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Delicious and Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

We all love crispy bacon, right? Making it in an air fryer is a game-changer! It’s quick, easy, and mess-free. No more greasy splatters on the stove.

We’ve tried it, and let us tell you—crispy perfection every time. Plus, it’s less greasy, so we can enjoy without feeling too guilty. Who doesn’t want perfectly cooked bacon in just minutes?

If you haven’t already, give it a go. Air fryer bacon might just become your new favorite way to fry up this breakfast classic. It’s so simple even our lazy mornings can’t resist.

Ready to get started? Let’s make some bacon magic!

Ingredients for Air Fryer Bacon

Let’s get straight to the good stuff. You’ll need:

  • Bacon: Obviously! Use thick-cut for extra crunch or regular cut if you’re feeling classic.
  • Optional: Black pepper or a sprinkle of brown sugar for a little kick or a touch of sweetness.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Bacon

  • Don’t overcrowd: Arrange the bacon in a single layer. Overlapping can lead to uneven cooking, and nobody wants half-crispy, half-soggy bacon.
  • Flip it halfway: This ensures both sides get that perfect crispiness, and you don’t end up with a lopsided piece of bacon.
  • Play with the temperature: If you like your bacon extra crispy, you might want to crank up the heat for the last couple of minutes. Just keep an eye on it!

Variations and Substitutions

No air fryer? No problem! You can use a convection oven at 400°F, but it might not be as crispy as the good ol’ air fryer method.

Feeling adventurous? Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes for a spicy version or brush with a bit of maple syrup for that sweet-salty combo we all love.

Have some rosemary or thyme lying around? Why not throw in a few sprigs for a herby twist?

Delicious, crispy Air Fryer bacon

Air Fryer Bacon Recipe

Get ready for the crispiest, easiest, and most delicious bacon of your life—all thanks to your trusty air fryer. Perfect for breakfast, burgers, or just because.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 183 kcal


  • Air-fryer


  • 8 slices of bacon thick or regular cut
  • Optional: Black pepper or a sprinkle of brown sugar


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Arrange the bacon in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • If desired, sprinkle with black pepper or brown sugar before serving.
  • Enjoy your perfectly crispy bacon!


Serving: 2slicesCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 87mgVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword air fryer, bacon, easy recipes
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

I can't believe how healthy and flavorful these air fryer meals are. Highly recommended!