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17 Healthy Turkey Bacon Recipes to Try

Lighten up your menu with these delicious turkey bacon recipes

We all know that there’s nothing quite like pork bacon. It’s divine. But there are numerous reasons that people may not be able to have it. 

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Maybe you can’t have it for religious reasons. Maybe you have health reasons for cutting pork bacon. Maybe you just don’t like bacon.  

Whatever the reason, turkey bacon is a fantastic alternative.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that they taste exactly the same. However, turkey bacon is delicious in its own right.

It’s salty, smoky, and wonderfully savory. Plus, it has a pleasant, chewy texture that I love.  

Oh, and it has fewer calories and similar protein content. What’s not to like?! Here are 17 scrumptious turkey bacon recipes to get you started. 

1. Brown Sugar-Baked Turkey Bacon

This brown sugar-baked turkey bacon is practically candy. 

Maple syrup, brown sugar, and black pepper glaze each piece of turkey bacon.

In the oven, the sugars caramelize, permeating the meat. Black pepper cuts the sweetness perfectly. 

That leaves you with a sweet-savory, slightly sticky, and super delicious piece of turkey bacon. Just be careful because they’re a little addicting. 

Pro-tip: If you like it spicy, add some cayenne pepper. And believe me when I tell you that it’s mouthwatering. 

2. Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

The Air Fryer is truly one of the best inventions of the 21st century. It will give you perfectly crispy turkey bacon in mere minutes. 

The only real labor requirement is that you need to flip the bacon once. Amazing!

3. Turkey Bacon Wrap

If you want a quick, easy, and super customizable meal, this recipe is for you! This turkey bacon wrap is perfect for on-the-go and meal prepping. 

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The main ingredients are simple. They include sliced turkey, turkey bacon, condiments, a wrap, and veggies of your choosing.

Really, whatever you have on hand will work well in this. 

Since you can make them in so many ways, you’ll never get tired of them! 

4. Turkey Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla

Start your day off right with this turkey bacon breakfast quesadilla! It’s healthy, loaded with protein and veggies. It will keep you full all morning. 

Plus, it’s super delicious! 

This recipe uses eggs, turkey bacon, cheese, green onions, and tomatoes on a wheat tortilla.

You can certainly add more veggies if you like. I’d add bell pepper and avocado! 

5. Creamy Pasta with Turkey Bacon

This delicious pasta is comfort food at its finest. Not only is it delicious, but it’s so easy to make! 

You only need two pans, seven ingredients (plus seasonings), and 20 minutes.

The end result is a creamy, cheesy, buttery sauce loaded with salty turkey bacon chunks. It’s super indulgent. 

6. Turkey Bacon Soft Tacos

Adding turkey bacon to your taco meat may not be your first instinct. But I’m not sure you’ll ever go back to regular taco meat again.

Turkey bacon adds an unexpected, yet delicious crispiness to the ground turkey meat.

It also imparts some additional smoky flavor. Everything is combined in a delicious simmering sauce. 

Serve your tacos in your favorite shells with your favorite toppings. I love avocados, sour cream, queso fresco, and pico de gallo. 

7. Turkey Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups

Bacon and eggs, with a side of toast, is a classic breakfast combo. This fun twist makes it easy to take your breakfast on the go!

Each cup is made with layers of turkey bacon, little bread rounds, and eggs over easy. They’re delicious and cute, too.

8. Egg Muffin Cups with Turkey Bacon

These delicious little muffins are like mini-quiches without the crust.

Turkey bacon adds wonderful flavor (plus extra protein). Cottage cheese keeps them soft and creamy. 

They’re perfect little, low-calorie protein bites that will keep you full all day long. 

9. Better-for-You BLT 

I love a good BLT. They’re simple and scrumptious. This Better-for-You BLT is great if you’re craving a BLT but watching your calories. 

This recipe uses whole-wheat toast, light mayo, and turkey bacon. This way, you get more nutrition from the bread and fewer calories from everything else.

Plus, it’s just as tasty! 

It’s a win-win. If you don’t like mayo, I recommend using mashed and seasoned avocado. Heck, I’d just add avocado, anyway.

