Bacon is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
I obviously don’t need to tell you how delicious the meat is, but it also comes with a myriad of health benefits. The protein found in bacon is great for maintaining our energy levels and healthy body, with very little carbohydrate. It’s also been shown to reduce stress and combat other food cravings.
Here are 27 of the best bacon recipes from around the web to get you salivating over.
1. Maple Caramel Bacon Crack
Even if you’re committed to eating healthy, you can’t turn down this addictive bacon treat. It’s the best combination of sweet, smoky, salty and chewy to delight any bacon lover. Make a pile of this for a snack, a treat or appetizer.
From: The Domestic Rebel
2. Creamy ranch chicken with bacon
This recipe might make people think you slaved in the kitchen, but it’s actually really easy to throw together. A few ingredients whipped up into a meal everyone will love? Yes, please! The bacon and cheese will make anyone smile when dinnertime comes.
From: The Pinning Mama
3. Chicken bacon ranch pasta
What could be better than a bowlful of chicken pasta? Why, adding bacon of course! You’ll love this creamy blend of succulent chicken, combined with the perfect touch of saltiness from the bacon. One bite of this and you’re sure to have a new favorite meal.
From: Crafty Morning
4. Chicken bacon ranch pasta salad
Any fan ranch dressing will adore this pasta salad. Of course, you can’t go wrong when there’s some bacon thrown in too. Oh, and it’s a bit healthy with the addition of spinach and tomatoes. Enjoy a healthy and delicious meal each time you whip this up.
From: Princess Spinky Girl
5. Bacon and egg strata
Forget about your same old boring breakfast when you make this bacony delight. Perfectly fluffy eggs combine with crisp bacon to create a memorable meal to get any day started off right. Do what mom says and have breakfast – it really is the most important meal of the day.
6. Hawaiian Pizza with bacon
You’ve had ham and pineapple pizza, but you haven’t really lived until you’ve sampled Hawaiian pizza with bacon added to the mix. The smoky flavor of the BBQ sauce is the perfect backdrop for the saltiness of the bacon. Go ahead and grab a couple slices of your new favorite pizza.
From: Domestic Dreamboat
7. Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken
BBQ chicken just went to an all new level here. The addition to cheese and bacon to the top of your grilled chicken breast turns an everyday meal into something your taste buds will ask for over and over again. Serve this with steamed veggies and you have a meal fit for a king.
From: Emily Bites
8. Bacon Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken
Not only can you save a few bucks making this meal, but you won’t even feel deprived. It’s decadent blend of bacon and tart green apples will have you begging for a second helping. The best part? You can cook this meal in the slow cooker. Toss in the ingredients and come back in a few hours for dinner.
From: Having Fun Saving
9. Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Wedges
Say what? This little delight makes the perfect appetizer, but chances are you’ll eat them all before they ever hit the buffet table. Creamy avocado has met its match with the crispy bacon that surrounds each wedge. What are you waiting for? Go make some right now – you won’t be sorry.
From: Freckled Italian
10. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
There’s just something about the combination of bacon and asparagus that just screams gourmet. The flavors are the perfect complement for each other and the textures of each cause a happy explosion in your mouth. Next time you prepare a feast, make sure there’s enough bacon wrapped asparagus to go around.
11. Bacon Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Movie night will never be the same again. If you love the mixture of sweet and salty, this is a treat you are going to adore. It’s as easy as tossing air popped popcorn with crunchy bacon bits and drizzling the whole thing with chocolate. You want some, don’t you?
12. Bacon and Cheddar Pull Apart bread
Soft and chewy, this delicious bread makes the best use of sharp cheddar cheese and crisp, crunchy bacon. When you need an appetizer that makes you the star of the show, you simply cannot go wrong with this bread. Serve it with a bowl of ranch dressing.
From: Fabtastic Eats
13. Bacon Double Cheese Dip
If you’re a chips and dips kind of person, this dip is going to make you rave. Just when you thought cheesy goodness couldn’t get any better, someone went ahead and added bacon to the pot. This is hands down your new favorite dip! Serve it tortilla chips.
