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ten strips of crispy golden brown bacon cooked on a pellet grill.

Bacon on Pellet Grill

Eliza Cross
Bacon cooked on a pellet grill is smoky, crispy and amazingly flavorful. These tips will help you make grilled bacon on a pellet smoker that your friends and family will love.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Bacon Basics
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 349 kcal


  • Pellet Grill Smoker
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 oven safe baking rack
  • aluminum foil
  • tongs
  • pot holders


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • seasoning rub of your choice (optional)


  • Preheat the pellet grill to 350 degrees F. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, and insert a heat-proof baking rack.
  • Sprinkle bacon with your rub of choice (if using), and pat it lightly into the strips. Arrange the bacon on top of the baking rack. It’s okay if the strips overlap a little, as they will shrink slightly during cooking.
  • Put the tray on the middle rack in the smoker and close the lid.
  • Cook for 20 minutes and take a peek. If you like, you can flip the bacon strips over before continuing to cook until bacon is brown and crispy. Your exact cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon and how hot your pellet smoker cooks. In ours, total cooking time was about 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from smoker and drain bacon on paper towels. Serve and enjoy!


To store leftovers: Wrap the cooked bacon in parchment paper, put the packet inside a zip-lock bag, and refrigerate. For the best flavor, eat within two days


Serving: 2slicesCalories: 349kcalProtein: 23.3gFat: 29.1gSaturated Fat: 11.6gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1105mgPotassium: 375mg
Keyword bacon, bacon cooking methods
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