How To Reheat Bacon on a Griddle

Leftover bacon is tasty when used in potato salad or sandwiches.

You can use several methods to reheat leftover bacon without losing its taste, and using a Griddle is one of them.

Using a Griddle can get great-looking and good-tasting pork bacon, it tastes nice and fresh as if it was just cooked.

Top 7 Tips for Reheating Bacon on A Griddle in 2024

  1. Because a griddle is often ribbed you need to heat it a little higher than when you reheated bacon on a skillet.
  2. Flip the bacon over half way through the heating process.
  3. Pre-heat the griddle
  4. No need to clean the griddle between batches of bacon if you are reheating or cooking bacon for a crowd.
  5. Warm the Bacon for 3 minutes each side
  6. Do not overlap the bacon 
  7. Griddles can get very hot, use kitchen tongs to handle it
Reheating Bacon For A Crowd On A Griddle
Reheating Bacon For A Crowd On A Griddle

How To Reheat Bacon On A Griddle

Reheating food is always a pain, especially when you’re trying to serve a large group of hungry guests. But luckily, there are plenty of easy solutions to this problem.

Griddles are great for reheating a variety of meat including all types of bacon, including Canadian, Irish, and American,

One option is to buy pre-cooked bacon and reheat it yourself. Another option is to buy a griddle pan and heat the bacon directly over the burner. And finally, you could just buy premade bacon and reheat it in the microwave. Whichever method you choose, remember to cook the bacon until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

To avoid burning the bacon, take the leftover bacon out of the fridge one hour before to allow it to come to ambient temperature.

  • Use a stainless steel Griddle and pre-heat it.
  • If possible Cook bacon without adding any fat or oil
  • Place the bacon out so that it is not on top of other slices.
  • Heat for 2-3 minutes per side
  • It should be just sizzling before turning

Thinner bacon takes less time, whereas thicker bacon will take a little longer. For a review of the many different ways to reheat bacon see this article.

How to Make Crispy Reheated Bacon
How to Make Crispy Reheated Bacon

How Do You Reheat Bacon for A Crowd

 Griddles are usually large in surface area and are quite effective in reheating bacon for a crowd, although the best way is to use an oven to reheat bacon for a big group.

How Long Do You Heat up Bacon on A Griddle

Heat bacon for a total of 7-8 minutes on a griddle total or 3-4 minutes each side.

How To Make Leftover Bacon Crispy on a Griddle

Bacon should always be cooked until crispy on both sides. However, many people like to cook it slightly longer than necessary to ensure that it gets nice and crisp. There are two ways to tell if your bacon is ready. First, look at the color. If the bacon looks dark brown, it’s probably close to being fully cooked. Second, touch it. If it feels firm, it’s almost ready. Once it’s ready, remove it from the pan immediately. Otherwise, it will continue cooking and dry out.

What Oil Is Best for Reheating Bacon On A Griddle?

Typically bacon will reheat in its own lard, but if you need extra here are some of the most popular options:

Canola oil: Canola oil is great for deep frying because it doesn’t smoke easily.

Olive oil: Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and it adds flavor to dishes without overpowering them

Peanut oil: Like olive oil, peanut oil is high in nutrients and low in saturated fat. It’s also easy to cook with, and it keeps food moist

Sesame oil: Sesame oil is made from sesame seeds, and it’s high in vitamin E, calcium, iron, and fiber. It’s also delicious, and it works well for both sweet and savory recipes.