Classic bacon and eggs

Classic bacon and eggs

One of the all-time best keto breakfasts ever! Step up your keto bacon and eggs game with this classic recipe. Gauge your hunger meter and enjoy as many eggs as you need to feel satisfied. We’re drooling just thinking about this plate of keto deliciousness!

Classic bacon and eggs

One of the all-time best keto breakfasts ever! Step up your keto bacon and eggs game with this classic recipe. Gauge your hunger meter and enjoy as many eggs as you need to feel satisfied. We’re drooling just thinking about this plate of keto deliciousness!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 9 oz. 260 g bacon, in slices
  • cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • fresh thyme (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Fry the bacon in a pan on medium high heat until crispy. Put aside on a plate. Leave the rendered fat in the pan.
  2. Use the same pan to fry the eggs. Place it over medium heat and crack your eggs into the bacon grease. You can also crack them into a measuring cup and carefully pour into the pan to avoid splattering of hot grease.
  3. Cook the eggs any way you like them. For sunny side up — leave the eggs to fry on one side and cover the pan with a lid to make sure they get cooked on top. For eggs cooked over easy — flip the eggs over after a few minutes and cook for another minute. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and fry them at the same time.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

Is bacon keto?

If you’ve been asking —is bacon keto, we’re here to tell you, yes! Among other pork products, bacon is high in fat, making it the ideal candidate for a keto-friendly, low-carb breakfast. Make sure that the bacon you choose does not have added sugars or additives. Organic bacon is a good choice if you can find it.

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93 comments

  1. Una
    I dont know how you can have a vegan version of bacon and eggs! Any thing else would be just plain different. Perhaps try green leafy green veg fried in coconut oil?
  2. Una
    There might be hidden carbs and wheat as a percentage of filling in the sausages if they are not completely gluten free and the highest meat content possible. I'd be inclined to use mincemeat with a mixture of steak and pork - fresh from the butcher's - or ground beef as Americans tend to call it - and be sure. But your recipe just sounds wonderful and would say very low carb as opposed to no carb but then we're not aiming for no carb! Thanks so much.

    Hi, I like to make breakfast lasagne. Omelet of two eggs, sausage in it, wrap it, cheese on top of it, love it!! Is this low carb?

    Hi, I like to make breakfast lasagne. Omelet of two eggs, sausage in it, wrap it, cheese on top of it, love it!! Is this low carb?

  3. John
    Hello everyone, I just started the Keto Diet and have been logging my foods using Livestrong's MyPlate .It is very useful as it instantly adds calories , carbs, fats, protein, etc. Does Diet Doctor offer something similar?

    https://www.livestrong.com/myplate/

  4. Denice
    Is antibiotic free bacon the same as organic bacon ? I've never seen organic bacon so I've always used the antibiotic free. I get it from Costco.
    Reply: #70
  5. Dale Jinks
    What about menús for lunch and dinner?
    Reply: #56
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Make sure and check out the navigation bars across the top of the website. We have recipes and meal plans for many different food preferences!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/recipes/meals
  7. JANE
    Why does bacon have carbs but pork, not?
    Jane
    Reply: #58
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Bacon generally doesn't have carbs unless there's too much sugar added during curing or if it's a maple/sugar flavored bacon. The carbs in this recipe come from the eggs. Eggs have about .6g carbs each.
  9. TheAuthenticEnd
    Explain how this is ketogenic and not just low carb? This meal is probably more percent protein than fat. You and 90% of other keto recipe makers are giving incorrect information. Too much protein will kick you out of ketosis. You want at least 70% fat. To make this meal keto I would suggest adding heavy cream to the eggs and scramble them. Heavy cream is about 50 calories of pure fat per tbsp, eggs are about 70 calories (close to 50/50 fat and protein). 1 tbsp heavy cream per egg should get you to near true keto. Bacon is also not true keto in terms of numbers. Sick and tired of seeing false information. I'd bet 95% of ketoers are not in ketosis and just are losing weight due to calorie deficit, but not losing the actual fat (still okay, but not the true point of attempting the diet)
    Reply: #60
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    We have full nutrition facts for each recipe on our website. Click the Nutrition + tab under the list of ingredients.
    Net carbs: 2 % (1 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 75 % (22 g)
    Protein: 23 % (15 g)
    Reply: #68
  11. Nicholas
    Can I scramble my eggs then cook them in the bacon fat? Or is this recipe for fried eggs?
  12. Jim Silva
    For vegans: Get Tofu Scramble (it's a mix, do a search on it) and veggie bacon bits are great or you may find it in a strip form, or there are lots of vegan sausages - Tofurkey brand has very few carbs and they are really good! Beyond Meat, Gardein, and Boca are all very good meat substitutes and low in carbs depending on the type. Don't know the carbs in TofuScramble. I'm eating free range and organic dairy while I get my carbs & sugars down, and then I'll go back to vegan carefully and see if it works. Yea vegans and people conscious enough to know it's not necessary to eat animals and cause all that suffering when there are so many other things healthier to eat:-)
  13. Caroline
    The 1.25 oz bacon for 1 serving - is that before cooked weight? Thanks...
    Reply: #64
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The 1.25 oz bacon for 1 serving - is that before cooked weight? Thanks...

