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!

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.

 

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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 Responses to “Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon”

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    Kris — March 20, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    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!!!

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    Jan — March 21, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    What a lovely idea! YUM!!

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    Mary — March 21, 2012 @ 2:35 am

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

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    Lia — March 21, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    Delicious suggestion. Really loved it!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Diane — March 21, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    My asparagus is not shooting yet in the garden but it will not be longer now. Have bookmarked this recipe. Thanks Diane

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    Martha — March 21, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    Oh I love asparagus! This sounds great with the bacon and mustard!

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    Blond Duck — March 21, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    Bacon makes everything better!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — March 21, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    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!!

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    Kim in MD — March 21, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    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!

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    Susan — March 21, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    This looks wonderful! Perhaps I could get my husband to like asparagus prepared this way. He loves bacon!

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    Hazel from Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — March 21, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Love the idea of dijon with this!

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    Smokin Don — March 21, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    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

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    Mikaela Cowles — March 21, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Bacon, asparagus, mustard, I don’t think you needed to say anything more. Fantastic flavor combinations. Bold flavors like this always get me excited.

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    Julie — March 21, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I “think” I don’t like asparagus, but this makes me want to give it another try :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 21, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    What a lovely idea for this in-season veg! I’ll have to try this soon. I’ve got all the ingredients for it!

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    Marjie — March 21, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    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?

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    Judy — March 21, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I made this tonight. It’s a keeper. Already put it in my recipe box. Thank you.

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    Lynda — March 21, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    This looks fantastic Pam. Bacon and asparagus are yummy together!
    I love spring and am enjoying the abundance of asparagus too.

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    Joanne — March 21, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    I’m an asparagus fanatic come spring! Love this combination of flavors with it…you just can’t go wrong!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 21, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    Yum, this sounds really delicious. I love asparagus, the bacon would make it taste even better.

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    lenia — March 21, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Delicious idea!Have a lovely day,dear!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 21, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    I must make this soon green asparagus are in season! Looks fantastic!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 22, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    Yum – you combined all of my favorite ingredients into one amazing dish. Well done, Pam!

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    Mary — March 22, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    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!

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    Chris — March 23, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    This is cheating, how could it NOT be good?

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    Starr — March 27, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Asparagus = YES!
    Dijon = YES!
    Bacon = YES!
    I must make this ASAP!! :-)

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    Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon and Dijon « 4peatssake — April 2, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    [...] my favorite vegetables to eat. I love it cooked any way and this recipe was no different. I found this recipe over at For the Love of Cooking and since it had bacon in it I knew that I had to make it [...]

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    Shannon @ RecipesMe — April 14, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This asparagus recipe looks so good. I’m going to have to make this :)

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