Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
Early last month I started putting more thought behind the recipes I share with you guys here on the blog. I did research, wrote lists and loosely scheduled posts for when I thought they’re be most well received. And then this weekend I went and made something that was nowhere on the list: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Stalks.
This entire blogging thing started on a whim and for a long time I was just a place for me to chat about fitness. I didn’t really start sharing recipes regularly until summer last year. Now, my entire blogging strategy revolves around the recipes I share. Hell, just the fact that I even have a blogging strategy is a huge change. I can’t say I’m upset by that because I actually enjoy the hell out of all the things I do to keep the blog running.
But while everything was changing, the food started to change as well. Recipes became more about wow factor and complexity and less about simplicity. Yes, the recipes I share are still healthy but many of them take a lot of work. And while a little work is definitely not a bad thing, sometimes you just need to take it back to basics. And that’s where these turkey bacon wrapped asparagus stalks come in.
They waere’t on the list at all. But I love the combination of the two flavours and if you follow me on Instagram you’d know I have turkey bacon and asparagus frequently in my regular meals. So while I was deciding which recipe to share first this month, I made myself a little snack. I took a page out of my own
book blog and wrapped the bacon around the asparagus, like with these loaded potato poppers, then baked them in the oven.
And when I pulled them out, they looked so good, I couldn’t not take a picture. So I had an impromptu food photo shoot right on the stove top. And it felt amazing. There wasn’t any intense planning. No staging of the photos way beforehand. No extra props. It was all organic and in the moment. Just me, my camera and these turkey bacon wrapped asparagus stalks. Two ingredients. One salty, one sweet. One crispy, one tender. And only 20 minutes in the oven.
Simplicity never tasted this good.
- 20 asparagus stalks
- 5 slices of turkey bacon
- Wash asparagus stalks and cut or break off any dead ends
- Slice turkey bacon into 4 long strips each, so make 20 strips
- Wrap bacon around asparagus as shown in the pictures and secure the ends with toothpicks where necessary
- Place asparagus on a wire rack in a baking sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 375F* until the bacon is crispy
- Remove from oven and serve immediately with your favourite dipping sauce (I used ketchup, but garlic mayo would work well also)
What about you?
Has anything in your life gotten too complicated recently? Planning to take it back to basics? Are you a fan of the turkey bacon/asparagus combo?
Share in the comments below!
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Shannon Peterson says
I love that you thinly sliced and used turkey bacon – yum! Turkey bacon and asparagus are two of my favorite foods so I bet this is delicious!
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Giselle Rochford says
I tried it without slicing and the bacon didn’t really crisp up! (still ate it tho haha)
Carmen Perez (listen2mama) says
Oh I’ve had prosciutto wrapped grilled asparagus and that is delicious, so I’m sure I would love these too! They look amazing!
Erin @ The Almond Eater says
Yessss for a back to basics recipe–this looks like a WAY better way to eat asparagus than by themselves 😉 Pinning!
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Giselle Rochford says
It so isssss. I refuse to eat asparagus without bacon or sausage on the plate now haha
p.s. thanks for pinning! 🙂
GiGi Eats says
I HAVE always wanted to try this! Bacon… YESS!! Asparagus… YESS! TOGETHER = match made in heaven! 🙂 Thank you for the reminder!
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Giselle Rochford says
Glad to spread the word cuz it’s amazeballs 😀
Lean Lena says
You had me at “bacon” 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with the Tasty Tuesday linkup party 🙂
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Giselle Rochford says
Thanks for hosting Lena 😀
I love asparagus and this sounds delicious. Actually I am having asparagus for supper tonight. I love your idea of putting the turkey bacon around the asparagus – it looks so tasty and tempting. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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Thalia @ butter and brioche says
What a simple & delicious little snack these would make! I definitely can see myself munching on these.
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Giselle Rochford says
The make a great snack. I may or may not have finished an entire batch in one sitting between lunch and dinner one day…
AJ @ NutriFitMama says
I love asparagus! I have wrapped it in bacon before and it was really good. My daughter won’t eat it with bacon and no one else in my house likes asparagus! I end up eating just steamed asparagus with some lemon/salt with my daughter.
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Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC says
bacon makes everything better! and asparagus is one of my favorite spring veggies!
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Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Super creative Giselle!! I know Dave would love these! Pinning!
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gotta find me some turkey bacon. the stuff we have in Canada is not nearly as good as what I buy in the U.S. – looks great! Tweeting….
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Kate @KateMovingForward says
So I want to eat more veggies we don’t normally and asparagus has been on my list forever! Wrapping them in bacon would certainly make them more appealing to my pickier hubby!
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Stephanie (@FitMomTraining) says
I’m not a meat eater but my hubby most definitely is. I think I just found a new way to get him to eat more veggies 🙂
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OMG that looks totally amazing!!!!
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Bacon makes everything better!
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These look easy to make. I would never thought to use turkey bacon this way.
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OMG! I love the genius of simplicity! I will be making this ASAP!
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Wow, these look tasty. I love bacon and asparagus but haven’t tried them together. I think my boys would like them, too. Thanks for sharing.
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
I’m a fan of anything with bacon 🙂 This looks delicious!
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Yay! I’m all about turkey bacon-wrapped stuff these days, and recently rediscovered how much I love asparagus. This is a great combination of the two! 😛
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Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! says
I am so-so on bacon but I love it *in* things and I suppose I’d like it wrapped around things. Sounds delicious!
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Jennifer Tammy says
This would be an amazing addition to a brunch – love it!
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Easy to use, just wish actual recipes were shorter less add ons
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Dance of Stoves says
Looks Delicious. But can you tell me how much calories does it have?
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