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Playing How To Make Hot Bacon Dressing | Rachael Ray

Rendered bacon fat serves as the flavorful base for Rach's dressing, which adds big flavor to a plain old spinach salad.  

Rach uses this Hot Bacon Dressing in her Spinach Cobb Salad.


  • 6 slices meaty bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 large shallots (or 3 medium), finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓  cup cider vinegar 
  • ⅓ cup honey mustard, or 2 tablespoons honey and 3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
  • Spinach leaves, for salad
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste (about ⅛ teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Serves: 4


In a cast iron skillet, add the finely chopped bacon and render 3 minutes over medium-high to high heat. Add shallots and garlic, stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add vinegar, mustard and thyme, remove from heat and whisk, add spinach and wilt a bit 1 minute, then add nutmeg and salt and pepper.