This bacon aioli sauce is rich, creamy, and full of the smoky flavor of bacon, the tang of lemon, and the kick of garlic. It’s the perfect sauce for dipping or using as a topping.
I love aioli sauce and as a result have several recipes posted on the site. As much as I love it and bacon, I decided it was high time I combined them, and I’m so glad I did! This aioli has the best flavor and goes with practically everything and I kid you not.
Bacon Aioli Sauce
Bacon Aioli Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious sauce. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Bacon, crisp and crumbled
- Rendered bacon fat from the cooked bacon
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Smoked paprika
- Finely chopped chives
See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making this aioli is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Step 1: Cook the Bacon
Cook the bacon to desired crispness and save the rendered fat. Let the bacon cool and then crumble it.
Step 2: Make the Aioli
Combine the mayonnaise, lemon, garlic, paprika, and rendered bacon fat together in a medium bowl. Mix until well-blended and add finely chopped chives. Store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid for at least 4 hours before serving. You’ll be so glad you waited.
Hint: A mason jar works perfectly for storing this aioli sauce.
Uses for Bacon Aioli
- eggs or egg salad
- fries or wedges, potato or sweet potato
- vegetables, fresh or grilled
- chips or crackers
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this bacon aioli sauce.
- Jarred Minced Garlic – If you don’t have fresh garlic, use jarred minced garlic.
- Green Onions – If you don’t have chives, you can use finely chopped green onions.
Want to personalize this bacon aioli sauce recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Sweeter – Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and prepare to love this aioli even more
- Spicy – Add red pepper flakes or some minced hot peppers (jalapeno or serrano) for a spicy kick.
- Healthier – Use turkey bacon and omit the rendered fat for a lighter version.
- Sour Cream – For a lighter feel, use sour cream in place of half or even one quarter of the mayonnaise.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this garlic mayo.
It doesn’t take much to make this recipe. You only need a few simple kitchen items.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
- Mason jar or other air-tight container
You can store this sauce in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Although this is an easy recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure it comes out perfectly.
- Let the rendered bacon fat cool before mixing it into the aioli sauce. Strain bacon fat if necessary
- Refrigerate this aioli for at least 4 hours so the flavors can meld properly.
More Bacon Recipes
Do you like bacon? Here are some recipes you may also like to try.
Do you have questions about this bacon aioli sauce? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about bacon aioli.
Originally aioli referred to a sauce made of garlic, salt, olive oil, and eggs. These days, it can be any creamy sauce with a mayonnaise or sour cream base and flavored with garlic.
Bacon aioli is a mayonnaise based dip or spread full of crisp and crumbled bacon, garlic, chives, with a little rendered bacon fat for extra flavor and some seasonings. Perfect for sandwiches, fries or vegetables, or any time you use mayo.
This will keep for a week in the refrigerator.
Aioli is an excellent dipping sauce, and it’s also a great topping for sandwiches and meats.
Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
- 8 slices Bacon + extra for garnish, if desired crisp, crumbled, bacon fat rendered
- 1 tblsp rendered bacon fat
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tblsp chives finely chopped
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Cook the bacon to desired crispness and save a few spoonfuls of the rendered fat. Let the bacon cool on paper towel and then crumble it.
- Combine the mayonnaise, lemon and rendered bacon fat togehter in a medium bowl. Add finely chopped chives, garlic, paprika and bacon.
- Stir until blended.
- Store refrigerated in an airtight container for at least 4 hours before serving, ideally longer. A mason jar is ideal for storing this bacon aioli sauce.
- Serve with finely chopped chives and extra bacon pieces, if desired.
- Dip and enjoy every bite!