This 7-minute Instant Pot bacon is perfectly crisp and delicious every time! Plus, clean up is a breeze and the bacon smell stays in the pot, not on you.
Making an Instant Pot breakfast just got easier with this tasty & crispy bacon. It is so quick and gives perfectly cooked pork in just minutes. Plus, you can candy it to serve on our grazing table!
I have become a big fan of my Instant Pot. I use it for everything from dinner to dessert. Our Instant Pot meatballs are one of my favorite meals ever! So making breakfast in it just made sense. But I also love using it as a topping for our instant pot broccoli cheddar soup.
This Instant Pot bacon recipe is especially wonderful because the cook time is much less than other modalities with less mess. Making bacon strips in the electric pressure cooker is also an easy way to free up your oven and stove for other things you are making like gluten-free pancakes or gluten-free breakfast casserole.
For this recipe, you only have to use the sauté function. There is no need to build high pressure and do a slow or quick release. The bacon is cooked in the bottom of the instant pot and can be made in large strips or small pieces.
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Talk about easy instant pot recipes, this is it! It’s basically as simple as our instant pot lasagna, instant pot chicken noodle soup, or Instant Pot carrots. My whole family loves this bacon recipe especially my husband. Now he can use the Instant Pot too since it doesn’t involve an intense cooking process.
And if you have some friends or family that are vegan, cook up this vegan shiitake bacon for their breakfast “meat”.
How to make Instant Pot Bacon
Whether you are making this bacon for a big family meal on a Sunday morning or for topping your favorite iceberg wedge, this is a great way to cook bacon. So let’s get started…
Start by cutting your bacon strips in half (you can also leave them full length if you prefer)
Place them in the bottom of the pot in a single layer
Push the saute button with a cooking time of 7 minutes
After 4 minutes, or when the bacon is golden on the bottom side, flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes or until done to your liking
Once the bacon is finished cooking, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess grease
Pro Tip: For the second and third batches, the pot will already be hot so just put 4 minutes on the saute function. If you need more time, just add it.
You can also do bacon in the oven and it is great. Learn how to make turkey bacon in the oven from my friend Jessica.
What to serve it with
There are so many ways to serve this bacon but the best way is straight up hot and crispy. It is great with easy recipes like cheesy bacon ranch potatoes or a hot breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheddar cheese and a little garlic powder on our gluten-free sourdough bread or gluten-free crescent rolls.
You can also add it as a garnish in our non-alcoholic Bloody Mary mocktail. And it goes great with our other Whole30 recipes. I love to sprinkle bacon pieces on our red cabbage salad and Whole30 crab cakes. Or you can add these real bacon bits to a salad with our Whole30 ranch.
How to store leftovers
Leftovers (if you have any) can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They can be reheated in the microwave.
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Perfect Instant Pot Bacon (Every time)
- 16 oz package of bacon
- Start by cutting your bacon strips in half (you can also leave them full length if you prefer)
- Place them in the bottom of the pot in a single layer
- Push the saute button on low setting with a cooking time of 7 minutes
- After 4 minutes, or when the bacon is golden on the bottom side, flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes or until done to your liking
- Once the bacon is finished cooking, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess grease