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Roasted vegetables neatly tied in bacon and drizzled with cider maple glaze.  These bacon wrapped beauties are a surefire way to get your kids to eat their veggies, and will make a great addition to any holiday meal this season.

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables with Cider Maple Glaze #thanksgiving #holidays #dinnerparty #bacon

I have a theory that if you wrap anything in bacon, it becomes mysteriously delicious.

Anyone share this theory with me?

Bacon Wrapped Cardboard… Shoes… Parsnips…

Just kidding. I love parsnips, but I know three other people that happen to live in my house that would rather tackle eating a sneaker than a parsnip.

However, tie those parsnips up in bacon and drizzle them with cider maple glaze, and we have a different senario on our hands.

How to make Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables with Cider Maple Glaze #thanksgiving #holidays #dinnerparty #bacon

These visually appealing and individually portioned roasted vegetables are a great side dish for any meal, even Thanksgiving!

Simply trim and slice carrots and parsnips into long pieces, about the same dimensions as the asparagus. Then tie them into neat bundles with a thick strip of bacon.

While the roasted vegetables are in the oven, whisk up a simple maple glaze with pure maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and spices. Then drizzle the maple glaze over the veggies and pop them back in the oven for a few minutes. Viola!

The slightly bitter parsnips actually balance the sweetness of the carrots and glaze to make a decidedly well-rounded dish.

Who would have thunk?!

How to make Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables with Cider Maple Glaze #thanksgiving #holidays #dinnerparty #bacon

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables with Cider Maple Glaze are a new Collier family favorite… even with the parsnips.

Consider adding them to your Thanksgiving menu this year. Wouldn’t they look pretty sitting next to sliced roasted turkey, homemade rolls and cranberry sauce?

I think so.

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


For the Roasted Vegetables:
  • 1 lb. carrots, trimmed and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 lb. parsnips, trimmed and peeled, then cut into long spears
  • 1 lb. asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • Salt and pepper
For the Maple Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tb. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim all the veggies, cutting the carrots and parsnips into long pieces approximately the same size as the asparagus.
  2. Separate the veggies into bundles with about 3 asparagus spears, 3 carrot spears and 3 parsnip spears. Tie each bundle with a piece of bacon and lay them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the ingredients for the glaze together. After 20 minutes, drizzle the glaze over the veggies and place them back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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56 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Veggie Bundles”

  1. Kelli Williamsposted November 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

    These are a must try!!! I love all of these veggies and have a serious love affair going on with bacon. Sshhh don’t tell the hubby! Thanks Sommer!


  2. Mariaposted November 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Bacon and veggies-something for everyone!


  3. Tieghanposted November 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    These are a perfect Thanksgiving side, Sommer! Such a great way to get out veggies in!


  4. Heather Christoposted November 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

    You couldn’t be more right about wrapping things in bacon. These little vegetable packets are actually soooo pretty! What a great idea!


  5. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

    What a perfect way to get more veggies! ;-)


  6. Carrianposted November 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love bacon wrapped anything!


  7. Aimeeposted November 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I think these are super smart and creative. Can’t wait to try them out!


  8. Jeanetteposted November 11, 2013 at 8:29 am

    What a fun presentation Sommer!


  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

    cider maple glaze sounds so delicious with this roasted veggie wrap!! the bacon is the perfect “tie” for the veggies! hehe :)


  10. Rachel Cooksposted November 11, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Seriously? I adore parsnips — your family is missing out! But these look phenomenal! Love the sounds of that glaze. And you can never go wrong with bacon. :)


  11. Kristaposted November 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

    What a marvelous idea! These would be so lovely and tasty for Thanksgiving!


  12. marlaposted November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Anything with bacon ~ count me in!!


  13. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Sommer, these are so fun and creative! Love this!


  14. naomiposted November 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

    yep, bacon wrapped – my family will for sure do this!


