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.

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.

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.

Easy Eggs Benedict

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This brunch classic may seem like a feat of timing best left to the pros, but our recipe helps you pull off Eggs Benedict at home. The trick to any kind of stress-free entertaining is to do as much as you can ahead. About a half hour before showtime, pre-poach the eggs, whir up the hollandaise, and split the muffins. When it's time to dine, you'll play short order cook for a few minutes then you'll sit down to eat (and bask in the compliments!). Master the classic, then try our fun variations listed below the recipe. 
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Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.44 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Pork-and-Cabbage Soup

Two types of pork -- bacon and spareribs -- and cabbage -- Savoy and sauerkraut -- are the stars in our version of the hearty Polish soup known as kapusniak.
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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.
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.