How to Make Bacon in the Air Fyer

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Simple directions on how to make bacon in the air fryer which is very quick, less messy than traditional frying, and super crispy.



  • 4 strips of bacon, cut in half


  1. Turn on your air fryer and preheat it to 375 degrees for 2 minutes.
  2. Place the bacon halves on the rack that came with the air fryer (so they aren’t sitting directly on the bottom) in an even layer.
  3. Cook for 5-8 minutes until cooked to your liking. If the bacon moves or curls while cooking, simply use tongs to keep everything in a single layer.
  4. Use tongs to remove the bacon from the air fryer and place it on a paper towel to absorb the extra grease.
  5. Enjoy hot or use in your favorite recipes.


  • I found that thick cut bacon worked best in the air fryer as it tended to not curl up and get moved around as much by the circulating air.
  • Category: side
  • Method: air fry
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233.5 Fat: 22.2g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 370.7mg Carbohydrates: 7g Sugars: 6g Protein: 7.1g Vitamin A: 6.2µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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