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Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Bacon

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I love the sweetness and texture of asparagus. It’s actually my son’s new favorite veggie. He always surprises me with his choices. He’s only 4 and eats romaine salad likes its going out of style! Anyway, the entire family loved this new Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Bacon recipe.

I’m convinced it will go into your recipe box forever. What’s special about this asparagus recipe? I’m so glad you asked! Well (1) it’s easy, (2) the oil is infused with garlic, (3) it has B-A-C-O-N!! Need I say more?

And I’m hungry again. I was just saying to someone somewhere that although I was pregnant over 4 years ago, the pregnancy cravings never went away. Instead they seem to have grown fiercer. Go figure. Pinterest doesn’t help either. Everything looks so glorious, I just want to lick the screen. I digress. Enjoy the asparagus!

Ingredients for Roasted Asparagus:

2 bunches of asparagus (~2 lbs)
3 Tbsp olive oil
6 medium garlic cloves, minced
Salt & Pepper
6 slices of bacon, optional

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How to Make Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Bacon:

1. Combine minced garlic in a small bowl with 3 Tbsp olive oil and set aside while preparing your asparagus and gathering the rest of your ingredients.

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2. Break off the fibrous ends of your asparagus by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps. Discard the ends. I like this method most because it ensures that you won’t have any fibrous ends. My son loves to do this step all by himself. If it’ll help you sleep better at night, you can also use a knife to cut the ends off about 1″ up from the base.

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3. Transfer asparagus to a rimmed baking sheet then drizzle and toss it with the garlic oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper and bake at 400°F for 13-18 mins (depending on the thickness of asparagus) or until lightly browned and easily pierced with a fork.

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4. While baking, saute 6 strips of bacon, drain on paper towels then coarsely chop. Serve asparagus warm and sprinkle the top with bacon.
I feel like I should have taken a bigger picture of the bacon (please stop licking the screen).

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Roasted Asparagus with Bacon. Scrumptious! @NatashasKitchen

Roasted Asparagus with Bacon. Scrumptious! @NatashasKitchen

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Bacon

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
What's special about this asparagus recipe? I'm so glad you asked! Well (1) it's easy, (2) the oil is infused with garlic, (3) it has B-A-C-O-N!! Need I say more?
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$9 (varies by season)
Servings: 6 (as a side)

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of asparagus ~2 lbs
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves minced
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon optional

Instructions

  1. Combine minced garlic in a small bowl with 3 Tbsp olive oil and set aside while preparing your asparagus and gathering the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Break off the fibrous ends of your asparagus by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps. Discard the ends. I like this method most because it ensures that you won't have any fibrous ends. You can also use a knife to cut the ends off about 1" up from the base.
  3. Transfer asparagus to a rimmed baking sheet then drizzle and toss it with the garlic oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper and bake at 400°F for 13-18 mins (depending on the thickness of asparagus) or until lightly browned and easily pierced with a fork.
  4. While baking, saute 6 strips of bacon, drain on paper towels then coarsely chop. Serve asparagus warm and sprinkle the top with bacon.

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More Great Asparagus Recipes to Explore:

1. Baked Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan (by Your’s Truly)
2. Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce (by Simply Recipes)
3. Orange Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry (by Your’s Truly)
4. Pesto Pasta with Asparagus (by Chung Ah)

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  • Himelda
    November 26, 2015

    Simply delicious, congratulations, this is a very easy and great way to make kids eat healthy food. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2015

      Thank you Himelda, I totally agree 😀 . Reply

  • Estera
    November 11, 2014

    Very good recipe. We like asparagus a lot but I always used to cut the ends, Today I did the snap off method and it worked really well. And tasted great. My hubby really liked the garlic and bacon additions.
    Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Estera, thank you for the great review and you are very welcome :). Reply

  • Inna
    April 23, 2014

    Made it last night for dinner and it was awesome. I never tried asparagus before, can you imagine that? My husband loved it! Will be adding this dish to our dinners once in a while now. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 23, 2014

      I’m so happy you loved it! We are big fans of asparagus; even our 4yr old loves it 🙂 Reply

  • Veronika
    April 3, 2014

    I have never cooked asparagus before ,but this recipe caught my eye. Made it for dinner tonight-five stars for simple combination and elegant presentation! Easy and beautiful! Will use it as appetizer for the next dinner party! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2014

      What a beautiful comment. Sheesh, thank you! That’s what I needed to hear after a very busy and difficult 12-hr shift working as a nurse. Thank you Veronika! I’m so happy you loved it! Reply

  • olga
    March 26, 2014

    These were delish! Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 26, 2014

      You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed the asparagus 🙂 Reply

  • Irene
    March 5, 2014

    I think these turned out not bad for my 1st time, except a few that were a little fibery to chew (maybe I needed to cut more off). But they were great with mashed potatoes. Second time will be even better. 😉
    Thank you!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2014

      The best method is to snap the stems (I find there aren’t really any fibrous chewy ends when I break then instead of cut them with a knife. Yeah, it just depends on the kind of asparagus too. The thicker ones can be worse. Reply

  • I hope you made steak to go with this asparagus)) We always have asparagus when we make steak 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 1, 2014

      This time we just had it with some mashed potatoes, but steak is perfect to serve with asparagus :). Reply

  • Olga
    February 28, 2014

    Tried this last night! New favorite green vegetable!!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 28, 2014

      Awesome!! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 Mine too lately. Can’t get enough! Reply

  • Alyona
    February 27, 2014

    I wrap the uncooked bacon on every piece of asparagus before baking it, but this is lighter option. I will make your recipe now. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2014

      I’ve also seen that done with prosciutto, although that would take a little more time to make, I bet it is delicious anyway. Yeah, this way you get the same bacony appeal without the extra bacon fat 😉 Reply

  • Tatyana
    February 27, 2014

    I have tried making this before, with not very good results. I had NO IDEA that you had to snap off the ends!!! Thank you for showing the right way to cook this! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2014

      Oh no!! Yes that would be unpleasant. I think I did the same thing when I first made asparagus, I cut off a little bit of the bottom but had quite a bit of chewy ends. lol. Anyway, I’ve been using this snap-off method for years with great results 🙂 Reply

  • February 27, 2014

    Beautiful colors and presentation!!! Love it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2014

      Thanks so much Inessa. Asparagus is easy; it’s naturally lovely 🙂 Reply

  • February 27, 2014

    Just say bacon and garlic and I am there…oh yeah…asparagus too. 🙂 Seriously though, asparagus is my favourite vegetable. Lovely simple recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2014

      I know, right?! I am glad that you noticed the asparagus under the bacon 🙂 lol Reply

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