This air fryer turkey bacon recipe is easy to follow and won’t create a greasy mess. You can enjoy turkey bacon on breakfast sandwiches, or with a side of scrambled eggs!
I love me some air fryer turkey bacon. It comes out perfectly crispy and you won’t have to worry about grease splatters on your counter. The best part is, it only takes about 10 minutes of cooking time.
That means you can save more time in the morning (we all know how busy weekdays can get). You can use this turkey bacon to make a healthier breakfast sandwich – or even eat it on it’s own!
If you’re looking to meal prep breakfast, try cooking the entire package in your air fryer. I find that turkey bacon will stay fresh (in a tightly sealed container) for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
This is one of the easiest breakfast recipes to make (because you only need turkey bacon). I’m using Oscar Mayer gluten-free turkey bacon – but you can really use any brand you want.
Just note that not all turkey bacon will cook the same way. I noticed the variety I had was slightly thicker, which required more cooking time as a result.
Keep this in mind when you’re placing the turkey bacon in your air fryer. Thin slices will cook much faster, so you can keep them in the air fryer for a shorter amount of time.
I should also point out that some people like to add seasoning to Turkey bacon. You can sprinkle on freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, or even chili powder for more of a spicy kick.
Begin by preheating your air fryer to 380°F. If you have an oven style air fryer, make sure to take the racks out while the appliance is heating up.
Then place your turkey bacon on the racks, making sure not to overlap each slice. The goal is to promote even cooking and this won’t be possible when the turkey bacon is touching each another.
Once the air fryer is heated up, place the turkey bacon in and cook for 10 minutes – making sure to flip halfway through.
If you have a basket style air fryer you will need to flip each individual slice. For oven style air fryers all you need to do is swap each rack (take the rack on top and swap it with the bottom one).
Just remember to keep an eye on the turkey bacon around the 8 minute mark. Some varieties will be thinner and cook faster. This will help you avoid burning the turkey bacon.
Is Turkey Bacon Healthy?
Turkey bacon is generally considered to be healthier than regular bacon, because it has less fat and calories. Turkey bacon is made from turkey meat, which is leaner than pork and therefore has less saturated fat.
Additionally, turkey bacon is often lower in sodium compared to regular bacon. But it’s important to note that some brands of turkey bacon may still contain high amounts of sodium and artificial ingredients.
That’s why you should always check the nutrition label and examine the ingredients before purchasing. Some flavors of turkey bacon can have additives and higher amounts of sodium.
What Brands Sell Turkey Bacon?
There are many brands that sell turkey bacon. Some popular brands include:
- Oscar Mayer
- Hillshire Farm
These are just a few examples of the many brands that sell turkey bacon. It’s always a good idea to check the nutrition label and ingredient list to ensure that the brand you choose fits your dietary needs and preferences.
How Long Do You Cook Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer?
Cooking turkey bacon in the air fryer will take around 10 minutes. You will notice that thin slices take less time to cook, while thicker slices require more cooking time.
Air Fryer Turkey Bacon
- 1 package turkey bacon
- Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
- Place each slice of turkey bacon in the air fryer, making sure they are spaced evenly.
- Cook for 10 minutes and make sure to flip each slice halfway through.
- Once the turkey bacon has reached your desired level of crispiness, remove from air fryer and serve.
- Keep in mind that thin slices of turkey bacon will cook faster and thick slices will require more cooking time
- For basket style air fryers, you will need to flip each slice with tongs. But for oven style air fryers all you need to do is swap the rack location.
Enjoy this air fryer turkey bacon with a side of air fryer breakfast potatoes!
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