Easy Air Fryer Bacon

Once you’ve cooked your bacon in the air fryer, there’s no turning back! It’s not only easy and quick, the bacon comes out so crispy and delicious. Plus, there’s no bacon grease sputtering all over your stovetop or inside the oven! It’s a win-win!

If you love bacon, you know that there are many ways to cook it. You can fry it in a pan, bake it in the oven, or even cook it in the microwave. However, if you want crispy and delicious bacon that is also healthy, you should try cooking it in an air fryer.

In this post, we will show you how to cook bacon in an air fryer and provide you with a recipe that will leave you craving more.

WHY COOK BACON IN THE AIR FRYER?

Cooking bacon in an air fryer has several benefits. First, it is a healthier option since it requires less oil than frying in a pan. Second, it is a cleaner method of cooking since there is no splattering of grease all over your kitchen. Finally, it is a faster method of cooking bacon, which means you can enjoy your crispy bacon in no time.

HOW DO YOU COOK BACON IN THE AIR FRYER?

Cooking bacon in an air fryer is very easy. You only need three things: bacon, an air fryer, and a pair of tongs. Here are the easy steps.

  1. Place the bacon in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You can overlap the bacon slightly, but make sure it is not too crowded.
  2. Set the air fryer temperature to 400 F. No need to preheat.
  3. Cook the bacon for 8-10 minutes, flipping it halfway through cooking. The exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon and how crispy you like it.
  4. Once the bacon is cooked, use the tongs to transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease.

WHAT TYPE OF BACON IS BEST TO COOK IN THE AIR FRYER?


The best type of bacon to cook in an air fryer is thick-cut bacon. Thicker bacon will hold up better in the air fryer and will result in a crispier texture. Additionally, thick-cut bacon is less likely to burn in the air fryer than thinner bacon.

However, you can still cook regular or thin-cut bacon in the air fryer, but you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Overall, when it comes to cooking bacon in the air fryer, it’s best to choose the type of bacon that you prefer and adjust the cooking time as needed.

In conclusion, cooking bacon in an air fryer is a healthier, cleaner, and faster method of cooking bacon. Whether you prefer it plain or with added flavors, it is a delicious and easy way to cook bacon. Give it a try and see for yourself how amazing air fryer bacon can be!

How to Cook Bacon in the Air Fryer

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Once you've cooked your bacon in the air fryer, there's no turning back! It's not only easy and quick, the bacon comes out so crispy and delicious. Plus, there's no bacon grease sputtering all over your stovetop or inside the oven! It's a win-win!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 25 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • A pair of Tongs

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pack thick-cut bacon, separated

Instructions
 

  • Place the bacon in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You can overlap the bacon slightly, but make sure it is not too crowded.
  • Set the air fryer temperature to 400 F. No need to preheat. Cook the bacon for 8-10 minutes, flipping it over halfway through cooking. The exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon and how crispy you like it.
  • Once the bacon is cooked, use the tongs to transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease. Keep the bacon warm as you cook the rest.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining bacon slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 12mgVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 0.3mgIron: 0.02mg
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13 Comments

  1. Daniela
    May 17, 2023 / 8:11 am

    Gnam gnam. 🙂

  2. Debbie Good
    May 17, 2023 / 9:16 am

    What is the best brand air fryer you would use

    • abigail
      Author
      May 17, 2023 / 9:44 pm

      I use Cosori air fryer. Can’t say it’s the best but I like it a lot.

  3. Nathan
    May 31, 2023 / 1:00 pm

    5 stars
    I love how easy it is to cook bacon in the air fryer, it makes breakfast prep go so much smoother! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Tavo
    May 31, 2023 / 1:05 pm

    5 stars
    Hey there! I came across your post on “Easy Air Fryer Bacon,” and I have to say, it’s a game-changer! Your straightforward instructions made it super simple to whip up crispy and delicious bacon in no time. I love how the air fryer eliminates the mess and hassle of traditional stovetop cooking. The bacon turned out perfectly crispy without being overly greasy. Your tips and tricks were spot on, and I appreciate your attention to detail. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe—I’ll definitely be using my air fryer for bacon from now on! Keep up the great work!

  5. Dannii
    May 31, 2023 / 1:17 pm

    5 stars
    The best way to cook bacon. Perfectly crispy.

  6. Ned
    May 31, 2023 / 1:21 pm

    5 stars
    I love how easy this made it for me. I’m going to use this the next time before we go camping and crumble it up in a bag to make my life so much easier. Thank you for this!

  7. Neha
    May 31, 2023 / 3:46 pm

    This bacon looks so crispy and delish! I never tried it in air fryer and now I am going to. Excited about how less of a mess this method would be!

  8. Carrie Robinson
    May 31, 2023 / 4:32 pm

    5 stars
    I might be trading my usual oven baking to make bacon for this method! Looks so easy. 🙂

  9. Andrea
    May 31, 2023 / 6:23 pm

    5 stars
    This bacon looks perfectly crispy and delicious. I can’t wait to try this easy air fryer method out.

  10. Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    May 31, 2023 / 6:32 pm

    5 stars
    Great idea for brunch. Thank you so much for sharing that.

  11. Anjali
    May 31, 2023 / 7:56 pm

    5 stars
    I had no idea bacon could turn out so crispy in the air fryer! I’m going to be using this method to make bacon from now on – it’s so easy and fast!

  12. Renee
    May 31, 2023 / 8:13 pm

    5 stars
    I have to agree with a previous comment: air-fryer bacon is a game-changer! It fast and easy, and not having to schedule an extra time to clean my stove afterward is heaven.

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