Easy, Crispy, and Perfect Air Fryer Bacon is a quick recipe that will show you how long to cook bacon in a Nuwave, Power Air Fryer, Gourmia, or any air fryer brand. Cooking bacon for breakfast is simple and it’s finished in 10 minutes. Pair it with a nice side of eggs!
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here.
FOR THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS AND COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE RECIPE CARD AT THE END OF THIS POST. BEFORE YOU SCROLL, THERE’S IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG POST.
Calories: 75 Fat: 6G Net Carbs: 0G Protein: 6G
Macros are provided as a courtesy and calculated using MyFitnessPal. Calculate your specific macros using the exact brand ingredients you use and the macros calculator of your choice.
Can I Make Bacon in the Air Fryer? Is it Safe to Cook Bacon in the Air Fryer?
Yes, you can absolutely make bacon in the air fryer! And let me tell you, this is no exaggeration, it’s the best bacon I have ever had! A lot of people boast about their oven baked bacon. It has nothing on the air fryer method! AND the air fryer cuts the cook time in half.
When you fry bacon in a skillet, sometimes it’s hard to gauge the perfect timing. A lot of times, the ends may turn out burnt. Not in the air fryer!
Be sure to use parchment paper. I get mine on Amazon. That makes it safe to cook bacon in the air fryer. It soaks up the excess grease and will help keep the air fryer from smoking.
How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer
- Place parchment paper on the air fryer basket.
- Add the bacon.
- Air fry!
Some air fryer brands will need a trivet to hold down the bacon. I didn’t find I needed one with the Power Air Fryer. If the bacon flies around inside, it’s usually because you have an older or loud air fryer. Quiet air fryers work well.
How Long to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer
I like to cook mine for 10 minutes. Add additional time as necessary if you would like it crisper.
How To Keep the Air Fryer from Smoking
Be sure to use parchment paper. I get mine on Amazon. That makes it safe to cook bacon in the air fryer. It soaks up the excess grease and will help keep the air fryer from smoking. You can also check out this post How To Keep My Air Fryer From Smoking.
Can I use Aluminum Foil in the Air Fryer?
Yes, in general you can. I wouldn’t recommend using it for bacon because of the grease and potential to smoke.
I use Butcher Box bacon in this recipe because I love the convenience of using Butcher Box’s subscription service. You can check out my full Butcher Box Review and Unboxing here. They don’t just provide ground beef. They also provide heritage breed pork, uncured nitrate-free bacon, free-range organic chicken, and 100% grass-fed steak!
Here is the kicker, you will receive $25 off your order and free bacon with your Butcher Box delivery. Yup, that’s right, get FREE bacon, $25 off, and free shipping for the LIFE of your subscription when you order your first ButcherBox today! Click here to sign up and get hormone free meat delivered right to your doorstep!
WATCH THE VIDEO!
Love your air fryer? Check out a complete list of Air Fryer Recipes here.
Easy, Crispy, and Perfect Air Fryer Bacon
- 6 slices Butcher Box Uncured Bacon
- Cook the bacon for 10 minutes on 380 degrees. I did not flip the bacon. Cook for additional time as necessary in order to reach your desired level of crunch.