Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a family favorite recipe. These tightly charred bundles of asparagus make the best side dish and so is delicious.

Close up image of bacon wrapped asparagus bundles

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe:

Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon on the Grill is a delicious side that is easy to make. It can be served as a side dish or a appetizer. This would be a delicious and beautiful side to bring for the holidays.

These asparagus bundles are wrapped in bacon and then grilled to perfection. The asparagus is seasoned with simple seasoning and the added flavor of the bacon makes these a flavorful recipe.

Asparagus is amazing on the grill. If you love asparagus as much as my family does, make Grilled Asparagus or Grilled Asparagus in Foil.

Smokey and savory bacon wrapped asparagus are sure to please everyone and it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Everything taste better with bacon and this recipe is even kid approved.

Close up image of bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a plate

Should Asparagus be Soaked before Grilling? 

There is no need to soak asparagus before grilling. We just prepare our asparagus by trimming the asparagus and seasoning then place on the grill.

If you need tips on how to trim asparagus here are some easy tips:

  • Trim the Woody Ends – Then ends of the asparagus are tough to eat, so they need to be trimmed off.
  • Snap the Ends – To figure out where to cut, gently bend the asparagus. Where the asparagus bends is the start of the tender part.
  • Line the Asparagus – Place the asparagus on a cutting board and cut the ends off. We use a sharp knife to trim off the woody ends.
Ingredients needed - asparagus spears, olive oil, salt and pepper, bacon

Ingredients: 

  • Asparagus Spears, trimmed 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Thinly Slice Bacon, cut in half 

Equipment: 

  • Toothpicks 

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus on the Grill: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Cut bacon in half to prepare on wrapping around asparagus.
  • Step 2 – Place the asparagus in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus and season it with salt and pepper.  Toss the asparagus with your hands or a spoon to coat it with the olive oil and seasonings.  
Asparagus in a bowl being seasoned with a plate of bacon on the side
  • Step 3 – Divide the asparagus evenly into 6 different bundles (approximately 4-5 spears per bundle). Wrap each bundle with a slice of the bacon making sure not to overlap the bacon. Secure the bacon to the asparagus bundle with a toothpick. 
Wrapping bacon around asparagus bundles
  • Step 4 – Cook the bundles on the grill on direct heat with the lid closed for approximately 5-8 minutes per until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crispy.  
  • Step 5 – Remove from the grill and serve warm.  Enjoy!
Close up image of bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a plate

How Long to Grill Asparagus:

Grilling these Bacon Wrapped Asparagus do not take long to cook. Make sure to watch the bundles closely as they cook to make sure that there is not excess smoke from the fat on the bacon. 

It takes about 5 to 8 minutes per side to grill. I like to flip the asparagus making sure all the sides of the bacon is crisp.

Seasoning Ideas:

We used simple seasoning when making this side dish. The bacon grilled with the bundles gives the asparagus so much flavor.

  • Garlic Salt or Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Squeeze Fresh Lemon
  • Top with fresh parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Balsamic Glaze
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How to Store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. We recommend reheating the asparagus bundles in the air fryer or place in the oven.

Close up image of bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on a plate

What to do with Leftovers:

If you have leftover Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, you can easily serve them in different ways.

  • Chop up the bundles and add to your favorite salad
  • Add them to your scrambled eggs
  • Heat the bundles up with some fried rice

How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven:

If you prefer, you can make these Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the oven or air fryer.

  • Prepare the asparagus as indicated by trimming the asparagus
  • Season the asparagus and then wrap about 5 asparagus with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Then place on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment.
  • Baking in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. If you prefer crispier bacon, bake a little longer.
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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a family favorite recipe. These tightly charred bundles of asparagus make the best side dish and so is delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 82
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Asparagus trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive OIl
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 Strips Bacon cut in half

Equipment:

  • 6 Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Place the asparagus in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus and season it with salt and pepper.  Toss the asparagus with your hands or a spoon to coat it with the olive oil and seasonings.
  • Divide the asparagus evenly into 6 different bundles (approximately 4-5 spears per bundle). Wrap each bundle with a piece of the bacon making sure not to overlap the bacon. Secure the bacon to the asparagus bundle with a toothpick.
  • Cook the bundles on the grill on direct heat with the lid closed for approximately 5-8 minutes per until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from the grill and serve warm.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to watch the bundles closely as they cook to make sure that there is not excess smoke from the fat on the bacon. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 82kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 268mg, Potassium 177mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 577IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 20mg, Iron 2mg

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