Millionaire's Bacon

// Millionaire's Bacon

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-5 mins

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This fancy twist on breakfast bacon is sure to shake up your brunch game! Thick-cut bacon is seasoned with a spicy-sweet sugar mixture and microwaved to crispy perfection. The silicone-lined lid keeps all of the bacon grease inside of the dish making cleanup a breeze. Real millionaires know- time is money! With nearly 20 minutes saved on this recipe, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to lounge about in your cashmere.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well. 

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper or chili flakes
  • 3-4 strips thick-cut bacon, cut in half


  1. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cayenne or chili flakes, and black pepper and set aside.
  2. Add as much bacon as you can fit in a single layer in the Anyday dish and sprinkle with the reserved sugar mixture.
  3. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for minutes, or until bacon is crispy. Always start with the lowest amount of time and continue cooking in 30-40 seconds increments until the desired doneness is reached.
  4. Enjoy while warm.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add a pinch of cocoa powder for a sweet and smoky twist!
  • Substitute the cayenne for chipotle pepper powder, or omit all together.
  • Sprinkle with salt, sesame seeds, and minced dried onion for a sweet-and-savory take.

Recipe notes

  • Why use a Shallow Dish? When cooking bacon in the microwave, the strips need plenty of room to lay flat. Our Shallow Dish features enough surface area for bacon to spread out, making it the perfect vessel for microwaving bacon. The silicone-lined lid keeps all of the bacon grease in the dish, not on your microwave’s walls!
  • To make bacon bits for a salad topping, cook the bacon and then chop or crumble.
  • Use leftover bacon fat to whisk into vinaigrettes, toss with potatoes for roasting, and sautéeing veggies.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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