Air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus

Bacon-wrapped asparagus cooked in an air fryer is a delicious and easy appetizer or side dish. The bacon becomes crispy while the asparagus remains tender. Here’s how to make it:

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe


  • 1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 8-10 slices of bacon (regular or thin-cut work best)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: garlic powder, smoked paprika, or other seasonings


  1. Prepare the Asparagus:
    • Wash and trim the woody ends off the asparagus spears. You can do this by snapping the ends off where they naturally break or by cutting about 1-2 inches from the bottom.
  2. Wrap the Asparagus:
    • Take 3-4 asparagus spears and wrap them tightly with a slice of bacon. Start at one end and spiral the bacon around to the other end. If your asparagus spears are thick, you might wrap them individually or in pairs.
    • Secure the bacon with a toothpick if needed to keep it in place.
  3. Season the Asparagus:
    • Lightly season the bacon-wrapped asparagus with salt, black pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Be mindful with the salt as the bacon is already salty.
  4. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Cook the Asparagus:
    • Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd the basket; cook in batches if necessary.
    • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. The bacon should be crispy and the asparagus tender.
    • If the bacon isn’t crispy enough, you can increase the temperature to 400°F (200°C) for the last 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye to prevent burning.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the asparagus from the air fryer and let it cool slightly before serving. Enjoy it as a tasty appetizer or a side dish.


  • Bacon Thickness: Thin-cut bacon works best as it crisps up faster and wraps more easily around the asparagus.
  • Variations: Try adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of balsamic glaze before serving for extra flavor.
  • Serving: Serve immediately for the best texture. The bacon will lose its crispiness if it sits too long.

Enjoy your delicious air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus!

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