21 recipes that include bacon – Tricks and Tips

Bring home the bacon: 21 recipes that include bacon

Bacon—nothing’s better, in our humble opinion. It’s salty, crispy, and satisfying all by itself, but there are also plenty of dishes that can be improved with the addition of bacon. From simple dishes to classic meals to surprise cameos, here are 21 recipes that include bacon.


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Bacon cheese fries

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Let’s kick it off with some classic pub fare: a big ol’ plate of bacon cheese fries. Just pile pieces of bacon and your cheese of choice over your favorite type of fries, or use this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo for guidance.


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Strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and fig jam are all classics, but bacon jam blows ‘em all out of the water. Slather this recipe from The Endless Meal on your sandwiches or burgers, or use it atop cheese and/or crackers. Heck, you can even eat it right out of the jar!


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Bacon-stuffed chicken

Bacon-stuffed chicken

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Meat stuffed with other meat is among our favorite ways to consume meat, so we find this bacon-stuffed chicken recipe from I Am Baker quite appealing. In addition to bacon, the chicken also has a melty center made of cream cheese, mozzarella, and a little bit of garlic powder.


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Bacon-wrapped meatloaf

Bacon-wrapped meatloaf

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An exterior layer made of bacon is enough to convince many meatloaf-averse individuals to change their tunes. For those who already adore meatloaf, it’s just the cherry on top—except bacon is much better than a cherry. Check out Bake It With Love for the recipe.


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Bacon-wrapped scallops

Bacon-wrapped scallops

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Bacon-wrapped turkey

Bacon-wrapped turkey

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If meatloaf isn’t a meat you like to eat, set the bar a little higher and wrap a huge hunk of turkey breast with bacon. (Taking it a step further: You can even wrap an entire turkey in bacon!) This roulade recipe from Hey Grill Hey—which requires a smoker—also calls for a stuffed breast, with the interior consisting of a sausage and cherry stuffing.



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A bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is such a classic that it’s commonly abbreviated to just “BLT,” or some variation of these letters, like a “BLAT” (bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato). Customize it to your liking, or stick to the standard—but still super-satisfying—version, as explained in this recipe from Food.com.


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Breakfast sandwich

Breakfast sandwich

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A bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich is a staple on the East Coast—the only question is what bread to serve it on. Some people enjoy English muffins, others like croissants or biscuits, but we prefer the flavor-packed punch of an everything bagel, like in this recipe from Olivia’s Cuisine.


Brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts and bacon are a match made in food heaven, and this recipe from Salt & Lavender is a quick and simple way to perform this holy union. But instead of salt & lavender, all you need to add to your brussels sprouts and bacon are salt & pepper. You don’t even need oil—just spray the pan, cook the bacon, and use the bacon grease to fry the sprouts!


Candied bacon

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Chicken bacon ranch pizza

Chicken bacon ranch pizza

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Chocolate-covered bacon

Chocolate-covered bacon

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Dessert anyone? This one might make some folks do a double-take, but adding some sweetness to salty bacon has already proven to be successful, so let’s keep it rolling. Savory Experiments can show you how, regardless of whether you prefer milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, or any other version!


Cobb salad

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Bacon is just one player on the baseball roster-sized ingredient list for a cobb salad. Other all-stars include chicken, blue cheese, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and tomatoes, with the rest of the team listed in this recipe from Taste of Home.


Corn chowder

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Juicy kernels of corn, thick chunks of potato, and salty specks of bacon combine in a creamy broth to make a hearty corn chowder. Beyond those ingredients, you really just need onion, garlic, butter, broth, flour, and some spices to make this soup from RecipeTin Eats.


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Devils on horseback

Devils on horseback

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Goat cheese wrapped in dates wrapped in bacon? Sign us up! Devils on horseback are simple crowd-pleasers, as the three aforementioned ingredients are all you need—other than toothpicks to hold it all together. Get some additional tips from Mission Food Adventure.


Grilled cheese

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Mac & cheese

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Bacon is better when covered in cheese, so mac & cheese is clearly just begging for some bacon. Relent and rejoice with this from-scratch recipe from Hey Grill Hey, which combines cheddar, Colby jack, and mozzarella.


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Maple bacon donuts

Maple bacon donuts

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If the person who discovered that maple and bacon go together is smart, then the person who invented the maple bacon donut is a genius. If you don’t believe us, try making these breakfast beauties at home with a recipe like this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction.



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Don’t fear the omelet; you can make this light, fluffy breakfast dish at home any time—and bacon makes it especially enticing. RecipeTips can give you some pointers to flip and cook your omelet…and if you mess it up, there are always scrambled eggs.


Potato salad

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Another collaboration between bacon and cheese, this quesadilla from Mama Needs Cake is also stuffed with juicy chunks of chicken. Plus, the recipe has a link to help you make fresh pico de gallo!

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