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

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.
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

A couple slices of bacon add just the right amount of richness to this sweet-and-savory side dish.

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.

Less-Mess Bacon: How to Make Perfectly Crispy Bacon Without Tons of Grease Spatter

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

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

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

Bacon Potato-Chip Chocolate Cookie

In the venerable tradition of kitchen sink and compost cookies aka cookies with lots of (unexpected) add-ins, comes these salty-sweet treats. We use dark chocolate to balance the saltiness of the bacon pieces and potato chips.

Spaghetti Carbonara

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A spaghetti carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture to this delicious pasta dish.

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-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.

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

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Upgrade the classic American breakfast from basic to impressive in a few simple steps.

Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam

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Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.
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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.

Corn-and-Avocado Salad with Goddess Dressing

For this take-and-shake salad, finely diced avocado is stirred into the dressing for creaminess without browning; corn, radishes, crunchy romaine, and bacon go on top. Call it a Cobb, call it Mexican. Call those happy guests to the table.