Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Tomatoes and Taleggio Cheese


Mike came up with this recipe during the first dinner we cooked together in our brand-new apartment! We were inspired by a similar dish we've had at an Italian restaurant, but used it as a side dish instead of an antipasti plate, and substituted the prosciutto with bacon. The cheese, a relatively mild cow's milk cheese, should be relatively easy to find because of its increasing popularity. Super easy to make, and super tasty!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

  • 12 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 4 slices hardwood smoked bacon

  • ¾ pound Taleggio cheese, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  3. Stir asparagus and grape tomatoes into the garlic and drizzle with lemon juice. Continue to cook and stir until asparagus are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Wrap 3 asparagus spears with 1 slice of bacon. Repeat with remaining asparagus and bacon, making 4 bundles. Arrange wrapped asparagus on a baking sheet.

  5. Scatter cooked grape tomatoes around the wrapped asparagus.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, then scatter Taleggio cheese atop asparagus; return baking sheet to the oven.

  7. Continue baking until bacon is crisp, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
34g Fat
5g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 893mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 484mg 37%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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