bacon wrapped asparagus air fryer

bacon wrapped asparagus air fryer is a quick and easy side dish where crisp bacon wraps around bundles of tender-crisp asparagus. The bacon is crispy and the asparagus comes out delicious and not overcooked. The flavor of air fried bacon and asparagus is a delicious combination of flavors. It’s a tasty recipe that the whole family will love.


  • it’s Healthy(ish) – Even with the bacon, you still get a whole serving of vegetables, so it’s a healthy, low carb side dish.   
  • Bacon – Not everyone is over the moon about asparagus, but who doesn’t love bacon?  
  • Perfect for Entertaining – Asparagus bundles are simple to prepare but look gorgeous on the plate, making them a great appetizer for holidays or entertaining. 

How To Make bacon wrapped asparagus air fryer


  1. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  2.  ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  3.  ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  4.  6-8 slices center-cut (more meat, less fat) bacon – use regular to thin slices (not thick-cut)
  5. 1½ pounds thick asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  6.  2 teaspoons olive oil
  7.  ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  8.  ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  9.  ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  10.  6-8 slices center-cut (more meat, less fat) bacon – use regular to thin slices (not thick-cut)
  11.  Optional garnishes: fresh lemon and flaky sea salt to finish\\


  1. Place asparagus on a large rimmed pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.
  2. Gather 4-5 pieces of asparagus and wrap a piece of bacon around the center. Secure with a toothpick, if needed.
  3. Place bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer, in a single layer, cooking in batches if necessary.
  4. Cook at 375° F for 10-12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and cooked through.
  5. Enjoy hot. Offer fresh lemon and flaky sea salt to finish, if desired.
bacon wrapped asparagus air fryer


What kind of bacon should I use?

I used a thick cut applewood smoked bacon here. However, you can use your favorite. For a much crispier bacon, you could certainly use a regular cut. Just keep an eye on it as it will probably take less time to cook.

What are some other asparagus variations?

Add a splash of lemon juice and freshly grated parmesan cheese for a delicious variation. To make with parmesan cheese: sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the asparagus spears about 5 minutes before the timer goes off on the air fryer.

How do I store leftovers?

I don’t recommend storing this after it has been cooked as the asparagus will lose it’s crispness. You could try to reheat it in your air fryer to try to get back some of that crispiness but I wasn’t a fan of it being reheated.

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