10 Surprising Things to Do with Bacon
As the adage goes, bacon makes everything better. Crisp up a pan and be prepared to fall in love with bacon all over again.
#1: Make Chocolate Bark
What's better to mix with bacon than the world's next best food? Just three ingredients (bacon: savory; caramel: gooey; and chocolate: sweet) make up this why-didn't-I-think-of-that treat.
#2: Switch Up a Classic Dinner Recipe
It's breakfast for dinner! Bacon isn't the only indulgence here: A fried egg holds court below spaghetti for budget-friendly fixins.
#3: Mix with Berries as a Topping
Bacon, berries, a ham-and-egg quiche, and a crust inspired by French toast. This must-try is basically an entire breakfast in every bite!
#4: Upgrade a Roasted Turkey
Admit it -- you started drooling the second you saw this picture. No dull bird here: Crisscross bacon atop your turkey for crazy-good smoky flavor and showstopping double-takes.
#5: Add Smokiness to Meatballs
Yup, you guessed it: We passed on classic Italian meatballs and filled ours with everyone's favorite meat. Even better, this smoky spin on a simple pasta topper comes together in just a few steps.
#6: Stir Into Cake Frosting
Just one glance at this rich, decadent dessert and even bacon purists will be on board. A mix of finely chopped bacon bits and fudgy chocolate frosting means this is one cake that's over the top in the best way possible.
#7: Twist Into Breadsticks
It's official. We'd like to introduce you to the easiest bacon recipe ever. Simply twist store-bought breadsticks with bacon strips, sprinkle with cheese, and bake. Boom -- you're done!
#8: Top a Cobbler or Crisp
Fresh, juicy plums. Thick, salty bacon. Can you say delicious? Emphasize the sweetness of your fave cobbler or crisp by adding finely chopped bacon into the mix.
#9: Make Sandwich Cookies
OK, we'll give you this much: Bacon, tomato jam, and microgreens aren't your regular sandwich-cookie fillers. But doesn't a dessert BLT sound too good to pass up? Trust us, you won't be able to get enough of the teeny treats.
#10: Top a Pizza
Skip the pepperoni, skip the sausage: Crisp, salty bacon makes just as tasty a topper for any pizza pie. Add some walnuts, feta cheese, and slices of sweet pears; this is one pizza you won't find at your local delivery joint.