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Maple Bacon Poutine {Happy Canada Day!}

Today is Canada Day! 

Canada is 148 years old today.  In recognition of such our nation’s birthday, I thought I’d share a quick how-to for making Maple Bacon Poutine!  It’s an ooey gooey, super yummy comfort food that all Canadians are familiar with.  Adding maple syrup and bacon makes it even more so!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

– oven-baked french fries (although if you’re a purist, you’ll want them deep fried)

– 1.5 cups brown gravy (can be chicken, turkey or beef, depending on your preference)

– cooked bacon, chopped (unfortunately Canadian bacon just wouldn’t work well with this, so it’ll have to be plain old bacon strips)

– maple syrup (100%, no imitations!)

– cheese curds

Here’s what to do:

1. Throw the fries in the oven to bake and fry up the bacon (microwaved is great too).

2. Add 1 tbsp of maple syrup to the gravy.  Heat it up if it’s canned (don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone).

3. When the fries are nice and crispy, transfer them to a serving dish and spread the cheese curds over them, followed by the bacon.

4. Pour the gravy over the entire thing.  Drizzle with a little more maple syrup.

5. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.  This allows the cheese to melt just enough.

6. Enjoy!

Watch the video below for a visual.

I do have to warn you though – this dish is HIGH in calories so make sure you’re sharing it with the rest of your family ;-).

Have a wonderful Canada Day!

What food do you enjoy most on your country’s birthday?

Article written by:

Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Happy Canada Day! That maple bacon poutine sounds amazing. I have never had anything like it, but it looks so good.

  2. Chubskulit Rose

    Happy Canada Day t you and your family! What a way to celebrate the special day with a delicious meal!
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  3. tammileetips

    Happy Canada day to you!! I think my husband would love this recipe just because of the bacon in it!
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  4. Jacob Fu

    Happy Canada Day! Those look soooo good! We haven’t had much good poutine – maybe we’ll just have to try making them at home.
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  5. Maurene C.

    I love this recipe. A small dish, but serves a lot of people.

  6. Heather

    Wow, that sounds awesome! I want to be Canadian! LOL! Happy Canada day! We celebrate our Independence day in the US in three days.
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  7. Jen

    Happy Canada Day. I have never tried poutine. But I hear it talked about often. I love this twist on it.
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  8. Ourfamilyworld

    Wow, that looks delicious! I had tried Poutine once when my husband ordered it. Happy Canada Day!
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  9. angela christoper

    thank you for you recipe it was looks good and delicious i will try this hope my hubby would like this

  10. Kiwi

    Happy Canada Day! I would love to visit Canada in the near future…I hear Toronto is like NY!
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  11. Franc Ramon

    Happy Canada Day! I’m gonna love this one especially that it has Bacon. This would make a great meal.
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  12. Angie

    That looks heavenly!! I’ve never had poutine, and the sweet salty combo is beckoning! Happy Canada Day!
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  13. Shaney Vijendranath

    Happy Canada day! Hoping to visit your beautiful country soon. That looks so yummy, you just made me drool.
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  14. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    I hope you had a lovely Canada Day! It’s great to see some dishes which people enjoy in different countries. I’ve never tried maple bacon, I wonder what it tastes like 🙂

  15. Miranda (Myrabev)

    Happy belated Canadian day, this poutine looks so delicious. I want to make one
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  16. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Hope you had a Happy Canada Day. Being a Canadian and living in Montreal I know poutine. We are practically raised on it. This is the first time I have heard putting bacon in it. I will have to try it out!!

  17. Jeana B.

    I am preparing this for breakfast tomorrow morning. I am sure the whole family will love it.

  18. addi ganley

    That looks so good! I love a good steak cooked on the grill with a salad when we have a cookout.
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  19. Krystal

    YUM! I want to have poutine right now! I had it at Disney in EPCOT! SO GOOD!
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