Asparagus Sautéed with Bacon

Total Time
23 min
10 min
13 min
Crispy bits of bacon are tossed with sautéed asparagus in this easy, delicious side. It pairs well with just about anything, but especially chicken and fish.


uncooked reduced fat center cut bacon

4 slice(s), cut into small pieces

uncooked asparagus

1 pound(s), trimmed, cut into bite-size pieces

uncooked shallot(s)

1 medium, sliced

kosher salt

¼ tsp, or sea salt

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground (or more to taste)

white wine vinegar

1½ tsp


  1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain; remove all but 1 teaspoon bacon fat from skillet.
  2. Add asparagus and shallot to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until shallots are golden and asparagus are crisp-tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Return bacon to skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss over medium-high heat to warm through. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar.
  4. Serving size: about 2/3 cup.


Peas would also be delicious prepared this way or even a combination of asparagus and peas.

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