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.
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.
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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.
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
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.