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Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon is easier to make, and just as delicious! Cooking your bacon in the air fryer means less grease splatters, with all the crispy salty texture you love and crave!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best way to cook bacon, easy air fryer recipes, how to cook bacon
Servings: 2
Author: Jill


  • 8 strips Bacon thick cut
  • Water (to reduce smoking)


  • Preheat the air fryer at 320*F for 5 minutes.
  • Pour ¼ cup of water into the bottom of the air fryer to minimize smoke. (Alternative - place a layer of bread instead of water).
  • Place bacon in a single layer into the preheated air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12-16 minutes for thick cut and 8-10 for standard cut.