Instant Pot Bacon

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Few things are as universally adored as bacon. This recipe for Instant Pot Bacon is all the goodness of stovetop bacon, but without the messy splatters!

Instant Pot Bacon

Whether you love bacon with your eggs in the morning, on a sandwich at lunch, or atop a pizza for dinner, you are going to adore this Instant Pot Bacon recipe. Using the Instant Pot to cook bacon is awesome! Bacon is essential for so many meals and I have a mild obsession with my Instant Pot, so it was a natural thing to bring the two together :)

How To Cook Bacon In The Instant Pot

Using this method, you avoid the mess but still have perfectly cooked bacon every time. I love how crispy and delicious my bacon tastes using this method. I also love that it doesn’t leave a mess! No matter how much I love bacon, I do not love the cleanup. That cleanup is a thing of the past using my Instant Pot! This Instant Pot Bacon is every bit as delicious as bacon cooked on the stove minus that annoying splattering!

Crispy Instant Pot Bacon

How To Cook Bacon In The Instant Pot

For Instant Pot Bacon, you’ll start but cutting your bacon in half and putting it in the instant pot in a single layer.

Cooking bacon in Instant Pot step 1

Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and Cook your bacon slices for three minutes.

Instant Pot Bacon Slices Cooking

Flip them over using a spatula and cook for another two minutes, or until the desired crispness is achieved. After that, eat that bacon up! That is it. Easy and mess-free!

Instant Pot Bacon On Saute

Your bacon is going to come out perfectly crisp. No matter how you plan to serve your bacon, this method for cooking will ensure you have great bacon every single time. It makes a great addition to pancakes or eggs. I love using bacon slices in a club sandwich or chopped up in a salad. There are so many possibilities with this savory, salty bacon! Using this Instant Pot Bacon recipe will make your meals even easier than before when it comes to preparing bacon. No need for skillets or griddles, pans of stovetops. Your Instant Pot is all you need!

Easy Instant Pot Bacon Recipe

Crispy and delicious, this Instant Pot Bacon is as tasty as it is simple, with a delicious flavor and less mess!  You can also turn this cooked bacon into homemade bacon bits – just follow my  food processor bacon bits recipe.  And i you want to cook a huge batch of bacon at once as opposed to a few slices, also check out oven baked bacon recipe – super easy!

If you like Instant Pot bacon, you will also love these easy Instant Pot recipes:

  • Instant Pot Burgers – no need to slave over the grill! These Instant Pot burgers are so juicy and tender! Top’em with bacon!
  • Instant Pot Hot Dogs – best and easiest way to cook a huge batch of hot dogs for a party! Instant Pot will also keep them warm!
  • Instant Pot Macaroni And Cheese – this is the king of all mac and cheese! Made with real gooey melted cheese, mouthwatering!
  • Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs – these BBQ ribs are simply epic! I no longer order ribs in restaurants because the homemade ones in the Instant Pot are much better!
  • Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes – made mouthwatering double baked potatoes in your Instant Pot – no oven needed! Bacon is a great addition to these ;)
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Instant Pot Bacon

Yes, you can cook bacon in the Instant Pot! So crispy and delicious, and no splatters!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 2
Calories: 183kcal



  • Cut bacon slices in half and put in the Instant Pot in a single layer.
  • Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot.
  • Cook bacon slices for 3 minutes, then flip with a spatula and cook for another 2 minutes, or until desired crispness.
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Calories: 183kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 87mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. So happy to have found this! I just bought an Instant Pot and I have to admit, I quit making bacon because of the mess. I know I can microwave it or bake it or broil it, but it’s too much trouble. This looks so easy, and a lot less messy. Life is too short to go without bacon!

      1. With a full package of bacon ends and pieces do I need to stand there and stir or can I put them under pressure? If so, how hot and how long?

  2. Thank you for this great website. I used this method to make bacon for my picky grandchildren and husband and it turned out perfect. Crispy and not burned. Great! While doing so I made some discoveries I would like to share with the other readers:
    My first advice: Be ready to turn the heat down. I started with my Instant Pot on the Saute function with the “High” setting and there was lots of tiny spattering going out of the pot and onto the counter. I pressed Cancel and then Saute on the “Normal” setting and the spattering stopped. The bacon seemed to take longer to cook but still came out crisp. Maybe I’ll go back and forth between the “High” and the “Normal” settings next time.

    Another discovery I made was that it was possible to double the bacon over and cook it in a folded position and then unfold it after it cooked on both sides while folded. This way I could get longer strips than you described in your cooking method above. During my cooking the strips shrunk to where they fit in the pot length wise after being unfolded. I was able to unfold it easily enough with my long metal salad serving tongs. I had cut about 3 inches off initially from each piece to make sure they would fit after unfolding, which may not have been necessary.

    I rested a potato masher on the bacon to flatten the bacon back onto the pan where it had bulged up off the pan. This was especially useful for the strips that had been unfolded because they had a little bump in the middle where the fold was.

    Another discovery I made regarding the cleaning of the inner pot afterward: When done making the bacon, there was lots of stuck-on brown coating on the bottom of the pot. I put a tiny bit of water on it and swirled it around to get it all wetted, put a lid and let it sit 24 hours. I swirled the little bit of water once after about 12 hours. After the remaining 12 hours I scraped at the brown gunk with a plastic scraper and it peeled right off. Very easy. Fortunately I had an extra inner pot to use during the soaking.

    Something I read before was to heat a metal pan before putting the food in. This causes the metal molecules to expand and the food will not stick as much afterward. I did use this trick for making the bacon.

    Next time I will put some bacon grease in the pan for a starter after the pan is hot and before adding the bacon. I think the bacon will crisp in a layer of hot grease without having to press it to the pan as much with the potato masher.

    I will make bacon often now I’ve finally found an easy way with easy cleanup!

    Thanks again for your wonderful news that bacon can be cooked in an Instant Pot. I had a great experience with it.

  3. Im curious but if i used frozen bacon can i cook the whole thing in there? Like cook it not on sauté, with a lid? I could defrost it in there then sauté massive? Im new to the pressure cooker and lovin it.

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