  15. Andrejaposted November 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Wonderful, I like it


  16. Shainaposted November 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    These would be so pretty on the plate at Thanksgiving. Love this idea!


  17. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    These are always such a hit at the holidays!


  18. Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstanceposted November 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    What a pretty holiday side! Sides I think are the hardest most times. This one is sure to be a great one. Yum!


    • Sommer — November 12th, 2013 @ 7:35 am

      Thanks Nicole! …And it goes with everything!


  19. Lana @ Never Enough Thymeposted November 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    What a pretty side for Thanksgiving! I love parsnips but don’t think of buying them very often. Putting them on my shopping list right now.


    • Sommer — November 12th, 2013 @ 7:34 am

      Me neither Lana, But I’m so glad I did!


  20. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted November 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Shoot, I’ll eat anything wrapped in bacon! Especially these adorable veggie bundles! They look like the perfect accoutrement to any holiday meal. Bravo, dollface!!


  21. Glory/ Glorious Treatsposted November 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Beautiful presentation!


  22. Shari | Tickled Redposted November 12, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Oh yeah! Totally agree, bacon makes everything mo’ bettah’ :D


  23. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Such a nice, simple and tasty veggie side!


  24. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted November 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

    These bundles are so pretty, and I can only imagine the wonderful flavor!!


  25. Carolynposted November 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Yum, you don’t have to ask me twice to eat my veggies with bacon!


  26. Janposted November 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    These look attractive. Perhaps for my next family dinner. Bitter parsnips? You malign parsnips, even saying you like them. Perhaps your supplier is selling old stuff. Parsnips are at least as sweet as carrots and I eat both raw.


    • Sommer — November 14th, 2013 @ 11:00 am

      Hey Jan, no, they aren’t old, but they are HUGE. I find large parsnips to be a bit bitter. I still enjoy them, but not the kids.

      …Expect in this recipes. ;)


  27. ATasteOfMadnessposted November 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    These look so fancy, and yet so simple. I love this idea!


  28. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted November 13, 2013 at 12:56 am

    This will definitely get me to eat my veggies without a fuss!


  29. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted November 13, 2013 at 3:31 am

    What a nice presentation for a holiday meal!


  30. Jenniferposted November 14, 2013 at 7:11 am

    These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for the great recipe!


  31. Liz @ Virtually Homemadeposted November 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Wow! So creative – bacon does make everything better!


  32. Stephanieposted November 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Stunning presentation! :) home run. parsnips bitter? I wouldn’t describe them that way but its your taste buds. I like the hit of spicy and crunch that they give. My son calls them ‘the white carrot ones’. They are wonderful roasted, cooked in a stew, mashed :) sorry felt I needed to further represent one of fav veggies in a better light. Maybe look for smaller ones? Maybe its a size problem – big = bitter? Definitely making this though :)


  33. Shelly (Cookies and Cups)posted November 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This looks yummy! The kids would love to try it!


  34. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted November 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    That cider maple glaze sounds divine! Love this festive bundles, Sommer :)


  35. Nutmeg Nannyposted November 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Oh how fun and delicious!! I just have to give this a try :)


  36. Winnieposted November 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    This is total genius!


  37. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Love this presentation!


  38. Jenny Flakeposted November 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

    What a fun way to eat veggies! Love!!


  39. Lynposted November 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    These were delicious. I am adding them to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks


  40. CCposted December 7, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I tried these last night. They were absolutely delicious, and I didn’t feel guilty for eating them. Great recipe!


  41. THposted December 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    i’d love to make these for an upcoming holiday dinner but any suggestions on what to replace the bacon with to make it vegetarian friendly??


    • J.Strong — December 9th, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

      Turkey bacon drizzled with olive oil since it does not have the needed
      fat content.


  42. Christine (CookTheStory)posted December 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Love the presentation.


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  44. Nicoleposted March 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This looks wonderful! Hmm, bacon! Is there another veggie that would do well in place of the parsnips? I’m thinking maybe a zucchini?


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