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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a quick and easy recipe that takes 10 minutes. This is a great appetizer or side dish for any meal you are looking to add vegetables to!

cooked bacon wrapped asparagus in an air fryer

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What Type of Bacon to Use

You can use any bacon in this recipe such as pork bacon or turkey bacon with no adjustment to cooking time. I like to use thick-cut, uncured and nitrate-free bacon.

fresh asparagus and bacon on a wooden cutting board

How to Trim the Stalks

Grab a knife and cutting board. You want to trim the white and woody lower ends of the asparagus. The ends are usually tough in texture. You can read about The Right Way to Trim Asparagus here.

How to Wrap the Bacon

The way to wrap is a matter of preference. I like for the asparagus to be most of the star here, so I like to take 3 stalks and wrap them in one slice of bacon. That way if I have 2 servings, that’s 6 stalks of asparagus and plenty of green vegetables for the meal I am having.

You can also wrap every single stalk in a single slice of bacon. It’s up to you. You won’t need to adjust the cook time.

bacon wrapped asparagus on a wooden cutting board

How to Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Wrap the bacon around the asparagus stalks.
  2. Season the asparagus on both sides with spices.
  3. Air fry.
uncooked bacon wrapped asparagus in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 370 degrees.

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

You will need to cook the wrapped asparagus for 7-12 minutes. Total cook time will vary based on the texture you are looking for. I tend to cook these for around 11-12 minutes. This results in bacon that is somewhat crispy, but it isn’t all of the way crunchy. The asparagus has a crunch to it, but it isn’t crispy or soft and mushy.

If you want really crispy bacon and asparagus that isn’t overcooked, I recommend you cook the bacon alone in the air fryer initially for around 3-4 minutes at 370 degrees. From there, wrap the bacon around the asparagus and cook it at 370 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until it reaches your desired texture.

The longer you cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus the more crunchy the bacon will be, but you also risk overcooking the asparagus. Some people like that texture of asparagus! If that’s your preference then you can air fry it for however long it takes to get crisp.

uncooked bacon wrapped asparagus in an air fryer

How to Season It

I don’t like to add salt because that’s what the bacon is for. It will provide immense flavor. I do like to add a few added spices. Here are other ideas if you are looking to switch up the flavor of these from time to time.

lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a white bowl

Stringy and Mushy Asparagus

This happens when you overcook the asparagus. See the notes above for how to avoid mushy asparagus.

Frozen Asparagus

If you are starting with frozen asparagus, air fry it alone without bacon, for 3-4 minutes. Remove it, wrap the bacon, and proceed with the recipe instructions.

How to Reheat

Reheat leftovers in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warm.

air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus on a wooden cutting board

How to Freeze

You can freeze leftovers tightly sealed for 3-4 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge or reheat while frozen at 350 degrees until warm.

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air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus on a wooden cutting board

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a quick and easy recipe that takes 10 minutes. This is a great appetizer or side dish for any meal you are looking to add vegetables to!
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer bacon asparagus, air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus, bacon wrapped asparagus air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 84kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wrap the bacon around the asparagus stalks. I like to take 3 stalks of asparagus and wrap 1 slice of bacon around each group.
  • Season the asparagus on both sides with the spices.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 7-12 minutes at 370 degrees. Flip halfway through.
    See notes for tips on cook time.
  • Cool before serving.

Notes

  • I love to add additional spices like lemon pepper or ranch seasoning for additional zest and flavor.
  • If you have trouble getting the spices to adhere you can spray the asparagus with olive oil or season it after it’s cooked, prior to serving.
  • If you are starting with frozen asparagus, air fry it alone without bacon, for 3-4 minutes. Remove it, wrap the bacon, and proceed with the recipe instructions.
  • You will need to cook the wrapped asparagus for 7-12 minutes. Total cook time will vary based on the texture you are looking for. I tend to cook these for around 11-12 minutes. This results in bacon that is somewhat crispy, but it isn’t all of the way crunchy. The asparagus has a crunch to it, but it isn’t crispy or soft and mushy.
  • If you want really crispy bacon and asparagus that isn’t overcooked, I recommend you cook the bacon alone in the air fryer initially for around 3-4 minutes at 370 degrees. From there, wrap the bacon around the asparagus and cook it at 370 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until it reaches your desired texture.
  • The longer you cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus the more crunchy the bacon will be, but you also risk overcooking the asparagus. Some people like that texture of asparagus! If that’s your preference then you can air fry it for however long it takes to get crisp.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 3stalks | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g
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Recipe Rating




Ashley

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

Seems simple enough. Can't wait to try these!

staysnatched

Saturday 14th of January 2023

I hope you love them!