File this under SO EASY but looks super impressive and like isn’t that just the key to life sometimes, folks?
SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches asparagus, 1 package bacon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and trim the ends off of your asparagus. Spread them out on your baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well so your asparagus are well-coated with oil. Season the asparagus with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Easy enough!
Open your package of bacon, and create bunches of about 4-5 asparagus stalks, wrapping the CENTER of each bundle TIGHTLY with the strip of bacon. You could EASILY use two strips of bacon for each bundle if you want to totally cover the asparagus but I’m into the minimalism for this particular recipe. Once your asparagus are tightly wrapped into bundle, drizzle each bundle with balsamic vinegar like so:
Bake the asparagus at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn the bundles over so that both sides brown evenly and continue cooking for another 20 minutes (40 minutes total). I served them as-is, but you could always dress them up with an extra drizzle of balsamic vinegar or even a balsamic glaze when serving.