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Air Fryer Bacon on a white plate
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4 from 12 votes

Air Fryer Bacon

You'll be enjoying crispy bacon in no time at all with this easy air fryer method for making the perfect bacon.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 183kcal


  • 8 slices bacon


  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket.
  • Place the pieces of bacon in the basket of the air fryer in a single layer. (It's ok if the bacon overlaps a little)
  • Close the basket door and cook at 400° degrees Fahrenheit (205° degrees Celcius) for 10 minutes.
  • Check the bacon after 10 minutes for crispiness. If you would like the bacon to be crispier, add an extra minute or two of cook time.
  • Remove cooked bacon to a plate with a pair of tongs and blot with paper towels to soak up any excess grease before serving.
  • Make sure you carefully remove the bacon grease from the bottom of the air fryer basket before it cools.


What is air fryer smoke?

From time to time you may see a little bit of white smoke coming from the basket of the air fryer. This is usually due to the smoking point of any oil you are using, or also due to the fat and grease in foods that is being cooked off.

Can I use parchment paper or foil for easier cleanup in the air fryer basket?

Check your manufacturer's suggestions in the owners' booklet, but you should be able to use either of those items for easy clean up. Note, there are a few air fryer manufacturers that suggest NOT using those in the air fryer, so check first before doing so.
If using thick-cut bacon slices you may need to add a few more minutes of cook time. The thickness of your bacon will determine the amount of time used. I generally use 15 minutes for thick-cut bacon pieces. It will also depend on how much bacon you are cooking. If you're only cooking a few pieces, you will also need to adjust the cooking time down accordingly.
All air fryers are manufactured differently and will cook differently. This recipe was made using the Cosori 5.8 quart Air Fryer and it worked perfectly.
You can also add a piece of bread to the bottom basket of the air fryer to absorb the bacon fat and grease.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 87mg | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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