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Air Fryer Bacon

It's easy and efficient to cook bacon in an air fryer! Read about what temperature to cook bacon at in an air fryer, and see how perfectly crisp it gets. No more waiting for your bacon to cook while your eggs are getting cold!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer bacon, bacon
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 92kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 350º F to prevent it from smoking or burning.
  • Add bacon to the air fryer basket in a single layer. It's okay to use the extra level and split the bacon into two layers to cook more a 1 time. If you cook the bacon in 2 levels, stop the bacon halfway through cooking and swap the layers.
  • Air fry bacon for 7-9 minutes, depending on desired doneness. See notes for cooking other types of bacon.

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Notes

What Type of Bacon to Use for Air Fryer Bacon
The bacon shown above is the regular thickness of bacon sold with most brands.
Thin Cut Bacon: Some brands of bacon are cut very thinly. This will reduce the time it needs to cook to about 5-6 minutes.
Thick Cut Bacon: Increase cooking time to 8-10 minutes, based on preferred doneness.
Can I Cook Turkey Bacon in an Air Fryer?
Yes, turkey bacon cooks in an air fryer also. It is lower in fat and typically comes in thinner slices.
This turkey bacon was cooked in an air fryer at 390º F for 8 minutes. Adjust the cooking time based on how well done you like your turkey bacon!

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 44mg | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg