How do you make asparagus even better? Wrap it in bacon, that’s how! This bacon wrapped asparagus bundles with maple glaze will win over even the non-asparagus lovers!
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s a perfect side dish, especially with a nice juicy steak. I always make it the same way, sauteed in lots of butter, fresh lemon juice, and zest and topped with parmesan.
Although that is a very delicious way to eat asparagus I wanted to serve it at my Keto Christmas Dinner party in a way that would scream Keto. Wanna take a guess what screams Keto? That’s right, BACON!
Even if you aren’t Keto, who doesn’t like bacon? You can wrap anything in bacon, and it automatically tastes good. I thought, why not wrap a few stalks of asparagus in bacon for those picky “I don’t like to eat my vegetables” guests.
Even if they accidentally take a bite out of the asparagus, my mission will be complete (can you tell I am a mom of a picky eater?)
I can talk all day to someone about the benefits of eating asparagus. Like that it’s full of vitamins, fiber, and folate, however, let’s be honest, if you see it wrapped in bacon, you won’t need to hear any of that to give it a try.
Especially when I tell them it’s “candied bacon.” Wait…you can’t have candy while on Keto!? Yes, this is true, but with a few substitutes, you can make “candied bacon” Keto style.
How to get the “Maple” for Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Maple Glaze
I combined those with some butter and lightly brushed the bacon with the slurry.
Don’t worry, the bacon doesn’t have an overly sweet taste, I don’t think many people want their asparagus to taste sweet, it’s just an accent flavor.
Since I am a true believer that you have to be creative to make foods that don’t have much taste to them (like asparagus) taste delicious for it to be enjoyable.
Especially if you have children or throwing a dinner party with people who have different views on eating “healthy.”
Next time you are at the store, pick up these ingredients and give this recipe a try. See if the picky eaters in your house will fall for the “Oh it’s just a stick of candied bacon with a green top” trick.
Hey, you never know, even if you get one bite out of them, that is better than nothing!
P.S. This can also be served as an appetizer. Feel free to disregard the maple glaze if that mixed with asparagus doesn’t sound appealing to you. It is delicious though; I won’t lie.Print
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Trim the ends off of the asparagus. Drizzle lightly with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Wrap two asparagus stalks with one piece of bacon. If your bacon is thick, you can cut it in half lengthwise.
- Place bacon wrapped asparagus on a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
- Roast for 10 minutes.
- While asparagus is roasting, melt together the butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
- Take the asparagus out of the oven and brush the butter mixture on the bacon. Flip and brush again.
- Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes. If you want the bacon more crispy, place it under the broiler for a minute.
- Serving Size: 1 bundle
- Calories: 102
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 6g
Want to see the rest of my Keto Christmas Recipes? You can find them HERE.
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