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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus


This simple and elegant Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe with Honey and Sesame Seeds is definitely the easiest appetizer to make for dinner!

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1 bunch asparagus 8 oz (~200 g)
3 oz bacon 75 g
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon honey
to taste salt

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1 bundle
Serving Size
6.4 g
6.7 g
5 g
2.1 g
Saturated Fat
3.6 g
16 mg
1 g
328 mg
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      About the Recipe


      This simple and elegant Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe with Honey and Sesame Seeds is definitely the easiest appetizer for any lunch or dinner!

      My appetizer combines the smokiness of bacon, the freshness of asparagus, and the sweetness of honey, elevated with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. And it is made in under 15 minutes!

      What is the best season to make this recipe?

      While asparagus is available year-round, it is best to cook with it when you have it in abundance. This is when asparagus is at its peak, offering a tender and vibrant green hue.

      Spring asparagus tends to be more flavorful, providing the perfect flavor for a bacon and honey combo.

      What are the health benefits of this Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe?

      First of all, asparagus is a nutritional vegetable, rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and fiber. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may contribute to better digestion.

      Bacon, when consumed in moderation, provides protein and essential fats.

      And the honey adds a touch of sweetness while offering its own set of antioxidants.

      Where can I buy the required ingredients?

      For the freshest asparagus, I recommend visiting a local farmers’ market or a trusted grocery store with a robust produce section.

      It is best to choose asparagus spears that are firm, straight, and have tightly closed tips.

      High-quality bacon, honey, and sesame seeds can also be sourced from specialty stores or trusted online suppliers.

      Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe on a baking paper on a tray.

      Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

      Absolutely! My Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe is very versatile and can accommodate various substitutions based on dietary preferences or ingredient availability.

      • Turkey bacon can be used as a leaner alternative, and agave nectar can replace honey for a vegan version.
      • I love to experiment with different types of honey, and my personal preference for bacon-wrapped asparagus is wildflower honey.
      • Also, I use white sesame seeds, but you can also make it with black sesame seeds or mix them together.

      Can I make this dish part of a menu?

      Sure! Elevate your dining experience by incorporating Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Honey and Sesame Seeds into this party lunch or dinner.

      For an appetizer, you can start with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus.

      You can prepare Meat Roulette, Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice, or Veal Patties as your main.

      Then, serve my exquisite Strawberry Panna Cotta, or Chocolate Hazelnut Pavlova for dessert. So good!

      Which drinks pair well with this dish?

      To complement the rich flavors of this simple appetizer, consider pairing it with a crisp and aromatic white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

      For a non-alcoholic option, a sparkling water with a splash of citrus or a ginger-infused iced tea can provide a refreshing contrast to the savory and sweet notes of the bacon-wrapped asparagus.

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      Bacon-wrapped asparagus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat, simply place them in the preheated oven for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.

      Recipe tips & tricks:

      1. Baste with honey: Brushing the bacon-wrapped asparagus with honey before baking adds a glaze that enhances both the flavor and appearance of the dish.
      2. Add some salt: Sprinkle with coarse sea salt to add even more flavor.
      3. Choose the right bacon: Use very thin bacon strips, so the bacon will become crispy and delicious.

      My Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe with Honey and Sesame Seeds is a delightful party appetizer that you can make only in 15 minutes! It is easy and enjoyable!

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      1 min

      Prepare ingredients & preheat oven

      Gather all ingredients and preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

      1 min

      Prepare Asparagus

      Wash and trim the asparagus, discarding tough ends. Divide the bunch into 18 equal spears.

      1 min

      Assemble bacon

      Take two strips of bacon and tightly wrap it around three asparagus spears. Repeat for the remaining spears.

      1 min

      Add honey & season

      Grease asparagus with honey. Season with salt, just a little.

      1 min

      Sprinkle sesame seeds

      Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly over the bundles.

      10 min


      Bake in the preheated oven for precisely 10 minutes or until the bacon achieves a crispy texture and the asparagus is tender. Optionally, broil for an additional 1-2 minutes for extra crispiness.

      1 min


      Carefully remove from the oven and let cool briefly. Your bacon wrapped asparagus is ready. Enjoy!



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