Bologna in Air Fryer

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For a classic taste that stirs memories of your childhood, air fryer bologna is the way to go.

Easy to make and (air)fried in no time at all, bologna in the air fryer is hot, slightly crispy, and ready for a sandwich or breakfast plate!

pieces of fried bologna on bread with salad and cheese on white plate behind.
Bologna in the air fryer is quite good!

Recipe Tips

Before you make some bologna in the air fryer, you should read through these recipe tips so that you don’t make any mistakes.

  • The cooking times indicated below are for sliced bologna, not ring bologna.
  • We would not recommend using very thinly sliced bologna for the air fryer since it might fly around in the basket too much. Instead, try using regular or thick-cut bologna.
  • The thickness of the bologna will affect the cooking time. Thicker cut bologna will take slightly longer to get crispy.
  • Towards the end of the cooking time, make sure to watch the bologna. The fat/oil from the bologna might give off a bit of white smoke so keep a close eye on your air fryer.
  • When you’re done, it’s important to clean your air fryer because air fried bologna can give off quite a bit of fat/oil.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to know how to fry bologna in an air fryer, you can check out this section with the recipe process photos to see just how we did it.

If you just want air-fried bologna as quickly as possible, you can skip down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the cooking times and temperatures.

pieces of bologna in black air fryer tray on white counter.
Place the bologna slices into the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once hot, add the bologna slices in one layer. Try to have no overlap or else the bologna will cook unevenly.

four pieces of fried bologna in black air fryer tray on counter.
Air fry the bologna until it is slightly crispy.

Air fry the bologna at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 6-9 minutes total, flip after 4 minutes.

You might choose to air fry the bologna for slightly longer depending on the thickness of the bologna and your personal preference.

When done frying, remove the bologna from the air fryer. Capture excess oil with a paper towel like you would with bacon.

pieces of fried bologna on bread with cheese and salad behind all on white plate.
Air fryer bologna – on bread and ready to eat!

Your bologna is ready to use for a sandwich or as a meat addition to breakfast!

Storage Tips

Once you air fry bologna, it’s best to eat it hot and fresh. The slices don’t taste as good anymore once they have cooled.

Therefore, we wouldn’t recommend air frying more slices than you need and wouldn’t recommend having leftover slices.

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pieces of fried bologna on bread with cheese and salad behind all on white plate.

Air Fryer Bologna

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Air Fryer Bologna is a tasty way to enjoy this classic lunch meat. Warm and slightly crispy, this bologna goes great on a sandwich or can accompany breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2-4 slices bologna, regular or thick-cut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once hot, add the bologna slices into the air fryer in one layer. Try to have no overlap or else the bologna will cook unevenly.
  3. Air fry the bologna at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 6-9 minutes total, flip after 4 minutes. You might choose to air fry the bologna for slightly longer depending on the thickness of the bologna and your personal preference.
  4. When done frying, remove the bologna from the air fryer. Capture excess oil with a paper towel like you would with bacon.
  5. Your bologna is ready to use for a sandwich or as a meat addition to breakfast!

Notes

  • We would not recommend using thinly sliced bologna in the air fryer because there's a chance the slices are light enough to fly around in the hot air currents in the air fryer.
  • The cooking times indicated below are for sliced bologna, not ring bologna.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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