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Side view of an air fryer turkey bacon sandwich on a white plate.

Air Fryer Turkey Bacon (Three Ways)

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 slices
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Air Fryer Turkey Bacon is fast, easy and less mess than frying it on the stovetop. This recipe includes all the tips you need for making turkey bacon in your air fryer, and you have three ways to try it – unseasoned, candied or peppered!


Unseasoned version

  • 1 package (500 grams) uncured turkey bacon

Candied version

  • 1 package (500 grams) uncured turkey bacon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Peppered version

  • 1 package (500 grams) uncured turkey bacon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Choose your flavour – unseasoned, candied or peppered.
  2. For the candied version, arrange the bacon slices on your work surface and sprinkle on the coconut sugar. Gently rub it into the bacon.
  3. For the peppered version, arrange the bacon slices on your work surface and sprinkle on the ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Gently rub them into the bacon.
  4. Regardless of which version you choose, arrange the bacon slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry on 350F for 8-10 minutes, flipping the slices after 4-5 minutes.
  5. Carefully transfer the bacon to a plate and repeat until all of the bacon is air fried.


  1. Try not to overlap the bacon in the air fryer. For the best results, it should be arranged in a single layer so the air can circulate around it.
  2. To cook a full pack of bacon, you will need to air fry it in multiple batches. Total cook time includes time to air fry three batches of turkey bacon.
  3. If your bacon is blowing around the air fryer, try using a trivet. This will keep the bacon from blowing around while still allowing air to circulate around it.
  4. Be careful not to over cook the bacon. It continues to firm up and get crispy around the edges after it’s removed from the air fryer.
  5. The peppered version has some heat to it, so if you’re not a fan of hot food, just reduce the amount of crushed red pepper flakes you add or go for the unseasoned version instead.
  6. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: peppered turkey bacon, candied turkey bacon, turkey bacon air fryer