Asparagus With Bacon Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
Interest Group


 Asparagus1 1⁄2 Pound
 Snipped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Bacon slices2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 168 Calories from Fat 23

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.1%

Saturated Fat 0.88 g4.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.4 mg

Sodium 579.2 mg24.1%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 15.3 g61.3%

Sugars 13.3 g

Protein 17 g33.6%

Vitamin A 153.5% Vitamin C 137.7%

Calcium 20.6% Iron 91.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in saucepan or skillet (water should not touch bottom of basket).
Place lower stalk pieces in basket.
Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat.
Steam 4 minutes.
Add tips.
Cover tightly and steam until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes longer.
Toss asparagus with parsley, lemon juice and salt.
Sprinkle with bacon.
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cut asparagus can be substituted for the fresh asparagus.
Cook as directed on package; drain.
Microwave Directions: Place asparagus, 1/4 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon salt in 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole.
Cover tightly and microwave on high (100%) 3 minutes; stir.
Cover and microwave until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Let stand 1 minute; drain.
Continue as directed.