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Ninja Foodi Bacon. How to cook bacon in your Ninja Foodi and achieve that perfect crisp. This Ninja Foodi bacon rack technique is easy to do and you can choose how crispy you would like your bacon.

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Ninja Foodi Bacon Recipe
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Ninja Foodi Bacon

After having our Ninja Foodi for a month, we were back looking on Amazon at the product listing. We were looking to see who was selling spare cooking pots for the Ninja Foodi.

Right now, as I type this, I urgently want a spare cooking pot for my Ninja Foodi.

I love cooking from leftovers and would love an extra pot. That way leftovers can be in the fridge while we have another meal on the go.

To my surprise its 100% out of stock with no hope of it going back into stock soon.

Along the way, we got side tracked and came across some reviews for the Ninja Foodi.

It was nice to see what other people were doing that had just got a Ninja Foodi and a picture of bacon grabbed my attention.

What they did was cook bacon in the Ninja Foodi with the bacon hanging down from the trivet.

It looked fun and that same day, the hubby and I got some bacon out of the freezer and made bacon butties.

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Can You Cook Bacon In A Ninja Foodi?

Yes you can. One of the best uses of the air fryer is air fryer bacon and with the Ninja Foodi having its own air fryer, it makes it ideal.

You could load slices of bacon into the air fryer crisp basket and then let the air fryer create yummy crispy slices of bacon. Perfect for if you are new to the Ninja Foodi and want an easy recipe to cook first.

But there is a better method that will cook more bacon at once, it will be crispier and is much easier.

That is the Ninja Foodi bacon rack that I mentioned above that I saw on Amazon.

Ninja Foodi Bacon Rack

If you have not heard of the Ninja Foodi Bacon Rack method, then here is a picture of it in action:

ninja foodi bacon rack

In a nutshell you place slices of bacon over the racks so that they are hanging over the trivet. Because of the position they crisp better, and you can hold more bacon compared to one layer in the basket.

We are not big bacon eaters, and the above picture was us cooking a single pack of bacon. You could triple up the amount of bacon we cooked if you wanted to.

Frozen Bacon In Ninja Foodi

You can cook any meat in the Ninja Foodi from frozen, but with frozen bacon it is likely to be stuck together. This makes it harder to cook or if you want crispy bacon this just isn’t going to happen.

But if you are just using frozen bacon in the Ninja Foodi for a sauce then go ahead and dump it in frozen.

Or for a quick defrost load frozen bacon into an ice bath for 5 minutes and it will separate easily.

How To Cook Bacon In Ninja Foodi?

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The quick version of cooking bacon in Ninja Foodi goes as follows:

  1. Load bacon slices onto the rack of the trivet.
  2. Add Ninja Foodi air fryer lid.
  3. Air fry + enjoy.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

Ninja Foodi Bacon Temp?

The temperature that we recommend for Ninja Foodi bacon is 200c or 400f. This ensures that the bacon is hot enough to crisp but doesn’t over crisp.

You can then choose your bacon cook time depending on how you like your bacon. For example, we love our air fryer bacon just crispy and will cook our bacon for 7 minutes. But many of our readers prefer their bacon crispier and go with a 10 minute cook time.

Ninja Foodi Bacon Butties

ninja foodi bacon butties

I grew up in the UK and the UK was not the same without yummy bacon butties. Just cooked bacon would be loaded into sliced fresh bread or bread rolls and served with ketchup.

If you are a Ninja Foodi UK user and love a British bacon butty then this Ninja Foodi bacon recipe is ideal for you.

Ninja Foodi Recipes

You can follow along with our Ninja Foodi series at Recipe This. Simply click through to the links below and see what else we have to say and recommend for the Ninja Foodi.

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Ninja Foodi Bacon

Ninja Foodi Bacon. How to cook bacon in your Ninja Foodi and achieve that perfect crisp. This Ninja Foodi bacon rack technique is easy to do and you can choose how crispy you would like your bacon.
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ninja Foodi Bacon Ingredients:


  • Add bacon rashers to the Ninja Foodi rack adding them like you are adding clothes to a washing line. You don’t want them touching the ground as it will effect how well it crisps.
    Can You Cook Bacon In A Ninja Foodi?
  • Place the air fryer lid on the Ninja Foodi and set the air crisp temperature to 200c/400f and the cook time to 7-10 minutes. Depending on how crispy you like your bacon.
    Can You Cook Bacon In A Ninja Foodi?
  • When the Ninja Foodi beeps load the bacon into sandwiches and serve warm.
    Can You Cook Bacon In A Ninja Foodi?


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Quantity. We used 5 back bacon rashers in our Ninja Foodi. But you could cook a lot more than that if you wanted to. As you thread them onto the rack you could easily do 15 rashers at once. Plus, note, British bacon rashers are often bigger than American ones, so maybe you could do 20.
Crispy. We all like our bacon at a different crispness. 7 minutes on our lean back bacon was perfect for us. But 10 minutes would give it an American crisp.
Thanks for reading our Ninja Foodi Bacon recipe on Recipe This. If you are looking for more Ninja Foodi recipes do check out our Ninja Foodi recipes category.
If you would like to make yummy bacon butties like we did, don’t forget to try our bread maker bread.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. 3 stars
    I should have used thin cut loin like you. NY bacon strops came out shriveled beyond belief. I basically have a batch per sandwich. I checked back in yours, when my husband said, porkloin.

  2. 4 stars
    I was looking for a way to cook bacon in my Ninja Foodi and this was so easy a great way to use the rack that comes with it and who does not love a bacon buttie 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Love the rack idea and i was thinking it would not work but it really does nicely spaced out bacon and cooked just how we like it, thank you for the recipe and the help 🙂