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Before I share this delicious, #WhatscookinWednesday Cheddar Bacon Explosion, recipe I want to tell you that I made this one entirely different by throwing in some chicken breast and sour cream along with the bacon, cheddar and spinach.  And let me tell you I can’t imagine eating it any other way.  With the chicken it tastes like a fully loaded baked potato.  Try it both ways and let me know which one you like best!

I am going to give you the full receipe from then you can see the modifications at end of the recipe.   Now onto what you need to know.

The Lowdown

This will make 5 total servings that are extremely filling. Per serving, it comes out to 415.2 Calories, 32.44g Fats, 2.69g Net Carbs, and 25.97g Protein.

The Groceries
  • 30 slices bacon
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups raw spinach
  • 2 tablespoons Tones Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Table Seasoning
The Execution
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F convection bake. Or 400F if you don’t have ability to cook on convection setting.
  2. Weave the bacon. 15 pieces that are vertical, 12 pieces horizontal, and the extra 3 cut in half to fill in rest, horizontally.
  3. Season your bacon with your favorite seasoning mix.
  4. Add your cheese to the bacon, leaving about 1 1/2 inch gaps between the edges.
  5. Add your spinach and press down on it to compress it some. This will help when you roll it up.
  6. Roll your weave slowly, making sure it stays tight and not too much falls through. You may have some cheese fall out, but don’t worry about it. Add your seasoning to the outside here, if you’d like.
  7. Foil a baking sheet and add plenty of salt to it. This will help catch excess grease from the bacon and not let your oven smoke.
  8. Put your bacon on top of a cooling rack and put that on top of your baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 60-70 minutes, without opening the oven door. Your bacon should be very crisp on the top when finished.
  10. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before trying to take it off the cooling rack. Slice into pieces, and serve!

Modifications:  If you want to add some chicken to this recipe, then simply tenderize the chicken with a meat mallot flattening it to that it cooks in the center. Put it over the weaved bacon, add sour cream, cheese, and spinach and bake as instructed.  If you don’t have the Tone’s seasoning use smoked bacon.  I happen to like my bacon crispy so I cook at 400 F.


My name is Len Benoit and I’m the owner/trainer at Fit 1 in Etobicoke.  I didn’t invent this delicious recipe but I will enjoy it right along with the rest of you.  If you are looking for gyms in Etobicoke or Toronto and want more information about my Bootcamp, Clubbell Yoga, Kids Fitness, or Personal Training classes, give me a call at 647-776-7776 or visit the website at  Come in for a FREE 7-Day Trial membership and find out if FIT is right for you!