Once you use the air fryer to cook bacon, you’ll never cook it any other way! No matter if your air fryer is the basket or tray model, bacon comes out perfectly crisp and grease free every time! Fry up bacon for breakfast, sandwiches, salads, or soups in mere minutes with minimal clean-up! Bake a batch or two and have ready-made bacon all week long!
How long and for what temperature should I cook bacon in the air fryer?
350°F for 10 minutes is the ideal time & temperature to cook bacon in the air fryer. Add 2 minutes for thick cut bacon or to make crispy. Don’t forget to flip the bacon halfway.
How to cook bacon in the air fryer?
One of the simplest things to do in the air fryer is cook bacon. You’ll want to arrange in a single layer in your air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 350°F, flipping halfway.
How to make crispy bacon in the air fryer?
For crispy bacon, set your air fryer to 350°F and cook the bacon for 12 minutes, flipping halfway.
What goes well with air fryer bacon?
Bacon goes well with so many things, but here are a few favorites:
- Pancakes and Eggs
- On Burgers and Sandwiches
- Deviled Eggs
- On Pizza
- Baked Potato
How long can you keep bacon after cooking?
You can keep cooked bacon in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, according to the USDA.
How long can you store cooked bacon in the freezer?
According to the USDA, you can keep cooked bacon in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Is Bacon considered “Red” Meat?
Yes, bacon is made from pork belly, which is red meat by definition.
Is it safe to eat rare bacon?
Consuming undercooked or raw meat of any kind increases your risk of foodborne illness.
Should I rinse bacon before air frying?
No, washing raw bacon before cooking is not recommended. Any bacteria that might be present on the surface would be destroyed by cooking. Rinsing bacon would just spread the bacteria to your sink.
Air Fryer Bacon
- 8 slices bacon
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F
- Place the slices of bacon in the air fryer basket in a single layer
- Cook the air fryer bacon for 10 minutes (8 min if thin cut bacon is used), flipping halfway