Learn How to Cook Bacon on Blackstone Griddle. Whether you want crispy or chewy these steps will help cook bacon to perfection.

Want to save this?

Get My Easy Grilling Cookbook Bundle for 75% OFF

We love making Easy Blackstone Recipes and cooking breakfast is one of our favorites. We love to serve this griddled bacon with pancakes, eggs, and hashbrowns. All of these recipes easily cook on the griddle for a crowd pleasing meal.

What temperature do you cook bacon at?

We like to use a thermometer gun to determine the heat of the griddle temperature. Bacon is cooked at 400 degrees which is medium heat.

We also use the thermometer gun when cooking eggs and our other favorite foods.

Do you have to have a Blackstone Bacon Press?

Using a bacon press or a griddle press that is commonly named is used to cook bacon. Cooking bacon on a griddle it tends to curl up, using a bacon press allows for the bacon to stay flat.

A Bacon Press allows for the entire bacon to cook. You place the bacon press on the griddle to get hot and then put it on the bacon. Once your bacon is done, it comes out fully cooked and crispy.

Ingredients

  • Bacon

Supplies Needed

  • Bacon
  • Tongs
  • Paper Towels
  • Plate
  • Bacon Press

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

How to Cook Bacon on Blackstone Griddle

  • Step 1 – Prepare your Griddle – Preheat the Blackstone griddle. We like to heat over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Step 2 – Place the slices of bacon strips directly on the flat top grill and make sure that they are not touching.
  • Step 3 – Cook the bacon for 3-5 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the bacon) until the bacon is cooked to the level of crispiness that you prefer.
  • Step 4 – Only flip the bacon once using tongs during this cooking process. You will know that the bacon is ready because the white fat on the bacon will become translucent and the pink parts of the bacon will be a reddish-brown color.
  • Step 5 – Move the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any excess grease and bacon fat.
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Once the crispy bacon has cooled slightly, it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Room Temperature Bacon – We recommend setting out the bacon prior to cooking on the griddle. We think it cooks better when it is at room temperature.
  • Cooking Time Varies – Bacon packs vary so cooking time will vary.
  • No Oil Needed – Since bacon grease provides enough oil, no need to oil or butter the griddle before cooking.
  • Regular Clean Griddle – Blackstone griddle is sticky is because the volume of the oil that is built up on the cast iron flat top.
  • Season a Blackstone Griddle – You can use bacon grease to season the griddle after cleaning.
Close up image of checking the temperature of the griddle using a thermometer gun.

Blackstone Tools you Need

How to know when Fried Bacon is done

You will know that the bacon is ready because the white fat on the bacon will become translucent and the pink parts of the bacon will be a reddish-brown color.

If you want it extra crispy, you will need the leave the bacon on a little longer. The color of the bacon will be a darker red and the fat will be light brown.

Serving Suggestions

Cooking your thick cut bacon on the griddle gives it so much flavor. It is a great way to meal prep for the week if you are making smash burgers, Chicken Breakfast Sandwich or Blackstone Hibachi Chicken.

How to Store

Refrigerate any leftover bacon in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can easily reheat the leftovers in a microwave or back on the Blackstone griddle.

More Blackstone Recipes

We love hearing from you. If you Make Bacon on the Blackstone, please leave us a comment.

Blackstone Bacon

5 from 40 votes
Learn How to Cook Bacon on Blackstone Griddle. Whether you want crispy or chewy these steps will help cook bacon to perfection.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 183

Ingredients

  • 12 Bacon slices
Want to save this?
Just enter your email and I’ll send it right to you, plus great new recipes weekly!

Instructions

  • Preheat the Blackstone griddle over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Place the bacon strips directly on the griddle and make sure that they are not touching.
  • Cook the bacon for 3-5 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the bacon) until the bacon is cooked to the crispiness that you prefer. Only flip the bacon once using tongs during this cooking process. You will know that the bacon is ready because the white fat on the bacon will become translucent and the pink parts of the bacon will be a reddish-brown color.
  • Move the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra grease. Once the bacon has cooled slightly, it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate any leftover bacon in an air tight container for up to 5 days. You can easily reheat the leftovers in a microwave or back on the Blackstone griddle.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 183kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 6g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 291mg, Potassium 87mg, Vitamin A 16IU, Calcium 2mg, Iron 1mg

Pin This Now to Remember It Later

Pin Recipe

Try these other recipes

Share this recipe!

PinYummly

About the Author

Hi, I’m Carrie. Welcome to Grill on a Dime!

I’m on a mission to help you cook delicious meals without busting your budget. From the Best Blackstone recipes, to grilling, and easy smoker recipes, together we are going to cook real food, with easy ingredients… for real families!

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Comments

  1. Joel G says:

    Tool required include a bacon press. There is no reference in the recipe when to use.

  2. Carrie says:

    Sorry for the confusion. You do not have to use a bacon press. But if you want to, I would wait flip the bacon then add the press until the bacon is cooked until the desired doneness.