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This simple turkey bacon in the air fryer recipe is as easy as can be. It comes out perfectly crispy and is so delicious. Once you try cooking turkey bacon in an air fryer, you'll never go back to frying it on the stove!

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2022)

When you want bacon, but not all the splattering grease and fat that goes along with it, you must try this cooked turkey bacon in air fryer recipe. Making turkey bacon hasn’t been easier than this. It not only looks good, but it is good. So delicious with a taste as good as or better than regular bacon or pork bacon.

Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer on a plate.

🥪 Key Ingredients

  • 10 ounces of uncured turkey bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Ingredients for Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer.
Ingredients for turkey bacon using an air fryer.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Preheat Air Fryer

Please preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit now if yours needs to be pre-heated. Some air fryers don’t need to be preheated.

Note: Not all air fryers are the same. This is the air fryer we have. It is extra large. You might have a smaller air fryer than we do, so you may need to adjust the temperature, and cook time – give or take a few – compared to this recipe. Also, if your air fryer is smaller, you may have to do a couple of batches. And for safety reasons, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye open while cooking this turkey bacon recipe.

Step 2. Place Turkey Bacon on the Basket

Lightly spray the air fryer basket or tray with vegetable oil spray, then lay the turkey bacon slices across the fryer basket. We were able to place nine pieces of turkey bacon on the basket, overlapping just a slight bit, but not placing the bacon on top of each other.

Turkey Bacon in the air fryer basket.
Place the turkey bacon on the basket.

Step 3. Add the Black Pepper to the Turkey Bacon

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper on top of one side of the bacon. You can certainly choose not to put black pepper on the turkey bacon strips, but let me tell you, it’s just a sprinkle and it is delicious.

Sprinkle one-fourth teaspoon of black pepper on the bacon.
Sprinkle black pepper on the turkey bacon.

Step 4. Put the Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer

Place the basket inside the air fryer, then cook turkey bacon for about 9 minutes. After that, turn each piece over, with a pair of tongs, to air fry the other side for another 5 minutes until it is perfectly crispy to your liking.

When the turkey bacon is done, place the bacon on paper towels. If you are going to make another batch of bacon, clean the basket tray of any grease before repeating the steps for the second batch.

Note: Depending on how crispy, or not, you like your turkey bacon, you can air fry it a little longer, or air fry it a little less than we did.

Turkey Bacon in the air fryer.
Turkey bacon in the air fryer.

❓ FAQs

Can Air Fryer Turkey Bacon Get Crispy?

Yes, turkey bacon can get perfectly crispy using an air fryer. It is super easy to make, the turkey bacon comes out perfectly done, and it is amazingly good!

What to Eat with Turkey Bacon?

Some foods that go great alongside turkey bacon are eggs over easy, scrambled eggs, ham, toast, muffins, pancakes, waffles, noodles with scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fruit, cereal and so much more. If you ask me, I think anything and everything goes great with turkey bacon, well just about. 🙂

Turkey Bacon slices on a plate.
Turkey bacon slices on a plate.

📄 Air Fryer Turkey Bacon Final Thoughts

We love turkey bacon! This crispy turkey bacon is so easy to make and tastes fantastic. Serve this air fryer bacon alongside scrambled eggs and buttered toast with jam. Yum! For weekend breakfast or lunch, and even for dinner. Why not, sure sounds good to me!

If you have any leftover bacon, you can make a BLT sandwich for lunch the next day, or crumble it up and toss it in a lettuce salad or on a baked potato.

Turkey Bacon on a plate.

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Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer

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This simple turkey bacon in the air fryer recipe is as easy as can be. It comes out perfectly crispy and is so delicious. Once you try cooking turkey bacon in an air fryer, you'll never go back to frying it on the stove!
5 from 5 votes
Cost $4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings 9 pieces

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Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with vegetable oil spray.
  • Lay 9 turkey bacon slices across the fryer basket. Overlapping is okay but not on top of each other.
  • Sprinkle the black pepper on one side of the bacon.
  • Place the basket inside the air fryer.
  • Cook the turkey bacon for about 9 minutes.
  • Turn each piece over for another 5 minutes or to your liking.
  • Place the turkey bacon on a paper towel and repeat the steps to make another batch. Remember to clean out the grease in the basket before making the second batch.

Recipe Notes

  • Always keep an eye on the turkey bacon while it is in the air fryer.
  • You may have to adjust the temperature and cooking time if your air fryer is smaller or larger than the one we used.
  • If making a second batch, remember to clean out the grease in the basket first.
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