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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Spears with Tomatoes and Taleggio Cheese

MikeAndKim

"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!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 429 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 429 calories; 33.8 g fat; 5.4 g carbohydrates; 26.6 g protein; 109 mg cholesterol; 893 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Robust, diverse flavor with a nice tangy finish. I've made it twice already in two days and will make it again soon! Havarti cheese works as well with some basil sprinkled on top.

I prepared ahead of time to take to deer camp. Cooked them in foil. Probably should have opened the foil to allow the bacon to crisp up a bit, but had limited space. Had great flavor and the ...

Didn't turn out -- bacon didnt get crisp quick enough -- i overdid the asparagus, cheese, and tomatoes. I had doubled the recipe, so maybe that's part of what went wrong... but it really didn't ...