This homemade keto bacon butter is an easy and delicious way to add amazing flavor to all kinds of low carb dishes. Whatever it is that you add butter to, this simple condiment will add depth of flavor and a unique twist to any meal, keto or otherwise.
This recipe is a Dined and Dashed Level 1 recipe, which means it takes 15 minutes or less to prepare and the cooking process couldn’t be easier.
Everything is better with bacon, everybody knows that. Combine it with butter and you essentially have a match made in heaven. The versatility of this keto bacon butter recipe makes it the perfect partner for veggies, steak, chicken, and everything in between.
It’s all about the flavor and this has loads of it!
This bacon butter can be added to dishes that you are going to cook, but also makes a great spread. Serve with an amazing keto bread recipe and your guests won’t even realize that the bread isn’t made with wheat. They will be so amazed by the taste of the spread.
This delicious butter only has a few ingredients but packs a whole lot of punch. Gather your ingredients, and in no time at all you will have a gourmet butter spread.
And the best part is that it’s super easy to make and you can make enough to use in other recipes or just leave in the fridge and use it like regular butter.
- Butter (grass-fed is best for keto)
- Bacon Grease
- Honey (local, raw honey is recommended)
Is Butter Keto Friendly?
Butter has no carbs and is around 80% fat and the rest is water, so it is technically keto-friendly. However, if you are looking to lose weight on a keto diet, you may not want to go overboard eating it.
What Butter is Best for Keto?
As a general rule, the best butter for keto followers (and really anyone) would be grass-fed butter. Grass-fed butter comes from cows that do not eat corn or grains, they graze on and eat only grass. Studies also show that it may have more nutritional value than regular butter.
There are a number of different grass-fed butter options where I shop, they usually come from Ireland for some reason. Kerrygold comes from Irish grass-fed cows and is kind of the gold standard when it comes to grass-fed butter.
If you try the Kerrygold grass-fed butter, notice how yellow it is compared to regular butter. That’s supposedly from the beta-carotene in the fresh grass.
Is Bacon Grease OK on Keto?
Bacon grease contains plenty of good fats and none of the nasty bad trans fats. It is the perfect addition to a low carb or keto diet and is full of flavor.
Which type of bacon is best for keto?
If at all possible, you want to find an uncured bacon that doesn’t have any sugar. That isn’t always easy, and some people say that the sugar used doesn’t actually add sugar content to the bacon, so I wouldn’t stress on it too much if you can’t find bacon without sugar.
Using bacon processed with only naturally occurring nitrates is also potentially better for you than one that uses non-natural nitrates.
What can you use Keto Bacon Butter with?
The sky is the limit for this butter, you can pretty much use it on anything savory you would normally use butter with.
- When you cook a steak
- On bread (if you aren’t keto of course)
- On veggies
- In mashed potatoes
- When you cook a whole chicken (stuff inside with a lemon)
- On pierogi (again, if you aren’t keto)
- In savory casseroles
- Cooking scrambled eggs
- and so many more!
How do you make Keto Bacon Butter?
This butter is SO EASY to make. As mentioned above, if you have an option to use grass-fed butter, it is a more keto friendly butter, and may even be better for you. I can’t prove that at all, but it’s what I’ve read.
To make this butter, you start with softened butter and chopped, cooked bacon. You then mix all of the ingredients together and voila! Delicious butter taken to the next level.
Keto Bacon Butter
- 8 tbsp. butter softened
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 tsp. bacon grease reserved from cooking the bacon
- 1 tsp. keto honey
- 2 tbsp. chives freshly chopped
- Cut the bacon into pieces, and fry until crispy. Remove, and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
- Remove, and drain bacon on a paper towel lined plate.
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
- Serve immediately or place in an airtight container in the fridge for later.