Jul 24

Grilled Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week!

Today’s theme = Hot Off the Grill! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

I don’t have a straight-up grill, but I do have a Foreman grill (affiliate link!) that my friends gave me for my birthday several years ago! <3 I adore this sucker, and really like using it to grill meats, but for some reason, I’ve never actually tried to grill veggies on it (…).

I discovered the awesomeness of grilling asparagus on it when I was living with my friend during my elective FM rotation back in West Virginia.

Back when I still lived in the same complex as some of my closest med school friends, we’d try to get together weekly to study in the same space, and when April rolled around, to continue our tradition from last year of watching Game of Thrones together.

Usually, they’d either order food or I’d make some kind of edible substance for us if I felt like they’d/we’d eaten way too much pizza for the week. (One of my friends used to eat a large pizza a day and nothing else. I was completely horrified by this and started cooking extra food to bring to school so that he wouldn’t die of malnutrition. The dude may be genetically blessed, but crud. Still not okay. :[ )


Fun fact: Back when I had an apartment, I’d take almost all my food pictures on my balcony because that’s where I could usually get sunlight! :O

This recipe is superrrr easy also really quick! If you’re being a total minimalist, you can just use a 1:1 ratio of asparagus to turkey bacon, throw it on the grill, and be done with it. :O

Grilled Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus



  • 24 stalks of asparagus, with ~1″  of the ends chopped off
  • 24 slices of turkey bacon
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place asparagus stalks onto Foreman grill and let it cook for ~5-7 minutes, or until bright green (but not quite fully tender!).
  2. Remove from grill with chopsticks (or your choice of utensil; I found it easier with chopsticks) and wrap each with a slice of turkey bacon.
  3. Place back on grill for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve hot!


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  1. Shannon Peterson

    YUM! I love asparagus, and I love turkey bacon, so I bet I would love this combination of the two!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you do! :D!!

  2. Michelle

    These have always been a hit when I’ve made them…so super easy and impressive! Thanks for reminding me to make them again soon!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! They look so awesome and for so little effort! 😛 Gotta love recipes like these! :]

  3. Astrid

    How come I’ve never heard of turkey bacon? it sounds quite good. I don’t care for plain asparagus, but when wrapped ins oem kind of nice meat, it’s good.
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I only discovered it because I can’t eat regular bacon! 😛 I can’t comment on how it compares to real bacon, but I like turkey bacon a lot! :]

  4. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    mmmmmmm bacon. now I want bacon. Luckily that is always appropriate!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, yes indeed! <3

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I love grilled asparagus (minus the bacon :)) and just about grilled any veggie-yum! Have a great weekend
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    1. Farrah

      Ah, grilled veggies are the best! <3 I hope you had an awesome weekend as well!

  6. Liz

    Yum!! Bacon+anything is good in my book 😉

    1. Farrah

      hahaha, this shall be perfect for you then! :]!

  7. Melanie

    That would make a great app to take to parties too!! Looks great!
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    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! 😀 I love that it takes so little effort! :]

  8. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    My hubby would LOVE this!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope he does! :D!

  9. Annmarie

    First of all, that is a FABULOUS photo! Love it! Second, we both grilled bacon today #forthewin! 😉 So yummy!
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    1. Farrah

      Great minds think alike! ;P + thank you so much! <3

  10. Laura

    Bacon (or prosciutto) wrapped asparagus is my FAVOURITE! I love to have it on the grill, with a steak and some sautéed mushrooms and a salad? That’s a fine summer meal you’ve got!

    I’ve also been known to chop it up when leftover and add to a dijon-maple salmon with diced tomatoes over pasta. It sounds like a weird flavour combo but it is TASTY!

    great Friday post, as always!
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    1. Farrah

      Ohhh my goodness, that sounds amazing. I’m gonna have to have that this weekend! (I can’t have bacon/prosciutto, but I will happily sub in more turkey bacon! 😛

      That doesn’t sound weird at all! *-* I would lovelovelove to have a bowl of that right now, and I ate a ginorrrrmous dinner–I shouldn’t be hungry at this hour !:O

  11. kenzie negron

    those look amazing! I’m not a bacon lover, but have never tried turkey bacon? Maybe I’l try it sometime soon! xx, kenz

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    1. Farrah

      I can’t eat bacon, so I can’t exactly speak for the comparison of the two, but I find turkey bacon to be rather declicious! :D!

  12. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    oooo what a great idea!!!
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    1. Farrah

      :D! Hooray for super quick + simple recipes!

  13. diane@runninrocker

    That looks delicious! I, in fact, just ate an entire 1/2 package of turkey bacon this morning! I guess adding some veggie to it would make it more of a health food right?! Thanks for the recipe Farrah!!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, indeed it does! I would totally down a half pack of turkey bacon with eggs in the morning. (Hooray, protein!) But yay for veggies as well! <3

  14. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth

    I LOVE turkey bacon wrapped asparagus! I usually make mine in the oven, but I’m gonna have to give grilling it a try 😀
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    1. Farrah

      Ooo, how long do you bake it for + at what temperature? My brother wants to make this, but we don’t have a grill at home-home! :O

  15. Ariana

    Yummm I love grilled asparagus and bacon! I’ve never tried it with turkey bacon, but I bet it would be healthier than the regular stuff, since I could eat pounds of it 😉
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I’ve never actually tried bacon (to my knowledge), but I am a big fan of turkey bacon! :]!

  16. Harriet Emily

    Wow Farrah, this is such a great way to cook asparagus! I’ve never tried or really heard of turkey bacon before, but it looks amazing – and perfect for pairing with asparagus! They look so beautiful, what a delicious creation!
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you so much! <3 I love that they take so little effort/time to make! :]!

  17. Amber

    uhm – YUMMY! love that you used a george foreman, apartment life doesn’t allow for a grill but that’s a good substitute, and the struggle is real with trying to get good food pics, I usually give up and say “good enough” 😛
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    1. Farrah

      For serious! I’m so happy my friends got it for me! (Twas a going-away-to-grad-school present! <3)

      Urghh, good food picture-taking. I swear if I didn't have this blog, I probably wouldn't bother. 😛 But maybe in a way, it's a good thing that I make some effort now! 😀

  18. Alex

    I love asparagus, but I haven’t eaten it yet with turkey-bacon. Will have to try this out, although here the season is over now, could be hard to find some asparagus still.
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you manage to locate some somewhere! 😀 If not, I think subbing in some other vegetable would still be really good! :]

  19. Jess @hellotofit

    Mmm give me anything wrapped in bacon! Great for anything – parties, potlucks, snacks, appetizers…haha
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, yes indeed! 😀 I can’t eat regular bacon, but I am definitely a fan of turkey bacon as a substitute! :]

  20. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    I love these! I hope the studying is going well 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Sonali! Just one more day! *-*!

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