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Why use a skillet when you can make crispy air-fryer bacon? Using your air fryer is a clean and splatter-free way to cook bacon for a small group. Pouring out the drippings between batches is key to prevent smoking.

EatingWell.com, June 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes. Working in batches if necessary, carefully arrange bacon pieces in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Pour out the excess bacon drippings from the bottom of the basket. Repeat the procedure with any remaining bacon pieces.


Nutrition Facts

4 pieces
101 calories; protein 7g; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 21mg; vitamin a iu 7IU; vitamin b3 niacin 2mg; vitamin d iu 8IU; sodium 321mg; calcium 2mg; magnesium 6mg; phosphorus 100mg; potassium 106mg; zinc 1mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; selenium 12mcg.