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A white plate piled with air fryer bacon.
Brown Sugar Air Fryer Fried Bacon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This easy and delicious way to make bacon in the air fryer will soon become your new favorite!

Course: anytime, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer bacon, air fryer fried bacon, brown sugar bacon
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 351 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon trimmed to fit the air fryer, if needed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to your tastes
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika or to your tastes
  1. Lay the bacon strips in an even layer in the air fryer basket. **Note - you may need to work in batches depending on how much bacon you need to make.

  2. Sprinkle the bacon evenly with brown sugar, pepper, and smoked paprika.

  3. Set the air fryer temperature to 400° and start the fryer.

  4. Check on the bacon every few minutes because all air fryers will vary in cooking times.

  5. After approximately 5 minutes, flip the bacon and continue cooking on the other side for an additional 3 - 4 minutes depending on how you like your bacon cooked.

  6. Once removed from the fryer, the bacon will crisp up as it cools.

  7. Continue the same process with the remaining bacon strips and the trimmed ends, if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Air Fryer Fried Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 503mg22%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.