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5 from 6 votes

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon - 10 Minutes!

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!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for air fryer bacon
Servings: 2


  • 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.


  • If you want to cook a second batch of bacon immediately after the first, you need to drain any grease from the basket.
  • 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.
  • Bacon smoking?:  The smoke point of bacon fat is 374F.  Since we are cooking this bacon at 350F, there should be no smoke.  If there is smoke, that would be from leftover grease on the inside of the air fryer that has oxidized.  When your air fryer is cool, wipe the inside with a damp cloth.