Homemade Bacon Bowls

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A quick and easy process for making your own homemade bacon bowls with a muffin tin! The bacon comes out crispier than it looks, this is an old poor quality photo, apologies!

How To Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Bowls


How To Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Bowls

All over the TV right now are ads for the newest gadget to make bacon bowls. As much as I laugh at half of these infomercials or "As Seen on TV" inventions, I have to say that some of them are pretty creative ideas. So creative that it gets my creative juices flowing,  how can  I make that myself?  

I knew that if I bought the bacon bowl maker that I would probably use it a few times and then it would just take up space in the cabinet. So why not try to re-create it ?

"Bacon bowls" or bacon cups in this case, can be used to add a bit of presentation to breakfast, for appetizers or just for something fun to make with the kids.

Ideas for using bacon cups below. 

  • What you need to make our bacon bowls: 
  • 1lb of sliced bacon
  • 12 cup muffin tin
  • Cookie sheet
  • Butterknife


What to do:

Flip the muffin tin upside down.

Each bacon cup will take 3 slices.

Cut one slice in half. Lay each half over the top of the muffin cup. They will slightly over lap.


Take a full slice and wrap it around the muffin cup sides so that it covers the ends of the pieces you just laid across the top.

Press firmly, it will stick in place.  If your bacon slice is not quite long enough to go around, add another going the opposite way.

How To Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Bowls

Place the muffin tin onto a cookie sheet to catch the grease. Your muffin tin probably has a lip that will hold most the grease on the pan but depending on how many you cook at once, you will want a cookie sheet as a back up.

Bake on 375° for 15-20 mins.  Oven times will vary.  You want the bacon cup to be crispy, but not over cooked or it will just break apart when you remove it.

To remove the bacon cup just use the butterknife to lightly lift the edges, it should pop right off.

How To Make Your Own Homemade Bacon Bowls

Ideas for using bacon bowls 

Skip the bacon bits, add the salad to the cup!

Scramble some eggs, fill the bacon cup, top with a little cheese. Warm in the microwave for a few seconds. Serve.

Fry an egg, place it in the bacon cup on top of toast with a Hollandaise sauce.

Pan fry bay scallops and shrimp, add to the bacon cup.

Add a scoop of chocolate ice cream, top with hot fudge!

Got your own ideas?  Comment them below!

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11 thoughts on “Homemade Bacon Bowls”

  1. I made these this afternoon and added some steamed broccoli and cheese sauce to the cups, then, topped with a slice of american cheese and warmed in the microwave for 1:30 and they were delicious!

  2. I just made a batch and filled them with mac n cheese and diced jalapeno sausage. Our kids love them.

  3. Yum mu husband and kids would love these. I would add hash browns and eggs with cheese!

  4. Your idea is great but my husband already bought the ones from the informercial but we haven't tried them yet

  5. OMG this is such a dangerous idea. I might have to make these for our Superbowl party.. Perhaps filled with a 1/2 or 1/4 of a baked potato topped with sour cream? Hmm the possibilities are endless 🙂

    • Absolutely !!! That is a great idea ! 🙂
      Scrambled egg with melted cheese on top ... ooooh boy!


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