Bacon & Eggs: 16 Recipes Starring Everyone's Favorite Breakfast Duo
There's nothing like the flavor of salty, crispy bacon with creamy eggs. The combination is classic for a breakfast entrée or a sandwich. It's important to use quality bacon and eggs. If you happen to raise backyard chickens, then you probably have farm-fresh eggs on hand. If not, buy large eggs from chickens that were pasture raised. When shopping for bacon, look for bacon that has been smoked with natural hickory wood, like Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon, which is juicy and flavorful.
Then, how to cook this statement-making duo? Fried or scrambled eggs? Do you choose an English muffin, everything bagel, Texas toast as your base? The options aren't limited to sandwiches, as these Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups show. Made in a muffin tin, they're the perfect way to produce single servings of your favorite savory breakfast pairing. Or do you skip the bread altogether, subbing in polenta for a non-traditional but totally delicious take on egg in a hole? How about that campfire favorite, Egg-and-Potato Hash with Bacon, or combine them in a crisp pastry crust for an impressive, crowd-pleasing Bacon and Scallion Quiche?
There are so many delicious, fun ways to combine these key ingredients: Stovetop classics like Spinach-Bacon Frittata and Bacon-Cheddar Omelet and baked bacon-and-egg favorites like the strata, our recipe is made with English muffins and Canadian bacon, and a not-to-be-missed hash brown casserole. For a sweeter approach, try Poached Eggs with Bacon and Toasted Pecan Pancakes. The toasted pecans pair seamlessly with the sweet-smoky maple syrup and the salty bacon.
The Classic: Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Sometimes, you shouldn't try to fix what isn't broken. This favorite breakfast sandwich really shines when served on an English muffin
The Sophisticate: Bacon, Potato, and Swiss Chard Scramble
The Couture Creation: Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry
The Diplomat: Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Can't decide between quiche Florentine and quiche Lorraine? This combination has the best of both, plus it's the perfect make-ahead brunch dish.
Most Popular: Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole
Casseroles win the popularity contest and our next-level hash-brown version wins on all counts. It draws inspiration from a loaded baked potato and throws broccoli, sharp cheddar, scallions, and bacon into the mix.
The Canadian: Bacon and Egg with Goat Cheese
Goat cheese gives this B.E.C. a surprising creamy yet savory twist. And yes, this sandwich is made with Canadian bacon.
The Innovator: Polenta Egg in the Hole
The Latest Fashion: Soft Scrambled Eggs and Toasted-Rye Tartlets
Eggs takes centerstage here but bacon comes in as the finishing touch on these tasty tartlets made from supermarket rye bread that’s been flattened slightly, brushed with butter, and baked.
The Fastest: Bacon and Eggs with Savory Sauteed Leeks
An super fast, super tasty one-skillet meal; eggs and bacon never tasted this good before. Leeks crisped in bacon fat take the dish to the level above the next level.
The Make-Ahead: Canadian-Bacon Strata
The magical bread-and-egg combo that is a strata is best when prepped the night before and baked in the morning. Instead of the usual baguette or rustic bread, this recipe calls for using English muffins—and bacon!
The South Western: Huevos Rancheros Wraps
The Outdoorsman: Eggs and Potato Hash with Bacon
Roll out of your tent and have a campfire breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes. (This hash tastes just as good cooked on the stovetop, no tent or campfire necessary.)
The One-Pan Wonder: Bacon and Eggs with Mushroom-Garlic Toasts
The Crowd-Pleaser: Spinach and Bacon Frittata
The Hungry Bear: Poached Eggs with Bacon and Pancakes
The Sunday: Bacon and Egg Casserole
We call it a casserole but we could have as easily named it a quiche because it's a bacon-and-egg filling inside a puff pastry crust. No matter what you label it, this dish is easy like Sunday morning, and perfect for passing around the table.