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Air fryer crispy bacon

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Morning favorite – crispy air fryer bacon! No mess and made in under 8 minutes to pair with your favorite breakfast dish. 3 slices has 5 weight watchers smart points.

strips of bacon

How to cook bacon in Air fryer

This is the easiest way i found so far. No mess, no splashing fat- just perfect crispy bacon each time. Here is another recipe i tried with bacon- Air fryer bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

  • To achieve desired crispiness, check on your bacon couple times during the cooking process. You know , some people like it more crisp, some less.
  • I chose thin cut of bacon. For a thick cut i would expand cooking time by 1 minute
  • Place bacon into already preheated air fryer basket, 375 degrees
  • How long to cook bacon in air fryer? 8 minutes usually enough for me, but keep an eye on it!

raw bacon in air fryer

How to prevent air fryer from smoking

Smoke coming from air fryer is the oil or fat, that dripped from the dish and started to burn.

If your air fryer started to smoke, what to do to prevent it next time? Add some water on the bottom of the air fryer basket. Not too much, otherwise it may pour out through the holes of the basket.

crispy baconi in air fryer

Is it safe to cook bacon in air fryer?

Yes it is. So far i didnt have any problems with it- no mess, no smoking too! Try this crispy bacon with my favorite breakfast eggs dish- Air fryer breakfast frittata or Air fryer hard boiled eggs (very quick and easy to make too).

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5 from 2 votes

Air fryer crispy bacon

Morning favorite - crispy bacon! No mess and made in under 8 minutes to pair with your favorite breakfast dish.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon, air fryer breakfast
Servings: 5 strips
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 5 strips bacon


  • Add bacon into preheated to 375 degrees air fryer basket. Try to put it in one layer
  • Cook for 8 minutes, checking couple time to make sure to achieve the desired level of crispiness.
  • Serve with eggs!

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer


Calories: 91kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 43mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 1st of March 2022

That Bacon looks terrible completely dried out. Here in the UK it would go straight in the bin!


Saturday 16th of February 2019

Love this way to make bacon. Turned out so crispy!


Saturday 16th of February 2019

These turned out perfect!! So delicious!