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Smoky Asparagus and Mushroom Sauté

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Total time 16 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
This quick side dish combines applewood-smoked bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, and chives. And it's has less than 100 calories per serving!


  • 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 ounces quartered fresh morel mushrooms
  • 1 pound (1-inch) asparagus piece
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped ramp greens or fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 89
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • sodium 283 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add 1 tablespoon butter to drippings in pan; swirl to coat. Add 6 ounces quartered fresh morel mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 pound (1-inch) asparagus pieces, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; sprinkle with bacon and 3 tablespoons chopped ramp greens or fresh chives.