Air Fryer Twisted Bacon


There is nothing better than bacon in the air fryer. It is one of the first foods that people try in the air fryer. And the question became how do I make more bacon in my air fryer? The answer was simple, Air Fryer Twisted Bacon.


  • 1 pound baconany kind


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting. Twist each strip tightly, then place it in the basket of the air fryer. Continue to do this with the remainder of your bacon. It is OK for all the pieces to be touching/squished.
  2. Cook the bacon at 400 degrees F in the air fryer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Flip all the bacon over and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  4. Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper, or Aluminum Foil


Storing Leftover Twisted Bacon:

  1. Cool Completely: Before storing your twisted bacon, let it cool completely to room temperature. This prevents the bacon from becoming soggy due to trapped steam.
  2. Airtight Container: Transfer the cooled twisted bacon to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Ensure there’s no excess air in the container or bag to maintain the bacon’s crispness.
  3. Refrigeration: Store the container or bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:

  1. Air Fryer: For best results, reheat the twisted bacon in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Microwave: Place the bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with a paper towel. Heat on high for 20-30 seconds, checking after 20 seconds to prevent over-crisping.

Freezing Instructions (for longer storage):

  1. Freeze Separately: To prevent the bacon pieces from sticking together, place them separately on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour.
  2. Store in Freezer Bags: Once frozen, transfer the bacon pieces to freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible before sealing the bags.
  3. Label and Freeze: Clearly label the bags with the date and contents. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  4. Reheating from Frozen: Reheat directly from frozen using the air fryer method mentioned above, adding an additional 2-3 minutes to the reheating time.

Note: For optimal taste and texture, it’s best to consume the twisted bacon within the recommended storage timeframe. If you detect any off odors or see signs of mold, discard the bacon immediately.

See also  wonton soup


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 375mgPotassium: 112mgVitamin A: 21IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.2mg