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Bacon Lover’s Paradise: Indulge in 26 Sizzling Recipes

Do you enjoy bacon crispy, slightly chewy, or smoked over applewood or hickory? Whether paired with eggs or savored in a dessert, bacon is a versatile delight that we crave any time of day. We have curated 26 tantalizing bacon recipes, sure to awaken your taste buds and spark your culinary creativity!

Loaded Wedge Salad

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Treat yourself to a feast for the senses with this loaded wedge salad featuring crisp iceberg lettuce, creamy blue cheese dressing, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and fresh chives. The combination of textures and flavors creates a salad that is both satisfying and indulgent. Whether served as a side dish or a light meal, this salad is sure to impress. Get the recipe Loaded Wedge Salad.

Skillet Bacon Scallion Cornbread

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Get out your cast-iron skillet and prepare to be amazed by this savory cornbread delight. Toasty on the outside, tender on the inside, and infused with the smoky goodness of bacon, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Get the recipe: Skillet Scallion Bacon Cornbread.

Chicken & Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese

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Take your mac and cheese game to the next level with this indulgent recipe. Creamy cheese sauce, crispy bacon, tender chicken, and zesty ranch dressing come together to create a dish that’s comfort food at its finest. Get the recipe: Chicken & Bacon Ranch Mac n‘ Cheese.

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

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Transform Brussels sprouts into a mouthwatering side dish by sautéing them in bacon fat and tossing them with crispy bacon bits. Even Brussels sprout skeptics won’t be able to resist this flavorful creation. Get the recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.

BLT Pasta

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Imagine the classic BLT sandwich transformed into a delightful pasta dish. In this recipe, gluten-free spaghetti serves as the base, providing a hearty foundation for the bacon, lettuce, and tomato to shine. The magic happens when the tomatoes are sautéed in bacon fat, infusing them with smoky goodness. Add handfuls of baby lettuce, wilted in the hot fat, and finish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a satisfying meal in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe: BLT Pasta.

Bacon Deviled Eggs

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Put a delicious twist on classic deviled eggs by adding crispy bacon to the mix. These savory appetizers are perfect for parties or snacking any time of day. Bacon Deviled Eggs.

Hot Potato Salad with Bacon

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Warm up your taste buds with this hot potato salad featuring crispy bacon and a tangy dressing made from red wine vinegar and olive oil. The red-skinned potatoes provide a colorful backdrop for the salty crunch of the bacon, while the parsley adds a fresh burst of flavor. Perfect for serving alongside simple roast meats and poultry, this salad is comfort food at its finest. Get the recipe Hot Potato Salad with Bacon.

BLT Omelet with Blue Cheese

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Start your day off right with this BLT omelet featuring crispy bacon, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and tangy blue cheese. The eggs are cooked until fluffy and golden brown, then filled with the classic BLT ingredients for a breakfast that is both hearty and satisfying. Whether enjoyed for brunch or a quick weekday meal, this omelet is sure to please. Get the recipe BLT Omelet with Blue Cheese.

Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

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Treat yourself to a hearty salad that’s bursting with flavor. Crisp spinach, salty blue cheese, sweet strawberries, tender chicken, and crispy bacon come together to create a symphony of tastes and textures. Get the recipe: Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Chicken, Blue Cheese & Strawberries.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Brown Sugar & Marmalade

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Impress your guests with this elegant yet easy-to-make pork loin recipe. Wrapped in bacon and glazed with a sweet and tangy marmalade sauce, this dish is a true showstopper. Get the recipe: Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Brown Sugar & Marmalade.

Cheddar Waffles with Bacon & Chives

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Who says waffles have to be sweet? These cheddar waffles with bacon and chives are a savory twist on a breakfast classic. Made with cornmeal for added texture, these waffles are packed with flavor from the sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and fresh chives. Top them with a fried or poached egg for a meal that is as indulgent as it is delicious. Get the recipe: Cheddar Waffles with Bacon & Chives.

