Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus on Toast

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Very easy, versatile, and classy appetizer with a kick. Easy clean-up too. Garlic salt and red pepper can be omitted if they don't complement the main dish.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon butter, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste

  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet.

  2. Toast bread in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.

  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but still pliable, about 8 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook uncovered until bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir asparagus in hot butter under tender, about 5 minutes. Cut asparagus into pieces that will fit the bread slices. Season with garlic salt; wrap with bacon slices.

  6. Arrange bacon-wrapped asparagus on toasted bread slices. Cover with mozzarella cheese slices. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until mozzarella cheese is melted and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese for the mozzarella if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
11g Fat
17g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 616mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 266mg 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.