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air fried asparagus bundles wrapped in bacon.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus – a delicious appetizer or light meal ready in about 15 minutes.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried bacon wrapped asparagus, air fryer bacon asparagus, air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 203kcal
Author Adina


  • Air fryer


  • 20 spears asparagus Note 1
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • fine sea salt and ground black pepper Note 2
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices thin-cut bacon Note 3


  • Prepare asparagus: Wash the stalks and dry them with paper towels. Trim the woody ends (Note 3).
    20 asparagus stalks
  • Season: Pour the oil into the palm of your hand and rub the asparagus. Season them with salt (lightly), pepper, and red pepper flakes.
    2 tsp olive oil + salt + pepper + ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Wrap them with the bacon slices.
    8 bacon slices
  • Air fry: Arrange the bundles into the air fryer’s basket in a single layer. Cook for 8 minutes and check. The bacon should be golden and crispy, and the asparagus tender but not too soft. If they’re not there, cook them for 2 more minutes, then check again.
  • Serve immediately.


  1. Asparagus: Depending on their thickness, you will need 4-6 spears per bundle. It’s preferable to use stalks that are not too thin; medium to slightly thicker stalks work best as they will not overcook before the bacon has the chance to get crispy.
  2. Seasoning: Season only lightly with salt; the bacon is already salty.
  3. Bacon: I used 2 thin-cut bacon slices per bundle. Depending on the width of the bacon, one slice might be enough, or you could even need 3.
  4. Woody ends: Freeze them and use them to make asparagus stock when you have enough. Or add to other homemade vegetable or meat stocks.


Serving: 1bundle | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg