Bacon & Eggs: 16 Recipes Starring Everyone's Favorite Breakfast Duo

Photo: Bryan Gardner

Love bacon? Love eggs? Love bacon and eggs? These breakfast recipes make getting out of bed so worth it.

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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, 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.

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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

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The Sophisticate: Bacon, Potato, and Swiss Chard Scramble

bacon potato and swiss chard scramble served on grey plate
Lennart Weibull

For those who like greens (and potatoes) with their classic bacon and eggs, here's a hearty breakfast, brunch, or even dinner entree.

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The Couture Creation: Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry


Who can say no to all these layers of salty, crispy breakfast deliciousness? Puff pastry takes our favorite combo into new territory.

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The Diplomat: Bacon and Spinach Quiche

spinach bacon quiche
Bryan Gardner

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.

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Most Popular: Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

Yunhee Kim

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.

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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.

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The Innovator: Polenta Egg in the Hole

Jennifer Causey

Eggs and bacon don't need toast. Try them with something new; a crisp-but-chewy slab of polenta.

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The Latest Fashion: Soft Scrambled Eggs and Toasted-Rye Tartlets

soft-scrambled eggs and toasted-rye tartlets
Ryan Liebe

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.

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The Fastest: Bacon and Eggs with Savory Sauteed Leeks

baked eggs leeks
Andrew Purcell

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.

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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!

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The South Western: Huevos Rancheros Wraps

Andrew Purcell

If there's anything that can make the bacon-egg combo better it's the addition of avocado. These flour tortilla wraps also feature refried beans.

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The Outdoorsman: Eggs and Potato Hash with Bacon

Campfire Fried Eggs with Potato-and-Bacon Hash
Tara Donne

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.)

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The One-Pan Wonder: Bacon and Eggs with Mushroom-Garlic Toasts

Andrew Purcell

Step one: cook the bacon. Step two: cook the mushrooms in the bacon fat. That's how this enticing breakfast or brunch entree begins. Then come the scrambled eggs (cooked in the same pan!).

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The Crowd-Pleaser: Spinach and Bacon Frittata


If you are having company for brunch, let this be your crowd-pleasing entree be your game plan.

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The Hungry Bear: Poached Eggs with Bacon and Pancakes


Can't decide between eggs or pancakes? You don't have to!

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The Sunday: Bacon and Egg Casserole

breakfast 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.

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