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Air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Aspargus

This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is such a quick, easy and tasty side dish! The bacon is extra crispy, the asparagus is perfectly cooked, and it comes together easily. Serve this with your favorite protein for dinner or use as healthy meal prep!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, about 16 pieces
  • 8 slices bacon, room temperature
  • nonstick spray

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Instructions 

  • First, spray air fryer basket lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Chop off the woody ends of the asparagus.
  • Then, slice each piece of bacon in half lengthwise (the long way). See photo above for reference.
  • Carefully wrap each asparagus tightly with slice of bacon. Place in air fryer basket.
  • Continue for each asparagus spear.
  • Then, preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until bacon is crispy and asparagus is cooked through.
  • Finally, carefully remove from air fryer and serve.

Notes

  • Use room temperature bacon for best results.  Cold bacon does not bend and wrap as easily.
  • Slice bacon lengthwise (to make 2 long pieces).
  • Wrap bacon tightly around asparagus so it does not come undone while air frying.
  • If using an air fryer sheet instead of basket, remove excess bacon grease before serving.
  • Each air fryer is different.  I use the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer and it is VERY strong!
  • Air frying time may take as long as 12 minutes depending on size of asparagus and strength of air fryer.
  • This recipe does not reheat well.  I suggest making only how much you are going to eat that day.
  • If needed, store in fridge and air fry on 390 degrees Fahnrenheit for 2 to 3 minutes to reheat.
  • Use sugar free bacon for Keto and Whole30.
Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 455mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1701IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 5mg