Skip to Content

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!



Coming up next time on Loaves and Dishes

Be Prepared Lasagna

Don’t forget to subscribe to Loaves and Dishes so that I can send you an email notice when the next recipe posts. I PROMISE to never give (or sell) your email address to anyone else – and I PROMISE not to bug you to death!

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!                  

Now I ask you,  Make Dinner, Not War.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ~ John 13:34


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
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 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.
Tried this recipe?Mention @loavesanddishes or tag #loavesanddishes!


Need a delicious and nutritious EASY and FAST dinner or holiday side dish? Try this one!

Need a delicious and nutritious EASY and FAST dinner or holiday side dish? Try this one!

Rustic Blueberry Cake Clafoutis in a baking dish with powdered sugar sprinkled on top
Rustic Blueberry Cake Clafoutis
Root Vegetable Rosemary Gratin with a slice removed on a white plate
Root Vegetable Rosemary Gratin
Recipe Rating


Want My 9 Secrets to Immediate Kitchen Confidence?