Air fryer turkey bacon is crisp, easy to make, and easy to clean up! This healthier take on breakfast is a breeze to make and turkey bacon can be used just like regular bacon!
There are several reasons to air fry your turkey bacon instead of reaching for the classic pork bacon.
It may be that you like the health benefits of less fat and cholesterol than regular bacon. You may not eat pork for religious reasons.
You may not even like the strong, salty taste of regular bacon. <— Hard for me to imagine, but I’ve heard there are people out there that aren’t fans. 😉
What ever your reason, I am certain you’re going to love turkey bacon in the air fryer! It crisps up so beautifully, it’s quick to cook, and clean up is a breeze!
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Turkey Bacon – You can cook as much or as little turkey bacon as you’d like, just be sure to place it in a single layer in the air fryer and work in batches as needed.
When buying regular bacon I usually think the most important thing is how thick it is.
With turkey bacon, sometimes the goals are different. You may want to brand shop a little bit and find the one with the ingredients (minimizing added fillers), and nutritional values you are targetting.
How to Make Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer:
Prepare– Spritz your air fryer with non-stick spray or brush some cooking oil onto the bottom of your basket. Place your bacon strips in a single layer in your basket. You will need to cook in batches if making a bunch, just like you would if cooking them in a skillet.
Cook – Air fry for 5 minutes at 380 degrees F. You will need to flip the bacon, then air fry for 5 more minutes. It will take about 10 minutes per batch that you cook.
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Turkey bacon is lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than regular bacon.
You need to keep your cooked turkey bacon in an air tight container in your fridge. It should last about 4 days.
I stick leftover turkey bacon in the air fryer for a couple minutes at 370 degrees F. It comes out great every time!
Turkey bacon has a lighter flavor than regular bacon. This makes it a great option in some dishes that you may want a more mild, less salty taste.
I like to add turkey bacon to my breakfast sandwiches, cheeseburgers, and pasta dishes. For salads, I generally go with regular bacon because I prefer the salty taste there. But you can certainly use turkey bacon in salads also!
More Turkey Recipes:
Air Fryer Turkey Bacon
- 12 ounces turkey bacon
- Spritz air fryer basket with non-stick spray.
- Arrange turkey bacon in a single layer in the basket. You will need to work in batches if cooking the full package.
- Air fry at 380 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Flip the bacon over and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes or until bacon is as crisp as you’d like.
- Repeat cooking with the remaining bacon. Subsequent batches will likely cook faster as the air fryer will be hot.