Crispy Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

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Crispy Air Fryer Turkey Bacon is an excellent addition to your next breakfast! This healthy, lean breakfast side will energize you and satisfy your craving for that fried bacon taste.

Turkey bacon is a healthy alternative to pork bacon with lots of flavor. You can enjoy crunchy bacon for breakfast more often when you choose this leaner option!

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And cooking turkey bacon in the air fryer makes cleanup a breeze. There is much less grease splatter than regular bacon, and the air fryer keeps it all contained. Learn how to use this simple method to cook perfect bacon for your next family breakfast!

Looking for more air fryer breakfast ideas? Try Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes, Air Fryer French Toast, and Air Fryer Hard Cooked Eggs.

🥓Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Turkey bacon – I prefer uncured bacon because it doesn’t contain added sodium nitrates. But the recipe doesn’t change, no matter what brand you use.

turkey bacon before cooking
Raw turkey bacon

🍳How to Make Turkey Bacon in Air Fryer

  1. Put the bacon slices in the basket with no overlap. Cook in batches if you want to make the entire package.
  2. Air fry at 390 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip the bacon over and air fry at 390 F for another 3-5 minutes until it reaches your desired crispness.
turkey bacon before cooking
Before air frying
air fryer turkey bacon after half the cooking time
After 5 minutes

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🍴Serving Ideas

Serve the cooked bacon with your favorite breakfast foods. It goes well with eggs, a slice of toast, or French toast. It is also an excellent addition to a sandwich.

You can also use the air fryer turkey bacon on top of twice-baked potatoes or a pizza. Crumble it into bacon bits and sprinkle it on top of potato soup or a salad for an added burst of flavor.

💭How to Store and Reheat

Leftover turkey bacon will keep in the fridge for about 5 days if stored in an airtight container. You can reheat it in the air fryer at 300 degrees F for about 4 minutes.

turkey bacon on a plate in front of air fryer


Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Increase the cooking time for crispier bacon.
  • You don’t need to spray the basket or add any oil.
  • Put a slice of bread under the basket to catch the bacon grease. This will make cleanup easier and ensure the air fryer doesn’t smoke.

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Air Fryer Turkey Bacon Recipe

Published By Anne
Wake up and make perfect air fryer turkey bacon for breakfast! It is light and crispy without any mess from frying.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 8 slices turkey bacon


  • Take the slices of bacon out of the package and place the bacon strips in the air fryer basket. Keep the pieces in a single layer during the cooking process and cook in batches if necessary.
    8 slices turkey bacon
  • Air fry at 390 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Use tongs to flip the bacon over and air fry for an additional 2-5 minutes. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and your personal preference for crispiness.
  • Drain the bacon on paper towels before serving.


  • Increase the cooking time for crispier bacon.
  • You don’t need to spray the basket or add any oil.
  • Put a slice of bread under the basket to catch excess grease. This will make cleanup easier.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 55mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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