Keto Three Cheese Bacon Asparagus

Keto Bacon Asparagus Recipe

With its low carb count and high vitamin content, asparagus is a great keto friendly veggie. It’s also pretty easy to cook,since it’s so simple to just oven roast it with oil, salt, pepper, and maybe some added garlic for flavor. Starting from those basic ingredients, this keto asparagus recipe adds cheese and bacon to make things even more flavorful and satisfying!

Almost any keto veggie recipe can be improved with the addition of cheesy, bacon-y goodness, but the combination of feta, parmesan, and mozzarella really shines in this keto asparagus recipe without being overpowering. Best of all, it’s still super simple to make: roast the asparagus in the oven for 10 minutes, top it, and then finish with another 10 minutes in the oven.

Keto Cheese Bacon Asparagus

Keto Three Cheese Bacon Asparagus

Keto Cheese Bacon Asparagus The addition of cheese and bacon elevates standard oven roasted asparagus to the next level. Per serving: 190kcal, 16g fat, 9g protein, 5g total carbs – 3g fiber = 2g net carbs.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 ounce shredded mozzarella
  • 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, bacon fat, pesto, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss asparagus in oil mixture and spread in an even, single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Top asparagus evenly with cheeses and chopped bacon. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and asparagus is cooked to desired doneness.

Notes:

  • Feel free to mix up the cheeses! Asiago works well in place of the feta or mozzarella.
  • For the best results, make sure to trim the thick/woody ends of the asparagus before cooking.
  • I like the extra flavor offered by the pesto in this recipe, but you can skip it or swap it for other spices for a different flavor profile.

Keto Asparagus Recipe

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