Our Simple Methods for How to Freeze Bacon

Can you freeze bacon? Absolutely. Properly frozen bacon lasts months, allowing you to take as much as you need each time you cook.

Bacon lovers, rejoice! You can now purchase your guilty pleasure in bulk and not worry about how you’re going to finish it all before it goes bad. We’ll show you how to freeze your favorite bacon so you can enjoy tasty bacon recipes all the time.

How to Freeze Uncooked Bacon

Good news here! Uncooked bacon is easy to keep in the freezer and lasts up to six months. A sealed package can be popped right inside the freezer. Though, you should be prepared to use it all once thawed.

Psst! Here’s a genius trick for making bacon for a crowd.

For those of us that only cook a few strips at a time, you can freeze individual slices of uncooked bacon, too:

  1. Coil the slices of bacon up so they look like snails
  2. Freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet
  3. Once the bacon coils are solid, store them in a zip-top bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Simply grab a few bacon bundles out of the freezer to thaw whenever you’re in need.

But Can You Freeze Cooked Bacon?

Yes! And it’s freezing food like this is simple.

  1. After cooking the bacon, line a baking pan with wax paper followed by a layer of bacon, another sheet of wax paper and another layer of bacon until all the crispy goodness is accounted for.
  2. Cover with wax paper and freeze overnight, or for a minimum of two hours.
  3. Pop the frozen bacon into a zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

When ready to cook, take however many slices you need at a time. The bacon can either be thawed in the refrigerator overnight or microwaved, making it the perfect grab-and-go breakfast item.

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Stephanie Harte
Stephanie Harte is a Milwaukee-based writer, specializing in the performing arts as the Wisconsin editor and digital content manager for Footlights. Along with Footlights, Harte's work has appeared in the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Harte graduated from Marquette University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and minor in digital media. During her time at Marquette, she served as excutive arts and entertainment editor for Marquette Wire and editor in chief for the Marquette Journal.