    Recipe standard is always to list pre-cooked weight for meat.

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  16. Katharine
    Is pancetta a swap for bacon? Still Keto?
    Reply: #67
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is pancetta a swap for bacon? Still Keto?

    Yes, that's fine.

  18. Mark
    Kirsten - I would like to understand your percentages better. For this meal you have carbs, fat, protein as 1g+22g+15g = 38g. That would be 58% fat, how do you get 75% ?
    Reply: #69
  19. Mark
    figured it out, sorry.
  20. Baiba
    Sainsbury does Organic bacon
  21. Larry N McCollum
    How much does it cost to join this plan.
    Reply: #72
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    $9 USD a month after a 30 day free trial.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member
  23. David
    Why does the weekly meal planner adjust number of servings of individual meals from 1-4 servings even though I have set it up for 2 people at the beginning? Am I missing something?
    Reply: #74
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why does the weekly meal planner adjust number of servings of individual meals from 1-4 servings even though I have set it up for 2 people at the beginning? Am I missing something?

    The setting at the beginning is to adjust the shopping list. When you click through from the meal planner or challenge, it takes you to the original recipe page.

  25. Sergio Eloy Gonzalez
    What do you use to fry the bacon? I fell like this is important information.
    Replies: #76, #77
  26. Sergio Eloy Gonzalez
    Feel**
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What do you use to fry the bacon? I fell like this is important information.

    You don't add anything to fry the bacon in. It renders out its own fat, which is more than enough!

  28. Val
    I’m having a bit of a problem with portion sizes. Some are definitive (eg: 2 eggs etc) but not when it comes to nuts and seeds or snacks. Any info would be helpful. Thank you
    Reply: #79
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I’m having a bit of a problem with portion sizes. Some are definitive (eg: 2 eggs etc) but not when it comes to nuts and seeds or snacks. Any info would be helpful. Thank you

    Most packages of seeds or nuts will have the nutrition information and serving size on the package. We also have many visual guides that may give the information you're looking for.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/visual-guides

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  31. Allen rey
    Ok I am in first thing next week got to go to by some food to much eating out ..not funny
  32. angiemz11297
    What do you drink besides this breakfast?
    Reply: #83
  33. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What do you drink besides this breakfast?

    Most people would probably have water, tea, or coffee. Check out our Keto drinks guide! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/drinks

  34. Smily
    I'm confused. I looked up the nutritional facts on eggs and bacon.
    The eggs are 5g/6% fat and 6g/12% protein. The bacon is 3.5g/5% fat and 2.9g/5%.
    How am I supposed to calculate this?
    Reply: #85
  35. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused. I looked up the nutritional facts on eggs and bacon.
    The eggs are 5g/6% fat and 6g/12% protein. The bacon is 3.5g/5% fat and 2.9g/5%.
    How am I supposed to calculate this?

    I'm not sure what you're asking. The nutrition facts are provided on the recipe. They're listed below the ingredients.

