Many recipes call for bacon that has been precooked until crispy and then crumbled or chopped. Since bacon is mostly fat, which will render, or melt off when fried, you need a lot of bacon for a relatively small amount of crumbled bacon.
The following list tells how many slices of bacon you will need to yield various amounts of crumbled bacon in cups.
Such conversions are, by necessity, approximate. Bacon comes in thick, medium (or “regular”) and thin slices. You might want to cook up an extra slice or two, just to be on the safe side, especially if the bacon is thin sliced.
Not many cooks will mind having an extra piece of bacon to “dispose of!”
Bacon Yield In Cooked Crumbles
- 1/4 cup: 4 slices
- 1/3 cup: 5 slices
- 1/2 cup: 8 slices
- 2/3 cup: 10 slices
- 3/4 cup: 12 slices
- 1 cup: 16 slices