It’s National Bacon Lover’s Day (per Foodimentary), which means I’m sharing an updated collection of gluten-free bacon recipes! Who loves bacon? You do? Me, too!
I kind of think that Bacon Day is every day—or any day that I really want bacon. Special day or not, we’re both in luck today because here are 50 gluten-free bacon recipes for all of us bacon lovers.
As you all know, I love delicious recipes as well as a good roundup so when I saw that it was Bacon Lover’s Day, I just had to get to work compiling the best gluten-free bacon recipes for you and me. And there are even recipes for those of you who don’t eat meat. Really.
That’s because there are some recipes included that are vegan or with a vegan option. There are also a few amazing recipes for making your own vegan bacon! How good is this bacon? I came home from an outing to find my collie feverishly trying to get into a gifted jar of coconut bacon (recipe link at the end of this post)! Thankfully, he did not succeed and I still have coconut bacon, albeit with a much sadder looking label.
And if you’re making recipes with traditional bacon, you need to know the best and easiest way to cook bacon, right? You’ll find those links at the end of this post.
Have you by chance tried any of these gluten-free bacon recipes already? Which one makes you want to run into the kitchen right now and get busy creating bacon goodness? Please share all in comments and if you make one of these recipes later, please come back and tell us about it!
Gluten-Free Bacon Recipes
~ 50/50 Bacon Burgers from Real Everything
~ Avocado Bacon Egg Sandwich from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
~ Bacon-and-Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms from Paleo & Gluten-Free Travels
~ Bacon, Caramelized Onion, and Sweet Potato Perogies (Paleo) from Predominantly Paleo
~ Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (Instant Pot/Keto) from Tessa the Domestic Diva
~ Bacon Chicken from Gluten Free Easily (gfe)
~ Bacon Chicken Corn Chowder from gfe
~ Bacon-Cornbread Stuffing from Gluten-Free Fix
~ Bacon Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates from In Johnna’s Kitchen
~ Bacon Herb Biscuits (AIP) from Civilized Caveman (add apple cider vinegar at end of mixing for fluffier biscuits)
~ Bacon Lollipops (aka Bacon Lollies) from Nevin Martell via Monica Bhide
~ Bacon Tomato Soup from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
~ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations
~ Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites from Gluten-Free Fix
~ Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin from Gluten-Free Spinner
~ Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies from In Johnna’s Kitchen
~ Bourbon Maple Bacon Jam (Vegan) from In Johnna’s Kitchen (made with homemade coconut bacon—recipe below—or purchased coconut bacon)
~ Broccoli Salad with Bacon from Cook Eat Well
~ Cheddar Bacon Asparagus Chicken Rolls from Beauty and the Foodie
~ Chocolate Banana Cream Pie with Bacon from Civilized Caveman
~ Crustless Quiche Lorraine from gfe
~ Delectable Keto Bacon Mayonnaise from Healthful Pursuit
~ Egg Bacon Zucchini Nests from Beauty and the Foodie
~ Jalapeno Popper Casserole from Premeditated Leftovers
~ Loaded Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from Mama Knows Gluten Free
~ Low-Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Green Chiles (Instant Pot or Stovetop) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
~ Maple Bacon Buckwheat Carrot Muffins from Skinny GF Chef
~ Maple Bacon Mini Donuts from Fearless Dining
~ Meat Lover’s Chicken from gfe
~ N’Oatmeal Chocolate Bacon Bars from Healthful Pursuit
~ Paleo Bacon Muffins from GAPS Diet Journey via gfe
~ Paleo Sweet Potato Bacon Tater Tots from Predominantly Paleo via gfe
~ Pecan Pie with Bacon Crust and Caramel Drizzle from Predominantly Paleo
~ Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon and Pecans from Against All Grain
~ Salted Caramel Bacon Bark from The Spunky Coconut via Civilized Caveman
~ Seafood Chowder from gfe
~ Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta (Low Carb) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
~ Split Pea Soup with Bacon from Go Dairy Free
~ Sweet Potato Bacon Chili (Slow Cooker) from gfe
~ Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Bacon from Allergy-Free Alaska
~ Triple Chocolate Double Bacon Freezer Fudge from gfe
~ Triple Chocolate Fudge from Real Everything via gfe
How To Make Vegan Bacon
~ Cauliflower Bacon Bits from Chocolate-Covered Katie (use gluten-free soy sauce, liquid aminos, or coconut aminos)
~ Coconut Bacon from In Johnna’s Kitchen
~ Eggplant Bacon (Vegan) from Ricki Heller (use gluten-free tamari or soy sauce)
~ Smoky Rich Double Layer Rice Paper Bacon from Spabettie (use gluten-free tamari)
How To Cook Bacon
~ Mess-Free Crispy Bacon from Tessa the Domestic Diva
~ How To Cook Bacon in the Oven from Premeditated Leftovers
~ How To Cook Bacon Starting with Cold Oven from Cook Eat Well
More Helpful Bacon-Related Information
Originally published on October 16, 2018; updated December 30, 2022.
