[Foodie Friday Recipe] Bacon & Cheese Asparagus

Enjoy this tasty spring side dish at your next barbecue, or as part of a quick weeknight dinner!

It’s full-on spring, and you know what that means… Asparagus season! Nothing says spring like the crisp-tender bite of fresh asparagus, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than oven-roasted. This simple and delicious recipe is a great way to get even the pickiest kid to eat their vegetables!

All you need are a few simple ingredients to whip up this delicious side dish that’s perfect with grilled meat – a great start to the summer grilling season. It’s also a good one to share with guests at your next barbecue. (To save a few minutes when guests arrive, you can prep the asparagus in advance, then just pop it in the oven when the time is right.)

Bacon & Cheese Asparagus

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, rinsed, dried, and trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place asparagus in 9×9″ baking dish, then toss with olive oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then top with cheese.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes, or until cheese begins to brown.
  5. If desired, broil for the last 2-3 minutes.
  6. Top with bacon and parsley before serving.
Recipe Source: Horizon.com



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