How to Reheat Bacon So It’s Sizziling Hot

How to Reheat Bacon - 4 Best Methods to Use

Want to know how to reheat bacon properly & quickly?

In this short guide, we will show you the different methods that can be used to warm up leftover bacon, along with other useful information.

So, spend some time and go through the guide and find that perfect method that works for you when it comes to reheating bacon.

4 Best Ways to Reheat Bacon (Quickly & Properly)

Best Way to Reheat Bacon - 4 Best Methods to Use

If you have leftover bacon that has been sitting in the fridge from the morning’s breakfast, you will need to reheat it if you want to experience that freshly cooked bacon taste.

When it comes to reheating bacon, there are 4 different options that are very effective at getting this popular food warmed up.

You can use either:

  • Microwave
  • Oven/Toaster Oven
  • Skillet/Stovetop
  • Air Fryer

Below, we are going to spend some time taking a deeper look at each reheating method.

Reheating MethodTimeProsCons
Microwave10- 20 SecondsQuickThe bacon can be overcooked if left in the microwave too long.
Air Fryer3-5 MinutesQuickIf the bacon is left too long in the air fryer, it can overcook and start to burn.
Skillet/Stovetop1-2 MinutesKeeps it crispyReheated in more oil/fat.
Oven/Toaster Oven8-10 MinutesRetains the taste/textureTakes a long time.

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Reheat Bacon in the Microwave

The microwave is the quickest way to reheat your bacon. If you are in a hurry or just don’t want to sit and wait for them to warm up, the microwave is definitely the best option available.

It will generally take a couple seconds to get the crispy strips reheated and steaming hot.


  1. Take paper towels and line a microwave safe plate.
  2. Place the bacon on the plate and cover with paper towels.
  3. Microwave the bacon in 10 second increments, check to see if the bacon is reheated.
  4. Repeat step 3 until fully heated to your liking.
  5. Remove the bacon from the microwave, let cool and then serve.

Reheat Bacon in the Air Fryer

The Air Fryer is a very quick method that can be used to reheat bacon.

Aside from being fast (3-5 minutes), the process of using the air fryer will not impact the texture or flavor of the bacon.


  1. Preheat the air fryer for around 3-5 minutes at 400°F (204°C).
  2. Remove the air fryer basket and add the bacon, lay them out so they are not overcrowding each other.
  3. Replace the basket and reduce the temperature to 350°F (177°C).
  4. Reheat the bacon for 3 minutes, check to see if it is warmed up to your liking.
  5. If it needs to warm up a bit, you can let it sit in the air fryer for an additional 60-90 seconds.
  6. Once finished, remove the bacon from the air fryer, let cool and enjoy.

Reheating Bacon Using the Skillet/Stovetop

If you happened to miss breakfast or you are coming back for seconds and you want your bacon piping hot like when it was freshly made, then the skillet is a great option to get things heated up quickly.


  1. Preheat a skillet or pan on a medium flame.
  2. Add some butter or spray the skillet with non-stick cooking oil.
  3. Once the skillet/pan is warmed up, you can add the bacon and allow it to reheat for a minute or two.
  4. The bacon should be warmed up perfectly and ready to be enjoyed.

Reheat Bacon in the Oven

Yes, it is possible to reheat bacon in the oven. This is a good option to try if you have a lot of pieces that need to be warmed up in one go.

While the oven is very effective at warming up leftover bacon, it will take a couple of minutes to get everything warmed up properly (it is not as quick as the microwave or air fryer).


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Line a Pyrex dish or baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place the slices of bacon on the baking sheet, ensuring that they are spread out in a single layer and not overlapping each other.
  4. Heat in the oven for 5-10 minutes (This depends on how much bacon and how they were cooked).
  5. You should check to see if the bacon has reheated to your liking, if not, you may have to leave them in the oven for an extra minute or two.
  6. Once reheated, remove from the oven and serve.

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Wrapping it up

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That’s a wrap for my guide on how to reheat bacon.

As you can see, there are a couple methods that you can use to warm up bacon, it depends on what you have available or how quickly you want it done.

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