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Crispy Easy Air Fryer Bacon

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon is healthier version of your favourite that is quick and easy to make!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Bacon, Crispy Air Fryer Bacon
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 183kcal


Air Fryer Bacon Ingredients

  • 12 slices of streaky bacon smoked or unsmoked


How To Make Bacon in Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 350F / 180C.
  • Place bacon in the air fryer basket in a single layer. To cook all 12 slices you will need to fry the bacon in two batches.
  • Cook for 8-12 mins, turn the slices over half way through the cook time.
  • If you want your bacon less crispy, then cook it for a couple mins less.
  • Thicker cuts of bacon may need more time.



Air Fryer Bacon Tips

  • I used streaky smoked bacon, but you can select any style or cut of bacon you like. Try making some Applewood smoked bacon or even candied bacon for a sweet and salty treat (see more on this below).
  • After frying the first batch, clean out the drip tray to avoid smoking.
  • Air Fryer bacon is a perfect meal prep and make-ahead lunch solution. The mini chefs just looooove it when they find I've packed peanut butter, bacon and honey sandwiches in their lunch boxes.
Air Fryer Bacon Weight Watchers Points
There are 6 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of Crispy Air Fryer Bacon.

Bacon Recipes

Use your Crispy Air Fryer Bacon to make these delicious dishes:
A real crowd-pleaser, this Bacon Cream Cheese Dip is perfect for game day gatherings.
Sweet and savory Bacon and Nutella Stuffed Waffles will make your Sunday brunches even better.
Bacon Pumpkin Bread is full of fall flavors. And bacon!

Air Fryer Bacon Serving Suggestions

Crunchy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese.
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.
Corn Tortillas - would make a great wrap.



Calories: 183kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 87mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg