We'll say it until we turn blue, everything is better with bacon! This holds true for vegetables too. Especially when the vegetables are just begging to be bunched together and wrapped up tight with some salted and cured pork belly. Your Traeger turns rather unremarkable asparagus into a side dish you'll crave. Make each guest their own individual bacon wrapped bunch of asparagus for easy serving. Did we mention it looks pretty, too? We call that a win, win!
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Oak, Hickory, Mesquite
1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed
Traeger's Veggie Shake or salt and pepper
6-8 slices bacon
Start your Traeger on smoke for 4-5 minutes to establish the fire. Close the lid and turn the temperature up to 375 degrees. Allow to preheat for 10-15 minutes.
Gather asparagus into bunches of 6-8.
Wrap with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick if necessary or tuck the ends of the bacon at the bottom and the top to prevent it from curling while cooking.
Drizzle asparagus with oilive oil and Veggie Shake, toss lightly to evenly coat.
Cook bundles for 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through and the asparagus is tender. Serve immediately and enjoy!