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A jelly jar half full of bacon grease on a blue and white napkin
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How to Save Bacon Grease

This recipe gives you complete instructions on the proper way to save and store bacon grease.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: grease
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to save bacon grease, bacon grease
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • 4 strips of bacon


  • Cook bacon to desired crispiness in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop
  • Allow the grease to cool but not to become fully hard.
  • Gently pour the grease out of the pan being careful not to include bits of bacon.
  • Wipe off the outside of the jar if any spilled down the edges
  • Place jar in the refrigerator



  • Use a fine mesh kitchen strainer to pour the grease through if you don’t think you can pour it without getting pieces of bacon into the container
  • If the grease has become thick, you can reheat on the stove top OR scoop out with a spoon and put in your grease container.
  • Use the bacon grease within 6 months if keeping in the refrigerator.


Calories: 130kcal