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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

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This quick and simple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin cooked in the air fryer is perfect for weeknight dinners and packed with so much flavor!

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Here’s a new air fryer recipe! Pork wrapped in more pork – how could this not be good?! You’re going to love this easy pork tenderloin wrapped in crispy bacon and cooked in the air fryer, just two ingredients not counting salt and pepper. I tested this recipe several times to make sure it was perfect before sharing. My daughter smelled the bacon-wrapped meat and came running – she ate nearly half the batch! For more bacon-wrapped recipes, try my Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is so juicy and moist. Tenderloin is a lean cut of pork, so it benefits from the fat from the bacon. I use center-cut bacon, which is leaner than other cuts since it’s cut from the belly. If you want to serve it with something sweet, this would be great with apricot jam or sweet chile sauce on the side.

What temp should I cook pork tenderloin?

Cook pork tenderloin at 400F degrees in the air fryer for ten minutes. Then flip the meat over and cook for eight to ten minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145-150 degrees.

How do you wrap meat in bacon?

To wrap pork in bacon, you’ll need some kitchen string, but toothpicks would also work if that’s all you have.

  • Cut two bacon strips in half and lay two halves next to each other, then four full strips, and then the other two halves.
  • Place the tenderloin over the bacon.
  • Tightly roll up the pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side.
  • Tie the roast at 2-inch intervals with kitchen string to keep the bacon from shrinking and falling off, each about 12-inches long.

What to Serve with Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This bacon-wrapped pork would be delicious with just about anything from Baked Sweet Potato, Roasted Radishes, Smashed Sweet Potatoes or Bussels sprouts.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork TenderloinPork Tenderloin with Bacon

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

4.79 from 23 votes
This quick and simple Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin cooked in the air fryer is perfect for weeknight dinners and packed with so much flavor!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 4 oz


  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin about 1 1/2 lbs
  • 6 center cut strips bacon
  • cooking string


  • Season pork with salt and pepper. Lay the bacon on a cutting board to be roughly the same size as the tenderloin.
  • Cut two bacon strips in half (since the ends are thinner, they don’t need a whole strip). Lay two halves next to each other, then four full strips, then the other two halves next to each other.
  • Carefully lay the tenderloin over the bacon. Tightly roll up the pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie the roast at 2- inch intervals with kitchen string each about 12-inches long.
    bacon and pork tenderloin
  • Carefully cut the tenderloin in half to fit in the air fryer.
    Air Fryer with Pork Tenderloin
  • Put the tenderloin inside and fry at 400 F for 20 minutes turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145-150 F. Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing. Slice into 12 slices.

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Optional: Serve with grain mustard, fig jam, sweet chile sauce, etc.


Serving: 4 oz, Calories: 153 kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5 g, Protein: 26.5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 76 mg, Sodium: 258.5 mg


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50 comments on “Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin”

  1. I do mine with Italian seasoning, but follow everything else the same way as the recipe and everyone in my family loves it.

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    Diana Schultz

    Cooked this tonight in my new air fryer. It turned out great!  We have half of it leftover. How do I reheat without over cooking it?  Would like the bacon to still be crispy but don’t want to dry it out. Suggestions please!

  3. Can I make this in a conventional oven? Still wrapping it in bacon, what temperature should I bake it in and for how long? 

    1. I would sear it in a cast iron skillet so the bacon browns, then bake in the oven using a thermometer to know when its done.

  4. Help!  My store only had a pork loin.  Now that I read the reviews I am not sure how to make it.  Any suggestions to alter the recipe to fit a loin.  Just slightly bigger than the tenderloin. 

  5. Amazingly easy and delicious! So good, we bought more tenderloin and made it again the next night! Thanks for the recipe and all your hard work!

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    Vickie Meinen

    ‘Air fry 400* for 20 minutes”… do you preheat the airfryer or is that included in the 20 minutes?

  7. Easy, quick and delicious! There are two tenderloins in the package, used one for this recipe and froze the other. Served with sautéed apples and small salad. There are only two of home now so will probably make fried rice because we have leftovers.

  8. My family loves this recipe! So simple and delicious. Perfect with roasted sweet potatoes and zucchini.  

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    Marilyn Kretheotis

    Had for dinner tonight. It was soooo good. 23 minutes at 400. Only did salt and pepper then wrapped in the bacon. 

  10. I honestly don’t understand the good reviews. Maybe my airfryer is just different from everyone else’s (even though it’s the most common brand)? Maybe I did something wrong? This came out terrible. By the time the tenderloin was cooked through, the bacon was so burnt it was black and inedible. Definitely will not be making this again.

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      Peggy Rouleau

      Did you use pork loin or pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is smaller in circumference and generally cooks very quickly by any method. The loin is much thicker. It can be confusing.

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      Nancy E. Frias

      I don’t understand how this could possibly work. I cook bacon in the air fryer at 4 to 5 minutes and it’s well done. A lot of things cook a lot faster in my Ninja Air Fryer, so I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong when I follow the time and temp exactly.

    3. Yes. Not all are the same. My bacon too burned the first time. But the loin was so good. The second time, I flipped it half way through and it was even better.