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How Long Does Cooked Turkey Bacon Last?

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How long does cooked turkey bacon last? The short answer is 3-5 days in the refrigerator, but keep reading for even MORE info. Be sure to cook your turkey bacon in the air fryer for a crispy bacon that is quick and easy breakfast side dish.

If you find yourself with leftover turkey bacon, you can store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze, store slices of turkey bacon in a single layer in shallow airtight containers or a heavy-duty freezer bag (stasher bags work too!). Place parchment paper between layers of bacon strips for best results and freeze for up to 3 months for best quality. Flavor and texture will start to decrease after 3-4 months.

Plate with eggs hash browns and turkey bacon.

How to Reheat Cooked Turkey Bacon

There are a few different ways to reheat turkey bacon (or regular bacon) and the best way will depend on what you prefer:

  • Air Fry – Place bacon in air fryer and cook for 1 minute, until hot.
  • Microwave – Wrap turkey bacon slices in paper towel and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until hot. (Cooking time will vary greatly, depending on microwave.) This is probably the easiest way.
  • Hot Skillet – Place turkey bacon in a hot skillet over medium heat and cook for a minute or two on each side, or until hot.

How to Tell if Turkey Bacon is Bad

It’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution (food poisoning is no fun!) and ditch any uncooked turkey bacon that is past sell-by date or use-by date, or if it has sat out at room temperature for too long. Opened packages of turkey bacon that have changed colors, smell bad, or have any visible mold are obviously bad and should be thrown out. Bad turkey bacon will usually be pretty obvious, but use common sense. 🙂

An unopened package of turkey bacon can be frozen if you will not use it before the expiration date.

Easy Breakfast Sides

Round out your turkey bacon with a few of these sides for a nutritious, balanced meal:

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