This recipe for Air Fryer Turkey Bacon is just so easy. This lower-fat bacon option can be served with breakfast or on top of a sandwich at lunchtime. Make it in less than 10 minutes for a quick breakfast on a busy morning!

cooked turkey bacon in air fryer

There are several great ways to cook turkey bacon. I love to bake it in the oven, or you can just cook it up in a skillet on the stove top. Some people even microwave it.

As an alternative to those methods, let me introduce you to air fryer turkey bacon! I hope you’ll agree that this crispy turkey bacon is perfect for the whole family.

This method of using the air fryer is perfect for when you:

  • just want to cook several pieces (like to crumble on a salad or put on a sandwich),
  • don’t want to heat up your kitchen,
  • and need to make it fast with easy cleanup.

Key Ingredients

Turkey bacon is available at most grocery stores. It’s made from turkey meat as opposed to pork like regular bacon. Turkey bacon is lower in fat than regular bacon. Be sure to look for gluten-free brands if you’re on a gluten-free diet.

You can add water to the bottom of your air fryer basket to help prevent it from smoking. This is optional.

turkey bacon on a tabletop

Recipe Steps

Step One

Lay your bacon slices flat in the basket of your air fryer.

Add a little bit of water to the bottom of your air fryer basket to help prevent smoking (optional).

If this is your first time using your air fryer, then be sure to check the instruction manual for tips on whether or not you need to pre-heat your air fryer (most models do not require pre-heating).

raw turkey bacon in air fryer

Step Two

Cook the bacon for 5 minutes at 360 degree F. After 5 minutes, use tongs to turn the turkey bacon over and cook for 5 more minutes.

Your cook time may increase or decrease by a minute or two depending on your exact air fryer model.

cooked turkey bacon

Step Three

Blot any excess grease from the bacon strips with paper towels before serving.

turkey bacon on paper towels

Step Four

Serve warm or at room temperature. The turkey bacon will get crispier as it cools. My husband loves his crispy bacon with over-medium eggs.

If you want to make a second batch right away, just repeat the steps.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • The amount of turkey bacon that you can cook in one batch depends on how big your air fryer basket is. You don’t want to overlap the pieces as they will not cook evenly.
  • If you are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to read the packaging to make sure your turkey bacon is gluten-free. 
  • The bacon will get crispier as it cools.
  • Store any leftover cooked turkey bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

FAQs

What kind of air fryer do you recommend?

I am not tied to one brand. I have had several air fryers and liked them all. Check out my full list of the best air fryers under $100.

Can I cook regular bacon this way?

Yes, you can. Increase the temperature to 375 degrees F and keep the cook time to around 10 minutes. Just keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Is turkey bacon gluten-free?

Not all brands of bacon are gluten-free, so just be sure to read the labels when purchasing. I like to find a brand of uncured turkey bacon to avoid any added sodium nitrates and preservatives.

Is turkey bacon healthy?

Turkey bacon is has less fat and fewer calories than regular pork bacon. It can be a healthier option to regular bacon.

cooked turkey bacon on a plate

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Air Fryer Turkey Bacon


Description

This recipe for Air Fryer Turkey Bacon is just so easy. This healthy and flavorful side dish can be served with breakfast or on top of a sandwich at lunchtime. Make it in less than 10 minutes!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup of water (optional)
  • 46 slices of turkey bacon

Instructions

  1. Pour the water into the bottom of your air fryer basket to help prevent smoking (optional).
  2. Lay your strips of turkey bacon in the basket of your air-fryer. Set the temperature to 360°F and let the bacon cook for 5 minutes. Use tongs to turn the slices over after 5 minutes and cook for an additional 5 minutes. The bacon should be bubbling and a medium shade of brown when it is done cooking.
  3. Use tongs to carefully transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. Blot any excess grease from the cooked bacon.
  4. Serve warm.

Notes

  1. The amount of turkey bacon that you can cook in one batch depends on how big your air fryer basket is. You don’t want to overlap the pieces as they will not cook evenly.
  2. If you are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to read the packaging to make sure your turkey bacon is gluten-free. 
  3. The bacon will get crispier as it cools.
  4. Store any leftover cooked turkey bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: turkey bacon in air fryer, air fryer bacon, how to cook turkey bacon

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