Gluten-Free Living

The Easiest Asparagus and Bacon Bake

Serves 4-6

The combination of salty bacon and savory garlic makes the roasted asparagus shine. It’s a no-fuss recipe that’s sure to impress everyone at your table.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ⅓ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

In an 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish, stir together the asparagus, bacon, garlic, peas, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the thyme sprigs on top and place in the oven.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until the asparagus is fork tender and the bacon is fully cooked. Remove thyme stems and stir before serving. Serve warm.

Make-ahead tip: Trim the asparagus and cut the bacon the day before. Store separately in the fridge until ready to assemble the dish.

Nutrition Analysis: 170 cal, 14 g fat, 0 mg chol, 470 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 6 g protein.

Lauren Marie writes the popular gluten-free food blog LaurenMarieGlutenFree.com.

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