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Bacon Aioli in a black serving bowl with a small wooden spoon in the center.

Bacon Aioli

Eliza Cross
Learn how to make creamy homemade bacon aioli sauce with this easy recipe. Bacon Aioli is the creamiest, silkiest homemade mayo with flavors of smoky bacon, garlic and lemon that's perfect as a dip or spread.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Bacon Basics
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 Sharp knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 food processor or blender or immersion blender
  • 1 set measuring spoons
  • 1 spouted liquid measuring cup 8 ounce
  • 1 silicone spatula
  • 1 serving dish or sealable storage container


  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic* See note below
  • 1 large pasteurized egg
  • 1 large egg yolk from a pasteurized egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pure bacon grease melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light extra virgin olive oil


  • For a very pronounced garlic flavor, peel and chop 1 or 2 cloves garlic and reserve. For a milder flavor, leave the garlic cloves unpeeled in their skins and place in a small skillet over medium low heat. Cover and cook, turning once or twice, until softened, about 20 minutes. Cut the root end off the clove, slip the garlic from the skins, and chop.
  • Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and chopped garlic in the bowl of a food processor or blender container. Process for 30 seconds to blend.
  • Combine the olive oil and room temperature bacon fat in a measuring cup. Turn on the food processor or blender, and very slowly pour a thin stream of the the oil mixture in, letting it slowly incorporate.
  • When all the fat has been incorporated and the aioli is thick and creamy, taste for seasoning and add additional salt if needed.
  • If not using right away, transfer to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.


If the aioli is not thick and creamy after blending, don't worry. Just cover and refrigerate the mixture for an hour or two. Whisk it to blend and it should come together easily. 


Serving: 1.5tablespoonsCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 0.6gFat: 13.9gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 9mgSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 4mg
Keyword bacon, condiment, dip, sauce
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