Instant Pot Bacon

cooked bacon piled on a plate

Do you love the thought of making bacon in a WAY less messy way? This Instant Pot Bacon is the only way to go! The best part? You'll have crispy bacon in just 10 minutes! Oh - and just ONE ingredient is needed!

cooked bacon piled on a plate

Whip up a batch of bacon for breakfast and fill the house with that delicious bacon smell. Everyone will love cozying up to the table and chowing down on a pile of cooked bacon.

Long gone are the days of grease burns and trying to decide why half of the bacon is cooked and the other half isn't. Cooking the bacon in your Instant Pot takes away all the stress.

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Recipe Ingredients

Instant Pot Bacon ingredients

Bacon - I told you this was simple, right? Choose your favorite brand of bacon and use. You can use flavored bacon, thick-cut bacon - whatever you'd like.

How to make Instant Pot Bacon

Since you just need one simple ingredient, grab it and get ready to enjoy!

Step One: Put the Air Fryer basket into the Instant Pot. Place the bacon strips into the basket in one layer.

Instant Pot Bacon

Step Two: Put the Air Fryer lid on and close. Set to cook at high pressure for 5 minutes at 395 °F.

Instant Pot Bacon

Step Three: Once the cooking time has passed, remove the lid and serve.

Instant Pot Bacon

Variations

The only real variation that you can do here is to change up the flavor of bacon. There is peppered bacon, maple bacon, of you can even cook turkey bacon as well.

How to serve

Everyone knows that bacon can be eaten alone or paired up with so many other tasty dishes. For easy serving options, just grab and eat.

If you want to add more breakfast items to pair with the bacon, I recommend these:

Recipe Notes

  • Don't add any type of cooking spray to the air basket prior to cooking. The bacon grease is more than plenty to keep the strips of bacon from sticking.
  • You may have to alter the cooking times of this recipe depending on the size and thickness of the strips. If the bacon doesn't cook as crispy as you'd hoped for, you can always increase the cooking time for the next batch.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make bacon in the Instant Pot without an air fryer lid?

Yes. All you have to do is add the uncooked bacon directly into the Instant Pot, press the saute button and saute for two minutes per wide.

You might have to cut the bacon in half to be able to fit, so it's not crunched up.

Why is my bacon smoking inside the Instant Pot?

The smoke tends to happen because of the grease. If it bothers you, you can simply add ½ cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot before cooking.

Can I freeze cooked bacon?

Yes, you can add cooked bacon to the freezer! This is a great way to keep it for later use.

Why do I keep burning my bacon?

You need to be sure that you're not cooking the bacon too long. It can be a bit of a learning curve in the beginning, but you'll adjust quickly.

Why is my bacon not crispy?

The biggest issue that people have when they're cooking bacon in the Instant Pot is that they add too much bacon, and it doesn't let the air circulate to get crispy. Don't do this!

Make sure you place the bacon in a single layer so every piece will crisp up perfectly.

Instant Pot Bacon

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cooked bacon piled on a plate

Instant Pot Bacon

Instant Pot Bacon is the perfect way to create crispy bacon every single time. Graet for a quick snack or hearty breakfast!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, bacon strips, breakfast, Instant Pot Bacon
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips

Instructions

  • If the bacon strips are long, cut them in half prior to adding them to the Instant Pot.
  • Put the Air Fryer basket into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the bacon strips into the basket. Make sure to place the bacon in a single layer.
  • Cover with the Air Fryer Lid and Air Fry at 395 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Take off the lid, remove the bacon - and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 3mg

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Notes

  • Don't add any type of cooking spray to the air basket prior to cooking. The bacon grease is more than plenty to keep the strips of bacon from sticking.
  • You may have to alter the cooking times of this recipe depending on the size and thickness of the strips. If the bacon doesn't cook as crispy as you'd hoped for, you can always increase the cooking time for the next batch.
  • Make sure to place the bacon in a single layer so that every piece will crisp up perfectly.
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