Air-Fryer Bacon


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.

cooked bacon on a white platter
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 8 ounces bacon (8 slices), strips cut in half crosswise


  1. 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 (per serving)

101 Calories
8g Fat
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 pieces
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 7IU 0%
Vitamin D 8IU 2%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 106mg 2%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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