Bacon has been used in recipes for lunch and dinner over the years. Adding bacon to the recipe has enhanced the flavor and taste of various dishes like never before. The aroma of bacon recipes has always grabbed the attention of several foodies, including vegetarians. Bacon dishes have the ability to bring the family together on the breakfast table. A lot of foodies consider bacon as their comforting food that they enjoy on any occasion.
One of the best qualities of bacon is that they can be fried or even cooked in an oven within a few minutes and you are ready to savor its taste. Here, we have tried our best to bring together some very delicious and easy bacon recipes. These bacon dishes are easy to make and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
1. Bacon Strip Pancakes
Pancakes are already delicious and filling; to this, you add the bacon and your breakfast get transferred to an altogether different level. This is a mouthwatering breakfast that may not feature as one of the healthiest ones, but these pancakes will make your mornings happy on weekends.
Just whip in some pancake batter and pour them over a strip of bacon until you attain that yummy golden color. Once you taste the bacon strip pancakes that is topped with warm maple syrup you will honestly love its delicious taste. This bacon pancake can be made in minutes.
Leave aside spending hours in the kitchen to make breakfast, the bacon strip pancakes will make your breakfast session not only tasty, but also fast and easy. Go ahead and decide to make your weekend breakfast interesting with the bacon strip pancakes.
2. German Onion and Bacon Pie
Zwiebelkuchen is a traditional savory deep-dish pie from South Germany similar to a quiche. This German pie recipe is rich in caramelized onion, bacon and sour cream along with the base ingredient, eggs.
This bacon recipe is easy to make and doesn’t take too much time since you add a lot of refrigerated stuff like pie crusts instead of making them from scratch. The best part of this bacon pie is the interesting filling. The pie takes a minimum of 50-55 minutes to bake, so plan accordingly so that you are ready to eat some warm bacon pies.
3. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
If you can’t bear spicy foods, then this bacon recipe is not just right for you, but for others this bite-sized nibbles are spicy and mouthwatering when they are cooked nicely on a barbeque. You can cool your taste buds by having a nice chilled beer along with this bacon.
Stuff the peppers with cheese; any kind of cheese will go fine with this and that includes the cheddar or some smooth cream cheese. Don’t forget to wrap the stuffed pepper parcels with bacon for the ultimate dish.
4. Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a classic dish, but you can transform the whole dish by including bacon to the recipe and making it a dish with a whole lot of flavor. This deviled eggs recipe includes cheese, green onion and bacon. You can experiment with different cheese varieties and don’t have to restrict only to cheddar cheese. Gruyere is a nice choice that you might want to consider. These cheddar deviled eggs can be refrigerated and covered for 12 hours if you want to plan your meal in advance. Sprinkle some paprika before serving them. A beautiful deviled egg can be made easily within 30 minutes.
5. Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
This is another great tasting barbeque snack of onion rings that has been wrapped with smoky bacon instead of the regular onion ring batter that we all are familiar with. In this easy bacon recipe you have to brush the onion rings with Sriracha hot sauce before you wrap the bacon. This easy bacon recipe is a bit spicy, so if you hate spicy foods, I would suggest staying away or instead brush some smokey barbeque sauce over the onion rings. Your spicy and delicious appetizer is ready to explode in your mouth.
6. Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate chunk cookies are loved by most people around the world and you must have grown-up eating these cookies. But, have you ever thought of mixing bourbon chocolate cookies with bacon? Most people would not think of mixing these two ingredients, but once you take a bite of this dish you are sure to fall in love with this recipe. This bacon recipe uses the bacon fat to make the cookies, so you not only get to eat some tasty cookies, but also get to dig into the bites of bacon throughout the cookie. The bourbon in the cookie is just there to enhance the flavor of the cookie. There is no alcohol as most of the alcohol evaporates while baking making it safe for consumption even for kids just like it is for adults. Bacon cookies are just perfect for everyone, so go ahead and enjoy these unique bourbon bacon cookies.
7. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
The Hasselback potatoes look very complicated, but they are not so. This is a beautiful looking potato dish that also has loads of crispy bacon bits. So what is a Hasselback potato? It is not something complicated, here, instead of cutting the baked potato to make a filling; you have to slice the potatoes into several slits so that the potato absorbs the butter better. Once the potato is baked, top it with cheddar cheese that melts easily into the slits, sour cream, fresh chives and last, but not the least crispy bacon bits. All of these ingredients turn this humble looking potato into a delicious looking dish.
8. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups
The bacon, eggs and toast is the best old-fashioned breakfast we all have enjoyed. But, did you know that you can combine all of these ingredients and create a muffin shaped bacon dish that will bring a lot of happiness and takes it to a whole new level of cooking. The toast is topped with eggs and bacon that nicely surrounds the eggs almost like hugging them. The firmness of the yolk can be your choice. You can have them runny or firm. This relatively healthy recipe is easy to make and takes very less time to cook. You will need the muffin tins to create these round shapes. Once done, don’t expect these little snacks to remain on the table for long. They will fly away fast from the serving plates.
9. Chocolate Covered Bacon
You have heard it right; chocolate covered with bacon is a whole new way to eat bacon. Move ahead from the regular bacon dishes, be innovative and create some yummy bacon dish covered with chocolates. It doesn’t take much time to make this dish and everyone in your family, even the kids will enjoy these. It is an easy to make simple dish that can taste delicious if you look to experiment with the flavors. You can use milk or dark chocolate to cover the bacon and even add some colorful toppings to make it look attractive, especially for kids. Kids will enjoy making them at home and would happily be a part of your cooking session.
10. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
These are cinnamon rolls stuffed with bacon, a unique way to eat bacon. Both of these breakfast foods are combined together to arrive at one dish that is very simple to make. You can use pre-cooked bacon in this recipe. Regular bacon will require you to microwave them before you can add them to the cinnamon rolls or else it can become chewy. Make this before going to the office or for your kid’s breakfast box. Benefits of cinnamon are well-known and you can use the pre-cooked cinnamon rolls and add the bacon and re-roll them. The whole dish takes around 15 minutes and you are ready to bite. It’s so simple!
11. Bacon Jam
Bacon jam is just impossible to believe, but this delicious jam made from bacon is spreadable just like any fruit based jam and believe me it tastes perfect. To make this recipe you require very few ingredients, but the jam is so nicely textured and full-bodied that you will love eating it often. This jam is a unique mix of bacon, garlic, onions, maple syrup, coffee and some cider vinegar. Once cooked and cooled you can store it in jars in the refrigerator. So, whenever you are hungry, just scoop out a spoonful of this delicious jam and spread it over toast and eat it along with a fried egg. The jam can also be gifted for any occasion and it is so tasty that you will want to share its flavor and taste with your loved ones.
12. Oven Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are extremely healthy and all of us know the several health benefits of this small cabbage-like vegetable. If cooked correctly, this small leafy vegetable should be eaten crispy. Making people eat Brussels sprouts is not an easy task, especially for kids. But, with the known benefits it is almost impossible to let go of this vegetable. To make it interesting you can roast them along with bacon, so that you can make them eat it. The delicious flavor of the bacon enhances the taste of Brussels sprouts making it a very mouth watering dish. This is a great side dish to have and pretty easy to prepare. You can have it with steak or lamb.
13. Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Chocolates and cupcakes are loved by many people, but can you believe the same cupcake can be made flavorful and delicious just by using some bacon in the recipe. These tasty cupcakes are topped with maple syrup frosting and crunchy pieces of chopped bacon. Sprinkle as much bacon as you like on top of this cupcake to make it all the more interesting. The maple syrup and crunchy bacon is a great combination that you will want to have very often.
14. Cauliflower, Sage and Bacon Syrup
Looking to make a delicious soup to keep you warm during the winters, then you should look no further. This bacon infused soup is simple to prepare and require very few ingredients that are not very heavy on your pockets. It has been invented to cleverly trick kids into eating vegetables especially in a soup form. They won’t even know that they are eating cauliflower and of course the bacon garnish in the soup will never let them know. Serve it hot with toast. Remember, this soup can be freezed for up to 2 months and that makes it a practical soup for the winters.
15. Creamy Bacon and Pea Pasta
Pastas are always filling especially for dinners. If you are short of time and want to quickly make a dish for dinner, then this pasta dish with bacon is the best if you have all the ingredients handy. It takes only 15 minutes for you to prepare this pea pasta dish with bacon. The sauce is creamy and smoky, but when you add the peas and fresh mint to this recipe the heaviness of the dish is decreased to some extent. So, if you want to prepare quick pasta, then go ahead and make the creamy bacon pea pasta and enjoy it warm.
16. Spicy Maple Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
This fantastic looking snack is a mix of three different flavors. It is a good amalgamation of three flavors, sweet, spicy and salty. Add some shrimp to this; you have a deliciously tasty snack to savor. The bacon is nicely glazed with a mix of maple syrup and the spicy Sriracha sauce that is wrapped nicely around the juicy shrimp. It only takes 30 minutes to cook this recipe, which includes the prep time. This dish works great for any type of party be it a cocktail party, dinner or even the monthly local book club get together. Shrimp may not suit everyone so you can replace it with just the spicy maple bacon wrapped on its own. It tastes great without the shrimp too.
