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 and with no smoke! Pair it with a nice side of eggs.
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This post was originally published in February 2019. It has since been updated.
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Can I Make Bacon in the Air Fryer? Is it Safe to Cook Bacon?
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
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.
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Easy, Crispy, and Perfect Air Fryer Bacon
- 6 slices Bacon I used uncured
- 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.