Bacon Almond Asparagus

Asparagus topped with bacon and almonds on an ornate white platter
Add toasted nuts, fresh thyme, and crispy bacon to perfectly seasoned asparagus to create this side dish of Bacon Almond Asparagus, a delicious complement to any spring menu.

Bacon Almond Asparagus
Makes 4 servings
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • Garnish: chopped fresh thyme
  1. In a 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet.
  2. Add asparagus and garlic to skillet; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 2 tablespoons water, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in thyme. Transfer asparagus to a serving platter. Top with almonds and bacon. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

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