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

close up image of cooked bacon a plate

What you Need:

  • Bacon
  • Tongs
  • Paper Towels
  • Plate
  • Bacon Press
Cooked bacon the griddle.

What temperature do you cook bacon at?

We like to use a thermometer gun to determine the heat of the griddle. 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.

Uncooked bacon on a plate with a thermometer gun in the background.

Ingredients:

  • Bacon

How to Cook Bacon on Blackstone Griddle:

  • Prepare your Griddle – Preheat the Blackstone griddle. We like to heat over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
Uncooked bacon just put on the griddle.
  • Place the bacon strips directly on the griddle and make sure that they are not touching.
Cooking bacon the griddle.
  • 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.
Cooked bacon on the griddle.
  • Move the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra grease.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Once the bacon has cooled slightly, it’s ready to serve and enjoy!
Close up image of checking the temperature of the griddle using a thermometer gun.

Blackstone Tools you Need:

close up image of cooked bacon a plate

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.

close up image of cooked bacon a plate

Tips for Cooking Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle:

  • 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 cooked bacon a plate

How to store:

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.

Blackstone Bacon is perfect for a crowd:

When the kids have their friends over, cooking breakfast on the Blackstone Griddle is a must. Our favorite is cooking bacon has we can cook a lot at one and it always comes out crispy and cooked to perfection.

There many things that we cook on our Blackstone Griddle such as sandwiches, burgers, and pancakes.

It is a crowd pleaser and I love it because it is easy clean up.

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Blackstone Bacon

5 from 15 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 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 183
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 12 Bacon slices

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

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    1. 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.