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25 Best Bacon Jam Uses You’ll Love

Wondering how to use Bacon Jam? These are 25 of our favorite ways to enjoy this mouthwatering condiment that features the smoky goodness of delicious BACON!

This irresistible sweet and savory spread is a bacon lover’s dream that can transform your dishes from ordinary to extraordinary!

We’ve compiled a tantalizing list of 25 imaginative ways to savor and showcase the incredible versatility of bacon jam. Enjoy breakfast delights, tasty appetizers, main course marvels, super side dishes, and so much more, all featuring this star ingredient.

Bacon Jam in a small ceramic serving dish.

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What Is Bacon Jam?

Bacon jam in a small mason jar with a spoon inside and the lid nearby.

Bacon Jam is a delectable condiment or relish that marries the rich smokiness of cooked bacon with sugar or sweeteners, tangy vinegar, seasonings and other ingredients. It’s usually slow cooked until it thickens and develops a harmonious blend of flavors.

You can make your own amazing Bacon Onion Jam, shown above, with our easy savory bacon jam recipe featuring a full pound of crispy bacon, brown sugar, caramelized onions, Balsamic vinegar, Dijon Mustard and seasonings.

Homemade bacon jam can be used as a sweet-savory topping, glaze, or ingredient to elevate a wide range of dishes, from breakfast treats to gourmet appetizers and beyond.

25 Mouth Watering Ways to Use Bacon Jam

You’ll love these fun, fresh ways to use delicious Bacon Jam. It’s the most versatile, delicious condiment that adds bacon flavor to everything from breakfast to snacks!


Bacon jam spread on a wheel of Brie cheese on a black serving dish, with a small knife and crackers in the background.

A jar of bacon jam is the basis for so many delectable starters and small bites!

1. Bacon Onion Jam Crostini 

Spread the jam on toasted baguette slices and top with Brie or goat cheese for an elegant appetizer.

2. Stuffed Mushrooms 

Fill mushroom caps with cream cheese and a little bacon jam before baking until golden.

3. Bacon Jam Bruschetta 

Use the jam as a topping for bruschetta along with fresh tomatoes and basil.

4. Cheese Platter

Serve the jam with a selection of cheeses for an exquisite cheese board.

5. Bacon Onion Jam Stuffed Dates 

Fill pitted dates with the jam and a bit of goat cheese for a delightful appetizer that highlights the salty and sweet flavors.

6. Charcuterie Board 

Incorporate the jam into your charcuterie board for a sweet and savory element. (We love serving our Bacon Onion Jam on our Breakfast Charcuterie Board.)

Main Courses

Bacon jam is a rich, complex condiment that redefines dinner and makes everyday meals extraordinary!

7. Bacon Jam Burgers 

Elevate your burger game by spreading one of the buns with bacon jam and layering with your favorite toppings.

8. Chicken or Pork Glaze 

Brush the jam onto grilled or roasted chicken or pork during the last few minutes of cooking for a sticky glaze.

9. Pizza Topping 

Use the sweet tangy bacon spread as a sweet-savory sauce on homemade pizza or take-out pizza, along with your preferred toppings.

10. Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

Spread a thin layer of the jam between slices of cheese before grilling for an extra flavorful grilled cheese sandwich.

Bacon Jam Breakfast Ideas

A quiche with dollops of bacon jam on the filling.

Rise and shine with the sweet-savory flavor of bacon jam, which lends itself well to a variety of breakfast recipes. Here are some of our favorites:

11. Bacon Jam Breakfast Sandwich

Spread the jam on warm split buttered biscuits or a toasted English muffin, and top with a scrambled or fried egg and a slice of mild cheese like Havarti or Muenster.

12. Bacon Jam Quiche

Drizzle small spoonfuls of the jam on your favorite quiche for a sweet and savory twist.

13. Bacon Jam Pancakes 

Serve a dollop of jam on top of fluffy maple pancakes or spread it on top of waffles for a unique flavor combination.


From the indulgent twist bacon jam adds to mashed potatoes to the delectable flavor it adds to veggies and salads, these side dishes will take center stage on your plate!

14. Bacon Jam Mashed Potatoes 

Spoon some of the jam over Garlic Mashed Potatoes for a burst of flavor.

15. Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Toss roasted vegetables with a spoonful of the jam just before serving.

16. Bacon Jam Brussels Sprouts 

Add a generous spoonful of the smoky bacon jam to roasted Brussels sprouts for an irresistible side dish.

17. Salad Dressing 

Whisk some of the jam into Italian vinaigrette for a sweet and tangy salad dressing. Drizzle the dressing over a salad with mixed greens, nuts, and Gorgonzola or blue cheese.


Whether it’s the base of a creamy dip or as a surprising addition inside a quesadilla bursting with cheese and flavor, bacon jam is perfect for snacking!

18. Bacon Jam Dip 

Mix the jam with cream cheese, sour cream or full fat Greek yogurt for a flavorful dip to serve with lots of veggies or chips.

19. Bacon Jam Quesadilla 

Spread the jam inside a quesadilla before adding cheese and other ingredients, for a delicious twist.

20. Stuffed Pita Pockets 

Fill pita pockets with deli meats, veggies, and a spoonful of the jam.

Sandwiches, Wraps and Sliders

Add a layer of bacon jam to take your favorite sandwiches to the next level!

21. Grilled Chicken Wrap 

Spread the jam on a tortilla, add grilled chicken, lettuce, and cheese for a tasty wrap.

22. Turkey and Brie Sandwich 

Layer sliced smoked turkey, brie cheese, and bacon jam on your favorite bread.

23. Savory Sliders

A dollop of bacon jam on your favorite sliders recipe (like our Bacon Chicken Ranch Sliders) will add amazing flavor that your family and guests will love.

24. Bacon Jam Dogs

Add a dollop of the bacon jam to your hot dog along with your preferred condiments.

25. Peanut Butter and Bacon Jam Sandwich

Upgrade your favorite childhood sandwich by substituting bacon jam for your favorite jelly or preserves in a peanut butter sandwich.

These are just some of the many creative ways you can use Bacon Jam to enhance the flavors of various dishes. 

Enjoy experimenting and creating delicious recipes!

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A quiche with bacon jam, a bowl of bacon jam, cheese board and quesadillas.
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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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