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Air fryer bacon served on a white plate.

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Get the perfect crispy bacon every single time with your trusty air fryer! So easy and quick to make with no mess and an excellent addition to any breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried bacon, how to cook bacon in an air fryer, how to cook crispy bacon
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 236kcal
Author Tanya


  • 12 oz pack of bacon


  • Lay bacon in an air fryer basket, bacon can overlap. Cook on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Remove and enjoy.


  • Keep an eye on that bacon. Some air fryers will cook bacon faster than others. Watch it closely to avoid overcooking.
  • If you’re cooking less than a pack of bacon, your bacon will cook much quicker, in about 8-10 minutes.
  • Some air fryers are known for smoking while cooking bacon. Place a little water in the bottom of the basket or a piece of bread to soak up the grease can reduce the smoking. Also, always use a clean air fryer when cooking bacon or other greasy meats to reduce the amount of smoke.
  • This method works for pork and turkey bacon.
  • If you don’t want your bacon to curl, cook less at a time and lay them in a single layer. They’ll still curl a little. I like curly bacon pieces though :)


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 112mg | Vitamin A: 21IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg