These delicious bundles of asparagus are incredible for a snack, appetizer, or side dish! Make these Keto Traeger Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus for your next BBQ or party! We change things from your typical recipe by including a schmear of cream cheese inside the bundle and then Tajín seasoning on the bacon.
Traeger Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
We’ve probably all seen Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus on a holiday table or two over the years, but I’d be willing to bet you’ve never had it like this!
We took the typical recipe and gave it a fun twist with a smear of cream cheese and the tangy, salty, spicy Tajín with a citrus kick. If you’ve never tried Tajín bacon, you are missing out! But not for long since you’ve probably already got your grill preheating to make this recipe.
Is this Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe keto?
Yes! This recipe is keto-friendly and works well in a low-carb diet. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor to stay within your macros, and you won’t hate that extra protein that the bacon provides, either!
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Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Cream Cheese
- Tajín seasoning
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How to make Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus on the Traeger
This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
Fire up that grill and get it heating to 350°F.
Wash and dry the asparagus. Trim the woody ends off. Place two stalks next to each other and smear on some cream cheese. Put another on top of the two to form a bundle.
Wrap in bacon, sprinkle with Tajín, and set onto a prepared baking rack or vegetable mat.
Cook the bundles until the bacon is crisp, rotating every few minutes so the bacon cooks evenly.
Remove from the grill and let cool before eating if you don’t like molten cream cheese spilling out all over you.
Enjoy while still warm!
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Traeger Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus FAQ
Are there any recommended substitutions or additions?
Sure! Want to add a fiery surprise? Add a little slice of jalapeño in the middle of your bundle. Just warn your guests! Don’t have Tajín? Use your favorite BBQ rub, just make sure it has a kick to it. Hate cream cheese entirely? You can skip it here. Or sub in some goat cheese for a tangy twist. Make these your own!
Can this dish be made in advance?
You can assemble these in advance to save on some prep time, and you could definitely wrap the finished product in foil to run across town quick to serve at a friend’s house or a potluck, but much more than that isn’t advisable. Grilled asparagus is
What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?
If you wind up with leftovers, store them in any airtight container in the fridge for a day or two. For best results, reheat back in the grill or on your air fryer.
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- 1 pound asparagus
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 8 slices bacon
- 2 tablespoons Tajín
- Preheat your grill to 350°F.
- Prep your asparagus by washing, drying, and trimming off the woody ends. Ideally, you want them to be a uniform length.
- Group the asparagus into sets of 3. Place two next to each other, smear some cream cheese on them, and then place the third stalk on top of the cream cheese.
- Wrap the bundle in a slice of bacon.
- Sprinkle the bacon on all sides with some Tajín.
- Carefully place the bundles on a write rack prepped with baking spray or a vegetable grill mat (with holes in it.) You can also do them directly on the grill grates, but it is easier to maneuver them on and off the grill if you use a mat or rack.
- Cook for 5 minutes, and then roll the bundles around carefully. You want the bacon to cook evenly on all sides.
- Continue to rotate the bundles every couple of minutes until the bacon is fully cooked.
- Remove from the grill and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 1073mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.
Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.