What Do You Do with 13 Pounds of Bacon?

Ever wonder what it takes to throw a professional bake-off? Well, besides a whole lot of marketing, sponsorships, participation and hype, a bake-off requires a whole lot of ingredients. We rounded up a few of the numbers from the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off, which was held in Nashville during the first week of November. Prepare for foodstuffs in bulk.

With 100 recipes represented and enough ingredients for each Pillsbury Bake-Off contestant to make their recipe three times, the quantities of refrigerated dough alone could make the Doughboy pass out. Besides that, there were massive amounts of cheese, bacon and more. Check out the numbers below, and find a link to the Pillsbury homepage, where you have a chance to vote on the million-dollar grand prize winner of the Bake-Off.



  • 1,020 feet of parchment paper
  • 135 eggs
  • 13 pounds of bacon
  • 39 tomatoes
  • 59 pounds of cheese
  • 30 pounds of peanut butter (or other nut spread)
  • 49 pounds of frozen veggies


We've also got a list of Pillsbury Bake-Off Contestants' top 10 favorite baking ingredients and kitchen tools.


  1. Stand Mixer
  2. Wooden Spoon
  3. Microplane
  4. Food Processor
  5. Butter
  6. Vanilla
  7. Chef's Knife
  8. Salt
  9. Rubber Spatula
  10. Rolling Pin

Each of the following four recipes won $10,000 and is currently in the running to win $1 million. It's up to you, the public, now. Cast your vote here and help select the 2014 winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off. This is the first year that Pillsbury has opened voting up to the public, so take advantage of this dough-mocracy and vote!

  • Cuban-Style Sandwich Pockets
  • Creamy Corn-Filled Sweet Peppers
  • Chocolate Doughnut Poppers
  • Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

Watch videos of how to make the finalists' recipes here, and don't forget to cast your vote!


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