Bacon Air Fryer Ninja: Quick and Easy Recipes You’ll Love

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As a passionate kitchen enthusiast, I’ve had my fair share of culinary adventures. But there’s one kitchen gadget that has truly won my heart – the Bacon Air Fryer Ninja. It’s a versatile tool that can whip up delectable dishes with ease, and one of my all-time favorites to cook in it is bacon.

Why the Ninja Air Fryer?

The Ninja Air Fryer isn’t just any kitchen appliance; it’s a game-changer. With its powerful convection cooking, you can expect crispy results in minutes. What sets this air fryer apart is its wide temperature range, making it perfect for cooking bacon. Whether you prefer it chewy or extra crispy, the Ninja Air Fryer has you covered.

The Ninja Air Fryer’s versatility is astounding. It’s not just for bacon; it can handle a wide variety of foods, from fries to chicken wings. Its multiple cooking functions, including air frying, roasting, and dehydrating, make it a must-have in any kitchen.

The Magic of Air Frying Bacon

There’s something magical about air frying bacon. Not only does it spare you from the greasy splatters and uneven cooking on a stovetop, but it also makes your bacon wonderfully crispy. It’s like a spa day for your bacon strips. When I tried air frying bacon for the first time in my Ninja, I was hooked.

The benefits go beyond the convenience of a mess-free cooking process. Air frying bacon is a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. It allows the excess fat to drip away, leaving you with leaner, mouthwatering bacon. Plus, the flavor is more intense, and you’ll notice the natural smokiness of the bacon comes through beautifully.

Crispy Bacon Strips

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of making those delightful, crispy bacon strips in your Ninja Air Fryer. It’s surprisingly simple.

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  • Bacon strips (as many as you desire)
  • Seasoning (optional)
  • Preparation
  • Preheat your Ninja Air Fryer to 400°F (200°C).

While it’s heating up, you can season your bacon with your choice of spices if you want to add extra flavor.


  1. Place the bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Make sure they don’t overlap to ensure even cooking.
  2. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, flipping the bacon halfway through for uniform crispiness.
  3. Keep a close eye during the last few minutes to avoid overcooking.
  4. Serve and Enjoy
  5. Remove the bacon from the Ninja Air Fryer and let it cool for a minute. You can place it on a paper towel to absorb any excess fat.
  6. Serve your crispy bacon strips and savor the delectable results.

The Ninja Air Fryer’s convection technology ensures that your bacon cooks evenly, and the excess fat is drained away, leaving you with the crispiest strips imaginable. It’s like bacon nirvana!

Bacon-Wrapped Delights

If you think bacon can’t get any better, think again. The Ninja Air Fryer opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to bacon-wrapped treats. Here are a couple of irresistible ideas:

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus


  • Fresh asparagus spears
  • Bacon strips
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Wrap each asparagus spear with a bacon strip, brush with a bit of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cooking
  3. Place the wrapped asparagus in your Ninja Air Fryer and cook at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes. The result is a delightful combination of crispy bacon and tender asparagus.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers


  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Bacon strips


  1. Cut the jalapeños in half, remove the seeds, fill them with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, and wrap with a bacon strip.
  2. Cooking
  3. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for about 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the peppers are tender.
  4. These bacon-wrapped creations are crowd-pleasers and perfect for parties or simply satisfying your bacon cravings.

Bacon in Breakfast and Beyond

Bacon isn’t just for breakfast; it can elevate any meal. Here are a few ways to enjoy bacon throughout the day:

  1. Breakfast: Pair crispy bacon with eggs, toast, and a dash of maple syrup for a classic breakfast. Or go fancy with bacon and avocado toast.
  2. Lunch: Create a BLT sandwich with fresh lettuce and juicy tomatoes. The air-fried bacon will provide the perfect crunch.
  3. Dinner: Bacon-wrapped chicken or shrimp is a delightful option for a savory dinner. The bacon adds a layer of flavor that’s hard to resist.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Now, let’s talk about the not-so-fun part – cleaning. But don’t worry; the Ninja Air Fryer is relatively easy to clean.

  • Always make sure the air fryer is cool before cleaning.
  • Remove the basket and tray and wash them with warm, soapy water or place them in the dishwasher.
  • Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the interior of the air fryer. Avoid abrasive cleaners to prevent damage.
  • Empty the crumb tray and clean it thoroughly to avoid any buildup.

