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Instant Pot Bacon
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Instant Pot Bacon

Cooking bacon in the instant pot is now one of my top favorite ways to do it. No mess, less hassle, and every piece turns out crisp and chewy as desired.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Recipe $4.48

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 package raw bacon ($4.48)
  • 1 pair long metal tongs

Instructions

  • Set your Instant Pot to Saute Mode and set the timer for 30 minutes. This should be plenty of time to cook all of the bacon, but if not we can always add more time later.
  • Slice your bacon strips in half so that they will fit more easily into the Instant Pot.
  • Lay about 3 or 4 slices (as they'll fit) into the bottom of the Instant Pot liner.
  • Cook on one side for 3 minutes until cooked through and crispy.
  • Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • When the bacon has been cooked to your preference, remove from Instant Pot with a long pair of metal tongs and place onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • Continue until all bacon pieces have been cooked.
  • Turn off Instant Pot and unplug from outlet when finished cooking.
  • Dispose of bacon grease and pat dry the bacon pieces with an additional piece of paper towel to remove excess grease.
  • Serve and eat as desired.

Notes

Recipe Tips

If you're a huge fan of bacon (like my husband) then you may already have a favorite style of it. With different cuts, amount of fat marbled throughout, or different smoked flavors or spices throughout every strip. I'm telling you now that you can use whatever you want but not every piece is created equally.
Tossing bacon in the freezer is all good and well but once bacon thaws you may notice it wants to grab hold of the slice next to it as you go to remove one from the packaging.
Letting the bacon come to room temperature first is a helpful tip to avoid bacon tearing. If your bacon tears and you end up with bits, you can still cook them up in the Instant Pot.
Pressure cooker bacon works for long pieces and small bits just the same. You may want to set them aside for bacon bit needing recipes instead of eating as-is though.
To dispose of bacon grease, I like to take a ceramic bowl and line it with aluminum foil so it goes up and covers the sides. Then using oven mitts lift the liner from the Instant Pot, tip it over and pour the grease into the foiled bowl. Allow it to sit for several hours until it solidifies. Then wrap it up and toss in trash.

Storage

You can keep cooked bacon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days before it spoils. This should give you plenty of chances to snack on it or find a recipe to use it in.
How to keep cooked bacon crisp
Take a baking sheet and place a wire rack on top. Lay your cooked bacon on the rack and place it in the oven at 200 degrees F with the door propped open.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.7g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 22.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 370.7mg | Potassium: 110.9mg | Sugar: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 6.2IU | Calcium: 2.8mg | Iron: 0.2mg