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Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus Spears

A great Atkins side-dish or appetizer.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. Spread olive oil on the bottom of a small baking pan. Cut off the tough part of each asparagus spear.
  3. Wrap each asparagus spear with a 3-4" wide slice of pancetta sliced very thinly and place them in one layer in the baking pan.
  4. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until pancetta is a little crispy.
  5. Enjoy!
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My husband who doesn't like asparagus, likes this appetizer.
Love this!
04 May 10 by member: leeky_bee
This is good, but my pancetta flavor overwhelmed the asparagus a bit. Maybe if my partial slices were thinner, as the recipe says to use? I'd also cut the cooking time a bit and broil for the last 2-3 minutes to get the pancetta crispier. I wonder if this would work with plain bacon?
I've make this recipe often, I have also served it to guests, I love this one-good and simple
Love Love Love this!! As to the one review who indicated that the pancetta overwhelmed the asparagus, it is important that the pancetta is sliced very thin. It will get crispy and not overwhelm the asparagus. I also give it a bit of lemon zest prior to serving which gives it a very nice "fresh" boost.
09 Apr 11 by member: weirdangel


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Nutrition summary:

There are 345 calories in 1 serving of Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus Spears.
Calorie break-down: 83% fat, 6% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 292
Calories 344
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 32.44g 50%
  Saturated Fat 9.492g 47%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.678g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 16.299g  
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Potassium 376mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5.34g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
  Sugars 2.4g  
Protein 9.39g  
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 7% Iron 33%
of RDI*
(344 calories)
17% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (6%)
Fat (83%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories