Eating keto bacon recipes is one of the best parts of the ketogenic diet. You had to give up so many favorites to go keto and being able to eat keto bacon from time to time makes this program doable.
Don't feel like you just need to stick to basic keto bacon, the skies the limit on the keto bacon recipes you can enjoy!
Some of the popular low carb bacon recipes in this post include keto bacon egg cups, keto bacon cheeseburger soup, keto bacon fudge, keto bacon-wrapped chicken, and more.
If you're a fellow bacon lover, you'll be thrilled to know it's a terrific choice for not only breakfast, but for lunch, dinner, AND dessert!
If you were to ask my husband about what's the best part of the keto diet has been so far, he'd definitely say it's eating bacon for breakfast every morning. So far since January 1, he's lost almost 35 pounds, so eating bacon every day has surely helped him with this.
How many people would disagree that bacon on keto is one of the highlights! (in moderation of course 😉
Not only is bacon the perfect breakfast food, here's 15 mouth-watering bacon recipes that prove this is the perfect food for any meal or at any time of day! That's right, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack OR for dessert!
Is Bacon Keto Friendly?
If you're new to a ketogenic diet you might even be wondering is bacon keto? According to the USDA website, on average, this is the nutritional facts for bacon.
Of course, thicker sliced bacon or thinly sliced bacon, or bacon with seasoning can vary from this data, which makes it important to check the actual nutritional information on the package you are purchasing.
- Calories: 54
- Fat: 4g
- Carbs: 0.2g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 3.9g
What makes the best bacon for keto? The best bacon for keto does not have added sugars or carbs, just purchasing plain bacon is best on keto. If you want to season it at home, it's easier to control what gets added.
If you need a simple recipe for basic keto bacon, our favorite way to prepare it is actually in the oven. Bacon in the oven is easy, you can just put it in the oven and walk away (unlike in a skillet), and it's fantastic for batch cooking larger amounts of bacon for a crowd or for meal prep.
Or honestly, just for eating all week long!
We used the thicker sliced Trader Joes Applewood Smoked Bacon, which is keto-friendly bacon since it's nutritional content per slice: 90 calories, 7 grams of fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, and 5g protein.
Here's our favorite bacon in the oven recipe:
- Preheat your oven to 375 and make sure the oven rack is in the middle position
- Lay parchment paper on a jelly roll style baking sheet and evenly space 1 lb of bacon slices so they don't overlap
- Using a baking rack is optional, but put the bacon on the rack instead of directly on the parchment paper if you're using one
- Cook the bacon for 10 minutes and check for your preferred degree of doneness. Flip the bacon over.
- Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness and how crispy you prefer your bacon.
- Lay the cooked bacon on a couple of paper towels to help remove the grease
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Keto Bacon Recipes
Keto Bacon Egg Cups
Keto bacon egg cups are truly one of our favorite keto bacon recipes. Not only are they simple to make, but they're also great for meal prep and look fabulous at a brunch or on your holiday table.
Jalapeno Pepper Fat Bombs
Keto-friendly Jalapeno pepper fat bombs are a unique a flavorful take on popular Jalapeno poppers.
The recipe makes a total of 3 Jalapeno Popper Fat Bombs. Each fat bomb comes out to be: 147 Calories, 13.29g Fats, 2.13g Net Carb, and 4.77g Protein.
Recipe by Ruled Me
Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Another recipe by Ruled Me, keto bacon cheeseburger soup is the perfect low carb soup recipe to keep you cozy and warm all fall and winter.
While we all love bacon cheeseburgers, when you're looking for keto bacon recipes a classic bacon cheeseburger will not be on that list because of the bun. One of the best ways to enjoy a bacon cheeseburger on a keto diet is with a delicious hearty bowl of soup.
Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast
Keto bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with cream cheese will make you feel like you'd died and gone to heaven!
