Everyone loves bacon and this Air Fryer Turkey Bacon is an awesome alternative for those who want something a little healthier and different than oven-made pork.

Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer comes out just as crispy and less greasy than the conventional oven recipe. And best of all the cook time is so short.

Strips of Air Fryer Turkey Bacon on a plate.

Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

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Turkey Bacon In The Air Fryer

  • Turkey Bacon is a healthier choice than pork bacon because it is a lot leaner and it has fewer calories and it is a great alternative for those who can’t eat pork.
  • Turkey bacon in the Air Fryer comes out crispy and delicious. And best of all learning how to cook it is a breeze.
  • This bacon is the best for adding to a sandwich or as a topping to salads. It goes great with Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese, or with Air Fryer Bacon Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.

5 strips of uncooked Turkey Bacon in the air fryer


BACON: There are so many different types of bacon, about 14, from American, to Canadian, to British and Irish. There is Slab bacon and Lardon bacon. The list goes on. However, the most common alternative to pork bacon is turkey bacon.

The best type of turkey bacon to air fry are Oscar Myer and the Original Butterball. For a lower sodium version try the Lower Sodium Butterball.

How to Cook Turkey Bacon In The Air Fryer

Cooking turkey bacon is simple and easy in the Air Fryer:

  1. Lay the bacon pieces flat in the Air Fryer. Do not overlap.
  2. Cook for 6 minutes and flip halfway through. (As per recipe below)

Air Fryer Turkey Bacon cooked in the air fryer

Recipe Tips

  • If the bacon is too long, then cut the strips in half.
  • Use tongs to remove the pieces from the Air Fryer so as to not scratch the basket.
  • Don’t crowd the bacon. It cooks better when it has space.
  • Flip the bacon halfway through the cooking time.

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Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

Air fryer turkey bacon is super quick and easy to make all without the mess of traditional bacon!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 pound turkey bacon
  • pepper optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F.
  • Place bacon in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through cook time.
  • Repeat with remaining bacon.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 4slices | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2591mg | Potassium: 448mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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