The easiest way to make bacon is in the air fryer. It’s crispy, quick, and makes very little mess. Try it next time you make breakfast.Jump to Recipe
Even though only half of the people in my household eat bacon, we still tend to cook some up almost every weekend. Tyler and I are in the “we don’t eat bacon” group and Justin and Ryan are part of the “give me all I can eat” group. For the longest time, Justin would pan-fry the bacon on a flat pan on the stovetop. While this worked, it was very messy.
A few months ago, during Prime Day on Amazon, I purchased an air fryer for myself. I had been wanting one for a while and found a great deal. One of the first things Justin made was air fryer bacon. And he hasn’t made it another way since then!
Advantages to Using the Air Fryer:
- It’s Healthier
- There is less mess to clean up
- The smell doesn’t permeate the house as much
- Set it and forget it, the air fryer does all of the work
Air Fryer Bacon Step by Step
- 6 slices bacon
Making air fryer bacon couldn’t be easier as you can put it in the fryer, set it, and walk away. We like to line the drip pan (NOT the tray) with foil to make cleanup even easier. Spread the bacon in a single layer on the tray. Justin likes to cut the bacon in half so it fits nicely.
Place the tray in the middle of the air fryer.
Bake at 400F until desired crispness. We have found the following times seem to work well:
- 8 mins = slightly chewy
- 9 mins = crispy
- 11 mins = very crispy/almost burned
Use a paper towel to blot off any excess grease from the bacon and serve warm.
Any leftover bacon can be stored in the refrigerator then reheated either in a pan or in the microwave until warm
Originally Published On: February 22, 2021
Last Updated On: September 13, 2023
Air Fryer Bacon
- 6 slices bacon
- For easier cleanup, line the drip pan with foil
- Spread the bacon in a single layer on the air fryer tray
- Bake at 400F for about 9 minutes, until desired crispness
- 8 mins = slightly chewy9 mins = crispy11 mins = very crispy/almost burned
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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