Incredible Garlic Honey Glazed Bacon Recipe

If you love playing with flavors for glazed bacon, you need to try this garlic honey glazed bacon recipe immediately! It may not seem appetizing, but the combined flavors of garlic, honey and bacon are surprisingly addicting!

This recipe uses honey as a glazing for baked bacon, topping the bacon with sauteed garlic at the end. You won’t want to bake the honey glazed bacon with the garlic on top because the garlic can easily burn and create a sour taste. It’s much safer to top the bacon with the perfectly cooked garlic afterward.

You’ll only need four ingredients: honey, garlic and bacon as well as some olive oil for sautéing the garlic.

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Garlic honey glazed bacon

Sweet and savory, this garlic honey glazed bacon is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Author: Rebecca McClay


  • Baking Pan
  • Baking Rack
  • Optional parchment paper
  • Skillet
  • Knife


  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • Drizzle Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Arrange bacon slices on the baking rack set on a baking pan
  • Drizzle honey over each piece
  • Bake 20 – 25 minutes
  • Mince garlic and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes, just till tender but not browned.
  • Sprinkle sautéed garlic over bacon slices. Allow the bacon slices to cool at least 10 minutes, when they will crisp up.

How to Use Garlic Honey Glazed Bacon

You can munch on the garlic honey glazed bacon directly as a side in substitute where you would normally use bacon. For example, you could serve a breakfast dish of pancakes, eggs and garlic honey glazed bacon.

Consider using them as bacon appetizers by cutting the strips in half, rolling them up so that the garlic is on the inside, then securing with a toothpick. That way, they make simple little bites of savory sweetness.

You could also use them as a substitute for regular bacon to take sandwiches up a notch, such as on a BLT or on top of a burger.

Can You Eat Bacon With Honey?

You can absolutely eat bacon with honey. The sweetness of the honey is a perfect complement to the salty savory flavors of the bacon. Try brushing slices of bacon with honey, then cooking in the oven (375 degrees, about 20 minutes) to create a honey glaze.

Adding garlic to this recipe creates a stunning flavorful bite. However, you can experiment with other flavors to use with honey-bacon besides garlic such as a spice like cayenne or black pepper. Or boil honey and bourbon for another twist on a glaze for bacon.

Honey Bacon in a Pan

If you don’t want to use an oven to make garlic honey bacon, you can also use a pan. Keep in mind that you’ll have a bit of a clean up afterward because the candied glaze of the honey coating can create some sticky residue. To make honey bacon in a pan, simply lay slices of bacon in a pan and then brush with honey. Cook as you would cook normal bacon, about 15 minutes, flipping occasionally, until your desired crispiness.

Do not dry the hone bacon on paper towels because it can be sticky. Instead, cool the bacon on a wire rack or a baking pan.

Tip: to take your honey bacon up a notch, sauté some chopped garlic and sprinkle a little bit over the slices of bacon as they cool.

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