Bacon Almond Asparagus


Add a side of Bacon Almond Asparagus to your spring menus.

Bacon Almond Asparagus
 
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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