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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus (air fryer)

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Bacon-wrapped Asparagus is an easy and flavorful low carb side perfect for any dinner. Whip up this tasty air fried asparagus in less than 20 minutes!

asparagus wrapped in crisp, cooked bacon on a platter
bacon wrapped asparagus

When it comes to asparagus, alone it’s not my favorite, but when you add bacon to the mix, I LOVE it. I mean, who doesn’t love bacon, am I right? We add it to everything from pickles to chaffles and burgers.

ingredients

For this recipe, you’ll just need a few simple ingredients: bacon, asparagus, and garlic powder are essential. I used regular-cut bacon for this recipe.

ingredients for bacon wrapped air fryer asparagus, including bacon, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder

instructions

Follow these easy instructions for perfect bacon-wrapped asparagus every time. Before you begin, be sure to line your air fryer with aluminum foil to prevent a greasy mess.

instructions for making air fryer bacon asparagus
  1. pre-cook your bacon in the air fryer until it is just turning crisp, then remove
  2. season your asparagus with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
  3. remove bacon and wrap the asparagus bundles
  4. return to the air fryer and cook for about 8 minutes.
asparagus bundles wrapped in crisp bacon
we like to bundle our asparagus, then wrap in bacon

tips

  • make sure you air fry your bacon for a few minutes before wrapping and cooking your asparagus. Otherwise, the asparagus will become too soft and limp
  • time-saver: use pre-cooked bacon and wrap your asparagus half-way through cooking
  • easier clean-up: use foil to protect your air fryer from bacon grease

FAQs

asparagus wrapped in bacon on a platter
sprinkle on parmesan or red pepper flakes for extra flavor

recipe substitutions

  • bacon– you may use turkey bacon or low sodium for a healthier alternative
  • garlic powder– steak seasoning or cajun seasoning may be used
  • olive oil– butter may be substituted for olive oil

is asparagus keto?

Asparagus is fine to have on the keto diet. Asparagus is loaded with vitamins and minerals and has only .6 g. net carbs per spear.

bacon-wrapped asparagus with red pepper flakes and seasonings
add red pepper flakes for extra spice

leftovers

I recommend serving your bacon-wrapped asparagus the same day it’s prepared. Fresh is best with this recipe!

bacon wrapped asparagus on a platter with seasonings

Air Fryer Asparagus with Bacon

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is the perfect versatile side dish for any meal. Made in less than 20 minutes, this low carb side is effortless.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F and line with aluminum foil.
  • Brush asparagus with oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Cook bacon until halfway done. Remove, cool and wrap around bundles of asparagus.
  • Cook the bacon-wrapped asparagus for approximately 7-8 minutes or until desired doneness.

Notes

  • serve warm the same day
  • you may use regular or turkey bacon for this recipe
  • be sure to partially cook bacon before wrapping around asparagus
  • use foil to protect your air fryer from grease

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

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