Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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This air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus makes for an amazing low carb and keto-friendly appetizer! All you need are 2 ingredients: bacon and asparagus. That’s it! It’s the perfect combination of salty and savory.

bacon wrapped asparagus on a white plate

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I’m really excited about this air fryer recipe I am sharing with you all today. Get this – air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus.

Sounds amazing right? Well, any recipe involving the word bacon has to taste good!

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cooking asparagus wrapped with bacon in an air fryer

The salty and crispy exterior from the bacon pairs really well with the perfectly roasted asparagus. I love to make this when I’m short on time and need to put together something quick.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

You can have bacon-wrapped asparagus ready to serve in under 10 minutes!

Want to make it extra fancy? Add a slice of cream cheese over the top of the asparagus before you wrap it in bacon and air fry it. The creaminess from the cheese is so yummy. You have to try it!

air fried asparagus with bacon

If you don’t have an air fryer, use your oven! Using the same two ingredients, make your bacon-wrapped asparagus cooked in the oven. Then, simply bake it for 20 minutes.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

If you’re not a bacon lover (kind of hard to believe) or want to keep this veggie dish vegetarian, try making these air fryer roasted asparagus without the bacon!

cooked bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer

How To Air Fry Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Before you start cooking, make sure to trim the asparagus by cutting off the tough stems. I sometimes also hold each asparagus stem by each of its ends and bend the stalk slightly until it snaps.

cooking bacon asparagus in the air fryer

Take 2 asparagus stalks and wrap it with 1 slice of bacon, then put in the air fryer basket. I personally like to use thin bacon slices because they get crispy faster than thick-cut slices would.

thin cut bacon wrapped asparagus

Repeat the last step with the remaining bacon and asparagus.

air fried bacon wrapped asparagus

Cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer at 400F for 10 minutes (no need to flip).

2 asparagus spears wrapped in bacon

Cooking Tip

Make sure to not overcrowd the air fryer basket or the bacon will cook unevenly, so you may need to cook the asparagus in batches.

crispy bacon wrapped asparagus

What To Serve With Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

If you are planning to serve this dish as an appetizer, I like to serve them as-is with a little drizzle of balsamic glaze over the top. The acidic flavor from the glaze pairs really nicely with the saltiness from the bacon!

asparagus wrapped in bacon cooking in the air fryer

If you serve the bacon-wrapped asparagus as a side dish, I highly recommend air-fried chicken legs or a juicy piece of steak with a loaded baked potato.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

When I’m not in the mood to have a huge cleanup, I love to make a one-sheet pan meal like these baked sausages and potatoes. Delicious!

eating bacon wrapped asparagus

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this air ‘fried’ bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my current veggie go-to’s:

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus is amazing! Perfectly roasted asparagus wrapped in a crispy bacon - what more can you ask for? Air fryer makes it so easy, ready in 10 minutes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, bacon
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 5
Calories: 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 stalks asparagus
  • 5 slices bacon

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Instructions

  • Trim the asparagus by cutting off the tough stems.
  • Wrap 2 asparagus stalks with 1 slice of bacon and put in the air fryer basket. Repeat with remaining baon and asparagus.
  • Cook bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer at 400F for 10 minutes (no need to flip).

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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