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Asparagus a la Rachel


I know, I know…. Asparagus and who is Rachel? Historically, Asparagus has not been my favorite veggie – but I will eat it – I’m a good girl like that. Then, a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she had prepared asparagus for dinner and it was DELICIOUS. She had added garlic, bacon and honey. I read her post and thought, “HONEY?,….. WHAT?”, which is pretty much what I responded.


Asparagus a la Rachel

Rachel replied, “Yes, Honey, and it was YUMMY!”. Trusting Rachel’s judgment as I do, I was intrigued and  had to try it too! I made only a few alterations to her initial recipe and I have to admit, I’m hooked too!

This friend of mine, Rachel, is a nurse who I have worked with for several years. Rachel is calm and cool in the face of any emergency and she always seems to know exactly and immediately what to do. I admire her positive and sweet demeanor as well as her skills as a nurse. Rachel is a real pro. What I didn’t know is that Rachel is a pro in the kitchen too. As has been true for about 5 years now, I am once again finding myself learning from her! (And… she is only about ½ my age!)


I asked her if I could include this Asparagus recipe on my website – and as is always true of her giving spirit, she said, “OF COURSE!”.


Asparagus a la Rachel


Thanks Rachel!



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Serving suggestions for  Asparagus a la Rachel

Hubby and I  have found that Asparagus a la Rachel is tasty with a hearty meat main course such as  Zesty Drunkin Chicken            followed by a sweet and  homey dessert like  Cookie Bars!                  

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Asparagus a la Rachel

Asparagus on a white plate with bacon sprinkled on top

Asparagus a la Rachel

Easy and delicious Asparagus recipe
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasting asparagus, asparagus and bacon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 87kcal


  • 2 slices of bacon - browned
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1/2 onion - chopped
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 2 TBS honey - heaping
  • 1/2 tsp dried chipotle peppers
  • 1/2 tsp salt - more to taste when ready to serve
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar


  • Brown bacon in frying pan.
  • Remove bacon and add onion, garlic and asparagus and brown over medium heat.
  • When asparagus is cooked and onions translucent, Add the honey, peppers, salt and pepper.
  • Remove to serving dish and add cider vinegar and toss. Add more salt if tastes bitter


Easy recipe, best with honey. 
Try substituting maple syrup for honey


Nutrition Facts
Asparagus a la Rachel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 365mg15%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Simple and beautiful!

Jules B.

Thursday 25th of May 2017

Oh my mercy. Please thank Rachel for me. I'm a huge asparagus fan, but tend to only make it one (tried and true) way. This looks delicious, and I cannot wait to try it. I'm wondering if this same thing, would taste wonderful with brussel sprouts.... I'm always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables. Thank you for sharing this with us!!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 26th of May 2017

Isn't that Rachel a genius? I would have really never thought to put those ingredients together - but they work and are terrific!!!

Sherry Miller

Sunday 14th of May 2017

The reason I subscribed is not so much your recipes although I did just pin 3 of them, but because of your biblical quotes Thank you and God bless you

Wendi Spraker

Monday 15th of May 2017

Hi Sherry! Thank you so much for commenting, you just don't know how much it means to me. I appreciate your feedback about that - I know this is a recipe website/cooking website - but it also reflects who I am as a person. God led me to this place and this venue and I promised that if He would lead me in the way I need to go, then I would honor Him on ever single post. I believe I have done that. At first, I simply shared single verses. Then I started sharing my own story about why I chose that verse. Now, I try to include more of the entire passage and what it means - not just in the Bible as a whole, but to me as a person and maybe to you too! It has been its own little evolution. I hope you'll keep reading - I have some things coming out specifically for those who are more interested in "feeding their soul" than feeding their tummies. :) I would ask one thing - if you find anything here that you enjoy - please share it. Share it with a friend, a coworker, someone you know on social media.... print a copy and take it to a shut in - whatever your heart is lead to do. Thank you Sherry!


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