Bacon wrapped asparagus is delicious as a side dish or even a fancy appetizer – it makes it even easier when you pop it in the air fryer!
Bacon wrapped asparagus is delicious as a side dish or even a fancy appetizer – it makes it even easier when you pop it in the air fryer! It’s easy enough to make and the asparagus gets crispy! I loved it – the bacon stays so meaty when you make it in the air fryer and it wraps around the asparagus tightly – so it’s super simple!
How to air fry bacon wrapped asparagus?
First – trim the asparagus. The best way is to just bend the spears and where they snap is where they snap. Throw the ends away – they’re often times very woody and not tasty.
Then depending on how big your stalks are – grab 2-3 of them and start wrapping a half slice of bacon around them – going up the stalk as you go. Be sure to pull the bacon tight – this way it will hold around the asparagus as it cooks.
How long does bacon wrapped asparagus take in the air fryer?
I tested putting the raw bacon around the asparagus and air frying from the start – then for the second batch, I air fryed the bacon for 8 minutes and then added the asparagus.
The first method worked better – for the second – the bacon was too difficult to work with and wrap around the asparagus. So – just wrap the bacon around the stalks and put them in together!
Either way – this actually makes your asparagus crispy! It’s really good! If you want a softer asparagus – I would just sprinkle it with olive oil and sea salt and air fry without the bacon for 5 minutes.
Can bacon wrapped asparagus be made ahead of time?
What goes with bacon wrapped asparagus?
– Air Fryer Salmon
– Garlic Brown Sugar Pork Chops
– Chicken Fried Chicken
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
- 1/2 package bacon cut in half
- wrap 1/2 slice bacon around 2-3 stalks asparagus – going up the length of the bundle – pull the bacon tight as you wrap it around the bundles1 bunch asparagus, 1/2 package bacon
- air fry at 350 for 8 minutes
- turn bundles and air fry for an additional 8 minutes