Making Air Fryer Bacon is so much easier than you think! Has this breakfast meat cooked in under in just 10 minutes. The bacon air-fried is crispy and crunchy and the cleanup is so easy.

Air fryer bacon strips on a plate next to a green rag.


If you LOVE crispy bacon, then this recipe is for you! Bacon in the air fryer is so much easier to make than baked or pan-fried, it’s also less messy than the classic cooking methods. There is nothing better than enjoying crispy and crunchy bacon.

Cooked bacon strips in the air fryer basket next to a green rag.


All you need for this recipe is a pack of bacon and an air fryer! You can cook the entire pack of bacon in two batches.

  1. Lay out the bacon onto the air fryer basket.
  2. Bake at 350° F for 7-9 minutes, until bacon is desired crispiness.
Raw bacon strips laid out in the air fryer basket.


The cook time for air fryer bacon can vary depending on the doneness of your bacon and its thickness.

  • EXTRA CRISPY– If you like extra crispy bacon, cook for 8 minutes, flip bacon and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • CRISPY– A mix of tender yet still crispy bacon, cook for about 8 minutes.
  • TENDER– For tender bacon, cook time will be about 7 minutes, no need to flip the bacon.

Is the cooking time different with a convection air fryer and a basket air fryer?

Yes. The basket is more compact, the cooking time will be slightly less than a convection air fryer.


Yes, if you want to use turkey bacon, this recipe works great! Just cook the turkey bacon as you would regular bacon with no changes.

Crispy bacon strips stacked on top of each other on a tan plate.

How to enjoy The Bacon?

Bacon is so versatile and can be used in so many different recipes.

  • Best deviled eggs– top your deviled eggs with the bacon.
  • On Sandwich– add to a sandwich, like the BLT.
  • In Wrap– the bacon adds so much flavor to a chicken wrap.
  • With Salad- a great additional to a classic Caesar salad.
  • For breakfast– on avocado toast.
A tan plate loaded with crispy bacon strips next to a green rag.

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Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
Making Air Fryer Bacon is so much easier than you think! Havee this breakfast meat cooked in under in just 10 minutes. The bacon air fried is crispy and crunchy and the cleanup is so easy.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 slices of bacon


  • 6 oz regular cut bacon (about 5 slices)


  • Lay out the bacon strips in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the bacon at 350°F for about 7-9 minutes for regular cut bacon. For thick-cut bacon cook for about 10-12 minutes or until crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the air fryer and transfer onto a paper towel-lined plate and enjoy.


5g Serving142kcal Calories1g Carbs4g Protein14g Fat5g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat6g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat22mg Cholesterol225mg Sodium67mg Potassium13IU Vitamin A2mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Air Fryer Bacon
Amount Per Serving (5 g)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

 Recipe developed by Valentina’s Corner and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.