Pile of crispy cooked bacon on a round white plate on a white and red towel next to a white mug of coffee all on a white wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Air Fryer Bacon

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.

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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

Other yummy bacon recipes they love: Alice Springs Chicken, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, BLT Sandwich

Air Fryer Bacon Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon

Preparation

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.

Raw bacon strips on an air fryer tray on a white wooden background

Place the tray in the middle of the air fryer.

Raw bacon on an air fryer tray in 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
Crispy bacon on an air fryer tray in the machine

Use a paper towel to blot off any excess grease from the bacon and serve warm.

Pile of crispy cooked bacon on a round white plate on a white and red towel next to a white mug of coffee all on a white wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Any leftover bacon can be stored in the refrigerator then reheated either in a pan or in the microwave until warm

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 22, 2021

Last Updated On: September 13, 2023

Pile of crispy cooked bacon on a round white plate on a white and red towel next to a white mug of coffee all on a white wooden surface

Air Fryer Bacon

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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
air fryer
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bacon
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
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Whole30
Meat:
Pork
Cooking Method:
Air Fryer
Servings: 2
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • 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 chewy
    9 mins = crispy
    11 mins = very crispy/almost burned
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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Bacon
Amount Per Serving (3 slices)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 437mg18%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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21 thoughts on “Air Fryer Bacon”

  1. What’s leftover bacon? LOL! It just doesn’t happen in our house. This is a great way to prepare bacon. The smell really bugs us sometimes.

  2. Yum, it looks delicious 👌🏻 My husband has been thinking of buying an air fryer (Shhh, he is the main chef here 😜) for a while. I am going to show him the one that you are using, sounds like a great product!

  3. 5 stars
    I think we have an air fryer in Japan, but I have to research it more closely. I love eating bacon, though I don’t eat a lot. They actually are smaller here and more money.

  4. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I’ve made it a couple of times now, and I can’t get over how crispy it is and how much mess I DON’T have to clean!

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