This morning I had turkey bacon for breakfast. I’m staying at a friend’s house in Minneapolis for the weekend, and my friend is well aware of my love for bacon, so he felt obligated to offer bacon as a breakfast option (despite his anxiety about properly cooking bacon for the queen of bacon). And turkey bacon was all he had. But I gladly accepted the offer, because I never turn down any offer that involves bacon, and I still needed to do a post on this site about turkey bacon anyway.


I remember eating turkey bacon when I was younger, but it has been a while. As with other ‘bacon alternatives,’ the draw of turkey bacon is that it contains less fat, cholesterol, calories, etc. With all that said, it’s not so bad. It’s not the real thing – it’s not as crispy or juicy – but it still has the flavor of bacon.


I wrapped it in a spinach tortilla with egg, mushrooms and olives. It made for quite a tasty breakfast treat and a good start to my day in the Land o’ Lakes.