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A plate of Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus shown served on a white platter.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

A delicious way to serve up your asparagus! This simple bacon wrapped asparagus recipe can be put together in 5 minutes then cooked until crisp in an air fryer. Perfect for breakfast, low carb snacks, and as a dinner side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer asparagus, air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus, bacon wrapped asparagus, keto bacon wrapped asparagus
Servings: 10 bundles
Calories: 101kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus cleaned and ends trimmed
  • 1 pound bacon about 10 slices
  • avocado oil spray or use a brush
  • Kosher salt or sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer on 370º-375º F for 5 minutes.
  • Spray, brush, or drizzle oil on cleaned and trimmed asparagus. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take 3 pieces of asparagus, and make a bundle. Take a piece of bacon and wrap it around the center and up the bundle.
  • Add bacon wrapped asparagus to the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes. See notes about using thin cut or thick cut asparagus.

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Notes

Any kind of bacon you love will work for this recipe.
  • A thinner bacon will work best (a "regular" thickness)
  • Thin Sliced Bacon: Check it after 6 minutes to keep it from burning.
  • For thick sliced bacon: It will not get crispy, but if you like your bacon thick and less-crisp, it will work. You can cook it in the air fryer on it's own for 3 minutes prior to wrapping the asparagus bundles to make it more crisp/well done, if desired.
For health reasons, I always buy sugar free nitrate and nitrite free bacon. These are widely available at grocery stores and health food stores now.
Nitrates and nitrites are chemicals added to bacon and other processed meats as a preservative. They have been linked to heart disease and an increased risk of diabetes.
If you are a bacon lover, don't worry! There are plenty of healthy options on the market. I get mine in my monthly meat deliveries from ButcherBox.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg