Here’s an easy side dish recipe: baked asparagus topped with melted cheese and bacon.

Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Bacon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces asparagus spears trimmed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese mix mozzarella, cheddar, jack all work well
  • 1 slice bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • In a gallon-sized resealable bag, toss the asparagus spears with olive oil until well-coated.
  • Place asparagus spears on a baking tray, arranged side-by-side in a single layer. Evenly distribute garlic, salt, and pepper on top of the asparagus.
  • Bake until the asparagus is tender-crisp and starting to brown, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears.
  • Turn off the oven and remove the baking tray. The asparagus shrinks once cooked, so optionally gather them closer together on the baking tray. Evenly top the asparagus with shredded cheese. Distribute diced bacon on top of the cheese.
  • Return the baking tray to the oven. Broil until the cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn.

Notes

This recipe yields 2.5 g net carbs per serving.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 200  
Total Fat 17g 26%
   Saturated Fat 6g 31%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 190mg 5%
Total Carb 4.5g 1%
   Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
   Sugars 1g  
Protein 10g  
Vitamin A 24% · Vitamin C 13% · Calcium 24% · Iron 3%