Bacon Dressing Savory
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This creamy, delicious bacon dressing has just a hint of sweetness! With this simple and tasty dressing, season your favorite salad or vegetables.

What Makes Bacon Dressing So Delicious?

  • It’s simple and quick to prepare! You’ll have a flavorful and delicious dressing in about 15 minutes. Cook the bacon first, then add the remaining ingredients and cook for a few minutes.
  • It is quite addicting! You’ll want to pour this hot bacon dressing over everything after just one bite. It’s fantastic drizzled over salads, but I also like it drizzled over potatoes or even grilled chicken – it elevates any dish!
  • It’s bursting at the seams with taste. Bacon, acidic vinegar, and sweet maple syrup combine in the most delicious way conceivable. Every element of this dressing is in perfect harmony with and complements the others!

Important Ingredients

Bacon Dressing Creamy
Food: Bacon Dressing (Source: 40 Aprons)

Bacon – This recipe works with any type of bacon! To make things a little healthier, I prefer sugar-free bacon, but feel free to use your favorite. Simply chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces before frying for this recipe.

Apple Cider Vinegar — No salad dressing would be complete without a dash of vinegar. In this dish, apple cider vinegar’s mild sweetness and fruity flavor complement each other well. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar can be substituted.

Maple Syrup — A bit of sweetness in this hot bacon dressing helps to balance out the flavors. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, honey will suffice. You could also use 2 tablespoons of white sugar instead of the syrup if you like.

Chef’s Advice

  • Refrigerate any leftover hot bacon dressing for up to one week in an airtight container. When cooled, the components will separate and a coating of extracted fat will harden. To reheat the dressing, place it in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the rendered fat has melted.
  • If your bacon doesn’t render the 1/4 cup of fat required for this dressing, replace it with olive oil. To do so, transfer the rendered bacon fat to a liquid measuring cup. Fill the measuring cup with olive oil until the 1/4 cup mark is reached.
  • This spinach salad is really great with the hot bacon dressing! It’s also delicious served with Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and green beans. Use your imagination to serve this simple dressing.

Bacon Dressing

5 minutes to prepare
15 minutes to cook
20 minutes total

This creamy, delicious bacon dressing has just a hint of sweetness! With this simple and tasty dressing, season your favorite salad or vegetables.


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup see Notes
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Skillet
  • Small saucepan


Bacon Dressing
Food: Bacon Dressing (Source: 40 Aprons)
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Place the shallots and 14 cups of rendered bacon fat in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until shallots are tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and whisk together the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper. Chop the bacon and place it in the pot. Allow thickening for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.


  • If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, you can use honey or white sugar instead.
  • Make it Keto-friendly: Use a maple-flavored syrup that is keto-friendly.

This recipe serves around 6 people. Your desired portion sizes will determine the number of servings.

The nutritional statistics mentioned are for 1 serving of hot bacon dressing and are rough suggestions. The exact macros will vary depending on the brands and types of ingredients utilized.

Prepare the recipe as directed to get the weight of one serving. Weigh the final recipe, then divide the weight (excluding the weight of the container in which the food is stored) by 6. The weight of one serving will be the result.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 302mg, Potassium: 83mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 12IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 2g