Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This spinach salad has the most delicious warm dressing made right in a skillet!



  • 10 oz. bag of pre-washed baby spinach
  • 16 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

For the Dressing

  • 3 T. reserved bacon grease
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 3 T. champagne vinegar
  • 2 t. dijon mustard
  • 45 grinds of fresh black pepper


  1. Place the spinach in a large salad bowl.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp.
  3. Drain the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Once the bacon has cooled, chop into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Reserve the bacon drippings from the skillet in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Add 1 T. of bacon drippings back to the skillet and add in the sliced mushrooms.
  7. Season with 1/4 t. salt and 1/4 t. black pepper and cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.
  9. To the same skillet, add in the sliced red onion with another tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
  10. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, then remove to a bowl.
  11. Add the bacon, mushrooms, red onion and chopped eggs to the bowl with the spinach.
  12. Now for the dressing, heat up the skillet over medium-high heat and add 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
  13. Next add in the sugar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper and whisk until combined.
  14. Carefully add in the vinegar, whisking until the dressing is thick.
  15. Shut off the heat and let the dressing sit for 2-3 minutes.
  16. Pour the dressing over the spinach salad and toss well.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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