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CRISPY Turkey Bacon – How to make

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Crispy Turkey Bacon. Miss the crispiness from your bacon? Use this simple trick with only one ingredient to make it crispy!

Plate of 4 strips of Crispy Turkey Bacon

Are you one of those people that would eat turkey bacon if it was crispy? But no matter how you cook it, either in a skillet or in an oven, it never comes out crispy?

You came to the right place!! With the addition of one simple ingredient you can make that turkey bacon crispy!! It’s a mind blower!

       Plate of Crispy Turkey Bacon broken in halves. Can you get crispy turkey bacon?

When I eat turkey bacon, it’s just not the same.  My first problem is that it’s not as crispy.  I was having this conversation with my oldest daughter one day and she showed me how to make it crispier AND have a little better of a flavor.  Oil.  That’s the trick.  All you have to do is drizzle a little olive oil on the turkey bacon as it’s cooking and it will be crispier than it normally is.

How to make crispy turkey bacon in the oven.


UPDATE – I decided to add the instructions on how to make crispy turkey bacon in the oven since more and more people are using their ovens to make bacon.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • 4-6 Tbsp Avocado Oil/Olive Oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 450°. Place foil on a baking sheet. Lay slices of bacon on the baking sheet. Brush oil over the bacon. Bake 10 minutes. Flip the bacon. Bake 5-10 minutes depending on the desired crispiness.

How do you like your bacon?

Recipes to use your turkey bacon in..(just substitute)

Bacon Crescent Bake

Breakfast Pizza Roll Up

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Updated 02/25/2020

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How to make CRISPY Turkey Bacon

How to make CRISPY Turkey Bacon. Eating healthy but like crispy bacon? Here’s a little trick to help.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy turkey bacon, how to know when turkey bacon is done, how to make crispy turkey bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 2 Servings (2 slices)
Calories 231kcal

Equipment

  • Frying Pan

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices Turkey Bacon
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil or Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Heat skillet/griddle to medium high heat.
  • Place slices of turkey bacon on skillet/griddle.
    Uncooked turkey bacon in a skillet.
  • Drizzle olive oil along top of each slice of bacon.
  • Cook for 7 minutes then flip and cook the other side for 7 minutes. **You can adjust this time depending on how crispy you like your turkey bacon.
    Turkey bacon flipped after one side has been cooked in a skillet.
  • Place on paper towels to drain. Pat the top of the turkey bacon with paper towels to remove the grease/oil. SERVE.
    Turkey Bacon on a paper towel hot off the skillet.
  • ALT METHOD: 12 slices – 4-6 Tbsp Avocado Oil – Preheat oven to 450°. Place foil on a baking sheet. Lay slices of bacon on the baking sheet. Brush oil over the bacon. Bake 10 minutes. Flip the bacon. Bake 5-10 minutes depending on the desired crispiness. Makes 6 Servings (2 slices each)

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg

8 Comments

  1. Alexis Duling Hart

    Ummm yeah the baking burned mine black. I did it for 10 min one side flipped and 6 min the other and they were black.

    • Sorry they didn’t turn out the first try.

      Ovens do cook differently. Maybe yours cooks hotter than mine? Have you tried again, but with less time? Were they cooked when you flipped them at 10 minutes?

      Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. If I need to make a correction on the time in case others may have ovens like yours, I will.

  2. Why are you eating turkey bacon? The fat and calorie content are not that much different from pork bacon, so the added oil makes it higher in both than regular bacon. My sister eats it because it doesn’t have the gristle and fatty pieces, so this might be great for her, but for dieting, it is not really viable.

    • Some people don’t eat pork. Turkey bacon is an alternative to pork bacon. I don’t believe I state anything on the healthy/diet aspect in my post though.

      It really depends on the oil that you use to determine “healthier” or not, in that respect. AND, the fat content of turkey bacon is lower than the fat content of pork bacon.

      Appreciate your input and thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.
      Hope you have a great day!

  3. Thank you for this! I swore off turkey bacon until I came across this! I cooked it for a total of 11 minutes and it was perfect!! Thank you again!

  4. The oil and seasoning make turkey bacon a whole new ball game. I love avocado oil!

    • True that. I wasn’t turned on to avocado oil when I did that post. I use it as much as possible now.

      Thanks for the comment and stopping by!!
      Have a great day!

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