Bacon Recipes

Crispy, smoky, and salty, our bacon recipes are just plain irresistible. For dinner, bacon stars in sides, adding a sweet, meaty flavor to spinach and other vegetables, defining pastas like our favorite spaghetti carbonara and entrees including shrimp and grits and bacon-wrapped pork loin.

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17 Savory and Smoky Bacon Recipes to Make for Dinner

Who doesn't love bacon? While it's great at breakfast, you can enjoy this staple with more than just fried eggs or pancakes thanks to these family-friendly dinner recipes.
By Kelly Vaughan

BLT Baked Potato

A fluffy baked potato stands in seamlessly for bread here, making an excellent canvas for bacon, romaine, cherry tomatoes, and a tangy buttermilk dressing.

Baked Beans with Bacon

Bacon really does make everything better! In this baked bean recipe, just three slices add the right amount of porky richness. Our shortcut recipe starts with canned navy beans; no need to soak dry beans. The favorite side dish will be ready to eat in an hour and a half with just 15 minutes of prep. Maple syrup, mustard, ketchup and a touch of Worcestershire sauce create the sweet-and-savory flavor everyone loves.

Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Can't decide between a quiche Lorraine or Florentine for your next brunch? Add bacon and spinach to the basic filling for the best of both worlds.

How to Cook Perfectly Crisp Bacon in the Oven (Without All That Greasy Splatter)

Once you've mastered our simple technique, you'll never make bacon on the stovetop again.
By Nashia Baker

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Roasted brussels sprouts become irresistible finger food when decked out with bacon and served alongside a zingy mustard dipping sauce.

Cobb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

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The classic Cobb wins over even the most reluctant salad eaters with bacon and blue cheese. This iteration features a mouthwatering Mustard Vinaigrette.

Bacon-Cheese Quiche

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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for a variety of mix-ins. Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

This casserole is a riff on a Swiss rosti. It tastes like a loaded baked potato and has the crispness of hash browns.

Bacon Pasta with Cheese Sauce and Thyme

Flavorful bacon end strips are the secret weapon in this rich weeknight pasta.

Devils on Horseback

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Don't let the sinister name throw you -- these bacon-wrapped dates couldn't be more delicious. Martha takes them to the next level by stuffing the dried fruit with pungent Stilton.
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Bacon & Eggs: 16 Recipes Starring Everyone's Favorite Breakfast Duo
Love bacon? Love eggs? Love bacon and eggs? These breakfast recipes make getting out of bed so worth it.
17 Savory and Smoky Bacon Recipes to Make for Dinner
Bacon, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! For breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and everything in between, see our favorite ways to cook with this most magical and seductive of ingredients for a month's worth of dishes including bacon-and-potato casseroles, bacon jam, bacon mac and cheese, bacon-topped salads, bacon dip, bacon sandwiches and even bacon cookies.
One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

Juicy roast chicken thighs are paired with our take on moros y cristianos, the Cuban version of rice and beans, in this easy dinner recipe.