Have an air fryer? Learn how easy it is to make crispy air fryer bacon in just a few minutes, using this method of cooking it with super-heated air!
Have an air fryer? Learn how easy it is to make crispy air fryer bacon in just a few minutes, using this method of cooking it with super-heated air!

I don’t know about you, but we LOVE bacon! Really, really love bacon. Amen! For most of our married life, I’ve cooked bacon slices in a large skillet on our stove top. I’ve also cooked bacon in the oven (see how in my blog post here). With the addition of an air fryer (thanks to birthday gift cards), now we’ve started cooking bacon in our Cosori air fryer. It’s easy. Here’s how to make air fryer bacon.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. This will take a 2-3 minutes to bring the air fryer to temperature. While the machine is preheating, separate the strips of bacon.

Bacon strips are separated before loading into the air fryer.

Time To Cook Some Air Fryer Bacon!

Lay the strips of bacon in the basket of the air fryer. I have had the best results when I keep the bacon strips in a single layer, so that is what I recommend. You might have to cook the bacon in batches, if you are making a large amount.

I typically use a thick cut of bacon, so if using very thin slices, keep a close eye on your air fryer bacon, to make sure you don’t overcook it! Thin slices will take less time to cook, so remember that, once they start cooking, and adjust times as necessary!

The bacon strips are laid side by side in the basket of the air fryer to cook.

Cook the air fryer bacon at 400°F for 10 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, turn the bacon strips to the other side, and then continue cooking.

NOTE: Since air fryers tend to vary quite a bit, temperature-wise, I recommend checking the bacon occasionally, to ensure it cooks thoroughly, but doesn’t overcook! The thick slices of bacon I used were done in 10 minutes of total cooking time (5 minutes per side).

Ten minutes at 400 degrees is the setting used to cook thick bacon slices.

The photo below shows what the air fryer bacon looked like after 5 minutes. This is right after I turned the bacon over to cook the other side. You can see how browned it already is, after 5 minutes. Again, remember that your bacon might cook cooler or hotter, depending on the type of air fryer you use.

Checking on the bacon at the half way mark through cooking.

Time To Eat Some Air Fryer BACON!

When the bacon has finished cooking, transfer the slices to paper towels. The paper towels will help to absorb any accumulated bacon grease.

After that is done, these crisp pieces of yummy bacon are ready to enjoy! Don’t they look good? Well guess what? They WERE Good! We enjoyed the bacon with some scrambled eggs, and a biscuit! It was nice to be able to scramble the eggs, without having to cook bacon in a skillet at the same time!

The finished air fryer bacon on paper towels to absorb any grease.

Making bacon in an air fryer is really easy, and I hope you will consider trying it, also! Take care, thanks for stopping by, and I sincerely hope you have a great day.

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Air Fryer Bacon
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
14 mins
 

Have an air fryer? Learn how easy it is to make crispy air fryer bacon in just a few minutes, using this method of cooking it with super-heated air!

Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon
Servings: 6 slices
Calories Per Serving: 92 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon , preferably thick cut
Instructions
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. This will take about 2-3 minutes. While machine preheats, separate strips of bacon.

  2. Lay bacon strips in basket of air fryer. Try to keep them in a single layer. You might have to cook bacon in batches, if you're making a large amount. If using thin slices, keep a close eye on it, to make sure you don't overcook it! Thin slices will take less time to cook, so adjust time as necessary!

  3. Cook bacon at 400°F for 10 minutes total. Halfway through cooking time, turn bacon strips to other side, and continue cooking. NOTE: Since air fryers tend to vary quite a bit temperature-wise, I recommend checking bacon occasionally, to ensure it cooks thoroughly, but doesn't overcook! When finished cooking, transfer bacon slices to paper towels, to absorb any accumulated bacon grease. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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