Bacon and Eggs: A Combo That Goes Beyond Breakfast

Bacon Cheese Deviled Eggs
Photo: Blaine Moats

Ah, bacon and eggs. It's a classic breakfast combo that never gets old, but there are more ways to use the two incredible ingredients beyond your morning meal. With breakfast burritos, pasta, and muffin tin recipes all starring eggs and bacon, this delicious roundup proves the go-to brunch duo can be served any time, any way.

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Bacon and Egg Spaghetti

Bacon Egg Spaghetti
Blaine Moats

Here's your new favorite pasta recipe. Fried eggs and bacon top the dish; soft yolk acts as part of the bowl-lickable sauce. Top with freshly grated Parmesan and black pepper for a nutty, spicy finish.

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Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwiches

Four reasons this recipe is way more than a basic bacon and egg salad sandwich: homemade mustard-and-mayo sauce, toasted challah bread, applewood-smoked bacon, and basil leaves. Is your mouth watering yet?

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Bacon and Egg Pasta

Bacon Egg Pasta
Andy Lyons

Serve breakfast for dinner, but don't invite pancakes. Simply mix pasta with eggs and bacon. Add baby spinach and top with shredded Asiago cheese. Voilá! A delicious bacon and egg recipe for dinner.

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Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs

Bacon Cheese Deviled Eggs
Blaine Moats

Deviled eggs get even more delicious when topped with cheddar and bacon crumbles. And we're not just using the bacon bits from a bag. This is pure, crispy goodness. More good news: The bacon and cheese deviled eggs are done in 25 minutes flat.

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Blue Cheese-Bacon Cloud Eggs

Blue Cheese-Bacon Cloud Eggs
Hannah Bigot

Level-up the classic combo by whipping the egg whites and adding blue cheese and chives. At only five ingredients, this easily elegant bacon and eggs recipe is all about the process. (Don't worry, there are only two steps!)

Buy It: Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer ($18, Target)

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Bacon and Egg Burritos

Bacon Egg Burritos
Andy Lyons

Breakfast burritos are a weekend staple, so naturally they made the list. We recommend throwing a brunch and setting up a make-your-own burrito bar. Bacon and eggs must be included, then choose any other toppings you like.

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Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls

Bacon egg Rice Bowls
Andy Lyons

There's probably not an ingredient in this recipe that you don't already have. Bacon, egg, and rice make up the bulk of the dish, but Italian cheese and hot sauce add oomph.

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Egg, Spinach, and Bacon Chutney Tartines

Egg Spinach Bacon Chutney Tartines
Karla Conrad

If you've never had bacon chutney, now's your chance. Pair the sweet-and-savory sauce with wilted spinach and fried eggs, which you cook in the leftover bacon drippings, of course. The open-face bacon and egg sandwich is as delicious as it is photogenic.

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Bacon Egg and Cheese Toast

Bacon Egg Cheese Toast
Andy Lyons

If you're craving Eggs Benedict, but don't have the time to make it, skip the plain toast and give this recipe a try. Done in 25 minutes, the flavorful sauce is made with cream, Dijon-style mustard, and Cajun seasoning. You'll never look at bacon and eggs the same way again.

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Bacon, Egg, Spinach, and Tuna Salad

Bacon Egg Spinach tuna Salad
Andy Lyons

Bacon and eggs pair with spinach and tuna in this hearty lunch or dinner salad recipe. The homemade honey-mustard dressing brings all the flavors together nicely. New to cooking with fresh tuna? Use these Test Kitchen tips.

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Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins
Andy Lyons

Instead of waking up early to make bacon and eggs every day, keep these muffins on hand. They're perfect to take on the go or keep in the lunch box for an afternoon snack. On laid-back mornings, drizzle maple syrup on top.

Buy It: Wilton Muffin Pan ($11, Walmart)

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Double Cheeseburgers with Basil, Bacon, and Egg

Double Cheeseburgers with Basil, Bacon, and Egg
Andy Lyons

A juicy cheeseburger is one of the most comforting meals we can think of. To really amplify the classic burger, it's definitely better with bacon and egg. The crispy, salty bacon is perfectly accompanied by the juicy burger and sunny egg (or cooked to your desired doneness).

Buy It: Farberware Nonstick Griddle ($17, Target)

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Egg Salad & Bacon Sandwiches

Egg Salad & Bacon Sandwiches
Jason Donnelly

Contrary to the earlier (dare we say "fancier") bacon and egg salad sandwich featured in this gallery, this sammie one is more like the classic. Whip up a quick homemade egg salad, add it to your favorite bread, pile on the bacon, and enjoy. Trying to cut carbs? Wrap it in lettuce!

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Bacon and Tomato Khachapuri (Egg and Cheese Bread)

Bacon and Tomato Khachapuri (Egg and Cheese Bread)
Hannah Bigot

Khachapuri is like Georgia's tasty cousin to pizza. Here the fluffy dough is stuffed with savory cheese, crispy bacon, and topped with an egg. It'll make a showstopping addition to brunch, but delicious enough to enjoy any time of the day.

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