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Bacon Bits

How to make bacon bits at home. You can use them on salads, or keep them on hand for quick bacon pizza bites as an after school snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 1 pound of bacon


  • In a cast iron skillet, or frying pan, cook bacon over medium heat.
  • Cook first side until it's golden brown, or to your own liking, some people like theirs a bit undercooked, some people like me like theirs a little overcooked. It's personal preference. Once it's golden brown, flip it over and continue to cook the other side until it's golden brown too.
  • Turn off the heat, remove pan from the stove, transfer the bacon carefully to a plate lined with napkins to help absorb excess grease. Allow to cool, and dab with more paper towels to make sure all grease is gone.
  • Now you can chop the bacon up on a cutting board to your desired bacon bit size. I actually cut mine with kitchen shears. It's how I roll. Life on the edge, man.
  • Pop the bacon bits into small containers, then pop on a lid. You can store cooked bacon bits in the fridge for about 3 days (if they last that long), or in your freezer for a couple of months.
  • This is the ideal way to always have bacon bits on hand for when you get a craving.
  • They are the bomb on pizza bites. Not even kidding.
  • Serve with a bit old "I ate all the bacon and I don't even feel bad" smile!


Recipe Source: Cravings of a Lunatic