Skip the grill and make easy and delicious Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. This is the perfect side or appetizer to serve up any day of the week! Tender asparagus wrapped in perfectly cooked bacon. Salty and savory is what you will get with this asparagus wrapped in bacon.
I love asparagus, but when you pair it with bacon, it truly becomes irresistible in our home. As the bacon cooks, it releases juices and flavors the asparagus even more. Then you bite into one salty and tender asparagus. It is a little slice of heaven!
The Best Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
One tip I recommend is looking for larger stalks. If you use skinny asparagus, the asparagus will break down too much before the bacon is done leaving it a bit mushy.
Cooking your asparagus in the Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer allows air to flow all over cooking the bacon in every direction, helping to get it nice and crispy. Making your wrapped asparagus in the Foodi or Air Fryer allows you to make this recipe year round, and not limited to grilling months out of the year.
Can I Use Frozen Asparagus
You could use frozen asparagus, but you will have a different texture at the end. It won’t be as crisp and will become a bit mushier in texture as it cooks. You would also need to thaw the asparagus first or adjust cook time to ensure it heats all the way through.
Picking The Right Asparagus Stalks
You will start to see fresh asparagus in it’s prime soon at your local grocery store. When selecting fresh asparagus to make sure your stalks are nice and firm and offer no smelly odor. If your asparagus is soft or mushy, it is on the verge or already gone bad. Aim to pick asparagus that is uniform in size, so you get a more even cooking time overall the wrapped asparagus.
What are the Benefits of Eating Asparagus?
Asparagus is full of nutrients to fuel your body. From fiber, vitamin A, C, and K to offering a good source of folate. This green vegetable is also known for helping to lower blood pressure, great for pregnancy, and even can help improve your digestion.
What Can I Eat with Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Asparagus?
With my asparagus wrapped in bacon, I like to pair with steak, pork chops or even a baked chicken of some sort. Asparagus is mild in flavor, so it is highly versatile in how you pair it with proteins. Or if you are entertaining and make this as an appetizer to serve your family and friends.
How To Store Leftover Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. This recipe is best when eaten fresh, but it will keep in the fridge. Eat it chilled leftover or warm it up in the oven or microwave.
Eat this bacon wrapped asparagus alone or add a dipping sauce or two next to it. Give this recipe a try if you are a fan of asparagus! You can thank me later!
More Airfryer Apptizers
- 1 bunch fresh Asparagus
- Olive Oil Spray
- 10 slices uncooked bacon
- Cut bacon in half
- Wrap a piece of bacon around 2-3 stalks of asparagus
- Spray each piece with olive oil and sprinkle salt
- Place in airfryer basket or on the rack of your foodi
- Cook on air crisp at 390 for 10 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!
- Ninja Foodi 1400-Watt Multi Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Steamer & Air Fryer w/ TenderCrisp Technology, Pressure & Crisping Lid, 6.5 Qt Pot (OP301), Black/Gray
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 129 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 186mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 4g