Smoked Bacon has an amazing smoked flavor that will have you making it using your electric smoker every single time. Smoking bacon in an electric smoker is quick, easy and amazing. It’s our FAVORITE way to enjoy your bacon. The trick for the best Traeger Bacon is to use the thickest cut of bacon you can find. Make this for breakfast or make it to top your favorite Smoked Burgers!
Easy Smoked Bacon on your Electric Smoker!
You might not find an easier way to cook bacon, ever! It’s so simple to let your electric smoker do all the work with this Easy Smoked Bacon. You’ll love the ease and smokey taste! I mean, did I mention it’s done in 30 minutes? Any smoker recipe this quick is a winner!
Leave your oven off and instead opt for that smokey taste and flavor from your smoker. You’re going to love just how delicious it is! We love pairing it with Campfire Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry French Toast or Apple Monkey Bread!
The Kids will BEG For Traeger Bacon!
We were at the cabin and my husband whipped this Traeger Bacon up while I was working out in the garage. You guyssssss, if you want to make your significant other die while working out just throw some Smoked Bacon on the Traeger that’s ten feet away.
Needless to say, I inhaled it when I was done and totally offset anything I gained while working out!
This Traeger Bacon was a home run with the entire family, even the kiddos! I mean what’s not to love about the most perfect, crispy, smokey bacon?
In fact, our oldest child was begging for it last weekend again. Unfortunately, Mom did not have any bacon at the cabin so this weekend we will be making it for her!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Smoked Bacon recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
What ingredients do I need to Smoked Bacon on an electric smoker?
Yes, this is literally all you need for this recipe! One simple ingredient! (Just make certain that you choose thick cut bacon for this recipe!)
How do I Smoke Bacon on an electric smoker?
Preheat Smoker – Start by preheating your smoker to 375 degrees. Spray with a non-stick spray so that the bacon doesn’t stick once applied.
Smoked Bacon – Place the bacon directly on the grate and cook for 30 minutes. Make certain that you keep on eye on it near the end as you don’t want to miss the mark and overcook it! Crispy bacon is good but burnt bacon is not.
Yup, that’s it! Two steps to this easy Smoked Bacon recipe. You can’t say it’s to much work!
Smoked Bacon FAQS!
Here are some interesting and helpful facts about smoked bacon! If you have additional questions about smoking bacon please comment below and we will do our best to answer them!
How long does it take to cook bacon on a smoker?
While the heat can vary, it takes about 30 minutes. You’ll still want to keep a close eye on it though as the temperature can get hotter as the smoker continues to warm up. It’s especially important at the end of the smoking to watch it closely so you can pull it off when it’s cooked to your preference. Everyone likes their bacon a little bit different! I’m a nice and crispy kind of girl.
Remember as your bacon cool it will firm up a bit so pull it off right before you think it’s done.
What temperature do you cook bacon on a pellet grill?
You’re going to want to cook your Traeger bacon at 375 degrees on the smoker. This will ensure that it’s crispy and smoked to perfection every single time.
What kind of bacon is best to smoke on an electric smoker?
Using thick cut bacon is best so it doesn’t cook too quickly. Also, the thickness of the bacon really does a great job of holding onto that smokey taste and flavor.
What pellets should I use when Smoking Bacon?
We would recommend a hickory or apple pellets to give your bacon a wonderful flavor, but really you can choose a wrong one!
Recipes to use Smoked Bacon in!
- Cheesy Potatoes with Bacon
- Cheesy Bacon Burger
- Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Burger
- Ham and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burger
- Strawberry Bacon Blue Cheese Salad
More Breakfast Recipes off your smoker!
- Smoked Hard Boiled Eggs
- Triple Pork Breakfast Fatty
- Smoked Breakfast Casserole
- Bacon Weave Breakfast Burrito
- Overnight Bacon and Egg Casserole
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- 1 lb sliced bacon thick cut
- Preheat your electric smoker to 375 degrees F according to your manufacturer's directions. Spray non stick spray on the grates.
- Place bacon directly on the grates. Let cook on pellet grill for 30 minutes or until bacon is done to your preference.
- Please watch bacon carefully towards the end of the cooking time as it goes from done to overdone quickly. Remember as the bacon cools (for about 1-2 minutes) it will firm up so don't over cook it!