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
So many yummy recipes to try!!! I’ve already made Tessa’s Bacon Cheeseburger Soup and Cook Eat Paleo’s Bacon Broccoli Salad and both were GREAT, now I have even more bacon recipes to try – woohoo!!! And thanks for including my bacon wrapped meatloaf 🙂
Shirley Braden says
Hi Cassidy–When I realized that it was National Bacon Lover’s Day, I just had to gather up all these great recipes! I was happy to see and include your mouth-watering meatloaf recipe and it’s wonderful to hear that you’ve already tried two of these recipes and that you loved them! 🙂 Hope that your experimenting yields many more recipes that meet with your approval!
Ina Gawne says
Wow do I love bacon and these recipes look scrumptious Shirley! Never knew there was a national bacon day, but bacon works for me any day! 🙂
Shirley Braden says
Ina–I can’t argue with your thinking on Bacon Day being any day! A lot more bacon happens here during the colder months so I’m sure I’ll be back in the bacon baking business soon enough. 🙂
April J Harris says
Oh wow, what a fabulous resource this post is, Shirley! It’s especially good for those who need to eat gluten free of course, but even those who don’t will love this collection. That Sweet Potato Bacon Skillet is calling my name! Scheduling to pin and to share on the H&S Facebook page. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!
Shirley Braden says
Thanks, April!! I have to agree that Megan’s Sweet Potato Bacon Skillet is a beautiful, super appealing dish! I never get tired of bacon although I don’t make it–or bacon dishes–often enough. Thanks for all the sharing! I’m always happy to participate in Hearth and Soul, of course. 🙂
So many recipes, so little time. I don’t know which one to make first. There have been a lot of food shortages lately, but luckily bacon hasn’t been one of them. Bacon is one of those things that most people like, and especially men. My oldest son gets a glazed look in his eyes when he sees pictures of bacon! He saw a meatloaf wrapped in bacon once and he keeps asking me to make it. One of these days I will give in a d do it, but it was a lot of bacon, and it was woven together like a heavily layered lattice topping. That would be one of those things that I wouldn’t want to eat when it was done. I think there can be too much bacon. Three inches of bacon on a meatloaf would be my Waterloo. Luckily these recipes all look good. Thanks for a great collection. I can’t believe how ma y National days there are, but I swear every day of the year has at least one.
Shirley Braden says
Hi Mari–It’s good to see you again! 🙂 I’ve always been surprised and pleased at how little bacon can make a difference in a recipe. I bet that meatloaf would be great with just a few strips of bacon on top. So many recipes are orchestrated like that for the “wow!” photo factor.
There are actually multiple food holidays each day! I like it because the food holidays remind me to share recipes with you all and they also reminds me of my own recipes and inspire me to create new recipes. 😉