Convenient Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bites With Cream Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 appetizer servings
Calories 160kcal
Here's the best recipe for making bacon wrapped asparagus. These are bite-sized, so conveniently easy to eat and serve at parties (you won't need a fork and knife for this), and they're stuffed with a tasty cream cheese filling that's low carb and keto friendly.

Ingredients

  • 12 spears asparagus
  • 6 slices bacon cut in half widthwise

Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce (about 1/3 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a wide pan over medium heat until some of the fat is rendered but the slices are still soft and pliable. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with foil and fitted with a wire rack.
  • Trim the asparagus spears by cutting off the tough woody ends so you’re left with about 6 inches. Cut each trimmed spear into 3 equal pieces, and put these 3 pieces side by side to form a bundle.
  • Microwave cream cheese until very soft and easily mixed, about 15 seconds. Stir with cheddar cheese and garlic powder until well-mixed.
  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture onto each bundle of 3 asparagus pieces, and wrap with a slice of bacon. Place the bundles with the seam side facing down on the wire rack.
  • Bake at 400 F until the bacon is crispy and any exposed cream cheese is browning, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve while hot.

Nutrition

This recipe yields 1.5 g net carbs per serving (3 bacon wrapped asparagus bites or 1/4th of the recipe).
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 160  
Total Fat 13g 20%
   Saturated Fat 7g 36%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carb 2g 1%
   Dietary Fiber 0.5g 3%
   Sugars 0.5g  
Protein 8g  
Vitamin A 12% · Vitamin C 4% · Calcium 9% · Iron 3%