  36. el
    is there a substitute meat for bacon as i only eat chicken?
    Reply: #87
  37. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    is there a substitute meat for bacon as i only eat chicken?

    You may use the meat of your choice, but may need to add a bit more fat if you choose a lean meat.

  38. Tanya
    How do you adapt if you are intermittent fasting?
    Reply: #89
  39. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    How do you adapt if you are intermittent fasting?

    This meal can be eaten at any time of day. No matter when you choose to break your fast, you can enjoy bacon and eggs! :)

  40. Dalene
    Bacon and eggs are my 'go-to' meal when I don't really feel like cooking or I am in a hurry. Best meal ever!!
  41. Lorena
    I'm new to keto. My biggest struggle is trying to eat eggs over easy (how I like them) and nothing absorb the yoke. I know it's a psychological thing, and appreciate it if you have any suggestions. I'm not sure if eating bread like replacements is good for a beginner of Keto. This is not something I would eat every day, but consider a treat at least once or twice a week.
    Reply: #92
  42. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I'm new to keto. My biggest struggle is trying to eat eggs over easy (how I like them) and nothing absorb the yoke. I know it's a psychological thing, and appreciate it if you have any suggestions. I'm not sure if eating bread like replacements is good for a beginner of Keto. This is not something I would eat every day, but consider a treat at least once or twice a week.

    Seed Bread would be my preferred option https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/soft-keto-seed-bread but Mug Bread is also a good option https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-mug-bread

  43. Connor
    I'm unsure how Diet Doctor has calculated the macro percentages. Assuming that you have 22g fat, 15g protein and 1g carb per serving as stated. Surely that equates to 58% Fat (22/(22+15+1)), 39% Protein (15/(22+15+1)) and 3% Carb (1/(22+15+1)).

    Could you please explain how you've calculated 75%, 23% and 2% please, as I haven't figured it out yet.

    Reply: #94
  44. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I'm unsure how Diet Doctor has calculated the macro percentages. Assuming that you have 22g fat, 15g protein and 1g carb per serving as stated. Surely that equates to 58% Fat (22/(22+15+1)), 39% Protein (15/(22+15+1)) and 3% Carb (1/(22+15+1)).
    Could you please explain how you've calculated 75%, 23% and 2% please, as I haven't figured it out yet.

    The macro percentages are based on calories for each macronutrient. Fat contains 9 calories per gram of fat, carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram.

    Reply: #95
  45. Connor
    Ah I see, okay. I thought I had to base my ratios on my gram intake rather than my calorie intake, thank you for updating me.
  46. Lindsay
    How many tomatoes should we use since they have carbs? Is 3 small tomatoes okay cut in half?
    Reply: #97
  47. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many tomatoes should we use since they have carbs? Is 3 small tomatoes okay cut in half?

    The tomatoes used in this serving suggestion are the little grape/cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes have about 3g net carbs per 100g of tomato.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/vegetables

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  49. Ian
    Beware. This website fails at basic maths.
    nutrition as per above:
    Net carbs: 1 % (1 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 2%
    Fat: 78 % (32 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 60%
    Protein: 21 % (20 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 38%

    How can you have made such a big error on this and every other recipe i have looked at in this guide.
    with these percentages above it will likely knock you out of keto. Beware. Do the maths yourselves as a precaution.

    Reply: #100
  50. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Beware. This website fails at basic maths.
    nutrition as per above:
    Net carbs: 1 % (1 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 2%
    Fat: 78 % (32 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 60%
    Protein: 21 % (20 g) WRONG ACTUALLY 38%
    How can you have made such a big error on this and every other recipe i have looked at in this guide.
    with these percentages above it will likely knock you out of keto. Beware. Do the maths yourselves as a precaution.

    Ian, the percentages are the percent of calories from each macronutrient. Fat has 9 calories per gram while protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram. In this recipe, there are 288 calories from fat (9x32) and 84 calories from protien and carbohydrates [(1+20)X4] for 372 total calories. This gives 78% of the calories (288/372) from fat and 22% of calories from protein and carbohydrates. I hope this helps.

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