degrees F.

Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.

For oven preparation, place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.

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