This quick and easy Asparagus dish is loaded with flavor from bacon and mushrooms! Done in 15 minutes or less. Totally gluten-free and low-carb, too. Perfect side or main dish for busy weeknight dinners!
My family, including my kids, love Asparagus so when we see it on sale we definitely buy a bunch or 2 for cooking.
We have our favorite asparagus dishes like the cheesy Asparagus with Parmesan or the Asparagus Tart but I thought of doing another quick and easy stir-fry type asparagus dish so we don’t get bored with the same old, same old.
Thankfully, I still had some bacon and mushrooms on the fridge so I thought it may be a good idea to cook the asparagus with a bit of bacon and why not throw in some mushrooms for good measure!
We definitely had a lovely lunch with this. I ate it with eggs — that was my late breakfast or brunch! It think they really went together very well.
The best thing, this is so easy to prep and quick to cook. Less than 15 minutes!
Season it to taste and my Asian in me would recommend a little bit of soy sauce for seasoning in place of salt, just to give it some flavor lift but if that’s not your thing – salt and pepper will do! Enjoy!
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By: Manila Spoon
This quick and easy Asparagus dish is loaded with flavor from bacon and mushrooms! Done in 15 minutes or less. Totally gluten-free and low-carb, too.
NOTE ON INGREDIENTS FOR Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
- Bacon strips, chopped
- Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- Half an onion, chopped
- Mushrooms, sliced – use brown mushrooms like baby Bella
- Asparagus, sliced
- Soy sauce mixed with water (use wheat-free soy sauce for a gluten-free and low-carb version)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Heat a little oil in a large skillet or pan. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crisp. Transfer to another plate.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet. Quickly saute the garlic and onions in the butter and bacon fat just until the onions have changed color and has softened a bit about 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the mushrooms and asparagus, give a quick stir then cover and cook on low until the asparagus is crisp-tender about 5 minutes depending on how thick your asparagus spears are. Season with pepper. Turn off the heat then pour in the soy sauce mixture and give it a quick stir. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: Low-carb, Gluten-free, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Bacon, Side Dish
Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 5 bacon strips chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 8 oz (up to 12 oz) mushrooms, sliced
- 1 lb. asparagus, sliced
- 1 tbsp soy sauce mixed with 1½ tablespoons water, (use wheat-free soy sauce for a gluten-free and low-carb version)
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat a little oil in a large skillet or pan, if desired (optional since the bacon would release some fat, too). Add the chopped bacon and cook until it has rendered its fat and is crisp. Transfer to another plate.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the remaining bacon fat in the skillet. Quickly saute the garlic and onions in the butter and bacon fat just until the onions have changed color and have softened a bit about 3-4 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and asparagus, give a quick stir then cover and cook on low until the asparagus is crisp-tender about 5 minutes depending on how thick your asparagus spears are. Season with pepper. Turn off the heat then pour in the soy sauce mixture and give it a quick stir. Check the seasoning and adjust if needed. Serve immediately.
TIPS & TRICKS
Use wheat-free soy sauce for a gluten-free and low-carb version.
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I love asparagus season! I also love all three of these ingredients together, and it looks like such a flavorful, quick and easy dish.
I love asparagus just by itself with some salt and pepper, buttttt I also LOVE mushrooms and I think I've just found the best way to prepare asparagus! Yum!
I love anything bacon and asparagus are in plenty now. This sounds so delicious. Would make a delicious weekend side dish..
Hi Abby, this would be a great addition to the mushroom theme over at Food on Friday (which is on right now). Each month there are 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole's Chatter
Well done on getting your kids to eat asparagus.. I tried for years.. my hubbie would love this dish
Yes EVERYONE in our family loves asparagus too. Bacon makes everything better….and mushrooms…well they are just delicious. This sounds wonderful.
I'm the only one in my house that likes asparagus, and I'm fine with that. I figure the less people to eat it, the more there is for me! Plus, bacon… makes everything better!
YUM! This is going to be a last minute addition to my Mother's Day menu!
In love with asparagus this year I have been lucky finding so much abundance of them fresh in my area. Lovely recipe!
That is great side for weekend dinners! My boys would be so excited to see asparagus and would start snacking on them as soon as I make them. There won't be any left till dinner 🙂
Love asparagus and bacon as a delicious side dish (err..umm…sometimes lunch)! Yours looks really delicious!
My husband used to eat mushrooms all of the time and loved them, but developed a dangerous allergy. He would have enjoyed this dish.
I love making asparagus with a little bacon, parmesan and lemon. I never thought about adding mushrooms, but I bet the flavor is delicious, yum!
I'll take asparagus any way I can get them (unless they're overcooked). Now, add bacon and mushrooms and you've made a heavenly dish. I've made peas and green beans with bacon and mushrooms but never asparagus. Thank you for the great inspiration!
A very colorful meal and love how quick it is to make! Veggies and meat make it a filling and wholesome meal.
Such a healthy and wholesome meal. Looks delicious, My son is not a big fan of asparagus I should start exploring recipes
Never tried Bacon but love asparagus. I just put some in the oven
I love asparagus I add a few other things in with this recipe
Yes, it’s versatile enough that you can tweak this recipe and so glad it worked for you. Thank you for letting us know.
I added shrimp and what a delicious meal that was.
So glad you enjoyed this and love the addition of shrimp! Thanks for letting us know.
I made it and it was delicious.
So glad to know that! Thank you for letting us know.