Everything's Better with Bacon: Over 20 Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes

Mmmm, bacon. You love it for breakfast, so why not try these bacon recipes for appetizers, dinners, and desserts, too? From classic bacon breakfast recipes to bacon-spiked sweets and salads, you'll love these new ways to bring home the bacon.


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    • Roasted BLT Salad

      BLTs go low-carb in this irresistible dinner salad recipe. The classic bacon sandwich becomes a fresh and sophisticated dish when tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and a zesty vinaigrette.

    • Bacon and Dried-Tomato Scones

      Start your breakfast off right with these hearty scones full of crispy, salty bacon and tasty dried tomatoes. Melt a sprinkle of fresh mozzarella on top of each scone to finish.

    • Tomato-Bacon Sipper

      Add a strip of delicious pepper bacon and a hit of trendy Sriracha sauce to spice up a traditional bloody mary. Rim your glass with a mix of celery salt and paprika for added depth of savory flavor.

      Bacon Recipe Tip: For a nonalcoholic version, sub lemon seltzer in place of vodka or gin.

    • Peppered Bacon, Green Onion, and Buttermilk Scones

      These tempting savory scones are full of all our favorites: bacon, garlic, Gruyere cheese, and green onions. We love them cracked open warm with a swipe of butter.

    • How to Cook Bacon

      Learn our tricks of the trade for making the perfect bacon every time -- crisp, even, and oh, so good.

    • Orecchiette with Bacon Meatballs

      Meatballs just got better, thanks to (you guessed it!) delicious bacon. This smoky spin on the classic pasta topper brings irresistible flavor to tender orecchiette pasta that's peppered with fresh kale and colorful tomatoes.

    • Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs

      This brunch favorite gets a savory update when made with sharp cheddar cheese and salty bacon. We especially love serving this bacon recipe during the holidays!

    • Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread

      Say good-bye to the same old brunch dishes and dig into this irresistibly gooey monkey bread bursting with the smoky-sweet goodness of thick-sliced bacon and maple-nut butter.

    • Bacon-Egg Muffins

      Nothing beats a combination like bacon and eggs, except maybe bacon-egg cornmeal muffins. Topped with slices of bacon and melted cheddar cheese, then baked to perfection, this bacon recipe tastes even better with a touch of maple syrup.

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      Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Skillet

      Bacon, asparagus, and lemon peel dress up this fast skillet dinner that's surprisingly easy to make. Because each serving has fewer than 300 calories, this is one bacon recipe you can feel good about.

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      Ultimate Bacon Sandwich

      We've called this sandwich the ultimate, and we mean it. The thick slices of pepper bacon sizzle between warm Texas toast and juicy Tomato Peach Chutney. Add some fresh mozzarella and serve hot, and you'll have the best bacon sandwich you've ever eaten.

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      Bacon-Asparagus Strata

      Update your classic breakfast casserole with this bacon-filled version. Layers of asparagus, roasted sweet peppers, and crispy bacon strips are suspended in a gooey mixture of Swiss cheese, eggs, and bread cubes.

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      Bacon-Shallot Jam

      Bacon stars with shallot in this savory, cowboy-inspired jam. Try it on toast or spread inside a grilled cheese sandwich. 

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      Grilled Romaine Panzanella

      Panzanella is a traditional grilled Italian salad made with fresh vegetables and toasted ciabatta croutons. Ours is topped with crumbly bacon and grilled grape tomatoes, then tossed with a tangy honey-red onion vinaigrette.

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      Greens and Bacon Omelet Wraps

      Love bacon but hate the grease? We used lean turkey bacon, fresh kale, and egg whites in these breakfast wraps so you can enjoy the world's greatest food completely guilt-free.

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      Peanuts and Bacon Doughnut Pops

      Crispy bacon bits and crunchy peanuts put a savory spin on our shortcut cake pops. Start with purchased plain doughnut holes, then dip them in maple frosting and sprinkle on the toppings.

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      BLT Corn Cakes with Buttermilk Dressing

      Dish up something different for dinner. Layers of applewood-smoked bacon alternate with fluffy flapjack-style corn cakes and fresh veggies for an irresistible bacon recipe that's under 450 calories per serving.

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      Peanut Butter, Apple, and Bacon Sandwiches

      Apple-smoked bacon adds autumn flavor to the classic midnight snack. For a touch of tartness, stack the sandwich with Granny Smith apple slices. If you prefer a sweet taste, try Golden Delicious apples.

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      5 BLT Transformations

      What combination is more classic than bacon, lettuce, and tomato? Five fresh takes channel traditional flavors through unusual mediums, like waffles, pizza, and pie. 

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      Bacon-Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Thyme

      Rich and decadent Gruyere cheese and crisp bacon combine with mushrooms and thyme in our elegant quiche recipe. A flaky piecrust holds this breakfast showstopper together.

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      Bacon-Biscuit Breakfast Stacks

      Turn breakfast into a full-out feast with these hearty breakfast sandwiches full of crispy bacon, chicken tenderloin, fried eggs, and gravy nestled between two flaky biscuits.

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      Cheddar and Bacon Loaf

      Smoky bacon. Melty cheddar cheese. Spicy green onions. What more could you ask for? This quick and easy crowd-pleaser can be ready in 20 minutes and makes the perfect appetizer for any party.

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      Fried Egg and Avocado BLT Breakfast Sandwiches

      Grilled cheese meets BLT in this delicious, hearty breakfast sandwich. Bacon, cheddar cheese, egg, and avocado slices are layered between slices of toasted whole wheat bread. To make it a triple-decker, just slice them up and stack 'em on!

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      Vegetable, Bacon, and Quinoa Quiche

      Add a hearty base to this bacon-filled quiche by using nutrient-rich quinoa for its crust. A cheesy spinach-mushroom filling makes this bacon recipe a family favorite.

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      Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

      The classic pairing of bacon and eggs gets a scrumptious facelift when combined in this breakfast sandwich recipe. Sliced cucumber and basil leaves add a light, refreshing crunch to the dish.


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