Caesar-Stuffed Bacon Baskets

Published September 02, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Looking to impress guests with your skills in the kitchen <i>and</i> a deliciously unique bite to eat? Look no further than bacon baskets! With a little time and some simple techniques, you can create a showstopping, keto-friendly serving option that will blow everyone’s mind.</p> </section> <section> <h2>What Is a Bacon Basket?</h2> <p>Bacon baskets are exactly what they sound like—crispy, edible bowls of bacon, ready to be stuffed with all kinds of delicious fillings. Think of them as a low-carb alternative to taco bowls, hard taco shells, or bread bowls. Of course, they also make a great way to get added crunch and savory goodness into your meal while meeting your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/why-you-should-be-calculating-your-macros" rel="noreferrer">fat macros</a> for the day.</p> <h3>What Can I Put in a Bacon Basket?</h3> <p>The possibilities for filling your bacon baskets are nearly endless! Beyond the Caesar salad serving option we use here, try stuffing the basket with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/sweet-smoky-bacon-maple-and-walnut-kale-salad" rel="noreferrer">your favorite salad</a> or a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/curry-chicken-lettuce-wraps" rel="noreferrer">low-carb filling</a> you would usually use in a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/chicken-bacon-avocado-ranch-lettuce-wraps" rel="noreferrer">wrap</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/bang-bang-chicken-and-cauliflower-rice" rel="noreferrer">bowl</a>. Here’s a few more ideas:</p> <ul> <li>Line the basket with baby spinach, crack in an egg, and bake in the oven at 350&deg;F for 10 minutes or until the white is set and the yolk is still runny.</li> <li>Sprinkle the inside with shredded cheese, pop back in the oven for 3-5 minutes until the cheese melts, and then cool. This plugs any holes in the basket and gives you more filling opportunities!</li> <li>Fill with tuna salad.</li> <li>Serve filled with scrambled eggs and top with cheese for an on-the-go breakfast.</li> <li>Add a scoop of guacamole and a spoon of salsa for a taco treat with extra healthy fat.</li> <li>Fill with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/sloppy-joe-stuffed-peppers" rel="noreferrer">sloppy joe</a> mix.</li> <li>Add meaty crunch to your favorite <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/asian-cucumber-salad" rel="noreferrer">slaw</a> recipe.</li> <li>Stuff with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and onions.</li> <li>Use to serve a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/cauliflower-and-chicken-casserole" rel="noreferrer">loaded cauliflower casserole</a>.</li> </ul> <h4>How To Make Bacon Baskets</h4> <p>Making a bacon basket may take a little time, but it’s not as complicated as it might seem!</p> <ol> <li>Place a muffin tin upside down on a large rimmed baking sheet so that the bottoms of the muffin cups point upwards, like little mountains.</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-1.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-1.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-1.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-1.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Cut 4 squares of aluminum foil large enough to fit over 4 of the muffin tin backs with extra foil extending beyond the muffin mold. (You’ll use the extra for shaping.) Shape the foil over the back of each cup, leaving the extra at the bottom to use when forming your bacon basket.</li> <li>On a cutting board, lay out 6 slices of bacon side by side.</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-2.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-2.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-2.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-2.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Weave 6 more strips of bacon through these, going over and under alternating strips of bacon as though you’re making a lattice pie crust. Pretend you’re in summer camp arts and crafts class again!</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-3.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-3.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-3.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-3.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Make sure the woven bacon is pushed tight together, with minimal spaces between pieces.</li> <li>Divide the woven bacon into 4 even squares by cutting through the middle in each direction.</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-4.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-4.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-4.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-4.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Carefully pick up one divided woven square and drape it over one of the prepared muffin tins. If necessary, use toothpicks to help secure the bacon.</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-5.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-5.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-5.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-5.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Gently form the woven bacon around the foiled muffin tin and wrap the extra aluminum foil up at the base to help it hold together.</li> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-6.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-6.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-6.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/bacon-basket-instructions-LR-6.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="bacon-basket-instructions"> </picture> <li>Cook as directed below, fill, and enjoy!</li> </ol> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <h2 itemprop="name">Caesar-Stuffed Bacon Baskets</h2> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 20 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 50 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 4</span> </div> <h3>Ingredients:</h3> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">12 slices bacon</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; medium onion, sliced thin</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">6 tablespoons full-fat Caesar dressing (or your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/creamy-blue-cheese-dressing" rel="noreferrer">favorite low-carb dressing</a>)</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <h3>Instructions:</h3> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>Preheat oven to 375&deg;F.</li> <li>Prepare bacon baskets as directed above.</li> <li>Bake for 40-50 minutes or until very crisp.</li> <li>Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes while preparing the salad.</li> <li>Toss lettuce, onion, and dressing together. Serve in bacon baskets, sprinkled with shredded Parmesan.</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

553


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

47 g

Sodium

1755 mg

Carbohydrate

4.9 g

Sugar

1 g

Dietary Fiber

0.5 g

Protein

28 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

553


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

47 g

Sodium

1755 mg

Carbohydrate

4.9 g

Sugar

1 g

Dietary Fiber

0.5 g

Protein

28 g

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