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your Ninja Air Fryer stays in great shape, ready for your next bacon adventure.

Exploring the Versatility of the Ninja Air Fryer

While bacon is undoubtedly a star in the Ninja Air Fryer, this appliance offers so much more. You can prepare crispy french fries, crunchy chicken wings, or even roast a whole chicken. The Ninja Air Fryer’s ability to evenly cook food with little to no oil makes it a versatile kitchen companion.

One of my favorite recipes to prepare in the Ninja Air Fryer is sweet potato fries. The convection heat makes them perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. And I don’t feel guilty about indulging in this delicious snack, thanks to the reduced oil usage.

The Ninja Air Fryer isn’t just about savory dishes; it can also handle sweet treats. How about making cinnamon sugar donuts without deep frying? Simply coat canned biscuit dough with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, air fry them, and enjoy a guilt-free dessert.

Tips for Perfect Air Frying

To make the most of your Ninja Air Fryer, here are some additional tips:

  1. Preheat for Even Cooking: Just like an oven, preheating the air fryer ensures your food cooks evenly and comes out crispy. Preheating only takes a few minutes, and it’s worth the wait.
  2. Don’t Overcrowd: Whether you’re making bacon, fries, or chicken wings, avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Leave enough space for the hot air to circulate and cook your food uniformly.
  3. Lightly Oil: While the Ninja Air Fryer is known for using little to no oil, a light spray of cooking oil can enhance the crispiness of certain foods. Use an oil mister to apply a thin, even coat.
  4. Check and Flip: Periodically check your food’s progress and flip it if necessary. This ensures uniform cooking and that nothing gets overly crispy on one side.
  5. Experiment with Seasonings: Get creative with seasonings and spices to add flavor to your dishes. You can use anything from paprika and garlic powder to curry powder and lemon zest.


The Ninja Air Fryer isn’t just an appliance; it’s a gateway to a world of culinary possibilities. From the crispy perfection of bacon strips to the sizzling magic of bacon-wrapped creations, this kitchen companion has become indispensable in my culinary journey. Its simplicity, efficiency, and health benefits make it a kitchen gadget worth cherishing.

So, whether you’re a breakfast enthusiast looking for the ultimate bacon experience, a foodie eager to experiment with new recipes, or someone seeking a healthier cooking alternative, the Ninja Air Fryer is your answer. It elevates your cooking game, ensuring consistently delicious results. As a kitchen enthusiast, I can attest that this kitchen marvel has transformed the way I cook and savor food.

Give it a try, and you’ll discover that it’s not just a kitchen appliance; it’s a doorway to a world of flavor, convenience, and culinary joy. Happy air frying!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: Is the Ninja Air Fryer easy to clean after cooking bacon?

Yes, cleaning the Ninja Air Fryer after cooking bacon is relatively easy. Just ensure it’s cool, remove the parts, and clean them with warm, soapy water or in the dishwasher.

Q2: Can I use the Ninja Air Fryer for other recipes besides bacon?

Absolutely! The Ninja Air Fryer is a versatile appliance. You can use it for a wide range of recipes, from chicken wings to vegetable dishes.

Q3: What’s the advantage of air frying bacon compared to traditional methods?

Air frying bacon is healthier as it reduces excess fat, and it offers a consistent crispiness that’s hard to achieve on a stovetop.

Q4: Can I adjust the level of crispiness when air frying bacon in the Ninja Air Fryer?

Yes, the Ninja Air Fryer allows you to control the crispiness. You can adjust the cooking time and temperature to achieve your desired level of crispiness.

Q5: Are there any safety tips to keep in mind when using the Ninja Air Fryer for bacon?

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe usage. Ensure the appliance is on a stable surface, and avoid placing it too close to flammable materials. Additionally, be cautious when handling the hot air fryer basket and contents.
With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of air frying and making delicious, crispy dishes with your Ninja Air Fryer.

About isabelle Rosemary

Isabelle Rosemary

I'm Isabelle Rosemary, a food writer and home chef. My culinary journey with Ninja Cooking Appliances has inspired my writing and transformed my family life. As your guide to joyous cooking and cherished moments, I welcome you to join me on this gastronomic journey.

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