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Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon


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.

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  • 2 slices reduced fat bacon, uncooked, cut into small pieces
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium shallot, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground (or more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar


Servings 4
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Step 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.

Add asparagus and shallot to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until shallots are golden and asparagus are crisp-tender, about 7 minutes.

Return bacon to skillet; toss over medium-high heat to warm through. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar.

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