Homemade Bacon Salt Recipe (Food Gift Idea)

Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great gift!

I’ve recently discovered a magical ingredient that instantly makes almost any recipe it’s added to ten times better – Homemade Bacon Salt. It’s smoky, salty flavor can add a little something extra to just about anything.

How to use bacon salt:

  • Sprinkled over Chocolate Chip Cookies just before baking.
  • As a rim for Bloody Marys.
  • As the perfect finishing touch to a Caramel Sundae.
  • To top off a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon.
  • As a Popcorn seasoning.
  • Stirred into Scrambled Eggs.
  • Etc., etc., etc….
This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

Bacon Salt is also incredibly easy to make. It takes just three ingredients and half an hour. I start by baking an entire package of bacon in a 375 degree oven. The trick to getting crispy bacon this way is to bake it on cookie racks that are placed over baking sheets, allowing the air to circulate around the bacon and get every nook and cranny perfectly browned and cooked. Once the bacon has crisped up, and cooled, it’s finely chopped and added to a good amount of kosher salt and a dash of black pepper.

In order to really make that bacon flavor stand out, I went with a ratio of about three-quarters bacon to one-quarter salt. The result? Smoky, salty, buttery and with just a hint of spice from the black pepper. I immediately wanted to sprinkle it on everything

Bacon Salt deserves to be shared… It makes a perfect parting gift for dinner guests, and easy DIY Christmas Gift, or just the perfect way to brighten up someone’s Tuesday! I like to package it up into decorative glass jars and attach a small salt spoon and decorative label for an extra special touch. But if you’re not in the sharing mood, this bogarted Bacon Salt can also be stored in your refrigerator for up to three weeks. And, if you’re anything like me, it will be gone long before then…

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com
This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

What would be your favorite way to use this Bacon Salt? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Bacon Salt Recipe

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great DIY gift! | platingsandpairings.com

Homemade Bacon Salt

This Homemade Bacon Salt is perfect for sprinkling on popcorn, rimming a Bloody Mary, or finishing off a steak. Plus, it makes a great gift!
4.42 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 12- ounce package bacon
  • ¾ cup coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Arrange bacon slices on a cookie rack placed on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool completely.
  • Chop bacon very finely using either a knife or food processor. Mix with salt and pepper.
  • Pack into small jars to give as gifts. Keep refrigerated.
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Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 10915mg | Potassium: 91mg | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

46 thoughts on “Homemade Bacon Salt Recipe (Food Gift Idea)”

  1. Picture this. My Smoked Bloody Marys (made with smoked tomatoes and smoked bacon for garnish), with THIS bacon salt on the rim. Brunch is forever changed for the better! I think we should make that happen!!!

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  2. 5 stars
    It is great on baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, stirred in with mashed potatoes with butter, and topping scallopped potatoes. I also use bacon salt on any beef – roasts, steaks, burgers, etc. – instead of regular salt.

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  3. 5 stars
    omg my husband and kids resseled me for the jar Erin this recipe is soooo good, come christmas time i will have to make for every one or maybe not 🙂

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  4. 5 stars
    This is a great version of bacon salt; the proportion is just right. I candied a few pieces of the bacon, for a little twist on flavor. Also, used high quality bacon (Neuske applewood smoked), which makes a huge difference in the bacon-y, smoky goodness. I’m giving this to friends…but only the ones I really, really like. 🙂

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  5. 5 stars
    I love this salt! I put a bit in a pan, top with a cracked egg , top with baby spinach, sprinkle feta cheese. Cover for a few minutes. Voila easy lunch..
    Thank you

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