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Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

I am in a silly mood today – and that goes great with Garlic Bacon Bok Choy, because I mean, just say the word “Garlic Bacon Bok Choy”. Doesn’t that make you laugh a little? If not, maybe you should have the week I’ve had – everything gets funny when you are tired. What isn’t funny is the taste of this dish. Garlic Bacon Bok Choy heaven!

I know, recipe seekers, you are here for the recipe, just scroll another click or two – but I have something to share first, my charge to my Bok Choy Recruits…..

Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

Bok Choy Recruits

Wendi says to the Bok Choy, “Now, Bok Choy, here you are getting your marching orders for the day. You have a job recruits, get in that pan and be your beautiful natural selves! I am not going to do much to you because you are perfect as you are! Now, I command you, go make people happy! And here is a Haiku to help you….” 

Delicious Bok Choy

Garlic Bacon Spark the Pan

You Get In My Mouth!

~from Wendi


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Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic bacon bok choy, bok choy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal


  • 2 strips bacon - cooked crispy and chopped
  • 2 lbs Bok Choy
  • 2 Tbs vegetable Oil
  • 4 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger - grated
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame Oil
  • salt to taste


  • Cook your bacon and set it aside. Heat 2 tbs vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove top. While that is heating prepare your Bok Choy (I like simply cutting it in half after washing it well - but you may want to peel the individual leaves off and cook them that way - either way is fine). As the oil heats, add the garlic and fresh ginger to the pan and allow it to cook for about a minute and then add the bok choy. Cook the bok choy for about 1-2 minutes per side until it starts to wilt. Add the red peppers (I used chipotle pepper, but red peppers is fine). Stir a couple more times and remove from the heat.
  • Plate the bok choy and dress with the soy sauce and sesame oil. Sprinkle the cooked garlic pieces over the top. Crumble the bacon you cooked earlier and sprinkle over the top.


Keep in mind that this recipe works for baby bok choy the best.  Large adult bok choy is BIG and won't fit in the pan as easily. 


Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bacon Bok Choy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

Hello close up Bok Choy!


  • This is such a simple recipe that there really aren’t many tricks or tips – just make sure that you have all of your ingredients ready before you start because this goes fast and your actual cooking time will be something like 5 minutes or less.
  • If you have never tried Bok Choy it is a Chinese Cabbage and has a light and lovely flavor. The addition of the garlic, ginger and the sesame oil – YUM! And you know, everything is better with bacon! If you are vegan or vegetarian – you can just leave the bacon off.
  • I like my Bok Choy a little more crunchy – you might like yours wilted a little more – you can always add a tbs of water and put a lid on your pan for about 30 secs and that will steam it to a softer consistency.
  • Salt – let me just say salt. Salt is a magic ingredient. If you think that your Bok Choy is a little bitter – just add salt and the bitterness goes away like magic.
Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

Garlic Bacon Bok Choy

OK Dear Friend. I’m heading out the door to spend the weekend with my college girlfriends for our annual Girls Weekend. I can’t wait. Maybe next week I’ll have some fun pictures to share. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend too. What are your plans?

God will meet all your needs ~ Phillipians 4:9

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

Stephanie Rockmacher

Wednesday 4th of September 2019

This was awesome!! Family loved it, just added some broccoli and cauliflower to appeal to everyone! Definitely a keeper!!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 5th of September 2019

Hi Stephanie! That's great! Thanks for letting me know!


Friday 2nd of February 2018

Such a beautiful and tasty dish!


Thursday 13th of October 2016

I will try this today! I have never had it before. The eggs are a beautiful addition. Are those soft boiled or poached?

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 13th of October 2016

Hi Kandice! Those are soft boiled. I have to admit - I LOVE EGGS with darn near everything. I thought they were perfect with the bok choy. Please come back and let me know how it went!

Stacy Russell

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

I just joined a produce coop and BokChoy was in my first delivery. Well, now I know how to cook it. I can't wait to have it for dinner tomorrow. Thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 12th of October 2016

Hi Stacy! I really hope you enjoy it! How fun that BokChoy was in your produce box! Produce boxes are just the best and they encourage you to try new things! I hope you really enjoy it!

nicole (

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

I love that state of consciousness when everything gets funny but you have to be reeaallly tired for that, I hope you got some rest, Wendi! This dish sounds divine, I love everything about it! :)

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Hi Nicole! Thanks for visiting! I was absolutely slap happy on Bok Choy day. Thank you so much for the lens advice. I really appreciate it!


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