Oven Baked Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and Red Pepper Bundles

bacon-wrapped asparagus and pepper

I have had such a craving for fresh spring vegetables lately! And no wonder since we’ve been having beautiful weather and Pinterest is overflowing with bright and colorful dishes featuring a variety of Spring’s bounty! A few weeks ago, I saw a bacon wrapped asparagus recipe over on FabGrandma’s blog. My mouth instantly began to water as I thought about how delicious that combination must taste! So, when Pie and I were at our local farmer’s market on Saturday, I grabbed a pound of the tender young spears that they had resting  in a bowl of cool water, with the thought of making my own. 

I also picked up a few big red sweet peppers and bacon at the local meat market (besides the other fresh veggies and fruit that Pie and I loaded into our basket). These bacon wrapped asparagus and red pepper bundles couldn’t be simpler to make. A bit of olive oil, sea salt and pepper, pop them in the oven and you’re good to go! 

peppers & fresh local asparagus wrapped in hickory bacon

We served our baked asparagus bundles alongside baked sweet potatoes and pan-seared local grass fed beef steak — it was an amazing dinner and I was shocked that both kids and the veggie-hating hubby ate (and enjoyed) the asparagus bundles!

asparagus pepper bacon bundles

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Tender young asparagus stalks and bright red sweet peppers are wrapped in hickory smoked bacon, drizzled in olive oil and baked until crisp and juicy!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh young asparagus stalks
  • 1 large red sweet pepper
  • 1 lb hickory smoked bacon
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground sea salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse asparagus and trim bottom ½” from stalks.
  3. Cut red pepper into 8 slices, lengthwise.
  4. Separate asparagus spears into bundles of two to three, place one pepper slice onto each.
  5. Starting from bottom, wrap a piece of bacon tightly around spears and pepper, ending about halfway, add another slice and continue wrapping, leaving tip of spears visible.
  6. Repeat with remaining bundles.
  7. Place on parchment lined sheet, so they are not touching.
  8. Drizzle olive oil over bundles and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Bake in preheated oven about 15 minutes, then turn on broiler and broil for 5, or until bacon is as crisp as you like.
  10. Serve warm.

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  1. 1

    Yes pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!!!!! Pinning!
    Liz recently posted…Oven-Roasted Apples with Cinnamon Spiced Peach FillingMy Profile

  2. 3

    Thank you for the recipe!! Will try it very soon!!

  3. 4

    Because bacon makes everything taste better. ;) My house is full of bacon lovers too, so I know this would go over well on the dinner table.

  4. 5

    Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. Fact.

    Robin (Masshole Mommy) recently posted…Pool TimeMy Profile

  5. 7

    Don’t kill me but I’m not a bacon lover lol. But I would make these in a second. I’m hooked on asparagus right now!
    Nichol recently posted…Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Pool Party Play Set Review & GiveawayMy Profile

  6. 9

    Boy does this look delicious! I could eat bacon and red peppers all day long!! :D

  7. 10

    I just may have to try this! Thanks for sharing, pinned it for future use!

    Brandy recently posted…Checking out New T-Shirt Options from T-Shirts.com @tshirtscom #sponMy Profile

  8. 11

    You had me at BACON ;). Would this not make the perfect dish for Christmas dinner. The red and green with BACON! I’ve got to try it.
    Katy recently posted…Chili Con PolloMy Profile

  9. 12

    These look amazing! It would be a great item to bring to a potluck. Thanks for the recipe!

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