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Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

    Ready to elevate your breakfast game with minimal effort? Meet your new morning hero: air fryer turkey bacon. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional bacon that’s still crispy and delicious, turkey bacon in the air fryer is a game-changer.

    Perfect for busy mornings, brunch with friends, or anytime you want a tasty treat, this method is quick, easy, and mess-free.

    Looking for other bacon recipes? These are some of our favorites: Smoked Bacon; Bacon on the Grill; Bacon Egg And Cheese Croissant

    Air fryer turkey bacon

    Why You’ll Love This Recipe

    • Healthy Option: Turkey bacon has fewer calories and less fat than regular bacon, making it a great choice for a lighter meal.
    • Quick and Easy: The air fryer cooks turkey bacon to crispy perfection in just a few minutes.
    • Minimal Cleanup: Say goodbye to greasy stovetops—your air fryer keeps the mess contained.

    Recipe Ingredients

    Here’s what you’ll need to make this turkey bacon in the air fryer:


    Cooking turkey bacon in an air fryer doesn’t need many ingredients, just turkey bacon.

    How To Make Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer Step By Step

    Place your air fryer grill plates into your air fryer. This is where you will cook your turkey bacon, and these plates help the excess fat drip away to create the crispy bacon edges we all love. As mentioned before, some air fryers have their grill plates already installed.

    Air fryer grill

    Remove turkey bacon from its packaging, checking to see how large your turkey bacon rashers are compared to the compartment they will be in when cooked in your air fryer.

    Place turkey bacon in a single layer into your air fryer compartments, if your pieces are too large, then cut them down to size.

    Turkey bacon in the air fryer

    Cook your turkey bacon at 400 degrees F (200 C) for approximately 7 – 10 minutes, depending on your air fryer.

    Remove the cooked turkey bacon from the air fryer and serve immediately. Otherwise, store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 1 – 2 days maximum.

    Cooked meat

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Don’t Overcrowd: Make sure to place the turkey bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket for even cooking.
    • Check Early: Air fryers can vary, so start checking your turkey bacon a minute or two before the suggested cook time to avoid burning.
    • Use Tongs: Flip the bacon halfway through cooking with tongs to ensure it gets crispy on both sides.

    Storage Instructions

    Leftover turkey bacon? No problem! Store any extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pop it back in the air fryer for a few minutes until it’s crispy again.

    Additions & Substitutions


    • Spices: Sprinkle some black pepper or paprika on your turkey bacon before cooking for an extra kick.
    • Maple Syrup: Drizzle a bit of maple syrup over your turkey bacon after cooking for a sweet and savory twist.


    • Pork Bacon: If you prefer traditional bacon, this recipe works just as well with pork bacon.
    • Vegan Bacon: Looking for a plant-based option? Use your favorite vegan bacon and follow the same steps.

    Recipe FAQs

    Can you cook regular bacon in the air fryer?

    Absolutely! If you prefer regular bacon, you can use the same method. Just keep an eye on the cooking time, as it might differ slightly.

    How long should I cook turkey bacon in the air fryer?

    Turkey bacon is done when it reaches your desired level of crispiness. It usually takes about 7-9 minutes, but start checking around the 6-minute mark.

    Is this healthier than stovetop bacon?

    Yes, cooking turkey bacon in the air fryer reduces the amount of grease and oil needed, making it a healthier option compared to traditional frying methods.

    Can I freeze cooked turkey bacon?

    Yes, you can freeze cooked turkey bacon. Place it in a freezer-safe container or bag, and it will keep for up to 2 months. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes before serving.

    What’s the best way to reheat turkey bacon in the air fryer?

    Simply place the turkey bacon back in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.

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    Air fryer turkey bacon

    Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

    Paige Gilmore
    Insanely yummy air fryer turkey bacon is the tastiest addition to your cooking repertoire! As a tasty healthier alternative to bacon made from pork, you can add this to your morning eggs on toast for a delicious breakfast.
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    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 12 minutes
    Course Breakfast
    Servings 2
    Calories 160 kcal


    • 4 rashers turkey bacon


    • Place your air fryer non-stick grill plates inside your air fryer compartments.
    • Place turkey bacon rashers in a single layer in the air fryer compartments. Place compartments back in the air fryer.
    • Turn on the air fryer, choose the air fryer method of cooking. Select 390 F as your temperature and set the time for approximately 7 – 10 minutes depending on your appliance.
    • Once cooked, remove turkey bacon from the air fryer and serve immediately. Enjoy!


    Calories: 160kcal
    Keyword air fryer, bacon, breakfast, brunch
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    Paige is a professional food photographer and recipe developer based out of both New Zealand and New York. Inspired by the wonderful meals she has eaten around the world, Paige loves to take a delicious friendly approach to cooking.

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