Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus (with Video)

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is an easy side or appetizer that can be made in less than 20 minutes. Tender crisp asparagus wrapped in bacon glazed with butter and brown sugar. Sweet and salty at it’s finest!

Asparagus wrapped in bacon that was cooked in the Air Fryer on a white plate

Bacon wrapped asparagus is the best way to eat asparagus in my humble opinion. Bacon makes everything better right? And the air fryer makes this recipe super easy. Everything comes out perfectly crisp like these air fryer potatoes and air fryer broccoli

Ingredients you will need: 

You only need asparagus, bacon, butter and brown sugar! That’s it, except a little s&p for seasoning. 

How to choose the best asparagus:

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to choosing the perfect asparagus. I do prefer mine on the thinner side. I think it makes them easier to eat and cook. 

Check for bright green stalks that are firm. The tips of the asparagus should also be firm and dark green. 

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Air Fryer

  • Begin by snapping or cutting the ends off of the asparagus. I just hold the stalks close to the base and then bend until it snaps. You can also just cut off the ends with a knife. 

Bacon wrapped around asparagus on a plate

  • Take 3-4 stalks of asparagus and wrap with one piece of bacon. 
  • Stir together melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper. 
  • Brush the mixture over each bundle and place in the air fryer basket. 

Melted butter and brown sugar in a bowl with bacon wrapped around asparagus

  • Set the temperature to 390 degrees and cook for 10 minutes.

Bacon wrapped asparagus cooked in Air Fryer

Why this recipe works:

  • It’s easy peasy! 
  • Can be made in under 20 minutes.
  • It looks fancy but is super simple to make. 


  • Use center cut or thin sliced bacon. Thicker bacon will not crisp up as nice. 
  • Don’t over crowd the air fryer. I usually cook 4-5 bundles in at a time. 
  • Like a little spice, add a small sprinkle of cayenne pepper into the melted butter mixture. 

Bacon wrapped asparagus on a white plate

You may need…

If you don’t have an Air Fryer I highly recommend them! We use ours throughout the week for lots of different things! This is the Air Fryer I use and love from Amazon

More Air Fryer Recipes You Might Enjoy

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Sweet, salty and oh so tasty, this asparagus recipe makes a great addition to any dinner. Serve alongside your favorite protein or even as an appetizer. 

Watch how to make this recipe below.

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Bacon wrapped asparagus on plate.
4.90 from 28 votes

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

By Heather
Bacon wrapped asparagus made in the air fryer. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 12 pieces center cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper


  • Wrap 3-4 asparagus stalks with one piece of bacon.  Continue making bundles until no more bacon. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper. 
  • Spray air fryer basket with non- stick spray. Brush brown sugar mixture on each asparagus bacon bundle.
  • Place 4-5 bundles in air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees for 10 minutes. 
    Remove and serve, cook remaining bundles. 


  • Use center cut or thin sliced bacon. Thicker bacon will not crisp up as nice. 
  • Don't over crowd the air fryer. I usually cook 4-5 bundles in at a time. 


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe at least a half dozen times. It’s become a staple in my Thankgiving meal as well, since it’s my father’s favorite side dish that I make. Thank you for a simple, delicious way to enjoy this veggie!

  2. Delcious! I might turn down the temp some maybe 380 or 385 and check on until done kinda play with it. I’m sure every air fryer cooks slighty differenr In my air fryer the tops of the asparagus was slightly burnt but not too bad. Otherwise, this is something I’ll definitely make again though!

    1. The asparagus might get a little soggy if you prep a day ahead with this. You could assemble them, cover and keep in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

    1. It’s not to high.. it’s the grease hitting the metal. If you stick bread in the bottom of your air fryer it will soak up the grease and prevent less smoke.

  3. 5 stars
    Looking for ways to fix fresh Asparagus. Found your recipe this morning before I got breakfast going. Since my motto is “everything is better with bacon” , I jumped @ the chance to try it.
    Oh my goodness, the air fryer did amazing job but the secret is in your melted butter/brown sugar & spices. ! !
    One word on this recipe . . . DELICIOUS 😋
    Yes, I fixed this with two eggs & toast. Great start to the day 🌞