using tongs to remove air fryer bacon

Air Fryer Bacon

This Air Fryer Bacon is the EASIEST way to cook bacon.  Perfectly crispy and no mess; no oil splatters on the stove, no ruined baking sheets in the oven!  

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6 pieces
Calories 270 kcal
Author Farmette Kitchen


  • 6 pieces bacon


  1. Place the bacon in the air fryer basket. Some folding is okay, but try not to overlap too much.

  2. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

  3. Check for desired doneness. I like mine extra crispy, so I usually cook it for 1-2 minutes more.

  4. Transfer to a wire rack with paper towel to cool/ drain excess grease.

Recipe Notes

If you are doing more than one batch, be sure and empty the grease from the lower basket before cooking the second batch.

I like thicker bacon.  If you are using thinner cuts, watch closely because you may need less time.