6 Ways to Make Over-the-Top Foods More Over the Top … with Bacon

Celebrate bacon and all it's done for you with Food Network's over-the-top and indulgent recipes, made better with bacon.

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Con Poulos

Let’s have a heart-to-heart. Is there a single place where bacon does not belong? Beyond crumbling it over a once-good-for-you salad or splaying a few slices beside scrambled eggs, there are boundless ways to put salty, crispy, addictive bacon to use.

Celebrate bacon and all it’s done for you by not holding back one bit; bring it into your favorite over-the-top dishes to make them even more indulgent.

Chicken and Waffles

If you thought that classic Southern combination of fried chicken and waffles was the best thing you could slather in maple syrup, think again. It’s Chicken and Bacon Waffles that’s the real win, made with diced, pan-fried bacon for a dose of salty smokiness.

Steak

Your average steak dinner, complete with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and all the fixings, is a most-indulgent affair already. Going for Ree Drummond’s Bacon-Wrapped Filet takes it one step further, offering a luxurious meal that actually takes only 25 minutes to make.

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Con Poulos

Cheesecake

Creamy and decadent, the average cheesecake needs not much more than a fork for it to be considered the perfect dessert. But, once you take your first bite of Food Network Magazine’s Mini Bacon Cheesecakes, you’ll see that this combination of sweet and savory is one for the books.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Biscuits

Try these Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits and you will soon find your truth. The bacon adds a delightful saltiness to the fluffy buttermilk biscuits, which do well with a good slathering of soft butter.

Tater Tots

Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots combine the best of both worlds, and you might never take your tots naked again. Your childhood self would be oh-so-proud.

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Yunhee Kim

Cupcakes

For those who yearn for the balance of salty and sweet, Food Network Magazine’s Chocolate-Bacon Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting are a work of art, with crunchy bacon crumbled atop each treat.

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