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Air Fryer Bacon

Learn how to cook bacon in an air fryer. It is cooked evenly and turns out perfect every time. So yummy, I love bacon!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, meat, savory
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Air Fryer
  • Paper Towel
  • Aluminum foil (optional)


  • 4 - 6 strips bacon, hickory smoked, applewood smoked, etc. Use your favorite kind of bacon!


  • Set the temp on your air fryer to 375 F/176 C
  • Slide the air fryer basket out and separate the two pieces. Then line the bottom with foil and replace the top basket piece. This step may vary depending on your style of Air fryer. The foil is also optional.
  • Add 2 to 6 strips of bacon, to the bottom of the basket. If needed, cut the strips of bacon in half so they fit.
  • Slide the basket back into the air fryer and set the time for 8 minutes. Cook for 8 minutes and then check it. If needed cook for a few more minutes to get your desired level of crispiness.
  • Once cooked remove the basket from the air fryer. Use tongs and grab the bacon out of the basket and place it on a paper towel. Blot it dry and serve. Easy as that, enjoy!



Note: The nutritional facts will vary depending on the strips of bacon that you use. 
The foil is optional but helps make cleanup a little easier.
air fryer bacon nutritional facts