Air Fryer Bacon

Air Fryer Bacon

Air fryers do a lot of things really, really well….but, one of the things it does best is bacon. Clean up is simple and easy, the bacon doesn’t sit in it’s own grease while it cooks, it’s incredibly fast as well as easy, and the taste will knock your socks off. If you’ve never sat down and accidentally eaten a pound of bacon, be prepared that it could happen. I’ve used air fryer bacon in a lot of my other recipes, and will share a second recipe today that will use your newfound bacon making talents.

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This recipe takes less than fifteen minutes to assemble and cook, tastes out of this world, and is surprisingly healthy. Air fryer bacon is not only keto friendly, it’s gluten free as well (yay!). This makes for a great breakfast side dish, or it can used in a variety of other recipes, and you can easily double the amount if you’re entertaining. If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven.

air fryer bacon

Air Fryer Bacon

Air fryer cooked bacon
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 43 kcal


  • Air fryer or oven
  • aluminum foil
  • paper towels


  • 4 pieces thick cut bacon, cut in half the meat department in my grocery sells bacon by the slice


  • Preheat air fryer or oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line your drip tray with foil.
  • Add bacon and cook for 7 – 10 minutes depending on how crisp you like it.
  • Allow bacon to cool on a paper towel.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 43kcal
Keyword Air Fried, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Bacon, Bacon
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