air fryer bacon

Air Fryer Bacon

I love finding new and exciting ways to use my Air Fryer and this is my favorite trick yet. The bacon in the Air Fryer is finished in under 10 minutes (even with thick cut bacon), and no greasy mess all over the stove!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon in air fryer, gluten free
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 300kcal
Author Jennifer Banz



  • 3-7 Pieces Bacon


  • Lay the bacon in the Air fryer basket in a single layer
  • Cook the bacon at 350F for 9 minutes (thick cut bacon) or shorter for thinner bacon.  Check the bacon throughout the cooking time to make sure it isn't overcooking.



  • Sometimes I cut them in half and lay them flat, and sometimes I lay the bacon on its side like files with about a .5 inch gap between them.  Sorry I don’t have a picture of that but I will get on it asap!
  • After cooking and the air fryer is cool, take a damp cloth and wipe any grease that has splattered onto the inside of the air fryer...especially the burner at the top.  This will keep the bacon from smoking next time.


Calories: 300kcal