Bacon Recipes

29 delicious ways to enjoy the smoky, rich flavor of bacon

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Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches
Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

    This recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite. Simply stack bacon, cucumber, basil, and soft-boiled egg on toasted challah bread.

Turkey Bacon Salad

    Toss smoked turkey with bacon, snap peas, and romaine lettuce for a quick and delicious main course salad. A four-ingredient dressing adds a tangy twist.

Bacon and Cheese-Stuffed Dates

    A creamy blend of blue cheese, bacon, green onion, and garlic fills these sweet date halves. The bite-sized goodies are sure to be a hit with your holiday guests.

Steak with Nectarines

    Toss juicy nectarines with a sweet-hot chili powder blend, and then sear on the grill. Pile the slices on a grilled ribeye and add bacon. Who needs potatoes?

Bacon, Spinach, and Tomato Salsa Sandwich

    Spinach adds powerful antioxidants to this fresh twist on the classic BLT sandwich.

Rustic Vegetable Tarts

    These savory tarts are classy yet easy to make. Simply top a refrigerated piecrust with fresh vegetables, bacon, goat cheese, and herbs.

Peanut Butter and Apple-Bacon Sandwiches

    Apple-smoked bacon adds autumn flavor to this classic midnight snack. For tart flavor, stack the sandwich with Granny Smith apples. If you prefer a sweet taste, try Golden Delicious apples. For extra healthy crunch, layer the bacon, crisp apples, and peanut butter on grilled whole wheat bread.

Smoky Mac 'n' Cheese

    White cheddar, crispy bacon, and raw almonds turn plain pasta into a hearty casserole; serve it with a simple salad of mixed greens.

Deviled Egg Salad

    Easy-to-make deviled eggs top a mixture of lettuce, peppers, bacon, and onion. A splash of dill vinaigrette adds fresh flavor.

Tenderloin with Grilled Corn Relish

    Rich, creamy corn relish and bacon add juiciness to this lean cut of meat.

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

    Asparagus, squash, and green onion add a spring-fresh touch to this simple chicken and bacon combo.

Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops

    Spicy pork and crisp bacon top garden-fresh spinach. Fresh onion sauteed with vinegar and chili pepper makes a simple and flavorful dressing.

Heavenly Mashed Potatoes

    Mix these creamy spuds ahead of time, and then bake them just before dinner. With their smooth texture and bacon topping, you can even skip the gravy.

Turkey Salad Tartlets

    Take advantage of convenient mini phyllo shells that can turn almost any filling into a party-ready appetizer. This recipe combines chopped turkey breast with crispy bacon, avocados, and grape tomatoes for bite-size servings that always hit the spot.

Cold Roasted Salmon

    Salmon is a great make-ahead option for a weeknight meal. The goat cheese and bacon add a touch of sophistication to this chilled entree.

Onion and Mushroom-Stuffed Burger

    Season this beefed-up burger with Worcestershire sauce, fresh parsley, and garlic, then top with Swiss cheese and bacon. As the burger cooks, its juices season the onion-mushroom stuffing.

Inside-Out BLTs

    Whether you consider bacon a special treat, or put it in everything you make, this tempting side is a satisfying compromise. Plum tomato halves brim with a savory bacon, lettuce, and cheese filling.

Breakfast Burrito Wraps

    No matter how you wrap them up, eggs, meat, and cheese are a winning way to start your day.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    This ultra-hearty spin on classic mac 'n' cheese features blue and mozzarella cheeses, bacon, and onion. Try it with cavatelli or campanelle for a change of pace from elbow macaroni.

Spicy BLT Salad

    Juicy tomatoes, crisp crumbled bacon, corn, sweet peppers, and crisp lettuce are tossed with Chipotle ranch dressing.

Smashed Potato Chowder

    Smashed potatoes add thickness to the creamy broth of this comfort soup. Bacon, cheese, and green onions dress up the basic recipe, or add ham or beans for a soup with more bulk.

Breakfast Pizza

    Try making this pizza for a satisfying Sunday breakfast or brunch, and then refrigerate leftover slices. On busy weekday mornings, reheat slices in the microwave, wrap them up, and take them to go.

Farm-Style Green Beans

    Crunchy green beans loaded with bacon, onions, and mushrooms make this nutrition-packed side an easy sell to picky kids.

Chicken with Asparagus and Peas

    A two-ingredient glaze gives these chicken thighs pizzazz. The heat of the grill sears the outside of the chicken, keeping the inside moist and tender.

Bacon-Avocado Potato Salad

    This variation of red potato salad is simple: Just mix in chopped avocado and crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon.

Pork Chops Primavera

    A blend of apple butter and soy sauce jazzes up basic pork chops. Fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes make a colorful -- and healthful -- side.

Winter Woods Chili

    For a chili that's sure to satisfy the meat lovers in your family, try this recipe: It combines beef and bacon. Mix your classic cheddar topper with fresh oregano for a flavorful twist.

Easy Chicken Rarebit

    The cheese pasta sauce, bacon, and the Worcestershire sauce make this dish reminiscent of Welsh rarebit. Serve the creamy mixture on a whole wheat bun.

Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Make the rich Bacon-Cheddar potatoes shown here by using two spoons to scoop the mashed potato mixture into the potato shells.

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