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How to Freeze Bacon

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Learn how to freeze bacon to save time and money! It’s super quick and easy – and perfectly ideal for when you need just a few pieces of bacon for a recipe. Buy your bacon on sale and freeze with this method to stretch your meat and your budget!



  1. Open a package of thawed, raw bacon.
  2. Pull off one slice of back and starting from one end, roll it up like you would a sleeping bag. Place the slice of bacon on the parchment paper so it’s standing up and you can see the concentric circle of the bacon from the top (like a cinnamon roll).
  3. Repeat with the remaining slices of bacon, leaving just a finger-width space between each slice on the baking sheet.
  4. Freeze for 4 hours, or overnight, until the bacon has frozen through.
  5. Remove the bacon from the baking sheet and place in a freezer-safe plastic container. Label the container with “frozen bacon” and the date.


  • To use frozen bacon in recipe, remove as many pieces as you need and thaw. I like to place each roll of bacon in a small glass container with a lid and either place it in the fridge to thaw overnight, or leave on the counter for a couple hours to thaw quickly.
  • Be sure to save the bacon grease! It’s a free healthy fat and can be used in lots of simple recipes that need cooking oil, like cast iron skillet cornbread, caramelized onions with swiss chard, or zuppa toscana soup. Plus it adds a hint of delicious bacon flavor!