Crispy Air Fryer Bacon is amazing! There is nothing better in the morning than a plate of crispy and perfectly cooked-up bacon!
If you love bacon, I mean really love bacon, you will fall in love with making bacon in the air fryer, it’s easy, and with any clean-up, it’s a bacon lover’s dream!
I love a great plate of crispy bacon, no flimsy bacon for this girl, and with no oil and no splattering of oil, you can now make bacon in minutes!
Perfectly cooked bacon, exactly how you like it!
If you are looking for some GREAT Air Fryer Egg Recipes to go with your bacon, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER AVOCADO TOAST WITH EGG, AIR FRYER FRIED EGG SANDWICH, AIR FRYER BREAKFAST QUESADILLA, and AIR FRYER EGG SALAD SANDWICHES.
How Long to Cook Bacon in the Air Fryer
The exact time of your bacon will be determined by how thick your bacon is and what type of air fryer you own.
Regular Cut Bacon: Will air fry in about 7 to 9 minutes, the 9 minutes being a great plate of crispy bacon.
Thick Cut Bacon: Will air fryer in about 9 to 12 minutes, 12 minutes for a crispy bacon plate.
What Temperature to Cook Bacon in the Air Fryer
I like cooking my bacon at 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, I think that any lower temperature will lead to flimsy bacon, and we are talking about Crispy Air Fryer Bacon in this recipe!
Crispy requires a higher heat temperature.
Can I use turkey bacon?
Yes, you can air fry a batch of turkey bacon. The cooking time will be reduced by about 7 to 9 minutes, cooking at a 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Do I have to preheat the air fryer?
That will depend on what type of air fryer you own; I usually preheat my air fryer for bacon. I find that it cooks better in a room-temperature air fryer.
And you get crispier bacon by not preheating!
Should I add oil to the bacon?
No, with the air fryer, you can use any additional oil for cooking up the bacon. This is not skillet cooking. The hot air perfectly cooks up your bacon without any additional oil needed. This is why the air fryer is considered healthier cooking than skillet or deep-frying.
How to prevent bacon smoking?
You will often see white smoke coming out of your air fryer while cooking bacon or other fatty foods.
There are a couple of ways to prevent this from happening.
Add a couple of tablespoons of water to the bottom of your air fryer basket. When your grease or fat drops into the basket, it will mix with the water instead of smoking, causing it not to smoke.
Add a piece of bread to the bottom of your basket, which will catch your bacon grease.
Remember to always check your owner’s manual before using any of these methods since every air fryer is slightly different.
Some Other Air Fryer Bacon Recipes:
- AIR FRYER BROWN SUGAR CANDIED BACON
- AIR FRYER BACON SALTED CARAMEL DONUTS
- EASY AIR FRYER BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON
- AIR FRYER MAPLE CANDIED BACON
- AIR FRYER BBQ CHICKEN WRAPPED IN BACON
- EASY AIR FRYER BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS
- AIR FRYER TURKEY BACON
- 1 Package of bacon, any type
- Place the bacon into the air fryer basket, single layer, without crowding the basket. If you need to cut them in half to make them fit, cut them in half.
- Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon is done to your liking.
- Place them on a paper towel to drain, for a few seconds, before serving.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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