How to Cook Bacon in the Air Fryer

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As with bacon in a toaster oven, this one cooked in an air fryer is also incredibly delicious, crispy, and pillowy at the same time, with beautiful red color and much, much lower on fat than on a skillet.

Why cook bacon in an air fryer?

  • No preparation or smoke (if it smokes, try putting a bit of water in the tray next time)
  • You don’t have to deal with popping grease
  • It’s very easy to gather grease for future use
  • No need to drain the bacon or use paper towels

Directions

  1. Get your bacon
  2. Cook it for 8-10 minutes at 360°F-400°F (adjust it a bit depending on thickness and how crispy you want it).
  3. Try this in a BLT or bacon, avocado, and basil pasta salad!

Tips

  • Do not leave the air fryer unattended. Bacon gets burned incredibly fast in an air fryer.
  • Depending on the amount of bacon in the basket and its size, toss and shake so every piece gets a chance to cook.

Candied bacon

Follow the same process, but sprinkle 1 TSP of brown sugar on each slice.

Clean-up afterwards

  1. Put the grease away in the fridge. Pro tip: try making popcorn with it!
  2. Wipe the air fryer basked and rinse it with hot water. Scrub off bits of bacon if there are any left.
  3. Use a towel to dry the basket.

Make Ahead

You can make this even esaier on you by preparing a bit ahead:

  1. Take a whole pack of bacon and cook it 3/4 of the way in the oven.
  2. Let it cool.
  3. Refrigerate it.
  4. When you need it, take a piece out and put it into the air fryer.

Done in a minute, and no mess.

Bacon From Air Fryer

Bacon in an Air Fryer

As with bacon in a toaster oven, this one is also incredibly delicious, crispy, and pillowy at the same time, with beautiful red color and much, much lower on fat than on a skillet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 92 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag bacon

Instructions
 

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 44mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon
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