How to make homemade turkey bacon bits

I love bacon bits as an addition to salads, baked sweet potatoes, and soups. And substituting turkey bacon makes for a healthy and delicious option. So when a meal calls for bacon bits or for when a bacon craving hits hard try reaching into your fridge for these healthy alternatives.

Turkey Bacon Bits

Plus the homemade bacon bits will always be healthier than the store bought bacon toppings that can live in your pantry indefinitely without spoiling. These kinds are often not real bacon at all but soy proteins with artificial colors and flavors. So why not try making your own healthy alternatives. And remember that real bacon bits must be refrigerated.

Yield: 7-8 Servings


1 Pack of Turkey Bacon (about 7 to 8 slices)


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2) In a nonstick skillet fry bacon slices according to the instructions on the package. They should turn a dark brown and be extra crispy.

Turkey Bacon
3) Transfer the bacon strips to a plate lined with paper towels and let cool.

Turkey Bacon
4) After they cool, place them into a food processor. Pulse until chopped into small pieces. Another option is to chop the strips into pieces using a knife.

Bacon Bits
5) Spread the finely chopped bits on a baking sheet, and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. Take the bacon bits out of the oven and shake them onto a paper towel.

Turkey Bacon Bits
6) Keep refrigerated.

Notes: Turkey Bacon Bits should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. They last for approximately 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe also works with regular bacon or soy bacon for the vegetarians out there.

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