Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundle

1 1/2 lb’s asparagus spears, trim ends Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling A few grinds of salt & pepper 1 lb center cut Applewood bacon slices Parmesan Cheese & or Garlic Powder, optional garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Get out jelly roll pan and line with parchment paper or you can use your broiler pan. Lay asparagus in pan & lightly coat asparagus spears with extra-virgin olive oil. Season asparagus with salt & pepper.  Gather 3 asparagus spears and wrap with a 1/2 or full slice of bacon to bundle. Repeat to wrap all asparagus. Bake for 12-20 minutes depending on thickness of bacon & asparagus.

Variation:  Sometimes I lay out a layer of bacon and sprinkle one side with parmesan cheese and garlic.  Press it into the bacon and wrap with the cheese side towards the asparagus. If your making this for dinner you can bundle into however many servings you want. Did you know there are amazing health benefits to eating asparagus? It’s actually a nutritional powerhouse. Asparagus promotes beautiful skin, gives you strong and healthy bones, improves digestion, reduces bloating, stengthens immune system, boosts your brain plus helps regulate your blood sugar.  Bon Appetit!