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Traeger Bacon

Traeger Bacon is bacon that’s been cooked on the pellet grill. Grilling your bacon makes for easier clean-up, and your house not smelling like bacon all day, as well as more consistent hands-off results. Forget standing over a hot stove for an hour! Get on the double-smoked bacon bandwagon, and quick!

Traeger Bacon

Bacon, bacon, and more bacon. It never gets old, but can it get better? Umm, yes, yes it can. Now, introducing, in the red corner, Traeger bacon.

So, around these parts sometimes we say things like, “What else should we have with our bacon?”.

I’m guessing this sounds familiar to you because you’ve asked (or have been asked) the same question. It’s hard to overstate the goodness of bacon, so I won’t try. What I’m after is what you’re after, something new I can try with bacon.

I’m here to testify to the greatness of cooking bacon on my Traeger grill.

Speaking of greatness – if you already know how awesome the wood-fired grilling revolution is, you’re going to want to check out our Pellet Grill Recipe collection!

Traeger Bacon

In a dizzying, never-ending litany of bacon possibilities that you the reader can choose from; I mean from bacon-infused coffee to even more bizarre offerings like bacon air fresheners (affiliate link in case you are into that sort of thing) and bacon-flavored lip balm (another affiliate! You crazy person you!), we can lose sight of the most important aspect of a bacon-centric outlook in life, and that’s properly cooking bacon.

Uhhh….hard no on the bacon-flavored lip balm, by the way.

Bacon really does make most things better, but if you’re looking to improve your bacon itself, you need to try cooking it on a pellet grill. The flavor is unbelievable and the texture and mouthfeel are perfect. You can use a variety of wood types, but my favorite is hickory.

If you guys haven’t seen our Spicy Candied Bacon yet, you are going to want to get over here and do that post-haste.

The best part of this recipe is the list of ingredients.


That’s it, just bacon.

Cooking it on a Traeger is easy as well.

With a temperature setting of 350 degrees, you are actually cooking the bacon like a convection oven would, if your convection oven was wood-fired and produced natural smoke flavor.

Folks, if you haven’t been able to up your bacon game in any meaningful way lately, please put down the bacon-flavored dental floss and try this amazing, 1-ingredient, simple-to-make Traeger bacon, today.

Try our No-Flip Traeger Bacon too where we cook the bacon up on a rack over a sheet pan.

Traeger Bacon Shopping List

  • Bacon
  • Traeger
  • Non-stick foil
Traeger Bacon

How to cook bacon on the pellet grill

Cook bacon on your grill by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick foil.

Preheat your grill to 375 degrees, and place the bacon onto the lined sheet in a single layer.

Place the sheet into the grill, shut the lid, and let cook for 20 minutes.

Open the grill and flip the bacon, and close and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until the bacon reaches your desired level of “done”. It’ll crisp up as it cools, so make sure and account for that!

This post is NOT sponsored, we just big puffy heart our Traegers and use them ALL THE DANG TIME. Since we post what we cook, you’re seeing all the Traeger recipes these days! Yay, you!

Yield: 6 servings

Traeger Grilled Bacon

Traeger Grilled Bacon

Traeger Grilled Bacon is easy, and makes the BEST bacon ever!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound bacon, {thick cut}


  1. Preheat your Traeger Grill according to manufacturer directions to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and place thick cut bacon on the sheet in a single layer. 
  3. Bake in the Traeger at 375 for 20 minutes. Flip over the bacon, and reclose the lid. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is no longer floppy. 


  • If you don't use thick cut bacon, make sure to adjust your cook time accordingly!
  • Baked bacon firms up a bit after it comes off the grill and cools a bit. It is easy(ish) to overcook if you are trying to get it to the exact perfect doneness ON the grill itself. Pull it a minute or two earlier than you think you should. You can always cook it a little more, but all you've got is bacon bits if it goes a couple minutes too long. (not that there's anything wrong with bacon bits.)

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 500mgProtein: 9g

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Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I prefer to put my bacon directly on the grates. I start with the smoke setting until I get a nice yellow tinted on the fat. I then turn it up to 275. When the edges start to brown I pull it off. (Fine line between not done and over done so watch carefully)

Dan LJr

Sunday 24th of March 2019

Traeger - over rated. I have Camp Chef - they are one in the same. I used Butt Rub seasoning, a Bradley basket, and sugar on the flip side. Hickory and apple blend pellets ... awesome. 20 mins total time.

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 24th of March 2019

Nice! I'm itching to try a Camp Chef myself, so thanks for the recommendation!


Sunday 16th of December 2018

Loved, your recipe! No smell, no mess in the kitchen I’ll never fry bacon again ! And love the little smoked flavor

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. You have to check out my spicy candied Traeger bacon too. That stuff is legittttt. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday 6th of September 2018

Just tried bacon on my Traeger. Directly on the grate. Worked great and no clean up.

Keith B.

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Quick question: Assuming that one would have a nice grease catching bucket hanging off the end of the Traeger, is there any reason the bacon couldn't be cooked right on the grates? Thanks!

Nicole Johnson

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Nope! You can totally do that. Just make sure your drip tray is clear because bacon grease is very smokey and can catch fire if it isn't allowed to run into the grease bucket.

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