I am so happy it’s asparagus season where we live. These tender green spears are one of my favorite Spring vegetables. They are a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull on their own, which means they can be used in S or E meals, but my favorite way to prepare them is as an oven-roasted side for dinner with bacon, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, a little sea salt and pepper (an S dish).
Easy to put together, and made with no special ingredients, this recipe is a wonderful accompaniment to another Trim Healthy Mama favorite: Chicken Cordon Bleu. Drizzle the Dijon sauce over the roasted asparagus to kick it up another notch!
Yield: 8 servings
Bacon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
The simplest, most delicious way to enjoy asparagus spears in a Trim Healthy Mama S setting!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
12 strips of bacon
2 bundles of asparagus
1 Tbsp Parmesan
1/2 a lemon
sea salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 F Line strips of bacon on the baking sheet. Use parchment paper if you're using a metal baking sheet; skip the parchment if you're using stoneware (recommended).
Cook bacon for 15-20 minutes, or until desired crispness. Transfer bacon to paper towel and drain all but 1 Tbsp of bacon grease from the pan.
Trim asparagus ends. Spread spears onto the baking sheet, rolling them around to coat in reserved bacon fat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and crumble on cooked bacon. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until tender.