Air Fryer Bacon


Follow this recipe for air fryer bacon, which I've found to be the optimal way for cooking perfectly crisp bacon every time.

looking down at a plate full of crispy air fryer bacon
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1/2 pound


  • ½ (16 ounce) package bacon


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Lay bacon in the air fryer basket in a single layer; some overlap is okay.

    overhead shot of bacon in air fryer

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  3. Fry for 8 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until bacon is crisp, about 7 minutes more.

    overhead shot of cooked bacon in air fryer

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  4. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess grease.

    overhead shot of air-fried bacon on plate

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
5g Fat
0g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 5g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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