Bacon Aioli

LAST UPDATED: Jan 25, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2021 | By:

Creamy, craveable and perfect for dipping, this bacon aioli is going to rock your world. It’s salty, savory and totally decadent!

Slather it on your favorite burgers and sandwiches or dip your fries and veggies. Any which way you use it, this bacon aioli recipe is such a delightful surprise!

Bacon aioli in a small white bowl on a marble surface.

Once I learned how to take my mayo up a few notches by making my own (seriously, it’s so easy – I promise!), I can’t help but experiment with all the savory additions.

When I think of my favorite savory toppings for burgers and sandwiches, bacon always comes to mind. It’s that addition of sweet, smokey and salty crunch that does it for me.

That’s where the idea for this homemade bacon aioli came from. Why not combine two of the ultimate burger toppings: mayo and bacon! When you crumble the bacon directly into this aioli, incredible things happen.

It means you get a decadent, creamy taste of garlicky aioli and the crunch of bacon in every. single. bite.

Full of garlic and lemon to enhance the salty bacon flavor, this is a recipe you’ll crave with every burger from this day forward.

If you love all things bacon, you’ll also love Bacon Mac and Cheese, Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon, Bacon Cheese Dip, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites and of course, Little Smokies!

You can make this bacon aioli recipe from scratch using homemade mayonnaise, or make it even quicker and easier using your favorite store-bought mayo!

Bacon aioli in a small white bowl on a marble surface.

Why You’ll Love this Bacon Aioli

  • So easy to make
  • Incredibly versatile for a variety of toppings and dipping opportunities
  • Easy to customize
  • Dairy free and great for Keto lifestyle plan

Bacon Aioli Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – I love a high quality olive oil mayo, and you can use your favorite store brand here. However, if you want to go all out – make your own mayonnaise!
  • Minced garlic – I will always admit that I am a cheater and love to grab the pre-minced garlic from the produce section. However, feel free to mince your own for a high quality flavor!
  • Lemon juice – fresh squeezed is best but you can use what you have on hand.
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – to taste
  • Bacon pieces – chopped. Use your favorite kind of bacon for this recipe!
Small white bowls of ingredients for a bacon aioli recipe laid out on a marble surface.

Variations

  • Try lime juice instead of lemon juice
  • Try turkey bacon for a less fattening option
  • Use a peppered bacon for a more zesty addition
  • Omit the garlic for a more traditional bacon mayo vs aioli
Small white bowls of ingredients for a bacon aioli recipe laid out on a marble surface.

How to Make

  1. Add all ingredients except bacon to the fitted bowl of your food processor. Puree in 30 second increments until completely combined.
  2. Remove aioli mixture from the food processor to a bowl. Add chopped bacon.
A white mixing bowl full of bacon mayo on a marble surface, spatula in the bowl.

Bacon Aioli Serving Suggestions

Tips

  • Marinate – Make aioli a day in advance and keep covered in the fridge so flavors can marinate.
Bacon aioli in a small white bowl on a marble surface.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Store-bought mayo
  • Bacon pieces
Is aioli just mayonnaise?

They are very similar. Aioli is generally just considered to be a mayo with added garlic for a different flavor profile.

What does aioli taste like?

Aioli differs from mayonnaise with its strong taste of garlic, but it’s just as creamy and savory, with more undertones of acidic lemon.

Bacon aioli in a small white bowl on a marble surface.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – This bacon aioli can be left out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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Bacon aioli in a small white bowl on a marble surface.

Bacon Aioli

Author: Julie Blanner
Creamy, craveable and perfect for dipping, this bacon aioli is going to rock your world. It's salty, savory and totally decadent!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup bacon pieces 4 slices, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper to the fitted bowl of your food processor. Puree in 30 second increments until completely combined.
  • Remove aioli mixture from the food processor to a bowl. Add chopped bacon, saving a little for a topping. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

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Notes

  • Try turkey bacon for a less fattening option
  • Omit the garlic for a more traditional bacon mayo vs aioli
  • Refrigerate – Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories:102kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:11gSaturated Fat:2gTrans Fat:1gCholesterol:8mgSodium:142mgPotassium:6mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:9IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:2mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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