Saucy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Sometimes the best things in life are the simple things. I tend to overthink everything and while it has its benefits, it also has a downside of making life more complicated than it need be.

Case and point, I was given the task of making a vegetable side dish for Easter dinner. I immediately started going through all the exciting possibilities of what to make. I mean there must be hundreds of vegetables. Thankfully my daughter helped narrow it down by requesting asparagus. I wanted something more tasty than just steaming but not as time consuming as a gratin or puff pastry combination.

I found a great recipe that sounded delicious but also had a lovely table presentation. And bacon. Bacon makes everything better. The sauce is very simple and the asparagus gets an extra flavor boost from the bacon as they cook together. Delicious flavor bonding!

I hope your Easter was blessed and wonderfully rich in faith, family, and friends! Give this recipe a go next time asparagus is on your menu. I think you’ll be pleased ♥️

Saucy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

3 lbs fresh asparagus

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

12 slices bacon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, garlic salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over medium heat. Wrap small bundles of asparagus (5-6) with a slice of uncooked bacon and place in large baking dish. Pour sauce over bundles and bake 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately.