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This mayonnaise recipe is made with bacon grease for ultimate flavor!

This mayonnaise recipe uses bacon grease and it's so full of flavor!

Have you ever heard of baconnaise before? Mayonnaise made with bacon grease = baconnaise.

I’ll bet you’re going, “Why have I never thought of this before?!” It’s a little bit of brilliance. The smoky flavors from the bacon translate so well to a mayonnaise. Especially when you add a bit of sweetness as a counterbalance.

Let me show you how this mayonnaise recipe is made!

Picture of bacon grease in a jar.

First, let’s talk bacon grease. 

I like to keep mine in a little jar in the refrigerator. I build up my store slowly and either use it in my day-to-day cooking, or use it all at once in this baconnaise.

For more ideas about how to use bacon grease, check out my post on The Pioneer Woman’s blog: 20 Ways to Use Bacon Grease

Making Baconnaise…

Pouring bacon grease into a measuring cup.

You can simply pour off the bacon grease from the pan that you used to cook your bacon. No need to strain out any bacon pieces! Don’t worry if you don’t have a full cup of bacon grease – you can top it off with some avocado oil.

Mayonnaise ingredients in a measuring cup.

Place the remaining ingredients in the measuring cup.

Using a stick blender to make mayonnaise.

Blend everything together using a stick blender. You can do this in a regular blender as well, but I highly highly recommend using a stick blender: it’s super fast, and you don’t have to dirty up your blender. Win-win!

You could also blend it in a wide mouth jar that has cup markings on the side if you’re not planning to use the mayonnaise right away. That’s one less dish you have to clean while making this mayonnaise! You can thank me later.

This mayonnaise recipe uses bacon grease and it's so full of flavor!

Notes About this Mayonnaise Recipe:

  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. If you use 100% bacon grease in this recipe, it will solidify some in the fridge. It won’t get as hard as coconut oil or butter mayonnaise, though. Simply set the mayonnaise out at room temp for a while and it will get soft again. You can also substitute avocado oil for half of the bacon grease to get a softer mayo.
  • I wrote this recipe without mustard since I wanted the bacon flavor to shine. If you’re partial to mustard in your mayonnaise, go ahead and add a teaspoon or two.
  • Start with the smaller amount of salt. Bacon grease contains some salt, so it’s better to add more as needed than discover that you’ve over salted your mayonnaise.

By the way, here’s a deal for all my fellow bacon lovers: It’s Bacon for Life at ButcherBox! If you order your first box before midnight on July 7th, you’ll get free Whole30 approved, nitrate free bacon in every ButcherBox for the rest of your life! Click here to claim your bacon!

This mayonnaise recipe uses bacon grease and it's so full of flavor!
1 from 1 vote

Mayonnaise Recipe made with Bacon Grease

Don't throw out your bacon grease - make baconnaise with it!

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Bacon Grease, Mayonnaise
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Erica Kastner


  • 1 organic/pastured egg
  • 1 organic/pastured egg yolk
  • 2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp unrefined salt
  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup melted bacon grease (see note)


  1. Place all ingredients in a measuring cup or wide mouth jar. Blend with a stick blender, moving the wand slowly up and down until all ingredients are emulsified.

  2. Store in the refrigerator. Place out at room temperature to soften.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute avocado oil for part of the bacon grease if desired.


Recipe Rating


Saturday 24th of April 2021

All I got was a runny mess


Monday 18th of July 2022

@Erica Kastner, I used an immersion blender and it never thickened either, any tips?

Erica Kastner

Saturday 24th of April 2021

I'm so sorry! Did you use an immersion blender or a regular blender? I've heard people say that using a regular blender can result in runny mayonnaise.


Friday 21st of June 2019

This is brilliant!!

Erica Kastner

Friday 21st of June 2019

Thank you! ?

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