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How To Cook Bacon On A Blackstone Griddle

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Have you ever wondered how to make Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle? You won’t believe how easy it is! Crispy, crackling bacon is ready in a matter of minutes, and you won’t have the smell of bacon grease lurking in your kitchen all day. You’ll never want to make bacon any other way again!

Crispy Blackstone Bacon on a white plate with tomatoes in the background.

I’ve tried every method for making bacon, from stove-top to oven to air fryer and more. But once I learned how to make Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle, I don’t think I’ve made it any other way since!

And if your flat-top griddle is large enough, you can cook your whole breakfast at the same time! You’ll have a delicious feast ready fast without the smell of bacon grease lurking in your kitchen for the rest of the day.

This method is so easy, and the bacon gets perfectly crispy in a matter of minutes. As an added bonus, all that bacon fat and the high cooking temperature is a great way to season your outdoor griddle. Win-win!

A top-down shot of cooked bacon on a white plate with tomatoes nearby.

What you’ll love about Making Bacon on Your Blackstone Griddle


  • The flat top surface cooks bacon evenly and minimizes grease splatter.
  • Clean-up is super easy, and the bacon fat helps condition your griddle surface!
  • Make the bacon, pancakes, and homefries all at the same time!

You’ll Need

  • Bacon — Store-bought works fine, but in my opinion, there’s nothing better than Homemade Bacon!
  • Flat top griddle — I prefer a Blackstone Griddle, but any brand will work.
  • Tongs — Rubber-tipped is best so you don’t pierce the bacon.
Tools to make bacon on a Blackstone Griddle.

How To Make Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle

  1. Preheat the griddle to medium-high as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Make sure the drip tray is in place.
  3. Lay the bacon down on the flat-top griddle without the strips overlapping.
  4. Cook until the bacon strips start to get crispy, then flip.
  5. Finish cooking to your desired level of crispiness.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • If your bacon is curling up, use a hamburger or bacon press to keep it flat.
  • Thick-cut bacon also cooks nicely on an outdoor griddle, but it’ll take a bit longer and my not get quite as crispy.
  • Drain the cooked bacon on paper towels or go right from the griddle to your plate.
  • Cook your eggs and hashbrowns right in the bacon fat for extra yumminess!

Recommended

Make It A Meal

For a simple but always satisfying breakfast, crack a few eggs on the flat top griddle alongside your bacon. If you want to take it to the next level, whip up a batch of Buttermilk Blackstone Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce! Or keep it savory with these Quick & Easy Blackstone Fried Potatoes. And if you have any leftover bacon, chop it up and add it to this Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Oranges.

Finished blackstone potatoes in a serving bowl.
Blackstone Fried Potatoes

Tips For Making The Best Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle

First and foremost, make sure all the bacon is spaced out without any overlap. This is the key to getting your bacon to cook evenly. Flat-top griddles are great for dispersing heat as long as all of the bacon has enough room.

I would also recommend rubber-tipped tongs for flipping the bacon. Metal tongs can scrape the griddle and might pierce the bacon.

Using thick-cut bacon? Keep in mind that it will need to cook a little longer compared to thin-cut. You can cook the bacon to your desired level of crispiness, but you always want to make sure it’s cooked all the way through.

If your Blackstone Griddle is large enough, feel free to cook up the rest of your breakfast right alongside it! Just make sure you have enough room to keep the bacon strips separate, so they cook evenly.

Step By Step Process

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How To Make Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle

Making crispy bacon has never been easier! Making crispy bacon on a Blackstone Griddle is so easy and doesn't stink up the kitchen!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, blackstone griddle
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1017kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat your Blackstone griddle, or other outdoor griddle, to medium-high.
  • When the surface reaches about 550-600F, add slices of bacon to the griddle so that they're not touching and are laid out flat.
  • Cook the bacon for 2-3 minutes or until it is brownish on the bottom, then flip it over with tongs and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes or until it is crispy.
  • Place the bacon onto paper towels to drain and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • If your bacon is curling up, use a hamburger or bacon press to keep it flat.
  • Thick-cut bacon also cooks nicely on an outdoor griddle, but it’ll take a bit longer and my not get quite as crispy.
  • Drain the cooked bacon on paper towels or go right from the griddle to your plate.
  • Cook your eggs and hashbrowns right in the bacon fat for extra yumminess!

Nutrition

Serving: 3slices | Calories: 1017kcal | Fat: 113g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 170mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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