25 Best Bacon Recipes

Homemade Bacon

Homemade Bacon

No need to bring home the bacon anymore, when you can make it yourself. While there’s plenty of good bacon available these days, the Accidental Locavore ...


By Anne Maxfield

Bacon Sour

Bacon Sour

For all of your bacon needs this Super Bowl Sunday, the Bacon Sour (made with Basil Hayden's bourbon) will do the trick.


By marcyafranklin

Bacon Breadsticks

Bacon Breadsticks

While you’re preparing the breadsticks for this year’s Christmas dinner, twist a few slices of bacon in them and bend them into candy cane shapes. That’ll ...


By Anne Dolce

Peppermint Bacon

Peppermint Bacon

For those of you who are maple syrup and bacon fans, this one’s for you. We make ours all the more festive by sprinkling a few crushed candy canes over ...


By Anne Dolce

Bacon Guacamole

Bacon Guacamole

 If your football party is not complete without some guacamole and chips, take a cue from the master, Richard Sandoval, and serve his bacon guacamole for ...


By Richard Sandoval

Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt

Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
3.25

We always have bacon fat around. We often give it away as a parting gift if you come over to our house. What to do with it? Well, it's the moisturizer that ...


By Duskie Estes and John Stewart

Bacon-Wrapped Bratwurst

Bacon-Wrapped Bratwurst
4.5

Meat wrapped in more meat is awesome, and especially when the "more meat" is bacon. I could wax poetic on and on and on like some other people in this ...


By Will Budiaman

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
3

An experiment gone very, very right — fresh green beans and sautéed onions, cozily bundled in bacon. A less-than-30-minute recipe involving four simple ...


By Tyler Sullivan

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
3

Aside from serving this as a lovely dinner party appetizer, these flavorful spears make a great side for a regular weeknight meal. You can knock these bad ...


By nfomufod

Bacon-Wrapped String Cheese Puffs

Bacon-Wrapped String Cheese Puffs
3.5

Let's face it, anything bacon-wrapped is going to taste awesome, which is why I knew I really had to hit this one out of the park. So, I took two other ...


By Anne Dolce

Bacon-Wrapped Banana Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Banana Bites
3.3

This recipe is full of so much win, it's honestly ridiculous. Let's break it down. First, it's bananas, which are basically a super-fruit. They're sweet, ...


By ncyphert

Bacon In Eggs Recipe

Bacon In Eggs Recipe
5

Chocolate chips are to pancakes what bacon is to eggs. This no-brainer recipe follows the chocolate chip pancake formula, ensuring that every bite of egg is ...


By Geri Salmon

Bacon Fat Popcorn

Bacon Fat Popcorn

Ready to graduate from unsalted butter? Then try making popcorn with bacon fat for an extra-indulgent snack. A touch of truffle oil lends a subtle earthy ...


By Cullen Campbell

Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
5

Pancakes, chocolate, bacon — “there’s nothing wrong with that situation,” as one taste-tester commented. This happy marriage of vices is a great option when ...


By Maryse Chevriere

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe
5

Who doesn't love bacon-wrapped foods? During the summer months, try grilling these delicious bacon-wrapped scallops for extra crispiness and flavor. 


By Charleston Culinary Inc.

Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

Bacon Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli

Mention bacon and chipotle in the same breath and the party people will come running into the room. Smoked bacon and ancho and chipotle powders give these ...


By Ivy Stark

Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

Here’s a little trivia for you: Did you know that the WBCB (yes, it has a nickname) comes in three sizes (single, double, and the six-dollar version)? And ...


By Carl's Jr.

Denny's Bacon Slamburger

Denny's Bacon Slamburger
5

What’s in a name? Not much, but the Bacon Slamburger sure is catchy. It also overflows with meat, hash browns, bacon, egg, and cheese — a winning (albeit ...


By Denny's

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-wrapped shrimp gets a quick and easy Latin-inspired twist with a smoky chipotle sauce and a garnish of grilled pineapple coins and avocado balls. ...


By Richard Sandoval

Bacon Old Fashioned Recipe

Bacon Old Fashioned Recipe
5

The natural pairing of bacon and brunch gets the cocktail treatment in this savory drink from New Leaf Restaurant & Bar in New York City.


By Mark Comer

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Shake

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Shake
2.75

It may sound crazy to put bacon in your oatmeal raisin cookies, but you’ll soon see why we do it at Hot Cakes. Bacon paired with its breakfast counterparts ...


By marcyafranklin

Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing

Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing

I recall making a wonderful warm bacon slaw once when I had visited my parents in St. Louis after moving to North Carolina. I can't say for sure now, but ...


By CreativeCulinary

Cabbage and Bacon

Cabbage and Bacon
1

A traditional Irish main, loin of bacon is an easy dish to prepare yet incredibly flavorful. Paired simply with cabbage and mashed potatoes and it's a ...


By Rory Morahan

Egg Salad and Bacon Cups

Egg Salad and Bacon Cups
5

I love egg salad and for this competition, I was challenged to come up with a creative way to enjoy it. Naturally, I decided to do something that looks like ...


By ncyphert

Maple-Bacon Dates

Maple-Bacon Dates

These are a spin on the popular bacon-wrapped dates; I just add a nutty twist to it. If you’re not in the mood to fry, skip the grapes (although I strongly ...


By David Burke

Bacon

What is Bacon?

Bacon is made by brining and cold smoking or drying the sides, back or belly of pork. There are several kinds of bacon:

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.