There is honestly nothing easier than cooking bacon in the air fryer. Air fryer bacon is somehow even easier than bacon you'd cook on a stovetop, and both ways, you get crispy bacon at the end of it all. What could be better?
We're going to tell you exactly how to make cooked bacon using an air fry method, and you've just got to decide what you're going to serve with it. Will you make sweet potatoes, chicken wings, Brussels sprouts, or other side dishes there are air fryer recipes out there for? Or are you just serving up bacon slices via air frying to throw together an excellent brunch with very little cleanup?
Whatever you decide, this method is incredibly simple, and you won't regret trying this game-changer when it comes to making delicious bacon for you and your family.
Cooking Bacon in an Air Fryer
Literally, the only ingredient you need for this recipe is bacon. Really, that's it. You can use thick-cut bacon, thinner bacon, different meat varieties of bacon -- the sky is really the limit here. The cook time may change slightly depending on the thickness of the meat, but it's not going to be drastically different.
Before anything else, you're going to preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lay the bacon inside your air fryer basket in a single layer -- there can be some overlap, but go ahead and cut the bacon in half if you want to.
The bacon will need to be fried for 8-10 minutes minimum. Halfway through, it's a good idea to check the current doneness of the bacon with tongs. Rearrange them if needed.
When you're happy with the crispness of the bacon, transfer it to a plate on your countertop lined with paper towels to soak up any excess bacon grease, watching for splatters when you set them down. And that's that! You've got cooked bacon with barely any mess. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 8-12 minutes
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put bacon inside air fryer basket in a single layer — there can be some overlap. Cut in half if necessary.
Fry for 8-10 minutes minimum. Check halfway through with tongs and rearrange if needed.
When bacon has reached desired crispness, transfer it to a plate with paper towels to soak up excess bacon grease.