Bacon, everyone's favorite appetizer, breakfast food and snack, is now even easier with the Ninja Foodi. Cook up your entire bacon package at once with this easy and simple Ninja Foodi Air Fryer method to make crispy, delicious bacon in just about 10 minutes. Keto friendly, low carb protein!
Prep the air fryer by adding a piece of uncooked bread underneath the air fryer basket, but inside the pressure cooker basket. See article for example. This helps soak up the bacon grease as it drops from the Air Fryer pan. If you are using an Instant Pot instead of a Ninja Foodi, you can still use this method.
After you have prepped the Ninja Foodi, peel each pieces of bacon from the package and using tongs, place in piles into the air fryer basket. You can add approximately 12 - 14 slices of bacon, which is a standard package. It is fine if the bacon overlaps and touches other pieces.
Close air fryer lid and set your Ninja Foodi to AIR FRYER, 390 Degrees and on 11 minutes. Hit Start. The air fryer should instantly begin.
At the 5 minute mark, OPEN THE FOODI and using tongs, rearrange the bacon. It will NOT be done yet.
Close the lid and let continue cooking.
Around the 9 minute mark, check the bacon for YOUR level of doneness. I like my bacon to be crispy, so I let cook and take it out around between 11-12 minutes and place on plate.
Keep in mind that bacon is hot and will continue to cook just a tad even after removal from the basket, crisping up to the final level on a plate in a minute or two. Your entire package of bacon can be cooked at once.
Remember that bacon texture is a personal choice, so if you like a softer bacon, you may want to take out around 9 minutes.
Please see Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Bacon VIDEO to see how its done.
PREVENT GREASE FROM STEAMING UPAs your bacon is cooking in the air fryer, bits of bacon grease will fall down to the pressure cooker bowl. While you do not HAVE To do this, adding a piece of bread in the pressure cooker pan prior to adding the air fryer basket, helps soak up the extra grease. Then when the bacon is done, just throw the bread (which should feel like toast at that point) out. See the article for instructional images.