Bacon Drippings (Storing)

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Growing up, my mom would keep a jar of bacon grease on the countertop. She would use it to cook eggs in the morning instead of butter, as well as some other meals. I never thought too much of it, until recently. I thought how safe was that? Well, turns out, it does tend to last. Bacon grease when strained, lasts for 6 months in the pantry (kind of like Crisco) or for 1 year in the fridge. Hearing that, I’ve recently started using it more for some meals, in moderation. Give it a try in a marinara to add a little kick, or add it when you cook your next batch of kale. A little goes a long way!

Bacon Drippings

Cook Time12 mins
Filtering and storing10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Grease, Dairy Alternate, Dairy Free
Servings: 1 Small Container
Calories: 946kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 8 oz Bacon About half a pack


  • Add bacon to your pan (or griddle) and turn heat to medium. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Flip bacon and continue to cook, flipping every 2 minutes for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate, then eat or save for later.
  • Then to preserve the bacon grease, place a fine mesh strainer over a glass container.
  • Pour the drippings through the strainer to remove all the burnt pieces of bacon.
  • Place an airtight top on the jar and store in the pantry or fridge.


The Nutritional values are based on amount of bacon, as opposed to the drippings. The nutritional values are about 140 calories per TB.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 946kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 449mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.9mg



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