The Easiest Asparagus and Bacon Bake
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.
- 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
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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