Potato Salad with Bacon, Chives & Blue Cheese

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Put a twist on the classic potato salad with this recipe featuring crispy bacon, fresh chives, and tangy blue cheese. The creamy texture of the potatoes is complemented by the salty crunch of the bacon and the sharpness of the blue cheese. Finished with a simple dressing made from olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and Dijon mustard, this salad is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe Potato Salad with Bacon, Chives & Blue Cheese.

Fully Loaded Stuffed Potato Skins

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Impress your guests with these fully loaded stuffed potato skins featuring crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese, tangy sour cream, and fresh chives. The potatoes are baked until tender, then hollowed out and filled with a delicious mixture of bacon, cheese, and sour cream. Perfect for serving at parties or game day gatherings, these potato skins are sure to disappear in minutes. Get the recipe Fully Loaded Stuffed Potato Skins.

Frisée Salad with Poached Egg, Bacon & Sourdough Croutons

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This frisée salad topped with a poached egg, crispy bacon, and sourdough croutons is our take on a French bistro classic. The bitterness of the frisée is balanced by the richness of the egg yolk and the salty crunch of the bacon. Tossed in a simple dressing made from bacon fat and red wine vinegar, this salad is a perfect starter or light lunch option. Get the recipe Frisée Salad with Poached Egg, Bacon & Sourdough Croutons.

Warm Bacon & Avocado Salad

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Elevate your salad game with this warm bacon and avocado salad. Crispy bacon and creamy avocado come together in perfect harmony, creating a dish that is both comforting and satisfying. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a plated starter for dinner, this salad is sure to impress. For an extra protein boost, add chicken or shrimp to turn it into a main dish worthy of any occasion. Get the recipe: Warm Bacon & Avocado Salad.

Cornbread Bacon Stuffing

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This irresistible stuffing recipe is perfect alongside a holiday turkey, or a weeknight chicken. Made with cornbread and studded with crispy bacon, this dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe.

Delicious Homemade Bacon Jam

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Indulge your taste buds with this rich and smoky bacon jam. Perfect for spreading on toast, dipping with crackers, or topping burgers, this versatile condiment is a must-have in any kitchen. Get the recipe.

Easy Sweet & Savory Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with these irresistible cookies. Each bite is a perfect balance of chewy chocolate chip cookie goodness and crispy bacon bits. Get the recipe.

Deliciously Sweet and Savory Maple Bacon Mini Cupcakes

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Indulge in the perfect combination of salty and sweet with these delightful mini cupcakes. Topped with maple-flavored frosting and crispy bacon bits, they’re sure to be a hit at any gathering. Get the recipe.

Dirty Buckeyes

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Take your love of bacon to the next level with these decadent chocolate-covered peanut butter balls. Each bite is a blissful marriage of sweet and salty flavors. Get the recipe.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

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Your air fryer has never made anything so delicious! Cheeseburger bites, wrapped in crispy bacon and cooked to perfection, they’re sure to be a hit at any gathering. Get the recipe.

Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon and Honey Buttercream

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Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this delicious cornbread cake recipe. Topped with candied bacon and honey buttercream frosting, it’s a true taste sensation. Get the recipe.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks

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Stay on track with your keto diet while satisfying your cravings with these bacon-wrapped mozzarella sticks. Each bite is a perfect combination of gooey cheese and crispy bacon. Get the recipe.

Lemon Pancakes with Candied Maple Bacon

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Start your day off right with these fluffy lemon pancakes topped with candied maple bacon. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Get the recipe.

Smoked Shotgun Shells

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Experience the ultimate fusion of flavors with these smoked shotgun shells. Stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, Italian sausage, and ground beef, they’re a true taste sensation. Get the recipe.

Bacon Popcorn with Honey

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Take your popcorn game to the next level with this irresistible recipe. Sweet, salty, and addictive, it’s the perfect snack for movie nights or any time you’re craving something delicious.  Get the recipe.

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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