Let’s face it, Asparagus is good no matter how you prepare it, but this savory, cheesy, flavorful Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus is literally the bomb. It’s a perfect side to steak, seafood or pasta! So yum!
This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.
I’d like to start out by thanking Michigan Asparagus for the wonderful package of Asparagus they sent for me to create this absolutely mouth-watering, delicious Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus.
Asparagus is one of my very favorite vegetables; we make it a lot. Because of this, I love to find new and interesting ways to prepare it. This Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus is one of our absolute favorite Asparagus Recipes.
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One of the things I love about this Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus, is how incredibly easy it is. Basically you just mix up all of the ingredients, add them to a tinfoil tray, toss the asparagus and pop right on the grill. Ready in about 10 minutes. I pop it on with the protein I’m bbqing most of the time.
Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus makes the perfect side dish for any BBQ but most especially goes great with fish, shrimp, chicken and steak.
I hope you’ll try Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus. The recipe is below and can be printed. In the meantime, check out the bloggers participating today, and enter to win a prize!
See what the bloggers served up Monday for #BBQWeek
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Grilled Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
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Grilled Sweet and Spicy Mustard Pork Chops by Soulfully Made
Meat Lover’s Kebabs by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus
Let's face it, Asparagus is good no matter how you prepare it, but this savory, cheesy, flavorful Asiago Garlic and Bacon Grilled Asparagus is literally the bomb. It's a perfect side to steak, seafood or pasta! So yum!
- 1.5 lbs asparagus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons garlic minced
- 4 slices bacon chopped
- 1 cup Asiago cheese grated
- salt and pepper to taste
Get your grill ready.
Remove the woody end of the asparagys by taking the end of the asparagus between your thumb and forefinger and bend until it breaks. The reason this is the easiest way is that the asparagus automatically breaks just where the woody part ends and the fresh, juicy asparagus begins.
Create a tinfoil "tray" by curving up the ends. Place the asparagus in the tinfoil tray and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle the minced garlic over the top, add the bacon, asiago cheese and salt and pepper and toss everything to coat.
Place the tinfoil tray on the BBQ pit and grill for 5 minutes with lid closed. Open lid, toss everything again using long tongs and grill another 5 minutes with lid opened.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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