You won't believe how simple this easy keto chicken dinner is. While the recipe calls for chicken breasts you pound flat with a meat mallet, I've noticed at the grocery store that you can also purchase thin chicken breast cutlets. Using cutlets would be even easier.
Just partially cook the bacon, fill the chicken with a cream cheese mixture, wrap with bacon, and bake.
Low Carb Bacon Fudge
Bacon for dessert, say what??! If you're brave enough to look beyond just eating keto bacon recipes for breakfast and dinner, then you'll definitely want to try keto bacon fudge.
This low carb bacon fudge comes together in just 15 minutes if you start with pre-cooked bacon.
Keto Bacon-Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
Are you a Brussel Sprouts lover or hater? If you've never been a Brussel Sprouts fan, my hunch is that keto bacon wrapped Brussel Sprouts will surely change your mind.
Whether you serve this easy keto bacon recipe as an appetizer, for dinner, or on your holiday table, everyone will love you.
Recipe by Dishes and Cooking
BBQ Bacon Meatball
There's not much to say about this keto bacon recipe, other than we're speechless! Bacon wrapped BBQ burgers have got to win the award for one of the most creative keto bacon recipes.
Be sure to use keto friendly BBQ sauce and not the sugar laden stuff from the grocery store. Our favorite is Primal Kitchen's BBQ Sauce that's not only low carb but it's paleo and Whole30 compliant also. The original recipe also calls for brown sugar, swap that with Swerve Golden or skip it completely. And swap the bread crumbs for panko to bring the carbs down as much as possible.
Recipe by Beef Little Things
BLT's are always a favorite, have you ever know anyone who says they don't like them? The yummy little keto BLT cups make a fanastic low carb lunch or appetizer at your next party.
Bacon Avacado Fries
"You can't say no to anything wrapped in bacon...."
There's just so much truth to this statement! If you're looking for new low carb bacon recipes, the keto bacon wrapped avocado will instantly shoot to the top of your list.
The No Bread BLT
Why not just skip the bread in the classic BLT sandwich and just layer your bacon to become the bread instead! This would be delicious with the addition of avocado too.
Low Carb Maple Bacon No-Cook Cheesecake
Another low carb bacon recipe that's one-of-a-kind and goes beyond breakfast and dinner.
"This low carb maple bacon no bake cheesecake is outrageously good! So creamy and decadent you won’t believe it’s a low carb dessert with only 3.2g net carbs."
Bacon Crab Ragoon Fat Bombs
"These Low Carb Bacon Crab Rangoon Fat Bombs are a small snack that’s High in Fat and Low in Carbs. You can have them as a Quick Breakfast, or Mid-Afternoon Snack, as a Pre- or After- Workout Snack or a Delicious Keto Appetizer or Side Dish."
Keto Bacon Pickle Fries
Bacon-wrapped anything is always a winner, but why not try a unique combo of bacon and pickles at your next get-together? Similar in some ways to the bacon-wrapped avocado above, but with a totally eye-opening taste to awaken your tastebuds.
I can just about guarantee it'll become one of your new favorite low carb bacon recipes.
Bunless Bacon Egg and Cheese
You won't even miss the bun with this delicious bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. I'd go as far to say this keto bacon recipe for breakfast tastes even better without a bun!
BBQ Bacon Mini Meatloaves
Looking for something beyond the classic low carb meatloaf recipe for dinner? Why not try mini keto-friendly BBW bacon mini meatloaves instead.
This keto bacon recipe cooks up quick and is perfect for a weeknight meal.
Is there truly such as thing as too much bacon? After reading this, I definitely think not!
Which one is your favorite idea? Please post your keto bacon photos in the post comments or on the Pinterest pin! If we missed any amazing keto bacon recipes, be sure to drop us the link to your favorite recipe.
Keto Bacon Recipes
Looking for even more keto bacon recipes? Try these!
- Easy bacon in the oven
- Low carb bacon egg cups
- Spinach salad with hot bacon dressing
- Brussel sprout casserole with bacon
- Keto broccoli salad