Introduction: Homemade Bacon Bits

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"Bacon Bits" that are sold on the supermarket shelf are rubbery and barely taste like bacon.

Not only that, they are chocked full of preservatives in order to sit on a shelf for months.


Here I will show you my process of how we make bacon bits at our house.

You will now be asking your wife to have "salad" every night.

Step 1: Tools & Ingredients

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Cookie Sheet

Parchment Paper

Paper Towel


Storage Container (or ziplock)


Bacon (1 lb)

Step 2: Cook Your Bacon

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This is how we cook bacon at home.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Fit a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet so it covers the entire pan
  • Lay out bacon
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes.

Step 3:

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.. Okay, yes, eat one.

Just one!


  • Lay your bacon on the paper towel. (Let sit for 2 minutes.)

Step 4: Chop It Up

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Now that your bacon has had time to cool down and get rid of some of that grease:


  • Chop it up
  • Keep chopping. (you want a fine crumb)

Step 5: Storage

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Yes, that is what a pile of bacon bits should look like.

None of that rubbery stuff.

Salad please!?


I like to store my bacon bits in a old spice jar but a ziplock works fine.

Your bacon bits will be good in the fridge for 4-6 weeks!


Emriick (author)2016-08-15

I never would have guessed thats how to make these! Thank you so so much

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