17. Candied Bacon Martini
Bacon can also be cooked for brunch and dinners and is not restricted to breakfast. Infact, in this recipe you don’t have to restrict bacon to a meal. You can enjoy your bacon with your cocktails and drinks. If that makes you happy, then there is no harm in going with the bacon and martini. This martini recipe is good for ladies and girls. So, ladies next time introduce this bacon recipe along with the cocktails at friendly get together parties.
18. Asparagus, Egg and Bacon Salad
Asparagus is a healthy vegetable and we all are aware of its benefits. Combine this with eggs and bacon, you have a nice salad that is not only filling, but also delicious to taste. It’s like a match made in heaven. The standout feature of this dish is the generous drizzle of the Dijon mustard. Other than being healthy due to the low carbohydrates, this salad is quick to make. You can take this salad to a potluck and can be made for a lunch on the go.
19. Chanterelle, Bacon and Plum Salad with Blue Cheese
Bacon and plums go well together. You need not restrict to plums to make this salad, actually any stone fruit will work fine with bacon. So keep changing the ingredients to create a new version of the salad. The sharp and creamy blue cheese adds a nice texture to the dish and goes well with the bacon. If these ingredients don’t feel sufficient you can even add chicken to the recipe to make it a heavy salad.
20. Bacon Bloody Mary Popsicles
This Popsicle is an adult version of the famous kid’s treat that we enjoy during the summers. Swapping the wooden sticks for the bacon wrapped breadsticks is a unique way to create a new version without any great expensive ingredients. The Popsicle takes some prep time, which mainly consists of the bacon resting for sometime in vodka. Instead of getting tens and hundreds of wooden sticks that are usually thrown away, the recipe here uses the breadsticks. Breadsticks are usually found at homes and you don’t need to go hunting for ingredients. The bacon is nicely wrapped on the breadsticks giving it a nice twist to the dish and making it interesting to eat.
21. Bacon, Apple and Brie Burger
Pork and apple go together like peas from the same pod. The same applies for bacon and brie, as they complement each other very well. Combine all these three ingredients to prepare a tasty burger that is pretty easy to make too. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this mouthwatering burger that you can take for picnics and potlucks.
22. Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs
This puff recipe is different from the above one, which is a burger. The hero ingredient bacon also participates in this puff, but in a different style. This version of bacon puff comes in a ball shape that is packed with the benefits of cheese, which is a nice twist to the traditional burger. You can make this and store in the refrigerator, which can later be used.
23. Bacon Today
This looks very similar to the grilled cheese sandwich, which is mouthwatering. This recipe is a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon, which makes it even more interesting. It has some incredible ingredients like bacon and raspberries. To complement the sweet and sour taste of the raspberries, add a nice strong white cheddar cheese. It may sound unconventional, but once you try it out, your thoughts about this version of grilled cheese sandwich will change forever.
24. Baked Oysters with Bacon and Leeks
Not all people will love the taste and flavor of raw oysters. For a lot of people the thought of the slimy uncooked oysters going down their throats is just too much. If you want everyone to love oysters, include some bacon in the recipe. Crumble some breadcrumbs on top and allow the oysters to bake in the oven until they are golden brown. You are sure to get some new fans for the oysters after seeing this recipe. It’s a different way of eating oysters altogether.
25. Bacon Hash Browns
Hash browns are similar to fritters in a lot of ways. They are crispy and yummy to taste. You can have them as snacks and serve it at parties. The bacon hash browns can be served for breakfast with eggs, as a side dish for dinners or simply as an appetizer.
26. Bacon Explosion
This is an incredibly tasty and mouth watering pork dish that you will enjoy cooking and eating too. It includes a bacon weave topped with Italian Sausage meat, which is pork here, topped with bacon bits and rolled into a big and tasty pork sausage.
27. Beer and Bacon Pancakes
This is the most happening breakfast of the champions. Instead of using milk during the mixing process for the pancakes batter, swap it with beer and add a half pound of bacon. It is a different take to the regular pancakes.
28. Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos
Tacos are an all-time favorite of a lot of people. To make the tacos interesting, throw in some bacon mix. Be creative and prepare delicious bacon cheeseburger tacos that have the benefits of both bacon and tacos.
29. Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark
Don’t go by the title of the dish, the taste is what matters here. Far from being simplistic in its appearance, this recipe is a nice mix of marshmallows, an all famous sweet combined with savory treats. This milk chocolate concoction is a perfect closing course to any entrée.
30. Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders
There are many bacon chicken recipes out there, but this one stands out from the rest. It takes only 20 minutes to bake this dish. Bacon, cheddar, crispy panko crumbs are nicely combined for a flavorful and easy to bake chicken tender.