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Air Fryer Bacon (Perfectly Crispy!)

Have you tried cooking air fryer bacon yet?

If you love bacon as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily cook bacon in an air fryer!

Read on to discover how to cook some air fryer bacon quickly.

cooked bacon rashers in an air fryer basket

How To Cook Bacon In An Air Fryer

This air fryer bacon recipe can be made in any air fryer model – your only limitation is how many rashers you can cook at a time!

What You Need For Air Fryer Bacon

raw back bacon and bacon rashers on a white plate
  • Bacon rashers – use your favourite type of bacon; streaky rashers or back bacon work well.
  • Tongs/spatula
  • Trivet/crisping rack – optional if you want to cook a lot of bacon at the same time

You don’t need to use oil or butter to cook bacon in an air fryer; you simply add the bacon to the air fryer basket and cook it.

What Temperature Does Air Fryer Bacon Cook At?

I’ve found the best temperature for cooking bacon in an air fryer is 180°C (350°F). You can cook it at a higher temperature, but you might experience some smoking coming out of your air fryer.

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How Long To Cook Bacon In An Air Fryer

If you use regular cut packaged bacon rashers like those pictured above, the cooking time will be 8 to 10 minutes for a crispy finish.

For thicker cuts of bacon, you will need to increase the cooking time.

crispy bacon rashers in air fryer basket

Halfway through the cooking time, flip the bacon rashers over so that they crisp up on both sides. If the bacon isn’t as crispy as you would like, keep cooking it and checking on it after 2 minutes.

Remember to keep an eye on the bacon to get it to your desired doneness, and use tongs or a spatula to remove it when ready.

How Many Bacon Rashers Can I Cook In The Air Fryer?

This will depend on the size of your air fryer; it doesn’t matter if they slightly overlap each other, but don’t pile them up on top of each other, or they won’t crisp up.

You can use a trivet, a rack with different levels, or a crisping rack to fit more bacon rashers in at once.

two bacon rolls next to an air fryer

Have you made air fryer bacon before? Let me know in the comments!

air fryer bacon rashers

Air Fryer Bacon (Perfectly Crispy!)

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Using an air fryer is the perfect way to enjoy perfectly crispy bacon!


  • 4 bacon rashers*


  1. Lay the bacon rashers in the air fryer basket. If you want to fit more rashers in, either use a trivet or a rack to add more. It doesn't matter if the bacon rashers are touching each other, or if they are overlapping a little bit, but don't lay them on top of each other.
  2. Set the air fryer off at 180°C/350°F for 8 to 10 minutes. For thicker slices of bacon, increase the time to 12-15 minutes. Flip the bacon halfway through (unless you are using a crisping rack).
  3. If the bacon isn't crispy enough, cook it for a little longer, checking on it after 2 minutes.


*you can cook less or more bacon if you wish, the cooking time will be the same.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

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