Brown Sugar Bacon with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Makes 4 servings.


  • 8 pc. smoked bacon
  • 1 c. light brown sugar

Dipping Sauce:

  • 8 oz. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt


Preheat oven to 350° F. Rub raw bacon with brown sugar, pressing so that sugar adheres to both sides. Place coated bacon on a non-stick baking pan covered with parchment paper and place in oven until bacon looks caramelized and crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes. (This may take a bit longer depending on your oven.) Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Do not touch while hot as the caramelized sugar may burn you.

To Make Dipping Sauce:

While bacon is cooling, combine all ingredients until well incorporated.

Serve when bacon is fully cooled. Keep Dipping Sauce cold until ready to serve.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Chef Eric LeVine