10. Turkey Bacon and Potato Soup

Potato soup is comforting, cozy, and delicious. It’s fantastic for fall or winter evenings when the weather is just a little cold. 

This soup is creamy, rich, and flavorful. It’s full of veggies and chunks of turkey bacon.

It feels extremely indulgent, but it’s actually pretty healthy. You can’t beat that! 

This turkey soup recipe is even better because it’s done in the slow cooker. So you can let it cook all day and enjoy it when you get home. 

11. Blanco Turkey Bacon Pizza 

If regular pizza tends to make you feel very heavy, try this one! It’s light and delicious.

It features fresh buffalo mozzarella, thin slices of plum tomato, garlic, and chopped turkey bacon. It’s topped with slices of fresh basil.

It’s also easy to make! There’s no fussing with rising and proving dough here.

Simply purchase some pre-made pizza dough from the store. No one will notice!

12. Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bake with Turkey Bacon

Broccoli and cheddar are best friends. When you add turkey bacon, the combo gets even better. 

This broccoli cheddar and turkey bacon egg bake is so flavorful. Plus, it’s protein-packed so you’ll stay full until your next meal. 

This egg bake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

13. Jalapeño, Pepper Jack, and Turkey Bacon Quiche with Potato Crust

Heat up your brunch with this deliciously spicy quiche! It’s easy to prepare, veggie-loaded, and protein-packed. Every one of your guests will love this. 

This quiche is gluten-free since the crust is made with crispy slices of potatoes.

It’s filled with bell peppers, jalapenos, tomatoes, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and turkey bacon.

If there happen to be any leftovers, they keep well. You can enjoy this all week long. 

14. Turkey Bacon Frittata 

A frittata is like a quiche without the crust. It’s just as delicious, but it has a lot fewer calories.

This hearty turkey bacon frittata will be a star at your next breakfast (or lunch or dinner).  

This frittata features turkey bacon, mushrooms, onions, and parmesan cheese. Eggs too, of course! It’s soft, salty, earthy, and super tasty. 

Feel free to add any other veggies, cheeses, or meats. Frittatas can handle a lot of filling.

15. Healthier Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is one of my absolute favorite pasta dinners! It’s like bacon and eggs but in the form of pasta. It’s creamy, garlicky, and salty.

Honestly, it’s heaven. This healthier version is just as indulgent but a little lighter. The recipe calls for turkey bacon, less pasta, less cheese, and peas.

Since carbonara doesn’t usually have vegetables, you can use whatever you like. 

16. Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Bacon and Parmesan

Brussels sprouts are very divisive. You love them or you hate them. 

I firmly believe that people who hate Brussels sprouts haven’t had them prepared properly. 

This recipe might just make even the pickiest eater a believer in Brussels sprouts. They’re salty, acidic, perfectly charred, and bursting with flavor. 

17. Easy Cobb Salad

This healthy salad is seriously delicious. It’s loaded with protein, good fats, and lots of veggies.

For a finishing touch, it’s topped with a tangy homemade blue cheese dressing. 

 It’ll satisfy your tastebuds, nourish your body, and help you stay full. Yes, please!

17 Best Ways to Cook with Turkey Bacon

Try these turkey bacon recipes for healthy alternatives to pork. From quesadillas to tacos to soup, these flavorful meals are just too good.


  • Brown Sugar-Baked Turkey Bacon

  • Air Fryer Turkey Bacon

  • Turkey Bacon Wrap

  • Turkey Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla

  • Creamy Pasta with Turkey Bacon

  • Turkey Bacon Soft Tacos

  • Turkey Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups

  • Egg Muffin Cups with Turkey Bacon

  • Better-for-You BLT

  • Turkey Bacon and Potato Soup

  • Blanco Turkey Bacon Pizza

  • Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bake with Turkey Bacon

  • Jalapeño, Pepper Jack, and Turkey Bacon Quiche with Potato Crust

  • Turkey Bacon Frittata

  • Healthier Pasta Carbonara

  • Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Bacon and Parmesan

  • Easy Cobb Salad


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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