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Asparagus topped with crumbled bacon and a maple-mustard vinaigrette

Maple Bacon Asparagus (Gluten Free, Paleo)

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  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Broiled
  • Cuisine: American


Lean in to seasonal Spring produce with this Maple Bacon Asparagus recipe! This is a showstopper perfect for dinner parties, get togethers, or just impressing your family. It's gluten free and paleo, too!




  1. Move oven rack to the mid to high level. Preheat broiler on high and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the asparagus spears in olive oil and salt. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 8-10 minutes, stirring once halfway.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for 4-5 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove bacon and crumble. Spoon out 3 tablespoons of bacon fat, transferring to a heat-safe bowl or jar. Whisk in the red wine vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup. Taste, and add more maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until desired sweetness level is reached. Drizzle the maple vinaigrette over asparagus and top with crumbled bacon.