Air Fryer Bacon

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Air Fryer Bacon
Air Fryer Bacon


  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon


  1. Pour ½-inch water into the base of your air fryer if your air fryer basket has holes that allow grease to drip through.
  2. If necessary, cut bacon into smaller pieces so that it can fit into air fryer basket without overlapping.
  3. Place as many bacon strips in air fryer as possible without overlapping them.
  4. Set air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and cook bacon until crispy, about 9 minutes.
Mealthy tip:

The water in the base will keep the air fryer from smoking too much when the hot oil drips through and heats up. Air fryers heat your food with hot air mixed with high speed air circulation so you don't need as much oil in your cooking to achieve the same result as deep frying!

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Caro Hodgin says:

never cooking bacon another way. i put foil down on the base of my air fryer which made clean up super easy. don't know if that's possible with all AF models.

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Jace Howard says:

Honestly I thought this was much easier than cooking bacon in the skillet or in the oven. I cut the slices in half and used my air fryer racks instead of the basket to make this. Perfect for busy mornings.