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The Best Bacon Butter

The Best Bacon Butter

The Best Bacon Butter recipe shows what it is, how to make it and uses for bacon flavored compound butter including popcorn, potatoes, steak and sandwiches!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, butter


  • large skillet


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped into ½ inch sized pieces
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pound butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove cooked bacon from skillet and allow to drain on paper towel.
  • Reserve a few tablespoons of bacon fat in your skillet to cook the garlic and onions.
  • Add onions to your hot skillet and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for another minute or two.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to allow to cool completely to room temperature.
  • In a medium sized bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, whip butter until very soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onions, garlic and bacon.
  • Mix until incorporated.
  • Stir in honey, green onions and pepper.  
  • Ideally, place into a container with a lid for easy access.
  • Serve on sandwiches, popcorn, eggs, potatoes or beef or anything else you use butter for.
  • This butter can be stored in your refrigerator for at least 5 days or an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months. I usually make a batch and freeze a few packages or smaller portions of the Bacon Butter so I have it when I want it.  I wrap the portions in parchment paper and then place them all into a resealable bag with as much air removed as possible! I remove some butter from the freezer when I know I am going to use it and it defrosts so quickly. If I need it melted I toss a frozen piece into the microwave or into a pot on the stove!