I have 9 of the best ever Paleo bacon recipes here plus I tell about several places you can buy good Paleo bacon that is “uncured”. Who doesn’t love bacon? Um… Bacon . . . I definitely love bacon, some days it seems like that’s what I live on. It’s no true, but it seems like that. I was really happy when I discovered “uncured” bacon. Cured bacon makes me literally sick but good uncured Paleo bacon doesn’t.
Here are some answers to some common questions about Paleo bacon:
What is Paleo Bacon?
Paleo bacon is basically uncured bacon. Look for the answer to this question just below this one.
Is uncured bacon Paleo?
Of course, pork is Paleo and bacon that is uncured is Paleo. Uncured bacon is bacon that has not been cured. When they cure bacon that is when they add sodium nitrate and other additives. Sodium nitrate is extremely bad for you, so avoid it at all costs. You can buy uncured bacon by following any of the links on this page for the word bacon.
Is butter OK on Paleo?
Butter is allowed on a Paleo diet because it is so high in fat content which can lower the glycemic load. Grass-fed butter or clarified butter are recommended but some people on a Paleo diet eat regular butter. Follow the links for this page for butter and it will take you to where you can buy grass-fed butter.
Paleo Bacon BrandsThe main thing to look for to find bacon that is Paleo-compliant is the term "uncured" bacon. This is a minimum requirement. It really should also be sustainably farmed and grass-fed/pastured if possible.
I'm sure I don't have all the brands listed. Please comment below and let me know of other brands and prices.
Trader Joe's - Ends and Pieces - $3.49 for 16 oz.
Applegate Farms at Target or local healthy food store - $8.99 for 12 oz.?
Check Eat Wild for a local farm
US Wellness Meats
Keller Crafted Meats
Paleo on the Go
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9 Paleo Bacon Recipes
1. Honey Dijon Chicken with Bacon, Mushrooms & Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Nurture My Gut
Here is an easy meal made in one pot that the whole family will love. It takes 35 minutes or less to make it and there is only one pan to wash. I like the idea of that! You could replace the honey with maple syrup and replace the onions with leeks and leave out the sun-dried tomatoes and have a whole new and different dish.
2. Creamy Bacon Garlic Spaghetti Squash – Paleo Gluten Free Eats
This spaghetti squash bake will satisfy your craving from something creamy and rich but without the cream. All you do to make this is cook the spaghetti squash, cook the bacon and cook the broccoli, then mixed everything else together with the squash, bacon and broccoli. Pretty easy huh?
3. Roasted Butternut Squash Hash with Apples & Bacon – Paleo Running Momma
This hash with squash, apples and bacon can be served any time of the day. Michele likes to serve it with fried eggs for breakfast but it would be great for dinner too. Add a side salad and you would have a great nourishing meal. It could be a good side dish too. Imagine serving it with pork chops since pork chops and apples go together so well. Michele also gives some good tips about how to cook roasted vegetables the right way so they will be crispy.
4. Bacon Ranch Chicken Poppers – Unbound Wellness
These Chicken poppers with carrots provide you healthy fat, veggies and protein all in one little bite. They are really easy to make make. You can mix all the ingredients in the food processor, flip it on for a few seconds, then mix in the chicken. Then you just roll it out and baked them in the oven for about half an hour. They are wonderful dipped in ranch dressing. Michelle includes a link to a good Paleo ranch dressing recipe.
5. Bacon Roasted Cauliflower – The Gunny Sack
Cauliflower – Bacon – Real Salt – Ground Pepper
Easy peasy, that’s what I have to say about this! All you do is rinse the cauliflower and cut it up if you buy a whole head. Lay it out on a baking sheet. You don’t even have to pre-cook the bacon. You just cut it up with scissors which is quick, spread the piece around with the cauliflower. Then bake it for about 30 minutes and it’s done and ready to eat. It makes a great snack or side dish.
6. Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – Paleo Running Momma
This pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon has a smoky and sweet sauce that even kids like. It only takes 10 minutes to make it before roasting it in the oven. You make the sauce in the food processor, pour in over the meat, lay on the bacon, put on more sauce and cook it. That’s it, no marinating. Pretty simple huh?!
7. Bacon Pancakes with Coconut Flour – Paleo Hacks
This is basically a traditional coconut flour pancake with bacon in the middle. All you do is make a regular batch of pancake batter. Then you pour some batter on the skillet, lay a piece of cooked bacon on top and the drizzle more pancake batter on top. It takes a little longer to cook because it is thicker than normal. Cook it on a low heat so the middle will cook before the outside burns. Have fun with this, kids love the surprise in the middle.
8. Bacon Scallion Chicken Salad – Paleo Running Momma
This pretty much a basic chicken salad made with homemade mayonnaise with bacon added to it. Sounds delicious to me. I like to make my chicken salad with a cooked rotisserie chicken from Costco. That way I don’t even have to cook the chicken. This salad can also easily be made ahead of time to serve for whatever occasion you have planned. I love make ahead meals, especially for parties and such.
9. Cauliflower Bacon Biscuits Recipe – Paleo Hacks
These cauliflower biscuits with a spicy kick and bacon are creamy on the inside but still chewy on the outside. Mashed cauliflower with added flour, spices and bacon and you have cauliflower biscuits. Do they taste like cauliflower, of course not. You’ll have everyone wondering that they are made out of. Or they will be so surprised that you but bacon in biscuits they won’t care what they are made from.
I hope you like these Paleo bacon recipes.