Asparagus With Bacon

Fresh asparagus


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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
268 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 35g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This asparagus recipe is a delicious treat for bacon lovers. Red onions, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper combine to add a depth of flavor to fresh asparagus. 


  • 4 strips bacon (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 pound asparagus (trimmed, sliced in 2- to 3-inch lengths)
  • 1 scant teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain.

  2. If desired, remove some of the grease from the pan, leaving a tablespoon or two. Add onion and asparagus to the grease left in the pan and saute over medium-low heat until asparagus is just tender.

  3. Transfer the asparagus and onion to a serving bowl. Add the bacon and toss with the mustard and vinegar. Add salt and pepper, to taste.