Warm Bacon Dressing

Bacon dressing over a salad of iceberg lettuce and bacon
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
183 Calories
3g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 3g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This warm bacon dressing is wonderful on a spinach salad, or try it on baby kale or other tender greens. The warm dressing wilts the greens, and the bacon adds a nice smoky flavor.


  • 3 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • dash of salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Fry the bacon until crisp.

  2. Remove to paper towels to drain.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine the bacon drippings, sugar, vinegar, water, cornstarch, and a dash of salt. Whisk to blend. 

  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is thickened. 

  5. Drizzle warm dressing over a spinach salad or other greens, and sprinkle with bacon.