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Strips of cooked bacon in a single later inside the basket of an air fryer.
5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Bacon

Delicious, crispy bacon ready in about 10 minutes! Learn how to cook bacon in your air fryer with just a few simple steps.
Keto and low-carb.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 7 slices of bacon
Calories: 15kcal

Tools

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 6-7 slices of bacon see notes below

Instructions

  • Place the bacon in a single, non-overlapping, layer inside the basket of your air fryer.
  • Set the temperature of the air fryer to 400 degrees and the timer to 10 minutes (see notes below on different cooking times for thick-cut versus thin-cut bacon).
  • Check the bacon after approximately 7-8 minutes to make sure it isn't over-cooking. Add additional time if necessary.
  • Use tongs to remove the cooked bacon from the air fryer. Enjoy!

Notes

Bacon comes thinly sliced, super thick cut, and sometimes somewhere in the middle. The bacon pictured in these images is neither super thick nor super thin and the entire package came with 12 slices. Unless you purchase super thick-cut bacon (more than 6-7 slices) you will need to divide the bacon in half and cook in 2 batches.
Bacon your bacon cooks at different rates depending on its thickness,
  • Thinner bacon: 8-10 minutes
  • Somewhere in the middle bacon: 10-12 minutes
  • Thick-cut bacon: 12-14 minutes
I like placing one of these silicone liners on the inside of my air fryer. It makes for easier clean-up.
This method is also great for turkey bacon. I suggest reducing the air fryer temperature to 350 degrees.
Important note: If you plan to cook the second batch of bacon right after you've cooked the first batch, drain the bacon fat from the basket and wipe it out. You will also want to reduce the cooking time by 3-4 minutes (it cooks faster the second time) or reduce the heat to 350 degrees.

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 7mg
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