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.
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.
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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 Pasta with Cheese Sauce and Thyme
Flavorful bacon end strips are the secret weapon in this rich weeknight pasta.
Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
A favorite side dish, caramelized brussels with bacon, becomes a hearty weeknight main.
Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam
Spread this savory bacon jam on bread for a holiday appetizer and send your guests home with a jar.
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.