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Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

This recipe, from Everyday Food, couldn’t have been easier to make.  I really loved the crisp-tender asparagus with the salty bacon and the spicy kick from the Dijon.  This side dish took minutes to make, smelled fantastic, and tasted even better.  We all loved this one – even the kids!

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add a piece of lean bacon to the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes, flipping half way through cooking, until crisp.  Place the bacon onto paper towels to drain.  Crumble the bacon into large bits.

Add the chopped asparagus to the skillet that has the bacon grease.  Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Add the Dijon mustard then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Gently stir until evenly coated.  Toss in the bacon then serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon

 

 

 

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 slice of lean bacon
12-15 asparagus spears, wooden ends removed, cut into thirds
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add a piece of lean bacon to the skillet then cook for 1-2 minutes, flipping half way through cooking, until crisp. Place the bacon onto paper towels to drain. Crumble the bacon into large bits.

Add the chopped asparagus to the skillet with the bacon grease. Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the Dijon mustard then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Gently stir until evenly coated. Toss in the crumbled bacon and parsley then serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Everyday Food

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28 Comments

  1. I love asparagus. Especially early, tender Spring asparagus!!! Hey, I haven’t been getting your updates? Blogger is getting kookey on us!!! Hope you are well!!!

  2. This sounds wonderful, Pam. Your photos have remarkable clarity. I’m anxiously waiting for local asparagus.Have a wonderul day. Blessings…Mary

  3. I’m seeing asparagus everywhere today 🙂 Mary (the food floozie) and Andrea (the kitchen witch) have put me up to a challenge of trying asparagus again. I’ve had it once and did not care for it at all… maybe this time. Yours looks great…I love the added bacon, of course!!

  4. You had me at bacon! What is it about bacon that makes every recipe better? I love everything about this dish, and I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Great idea Pam, simple & delicious! Don’y know why I never thought of this, two of my favorites together, bacon & asparagus! Thanks for the idea, Don

  6. I always stir fry my asparagus. It is just so wonderful! I’ll have to try your flavorings; I know that will be a big hit in this house. After all, who doesn’t like bacon?

  7. ooooooh, this looks PERFECT. I know now why one of my friends had my check the asparagus at our store for her yesterday. I love that we both read your site!