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crispy air fryer bacon

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

Crispy Air Fryer Bacon is fast, easy, and super tasty with much less grease and cooked in under 10 minutes! Don’t forget the paprika-brown sugar rub for a smoky-sweet twist!
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crispy Air Fryer Bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees F.
  • Mix the sugar (if using) with the paprika and gently rub it onto the bacon slices.
  • Place a small amount of water on the bottom of the air fryer and arrange the bacon slices in the air fryer in a single layer. It depends on the size of your air fryer, if needed but them in half or cooks in batches.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes or until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Clean the bottom of the air fryer with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining slices.
  • Keep in mind that thinner bacon slices may cook quicker and thicker ones may need a few minutes extra.
  • If needed, reheat the bacon slices for 1 minute in the air fryer and serve.



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg