How to cook bacon in Air Fryer! Making Air Fryer Bacon is so easy and saves you so much time cleaning up! All of the grease is contained in one place and easy to clean up. You get crispy delicious bacon in minutes.
Air Fryer Bacon
There is nothing like the smell of bacon cooking in the morning. I will say that making bacon on the stovetop is great but I hate having to clean up all the grease that gets all over the place.
Skip the pan frying and use the air fryer instead!
We love using the air fryer even over cooking bacon in the oven. Air Fried Bacon is quick, easy, and always tastes amazing.
Making bacon in the air fryer saves time and keeps all of the clean-up in one place. It is so dang easy!
I highly suggest setting some bacon to the side for lunch and pairing it with an air fryer baked potato! Hello YUM!
There are so many ways to enjoy crispy bacon!
Bacon makes me giggle which I know is a random reaction but there is a backstory. Bacon actually outed my relationship with my now husband.
I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and didn't know how to cook bacon when I was dating my husband. I called my parents to find out how to cook bacon on a Saturday morning and they instantly wanted to know who I was cooking it for.
oops! They showed up in Spokane the same week to find out who I was willing to cook bacon for. LOL! Thankfully John and I are still together and I have mastered cooking bacon a variety of ways.
Regular or Thick Cut Bacon
You can also make turkey bacon or veggie bacon in the air fryer.
Air Fryer - We suggest getting an air fryer that is bigger than you think you will need. We found once we started using the air fryer, we ended up using it for more meals and larger meals.
Kitchen Tongs - We highly suggest getting a good pair of kitchen tongs to remove items from the air fryer and save your hands from getting burned.
We do not preheat the air fryer for this recipe.
We do not spray the inside of the air fryer with any cooking oils since the bacon forms grease making it really easy to remove it.
For softer bacon, you will want to lower the cooking time by a couple of minutes.
Every batch of bacon slices will cook a bit quicker than the one before it. You will need to lower the cook time for each batch.
You will need to clean the bacon grease in between batches.
The smoke point of bacon fat is 400˚F though some sites say it is as low as 325˚F
IF your bacon is to long just cut it in half so it easily fits and the air can circulate around it.
Once your air fryer has cooled down make sure to wipe it down with a towel to remove any grease that may have splattered inside.
How do you stop the bacon smoking in the air fryer?
There are two ways to prevent the air fryer from smoking while making bacon? You can put a piece of bread under the air fryer basket to soak in the grease or add water under the basket to combine with the grease.
MAKE SURE to empty the grease after every batch of bacon! This will help prevent it from bubbling and smoking in the bottom.
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Air Fryer Bacon
- 6 Bacon
- Place bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes for regular bacon. Thick bacon will need 9-12 minutes
- Remove from air fryer and place bacon on a paper towel lined plate.
- Remove any oil from the air fryer basket before doing another batch of bacon.
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