From: Recipes that Crock
14. Gluten-free Bacon & Coconut Flour Crepes
There’s no missing the wheat in this crepes recipe – these crepes are light, they’re fluffy and they’re packed with bacon. The addition of strawberries is surprising, but only in the best way possible. A drizzle of maple syrup really makes these crepes shine.
From: From Which Things Grow
15. Chicken Cordon Bleu
This one’s got Canadian bacon, which makes it a delight you will love making for yourself and your family. The bacon pairs wonderfully with the Swiss cheese – you knew that, right? If you’re looking for a meal to impress, this one definitely tops your list.
From: A Family Feast
16. Herbed Chicken Burgers with Bacon
You haven’t lived until you’ve had a chicken burger. Made with ground chicken instead of ground beef, this cheesy sandwich is piled high with cheese, strawberry salsa and a mound of freshly cooked bacon. Open wide – it’s a big one!
From: From Everyday 2 Gourmet
17. Tequila-Lime Chicken Burgers
Maybe you’ve had tequila lime chicken before, but you’ve never had it like this. Each cooked chicken breast is gently laid on a bun, then smothered in cheese, bacon and all your favorite burger toppings. Make your home the place to be when you serve up a platter of these chicken burgers.
From: The Cozy Apron
18. Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Are you looking for an appetizer that isn’t the same as everyone else’s? You have made the right choice. The burst of juicy flavor you get from each cherry tomato sets the stage for the crispy saltiness of the bacon. Make extras – you’re not going to want to share.
19. Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball
There’s nothing that makes for a better presentation at a party than a cheese ball. Of course, that is if you decide to share. The bite of the jalapeno is perfectly balanced by the coolness of the cream cheese. Eat the outside first – that’s where all the bacon is.
From: Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
20. Cheesy Sriracha and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Sriracha is having its big moment right now and this recipe gives you the perfect reason to give it a try. The filling makes great use of goat cheese, which pairs wonderfully with bacon. These are seriously addictive so you’re going to want to make lots of them.
From: Simple Root Swellness
21. Risotto Stuffed Mushrooms
This recipe only looks hard – it’s actually really easy. Risotto gives your mushrooms that glamorous touch that takes them from an everyday food to something you can serve at any special event. Get ready to pass this recipe around to everyone.
From: Erren’s Kitchen
22. Bacon, onion and ricotta frittata
You’ll be super surprised at how easy this yummy morning meal is to make. You can whip it up in a skillet and the bacon and ricotta are the perfect mixture of creamy and crunchy. Serve this with a pile of fruit salad and you’ve got a meal anyone will be happy to gobble right up.
From: My Bacon Wrapped Life
23. Bacon cheese pigs in a blanket
Just when you thought pigs in a blanket couldn’t get any better, they get jazzed up with bacon. Sprinkling crumbled bacon on the dough before you wrap up the hot dogs adds a whole new layer of flavor. Dipped in spicy mustard, these are a treat you’ll crave all the time.
From: A Savory Feast
24. Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Skins
This pub treat just got a makeover. Unlike the traditional potato skins you’re used to, this version makes great use of ground beef topped with bacon and cheese. It’s like a cheeseburger and fries in every single bite. A bit of sour cream and these are just about as perfect as it gets.
From: Destination Delish
25. Pasta alla Carbonara with Bacon and Kale
If you aren’t making kale part of your regular meal plan, it’s time to change that. It has a crunchy texture and an earthy flavor that makes it ideal for a pasta dish. And of course, you know that everything’s better with bacon, so be sure to add some of that too.
From: Sprinkle and Sauce
26. Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls
Here’s the ultimate combination of sweet and salty. Morning will never look this good again. And it’s as easy as wrapping your cinnamon rolls in bacon before putting them in the oven. Surprise your brunch guests with a flavor they’ll never stop talking about.
From: Family Fresh Meals$
27. Bacon and Brussels Sprout Skewers
You might already love Brussels sprouts, but you’ll love them even more when they’re cooked with bacon. Thread the little green delights onto a wooden skewer with a slice of bacon and the saltiness seeps right into each of the Brussels sprouts. Dinner is served!
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