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How to Cook Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer

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How to cook turkey bacon in air fryer in less than 10 minutes! This method is a great way to quickly cook up turkey bacon so it’s nice and crispy without the mess. Serve this air fryer turkey bacon as part of a bacon egg and cheese bagel sandwiches or as a side to sour cream scrambled eggs and air fryer hash browns. Don’t forget the cold foam coffee!

Whether you’re looking for a satisfying breakfast side dish; making BLTs or salads; or rounding up some breakfast for dinner ideas, air frying turkey bacon is the easiest way to cook it.

Breakfast spread with egg, hash brown and air fryer turkey bacon on a plate.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Can You Air Fry Turkey Bacon?

Yes, air frying turkey bacon is a great way to quickly cook turkey bacon so it gets nice and crispy.

What You’ll Love About Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

  • No need for messy frying
  • No prep time or dishes needed
  • Cooks quicker (6 minutes total time) than the oven
  • Hands-off cooking
  • Great breakfast side + protein
  • Easy enough for weekday breakfasts

Ingredients

Cooking turkey bacon in air fryer requires just one ingredient…TURKEY BACON!

I recommend high-quality turkey bacon for best flavor and have liked applegate turkey bacon the best.

How to Cook Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer

Here’s how we cook turkey bacon in the air fryer:

  • Preheat air fryer. Preheating the air fryer allows the food to cook quickly and evenly.
  • Air fry turkey bacon. Place turkey bacon strips in the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook bacon for 6 minutes. Use tongs to flip after 3 minutes. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes for crispier turkey bacon. Don’t worry if bacon slices have shifted of flopped around, just straighten out.
Uncooked turkey bacon in air fryer basket.

TIP: Do NOT crowd air fryer basket. Turkey bacon slices can be touching each other, but should not be overlapping. Cook in batches if necessary.

Cooked slices of turkey bacon in air fryer basket.

How long to cook turkey bacon in air fryer?

The cooking time for turkey bacon in air fryer is about 6-8 minutes, depending on how crispy you want it. It will continue to crisp up as it cools.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat turkey bacon in a hot skillet, air fryer, or microwave (wrapped with paper towel) until hot.

Plate with eggs hash browns and turkey bacon.

What to Serve with Crispy Turkey Bacon

Serve your air fryer turkey bacon with one or two of these other breakfast items for a balanced meal:

Breakfast spread with turkey bacon eggs berries and coffee.

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If you love easy and delicious breakfast recipes, try one of these next:

Breakfast plate with turkey bacon slices eggs and hash browns.

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Helpful Tools to Make Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

  • Air Fryer – You’ll obviously need an air fryer! This basic model works well and has a roomy basket size.
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Breakfast plate with turkey bacon slices eggs and hash browns.

How to Cook Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer

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Description

Learn how to cook turkey bacon in air fryer so it’s nice and crispy! This easy method is hands-off.  


Ingredients

  • turkey bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place turkey bacon strips in air fryer basket in a single layer. (You may have to cook in batches.) 
  3. Cook for 6 minutes, flipping over after 3 minutes. 
  4. Cook another 1-2 minutes if you want it crispier, but it will continue to crisp a bit as it cools. 

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