Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Air Fryer (with Video): Introducing our latest blog post featuring an irresistible recipe, perfect for cooking tender asparagus!

Watch as we demonstrate how to create this mouthwatering dish that combines the crispiness of bacon with the tender goodness of asparagus, all cooked to perfection in the air fryer. 

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Today’s easy recipe will make an easy side dish for your next holiday dinner, whether Christmas or Easter. This recipe is perfect for any bacon lover! So grab your air fryer and get ready to indulge in a symphony of flavors with this simple yet impressive dish!

Nothing is better for a great side dish, appetizer, or snack than an Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus batch.

Nothing is better than fresh asparagus wrapped in tender and delicious bacon! And truthfully, it’s so fun to eat!

So, the next time you make asparagus, remember this recipe, step it up, and add bacon!


Ingredients Needed

With these simple ingredients, you’ll create a mouthwatering dish perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant dinner parties.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutrition facts.

  • Fresh Asparagus: Look for firm asparagus. Otherwise, you will end up with a thin plate of asparagus.
  • Bacon Slices: Choose high-quality bacon strips to ensure maximum flavor and crispiness when air-frying.
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: Season the bacon-wrapped asparagus with salt and pepper to enhance their flavors.
  • Olive Oil (optional): Drizzle olive oil over the bacon-wrapped asparagus for added moisture and flavor.
  • Lemon Wedges (optional): Serve the finished dish with lemon wedges on the side for a citrusy burst of freshness.

How To Make Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

To cook Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Air Fryer, follow these simple steps:

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Preparation: Preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F (200°C) while preparing the asparagus and bacon.

Prepare Asparagus: Trim the tough ends off the asparagus spears and pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Wrap Asparagus with Bacon: Take a piece of bacon and wrap it tightly around each asparagus spear, ensuring the bacon overlaps slightly to secure it in place. Repeat this process until all asparagus spears are wrapped with bacon.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Arrange in Air Fryer Basket: Place the bacon-wrapped asparagus in a single layer in the basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded to allow for proper air circulation.

Cooking: Cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the asparagus is tender.

Flip (Optional): If desired, flip the bacon-wrapped asparagus halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.

Serve: Once cooked to your desired crispiness, carefully remove the bacon-wrapped asparagus from the air fryer basket and transfer it to a serving plate.

Garnish (Optional): For added flavor, garnish with freshly ground black pepper or a squeeze of lemon juice.

Enjoy: Serve the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus hot as a delicious appetizer, side dish, or topping for salads or pasta dishes. Enjoy the irresistible combination of crispy bacon and tender asparagus cooked to perfection in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Pro Tips:

  • Use Thinner Bacon: Opt for thin-cut bacon strips, which will cook more evenly and become crispier in the air fryer.
  • Secure with Toothpicks: If needed, secure the ends of the bacon with toothpicks to prevent them from unraveling during cooking.
  • Pat Dry: Make sure to pat the asparagus spears dry with paper towels before wrapping them with bacon to remove excess moisture, ensuring crispier bacon.
  • Arrange in a Single Layer: Arrange the bacon-wrapped asparagus in a single layer in the air fryer basket to ensure it cooks evenly and becomes crispy on all sides.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to allow proper air circulation, which helps the bacon cook evenly and become crispy.
  • Monitor Closely: Keep an eye on the bacon-wrapped asparagus towards the end of the cooking time to prevent them from burning, as cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the bacon and the air fryer model.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture and flavor, serve the bacon-wrapped asparagus immediately after cooking while they are hot and crispy.
  • Experiment with Seasonings: For extra flavor, experiment with seasonings. Add garlic powder and sprinkle with a little brown sugar, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, or grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Dipping Sauce: Served with your favorite dipping sauce or maple syrup for a perfect snack.
  • What Air Fryer To Use? This recipe will work in an air fryer, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, toaster oven, and other air fryer baskets and air fryer oven models.
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Can I use frozen asparagus for this recipe? While fresh asparagus is recommended for the best results, you can use frozen asparagus if needed. However, thaw it thoroughly and pat it dry before wrapping it with bacon.

How do I prevent the bacon from becoming too crispy or burning? Keep an eye on the bacon-wrapped asparagus towards the end of the cooking time and adjust as needed. If the bacon is browning too quickly, you can lower the temperature or reduce the cooking time.

Can I make these ahead of time? While it’s best to enjoy bacon-wrapped asparagus fresh from the air fryer, you can prepare them and store them in the refrigerator. Place the asparagus bundles into an airtight container. Reheat them in the air fryer before serving to crisp up the bacon again.

Can I use different types of bacon? Yes, feel free to use your favorite kind of bacon, whether it’s regular, turkey bacon, or even maple-flavored bacon, to customize the flavor of the dish.

How can I ensure the bacon stays wrapped around the asparagus? If needed, you can secure the ends of the bacon with toothpicks before cooking to prevent them from unraveling during cooking.

Can I add other ingredients to the bacon-wrapped asparagus? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients such as cheese, herbs, or spices to customize the dish’s flavor. Just be mindful of the cooking time and adjust as needed.

Can I Make this in a toaster oven? Yes, you can make this recipe in your air fryer oven; follow the directions below. 

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (+ Video)

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings


There is nothing better for a great side dish, appetizer, or snack than a batch of Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.
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  • 12 pieces bacon
  • 12 pieces asparagus


  • Start by wrapping the bacon around the stalk of asparagus. Repeat until you run out of bacon or asparagus.
  • Set the temperature to 390 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 9-12 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, or aluminum foil


  • Use center-cut bacon or thin slice of bacon to crisp up better in the air fryer.
  • Let the air fryer really crips up the bacon, do not crowd your air fryer basket.
  • This recipe will work in an air fryer, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and other air fryer basket and oven models.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.4mg

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