How to Cook Air Fryer Bacon

How to Cook Air Fryer Bacon

Contrary to some voices across the wise realm of the internet, it’s safe to cook bacon in the air fryer. However, precaution is a ‘must,’ as you need to make sure that you use the right temperature. At the same time, you need to keep your air fryer clean before and after you use it to cook bacon. 

If you’re also wondering which is the best temperature to use in order to cook bacon in the air fryer, well, there are some controversies on that subject as well! However, it’s a pretty safe bet to say that the response revolves around 350 degrees F. That also translates to over 176 degrees Celsius. 

While last time we learned how to cook peanut butter fudge using only two ingredients, it’s now time to find out how to prepare delicious bacon in the air fryer!

First and foremost, you don’t have to be intimidated by the procedure of cooking bacon in the air fryer! Anybody can do it as long as he or she pays a little attention. Let’s cut to the chase:

Cooking air fryer bacon is super easy

Make sure to use a sharp knife in order to slice that bacon thoroughly! The next step is to arrange the slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Avoiding overcrowding the pan is essential in the process. Make sure to keep cooking that bacon in the air fry for about ten minutes and at about 400 degrees F. However, you should still take a peek half way in order to see if anything has gone wrong. 

After ten minutes, you might conclude that the food needs to cook more. If yes, leave it for a few more minutes in the pan. 

Prevent air fryer from smoking

Smoke is surely unhealthy for you, except for the fact that it will fill your kitchen’s air. It might be difficult for some people out there to make their air fryer bacon without triggering excess smoke. There are plenty of possible fixes for the smoking issue, and feel free to check them out below:

  • Add a slice of bread to the lower pan in order to soak up the grease from the bacon.
  • Parchment paper can be used to line your air fryer basket. There is such a thing as parchment paper that was specifically created for the air fryer, so feel free to look that up!
  • If the problem still hasn’t gone away, you can consider adding a bit of water to the lower pan. You don’t need to add much; a single cup can be enough.

Recipes with bacon

There are plenty of delicious food recipes that can include bacon. You can consider, for example, recipes such as instant pot hardboiled eggs, whole wheat pumpkin spice muffins, strawberry muffins, Irish corned beef hash, blueberry oat muffins, breakfast veggie scramble, breakfast casserole, and a lot more.

In the end, you need to use tongs to place the bacon strips cooked in the air fryer on paper towels. Get rid of the grease, as it’s unnecessary and unaesthetic!

It’s also a good idea to cook air fryer bacon in order to eat it days or even weeks after. Yes, it’s totally possible and healthy to eat air fryer bacon even a month after cooking it. Keeping it in the freezer is the method for the food to last that long. If, instead, you wish to eat the air fryer bacon a few days after you’ve cooked it, it will be enough to just keep it cold in the fridge.

That’s pretty much everything you need to know about how to cook air fryer bacon! Repeat the whole process if you want to cook another batch! Bon appetite!


Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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