Instant Pot Bacon

Instant Pot Bacon

In my opinion, the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid is the best way to make bacon.

It's quick, easy and I don't have to use my stovetop. Only 10 minutes!

This Instant Pot Bacon is perfectly crispy and will upgrade your breakfast for sure.

DO I have to cut the bacon in half?

No. It's just that in my opinion it's tastier that way.

How long should I cook the bacon?

I like my bacon less crispy and cooked. So I like to go with 5 minutes. Feel free to play with the cooking time 🙂

The time to cook bacon will also depend on 3 things:

Bacon thickness

Bacon strip size

Bacon fat

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What can I use instead of the Air Fryer Lid?

You can use Instant pot Duo crisp, Mealthy CrispLid, Ninja Foodi or any other similar appliance you have.

Can I make bacon without Air Fryer at all?

Of course, just follow these 3 simple steps.

  1. Cut bacon in half.
  2. Press saute and saute for 2 minutes per side or as much as you like.
  3. Serve and enjoy 🙂

What else can I add?

You can even add a little flavor by adding a dash of black pepper during the cooking process.

Instant Pot Bacon

How to keep Bacon from smoking the Air Fryer Lid?

Your Instant Pot may smoke when cooking bacon.

To prevent that, you can add a ½ cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot before cooking in order to cut the smoke.

Which kind of Bacon should I use?

Look for bacon that has a mix of both fat and meat — not too fatty, and not too lean.

How to serve?

Instant Pot Bacon can be served alone as a snack or a side dish for a perfect breakfast.

Some options to serve with bacon:

Instant Pot Scrambled Eggs

Instant Pot Poached Eggs

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

How to make Instant Pot Bacon

Take your bacon strips.

Instant Pot Bacon

Set the Air Fryer basket in the Instant Pot and add bacon strips to it.

Instant Pot Bacon

Cover the pot with Air Fryer Lid and set it to High Pressure at 395 °F for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Bacon

Dish out & serve as you want 🙂

Instant Pot Bacon

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Instant Pot Bacon

Instant Pot Bacon

You can make perfectly crispy bacon in Instant Pot easily.
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


  • 6 bacon strips


  • Cut bacon strips in half.
  • Place the air fryer basket into the Instant Pot
  • Add bacon strips into the fryer basket and cover with the Air Fryer Lid.
  • Air fry at 395 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 54kcal Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 9mg


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