Here’s a collection of 15 bacon recipes that will make your heart sing with joy, because bacon love is like no other! We heart bacon so much that we had to share this love with you.
You probably know all about my life-long addiction to bacon. Well, it’s only an addiction if bacon is bad for you, so then this counts as more of a bacon obsession. Yes, let’s call it that. An obsession Denver shares and gets very competitive about. Guys, we really need tips on how to get to that point in our relationship where we can share the bacon without feeling that a part of us just died. I guess the only way is to have more bacon, more often.
Which is what this post is all about. Yes, it started with me popping all these bacon recipes on Denver, as a peace offering for taking more than my share of the crispy stuff. And believe me, it’s easy to impress when you’re armed with bacon, guys! These recipes are proof!
Bacon Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Blue Cheese Dressing
This one’s a classic. All those fresh ingredients in the salad and then a few strips of bacon to close the deal and bring some of that lovely, smokey, umami flavour to tie it all together in bacon heaven. Kind of like the cherry on top, right?
Spicy Bacon Deviled Eggs
My latest creation, this recipe is giving a bacon makeover to the all-too-familiar party favorite. Because bacon can make even the best-ever dishes taste better-ever, right? Go on and bacon a little.
Sauteed Brown Sugar Bacon Garlic Green Beans
Bacon and beans. Well, who knew it could taste so good. Turns out a lot of people love this dish, but making it extra crunchy and delicious with candied bacon and beans means this salty-sweet flavor bomb of a side-dish almost becomes the show-stopper.
Creamy Bacon Rosemary Mushroom Chicken Thighs
This may seem a sedate combination, until you remember that there are two superstars in this dish - Rosemary and Bacon! Add the chicken and mushrooms to the mix and what you have is a hearty meal that is also smokey, fragrant and flavorful.
What’s breakfast without bacon? This perfect breakfast quiche combines eggs, spinach, cheese and bacon to make breakfast fancy!
Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio
What could be better than a 15-minute, 5-ingredient aglio olio? One with bacon added, I say! The strong, simple and fresh flavors of an Aglio Olio really let the smokey bacon shine through. No wonder it’s a firm favorite among the bacon-lovers at my home!
Bacon Mac and Cheese
Holy Moly! If you are a mac and cheese fan, you don’t want to miss this. Crispy bacon topped mac and cheese for when you want EVERYTHING.
Bacon Brussel Sprouts Salad
Perfect for the holidays, this salad will turn any brussel sprout hater around! Finished with a light citrus dressing, it’s refreshing and light.
Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks
What could be better than sticky fingers after binge eating these bacon wrapped chicken drumsticks? The combination of salty bacon, sweet maple syrup and spicy hot sauce is just plain addictive.
Bacon Spaghetti Florentine
Our favorite florentine is getting a makeover here with smoky bacon to make this pasta recipe even better! Spaghetti, bacon, spinach, onions, garlic, and Italian cheeses come together to make this dinner recipe a breeze.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
This is by far my favorite thing to order at a pub. Juicy shrimp or prawns wrapped in crispy bacon - these bite sized appetizers are so addictive! This recipe takes it to another level with a bourbon glaze.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon
What happens when you add your favorite comfort food (bacon) to a bowl of your other favorite comfort food (creamy, garlicky mash)? Nothing but exquisite joy. Make your potatoes in a slow cooker or an instant pot, top it with crispy diced bacon and get transported to your happy place!
Creamy Broccoli Bacon Pasta Casserole
I can never have enough pasta and I can never have enough bacon. Lets just this casserole answers all of life’s important questions - like what’s for dinner?
Instant Pot Chicken Potato Corn Chowder with Bacon
When it’s cold outside and time for a hot bowl of soup, but you also want that extra something, try this chowder. When you taste all that crunchy bacon on top of extra thick and creamy soup, you will be wishing for winter all the time!
Garlic Harissa Bacon Pasta
Inspired by African flavors, this pasta recipe makes so much sense. Because you can never go wrong with garlic and bacon, and if you add harissa to the mix, you’ve got a winner dinner!
Bacon lovers like you and me know we haven’t even scratched the surface, right? There’s really no end to this, and our true purpose is to find more ways to bring bacon in! So let’s all of us find a way to keep the bacon coming, maybe with a bacon-lovers club? All in favor of this, say aye! Louder please! Leave your ideas for bacon recipes, menus, food pairings, or bacon anything in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to try it out or feature it. Denver and I have major, major, MAJOR ideas for this club and together, I think we can make the world a bacon place, guys!
Healthy Kitchen 101 says
Bacon with fried eggs, bacon with salad and bacon with pasta are three primary dishes I cook during the week! It's like my staple now xo I absolutely will try other recipes soon.
- Natalie Ellis