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Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Who doesn’t love bacon? And what’s not to love about a cooking method that makes it crispy and delicious without all the grease? That’s where the air fryer comes in, and I promise you’ll love my Air Fryer Bacon recipe!

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Why You’ll Love My Air Fryer Bacon Recipe 

If you’re a bacon lover, you have to try my easy Air Fryer Bacon Recipe. Good reasons to try it out:

  • Crispy – In the Air Fryer, your bacon gets extremely crispy without all the grease and mess.  
  • Healthier – You don’t need oil, of course. Just the bacon. 
  • Easy  – Simply place the bacon in the frying basket and then wait 7 to 10 minutes. It couldn’t be easier and best of all, you don’t need any other ingredients, just the bacon. 

The bacon comes out perfectly cooked every time, with a crispy outside and a juicy inside. Plus, it’s ready in just a few minutes, so you can enjoy it anytime you want.

Whether you’re making breakfast, brunch, or a snack, this Recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon Recipe

Choosing the Right Air Fryer

Choosing the right air fryer is crucial to achieving the perfect bacon. When looking for an air fryer, consider the size, wattage, and features. A larger air fryer will allow you to cook more bacon at once, while a higher wattage will result in faster cooking times.

Look for an air fryer with adjustable temperature settings and a timer, as this will give you more control over the cooking process. For me, this is the best air fryer*.

Delicious Air Fryer Bacon

How to Make Bacon in the Air Fryer (Step-by-Step) 

The recipe is absolutely simple, and you only need to follow a few steps. 

Step 1 

First, lay your bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave some space between them.

Air Fryer Bacon 10 minutes

Step 2 

Cook the bacon at 350°F for 7–10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Step 3 

Finally, drain the bacon on paper towels and then serve on a plate.

Recipe Tips

If you’re looking to take your air fryer bacon to the next level, here are some tips and variations to try out. 

  • Spices – You can add some spice to your bacon by sprinkling it with chili powder or cayenne pepper before air frying. You can also try brushing it with maple syrup or honey for a sweet and savory twist.
  • Wrapping the bacon – If you want to get really creative, try wrapping the bacon around other ingredients like asparagus or chicken for a delicious and unique dish.
Easy Air Fryer Bacon


How long can I put bacon in the air fryer?

You should cook your bacon in the air fryer for about 7 to 10 minutes. I would recommend you check halfway through to see how crispy it is. The time varies depending on which air fryer you have.

What temp to air fry bacon?

When it comes to cooking bacon in the air fryer, the temperature is a crucial factor. The ideal temperature for air frying bacon is 350°F. This temperature allows the bacon to cook evenly and become crispy without burning.

Should I use parchment paper in the air fryer for bacon?

Yes, you can use parchment paper. To do this, line the fryer with parchment paper. The parchment paper will soak up the grease and prevent the fryer from smoking. Then place the bacon on top of the paper.

More easy Air Fryer Recipes

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

5 from 3 votes
Bacon cooked in the air fryer is incredibly simple! Ready in under 10 minutes for a quick breakfast. The resulting bacon is delightfully crispy!
Servings: 5 slices of bacon
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes



  • 5 slices bacon (6 oz regular bacon)


  • Lay your bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Making sure to leave some space between them.
  • Cook the bacon at 350°F for 7–10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Then drain the bacon on paper towels and serve on a plate.
Course: Air Fryer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon
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