Air Fryer Bacon 🥓

If you own an Air Fryer this is the easiest way to make crispy bacon. Ready in about 12 minutes without the mess!

bacon cooked in the Vortex Air Fryer

It seems like I make bacon at least once a week so making it in my Air Fryer was a real time saver. In roughly 10 to 12 minutes you have crisp delicious bacon to eat or use for other recipes.

thick bacon slices on baking tray

As you can imagine there are many different makes and models of air fryers out there. Some use baskets while others, like the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven uses baking sheets. Some pressure cookers even have air fryer lids.

slices of raw bacon on baking sheet

The purpose of this recipe is to show you how easy and quick it is to make bacon in an Air Fryer. Depending on the model you have, you will need to adapt accordingly, meaning the use of baskets vs. baking sheets, etc.

raw bacon loaded into Air Fryer

The cook time listed on the recipe card assumes a regular cut of bacon. You adjust the cooking time based on how crispy you want your bacon.

Less crispy cooks in approximately 8 minutes but if you want yours super crispy I recommend 12 minutes or so. If you are using a thicker cut of bacon you may have to add another minute or two.

crispy bacon from air fryer

If you don’t own an Air Fryer yet or still prefer to make you Bacon the old-fashioned way, make sure you check my post on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

You will need the following ingredients to make Bacon in your Air Fryer (see recipe card for quantities): Bacon and Ground Black Pepper.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  2. Place the bacon in the air fryer in a single layer. Depending on the amount of bacon, you may have to cook them in batches. Optionally sprinkle ground black pepper on the bacon.
  3. Cook for 8-12 minutes depending on how crisp you want your bacon, flipping the bacon slices over halfway through the cook time using tongs.

Printable Recipe Card

air fryer bacon

Air Fryer Bacon 🥓

If you own an Air Fryer this is the easiest way to make crispy bacon. Ready in about 12 minutes without the mess!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 473 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Bacon
  • Ground Black Pepper, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place the bacon in the air fryer in a single layer. Depending on the amount of bacon, you may have to cook them in batches. Optionally sprinkle ground black pepper on the bacon.
  • Cook for 8-12 minutes depending on how crisp you want your bacon, flipping the bacon slices over halfway through the cook time using tongs.

Notes

Thicker cuts of bacon may need more time in the Air Fryer. I find 14-15 minutes for thick cut bacon makes them nice and cripsy.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 14gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 751mgPotassium: 225mgVitamin A: 42IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Sheila says:

    I tried this method of cooking bacon in my air fryer and I will never do it any other way from now on. Super idea.