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How To Make Bacon Crumbles

Course: How To, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 158kcal
Find out how to quickly and easily make the perfect Bacon Crumbles on the stovetop with these tips and tricks. Make these real bacon bits ahead of time to top your favorite salads, sandwiches, and meals. 
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  • 1 lb bacon frozen for easier cutting


  • Take frozen bacon and using a sharp, large knife, cut the bacon into ¼-inch slices. Use only the amount needed for your recipe and place the rest in the freezer.
  • Place the bacon in a medium-hot skillet and as it heats, break the bacon apart while stirring.
  • Cook the bacon until it reaches the level of crispiness you want. move bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon or spatula; drain on a paper towel.
  • Save bacon grease (refrigerated) to use in other recipes.


  • Freeze the bacon! This makes it so much easier to cut into strips.
  • Don't crowd the pan. If you are making a large quantity of crumbles, cook them in batches.
  • Cook the bacon on medium-high heat. If it's too hot the bacon will burn instead of crisping evenly.
  • Let the bacon cool to room temperature before storing it.
  • Keep the bacon grease (refrigerated) to use as needed in other recipes.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg