This air fryer bacon is quick, easy and perfectly crispy. This method requires no flipping and no splattering! It takes less than 10 minutes to achieve perfectly golden crispy bacon. Perfect to serve with pancakes, waffles, eggs and more!

Air fryer bacon.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This air fryer bacon takes less than 10 minutes to make.
  • No flipping needed.
  • The bacon grease does not splatter. It is mess free.
  • This method is hands off and simple.
  • Any type of bacon or even turkey bacon can be used.
  • The bacon grease drips down through the basket. Therefore, the bacon does not cook in its own grease.
  • This quick and easy recipe is great for many diets.
  • Use sugar free bacon for Whole30, Paleo, Keto, low carb and sugar free.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free.
  • Check out this Instant Pot Bacon for another great idea.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Use any type of bacon! In these photos, I used sugar free bacon.

For thick cut bacon, add 1 to 2 minutes of air fryer time.

For turkey bacon, air fry only 3 to 4 minutes.

If using bacon cured with any sugar or maple syrup, it may start to burn faster. Keep an eye on it around 5 minutes.

Taste & Texture

This air fryer bacon tastes like classic bacon! It is hearty, savory and slightly salty.

The texture is crispy!

How to Make

Step 1

First, arrange bacon strips in the air fryer basket.

Bacon in fryer.

Step 2

Air fry on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 minutes. No need to flip the bacon.

Crispy bacon in basket.

Step 3

Finally, remove bacon from the air fryer. Serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use your favorite brand of bacon.

If your air fryer is the toaster oven type, I do not recommend this recipe.

This recipe is best for air fryers with baskets.

Since all air fryers are different, keep a close eye on the bacon. Your brand may need slightly more or less time.

If needed, cut bacon in half so it fits inside the basket.

Depending on the size of the basket, you may be able to cook up to 8 strips at once.

Crispy pork bacon.

Time & Temperature

Air fry bacon at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

For slightly underdone bacon, air fry only 3 to 4 minutes. It will not be crispy at all.

For medium cooked bacon, air fry 5 to 6 minutes. It will be somewhat crispy.

Like the photos, air fry the bacon for 7 to 8 minutes for crispy bacon.

Typically, longer than 8 minutes will yield very crispy, almost burnt bacon.

How to Serve & Store

Serve air fryer bacon hot and fresh!

It pairs well with over hard eggs, scrambled eggs, and air fryer hard boiled eggs.

Use this bacon for Keto Deviled Eggs or in this Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash.

Great for breakfast, snacks, meal prep and leftovers.

Store bacon in the fridge until needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you cook bacon in the air fryer?

Cook bacon for 7 to 8 minutes in the air fryer. This yields perfectly crispy, cooked through bacon.

Can I use turkey bacon?

Yes, turkey bacon is a great option.

Which air fryer do you have?

I have the Ultenic air fryer. Highly recommend!

Can I use thick cut bacon?

Yes.

Can I use a toaster oven air fryer?

I do not recommend a toaster oven style air fryer. Air fryers with baskets are best for this recipe.

Eggs with bacon.

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Air fryer bacon.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Bacon

This air fryer bacon is crispy, hearty and so flavorful. This cooking method is quick, easy and simple. The bacon comes out perfectly delicious every single time!
5 from 13 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 strips uncooked bacon

Instructions 

  • First, arrange bacon strips in air fryer basket.
  • Air fry on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 minutes. There is no need to flip the bacon.
  • Finally, remove bacon from air fryer. Serve!

Notes

  • All air fryers are different.  Mine does not require any preheating.
  • If needed, cut bacon strips in half so they fit in air fryer basket.
  • Some air fryers are more similar to toaster ovens and do not have baskets.  I do not recommend using this recipe for these types of air fryers.
  • Air fry bacon until bacon reaches desired level of crispiness.
Calories: 50kcal, 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

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