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Hot Bacon Dressing

A simple salad with spinach leaves, mushrooms, and red onion becomes worthy of a special occasion when topped with old-fashioned Hot Bacon Dressing. So sweet and salty with tons of bacon flavor and a little tang. Totally crave-worthy.
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine Southern
Keyword bacon dressing
Servings 8
Calories 173kcal


  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced Vidalia onion, or other sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook diced bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease from pan.
  • Add vidalia onion to pan and cook until softened.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in water and apple cider vinegar.
  • Pour into pan and return bacon to pan. Add pepper. Cook and whisk until thickened some, about 2 minutes. (It will tend to thicken more as it cools.)

Serve warm or at room temperature.


    You can use any type of bacon for this recipe.


    Calories: 173kcal