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Air Fryer Bacon

I will show you exactly how to cook bacon in the air fryer. You may never make it any other way again because it is seriously the best!

Course Basics, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer bacon, how to cook bacon in the air fryer
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 11 slices
Calories 91 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 11 slices bacon (I am using Trader Joe's, and it is a thick cut)


  1. Divide the bacon in half, and place the first half in the air fryer.

  2. Set the temperature at 400 degrees, and set the timer to 10 minutes (possibly less time for thinner bacon).

  3. Check it halfway through to see if anything needs to be rearranged (tongs are helpful!).

  4. Cook remainder of the time. Check for desired doneness. I like mine extra crispy so I did about 1.5 minutes extra for a total of 11.5 minutes, and mine was perfect. 👌🏻 

Recipe Notes

If you are doing more than one batch, be sure and empty the grease from the lower basket before cooking the second batch.

I liked thicker bacon for this recipe. If you are using thinner cuts, watch closely because you may need less time.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 43mg1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.