Slices of bacon drizzled with honey and fresh cracked pepper is a great recipe for breakfast or brunch. Freeze for last minute garnishes.

holding a plate of bacon

Happy almost weekend, Friends. When I think of weekend breakfasts, I think about my boards with delicious pancakes, waffles, eggs—and bacon! My favorite is bacon and the method I’m sharing today in making this Honey Pepper Bacon recipe is easy!

Honey Pepper Bacon Recipe

The bacon turned out beautifully with a sweet and peppery finish—just watch the video!

bacon on a plate

One of the reasons I enjoy writing my blog is to point us to new recipes, as well as remembering the classic ones. This bacon recipe (with honey and pepper) is just that–an oldie but goodie recipe. One that has been around for a long time. It’s easy to make, and so delicious served with your favorite brunch or breakfast board.

delicious honey pepper bacon

Ingredients for Honey Pepper Bacon Recipe

The idea for weekend breakfasts is to emphasize the connections made around the table, and to have some fun with your meal, right? Bacon always makes the menu complete!

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Thick-sliced bacon (we buy Thick Sliced Center Cut Bacon from Costco)
  • Honey
  • Fresh cracked pepper

honey bacon with cracked pepper

Recipes that we cook over and over again may seem mundane, but when they’re placed on the table (or a board) with our loved ones—oh how delicious, once again!

I don’t cook bacon on a regular basis, but when company comes to town, it’s so easy to pop into the oven for a great breakfast!

making honey bacon pepper

How to bake bacon

On a foil-lined sheet pan, lay bacon into a single layer. Season with fresh cracked black pepper and flip. Drizzle the other side with honey and season with more fresh pepper. Place on the center rack of a cold oven, then turn the heat on to 350 degrees (while the pan is warming up).

Depending on the thickness of your bacon and desired crispiness, cook and check for doneness until it is crisp enough for your liking.

How to serve honey pepper bacon:

  • Enjoy the bacon on breakfast sandwiches, with pancakes, on salads, or even sprinkled onto desserts.
  • The bacon is a flavorful addition to burgers, pizza, and salad—and boards!
  • Skewer the bacon on a stick and make bacon appetizers!
  • Set out a platter at a party and watch it disappear in minutes.

Oh, and have you tried my Chocolate Dipped Bacon recipe?

cooked honey peppered bacon

Sky’s the limit, what you can do with bacon!

sunset at Sunriver Resort

Beauty of the sunset

I also think about the how we slow down on the weekends, and this time of year enjoy the beauty of Autumn and the cooler weather.

So how will you be slowing down this weekend, besides cooking a nice, leisurely breakfast or brunch?

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”

— Henry David Thoreau

Above shot is from the gorgeous sunset last night here where we live. #givethanks

perfectly cooked honey pepper bacon

For now, serve up this amazing bacon with a stack of pancakes this upcoming weekend.

Oh, and another tip:

Make the bacon, cool it, and then pop in the freezer for any recipes where you need a quick 1/2 cup of chopped bacon or more.

Or, for this amazing Epic Bacon Wedge Salad Board!

Enjoy!

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Honey Pepper Bacon Recipe

If you thought bacon couldn’t get better, I assure you, it can. The simple addition of peppery sweetness elevates this humble breakfast staple to the next level. Enjoy the bacon on breakfast sandwiches, with pancakes, on salads, or even sprinkled onto desserts.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 slices bacon
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • fresh cracked pepper, to season

Instructions

  • On a foil-lined sheet pan, lay bacon into a single layer. Season with fresh cracked black pepper and flip. Drizzle the other side with honey and season with more fresh pepper. Place on the center rack of a cold oven, then preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Depending on the thickness of your bacon and desired crispiness, cook for 20-35 minutes. I suggest checking the doneness every 10-15 minutes, until it is crisp enough for your liking.
  • Serve warm.

Video

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honey bacon pepper on a white plate

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