Top Bacon Recipes

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BLT Burgers with Bacon Mayonnaise

Cheeseburger meets BLT in this towering sandwich, melding two classic hand-held treats into one. The tangy bacon mayonnaise puts it over the top.

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Asparagus Bundles

Trisha bundles fresh asparagus spears using thick strips of bacon, then douses them in a buttery brown sugar-soy sauce mixture before baking.

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Breakfast Pizza

Ree's filling Breakfast Pizza, topped with a piquant salsa, is good anytime of day. Best of all, it's ready in under an hour.

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Apple-Cheddar Soup with Bacon

This smooth soup pays homage to the classic combination of bacon and cheddar. The cheese-crusted croutons add an excellent crunch.

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Bacon, Date and Manchego Quesadillas

Top these crunchy quesadillas with a dollop of pistachio cream and you won't be disappointed. The rich, nutty flavor complements the fatty bacon and tangy Manchego. 

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Killer Mac and Cheese with Bacon

After cooking the bacon, Anne reserves the fat to use for preparing a roux –– the base for her decadent three-cheese sauce.

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Chicken and Bacon Waffles

What could be more indulgent than chicken and waffles? Chicken and waffles made with diced, pan-fried bacon.

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French Toast Stuffed with Bacon-Onion-Tomato Jam and Gruyere with a Fried Egg

Savory French toast meets bacon and eggs in this breakfast mash-up. The toasted bread is great for mopping up the peppery bacon stuffing coated in creamy yolk.

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Apple-Bacon Galette

To make the pastry dough, add both bacon bits and bacon grease. You'll love the subtle smoky flavor.

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Bacon and Scallion Coleslaw

Bacon lends this crunchy coleslaw a savory flavor boost. The brown sugar in the dressing complements the bacon's salty notes.

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Bacon Shortcakes with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

The combination of bacon, caramel, peanut butter and bananas may seem crazy, but after one bite everything makes sense.

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Blue Cheese and Pecans

This indulgent bacon-wrapped chicken dish is similar to chicken cordon bleu but without the heavy breading. Top with a generous spoonful of Rachael's homemade mustard-based gravy to keep everything moist.

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Shrimp wrapped in crisp bacon get brushed with a tangy glaze made from honey, smoked paprika and Sriracha sauce (or "rooster sauce") during the last three minutes of grilling.

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Bacon-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Looking for a way to reinvent your favorite retro recipes? Add bacon.

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Bacon-Wrapped Fillet

Ree's bacon-wrapped fillet requires only four ingredients and just 25 minutes to come together.

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Jalapeno-Papaya Sauce

Crisp, salty bacon is the perfect accompaniment to tender, briny scallops. Serve this classic combination with a generous helping of papaya sauce and prepared quinoa.

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Chocolate-Bacon Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Generous sprinklings of candied bacon and flaky sea salt help balance out the rich chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

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Dumpling Soup with Bacon and Snow Peas

This simple dumpling soup is quick to make, packed with protein, and full of many different textures and flavors. The leafy watercress and crisp snow peas add a nice contrast to the thick-cut bacon and tender dumplings.

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Egg Foo Yong

You could easily adapt this recipe to incorporate just about any leftover veggies or meats, but the diced Canadian bacon adds exceptional meatiness.

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Homemade Bacon

Curing bacon doesn't require special skills; you just need to be patient. The process takes about 10 days. Michael Symon uses pork belly from special heritage breeds, but any kind is fine, provided it's extra fatty. "The more fat, the more flavor," he says.

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Food Network Magazine's Bacon Candy

Instead of making peanut brittle, use mixed cocktail nuts and crispy bacon to make this sweet and savory candy. 

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Pancetta and Onion Pizza

Pancetta, or Italian bacon, is made from cured and seasoned pork belly meat and pairs well with sharp cheeses like Parmesan or Pecorino Romano. Sample the flavor combination by preparing this quick and easy pizza recipe. 

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Pasta with Bacon and Leeks

Brighten up an indulgent bacon and rigatoni dish by adding leeks and chopped fresh parsley.

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Pecan-Bacon Squares a la Mode

These shortbread treats capture the taste of pecan pie, but with extra wow factor (bacon). The only thing that can make them better is ice cream. 

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Pork Chops with Corn-Bacon Slaw

Broiled pork chops and a rustic corn-bacon slaw get treated to a creamy buttermilk dressing in this quick and easy weeknight recipe.

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Real Bacon Bits

After discovering how simple it is to prepare bacon bits at home, the store-bought varieties will lose their appeal. In just 10 minutes, you'll have a crunchy, salty topping for soups and salads.

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Most of the ingredients for this hearty pasta dish are probably already in your pantry or fridge. Just pick up some thick-cut bacon –– pancetta works too.

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Wilted Greens with Bacon

Top a heaping plate of leafy greens with pan-fried bacon and sliced garlic for crisp, flavorful bites.

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Cheddar-Bacon Wedge Salad

Ree's easy recipe with crunchy skillet-fried bacon plus iceberg lettuce is reminiscent of a steakhouse salad.

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The Italian Elvis

In honor of Elvis' famous affinity for the bacon-chocolate-banana combo, Jeff smooths chocolate-hazelnut spread across thick slices of white bread, then adds bacon and a sweet banana-mascarpone mixture for an Italian twist.

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Caramelized Bacon

Ina coats bacon in a brown sugar, pecan and maple syrup mixture spiced with a small dose of cayenne pepper. For perfect results, bake until the topping is very brown but not burned.

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Be sure to save the drippings from the bacon after frying for use in a tangy Dijon dressing.

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Bistro Bacon & Egg Salad

Crisp bacon is an excellent salad topper, and the poached egg in this recipe makes the dish feel like it's coming right from a French bistro.

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Bacon-Wrapped Blackberry Pork Roast

Pork lovers will flock to this decadent dinner table centerpiece. To secure the bacon, lay the slices over and under the roast, overlapping them slightly, then tie a piece of kitchen twine around each slice.

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Bacon Burger Dogs

These beer-boiled bratwursts are encased in ground beef and then wrapped in bacon. Sunny recommends topping the burger dogs with cheddar and sweet raw onions for an ultra-rich effect.

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