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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Broccolini

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Broccolini

Sweet and spicy bacon-wrapped broccolini is one of those tasty treats that hits many the flavor triggers: spicy, sweet, salty, and umami. Pour a spicy red wine, like a Roja, with this dish, and will make a great happy hour.

Course Appetizer
Keyword bacon,, bacon-wrapped, broccolini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1 bunch of Broccolini
  • 1 lbs bacon sliced in half
  • 1-2 tbs of red pepper flake
  • Balsamic glaze store-bought is fine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and dry the broccolini, if desired, split the individual spears to make them easy to eat. Toss the broccolini in a large bowl with olive oil, red pepper flake, salt, and pepper. Be generous with the spices; make sure the red pepper sticks to the broccolini.
  2. Wrap each spear with half a strip of bacon. Then place on a baking rack or sheet. Put in the oven, cook for 15-20 minutes, flip. Cook for 5-15 more minutes, time will depend on the thickness of the bacon.
  3. Remove from the oven when the bacon is crispy, and the top of the broccolini is starting to char.
  4. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the hot broccolini. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Honey can be used as a substitute for the balsamic glaze.