100+ Mouthwatering Recipes for International Bacon Day

Get ready to pig out.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Egg-And-Cheese-Stuffed Breakfast Fatty.

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Matt Armendariz

As if you needed another reason to eat bacon, today's International Bacon Day! The unofficial holiday, or official, depending on your level of dedication, is typically celebrated the Saturday before Labor Day. And we couldn't think of a better way to kick off this glorious three-day weekend than with an all-day bacon fest.

Have you ever had a breakfast fatty?! Let us remind you that there's seriously no time like the present. This epic all-in-one breakfast is stuffed with eggs, sausage, ham and cheese, and each slice is served on a cinnamon bun. Amazing. But we can't keep our eyes off that crispy bacon lattice, grilled to perfection.



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Con Poulos

You know it's going to be a good weekend when it starts with a bloody mary. When that bloody mary is made with bacon-flavored vodka and garnished with a crisp slice of peppered bacon, though, you can be sure you're starting things off on the right foot.



Food Network Kitchen’s Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie

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Renee Comet

Because we absolutely cannot resist a bacon lattice, we doubt you can either. This Bacon Lattice Breakfast Pie is as creamy, eggy and delicious as a quiche, but a shortcut ingredient makes it super easy to prepare.

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All Star Oktoberfest

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Steve Giralt

Consider a Pig Candy BLT for lunch today. If anyone knows how to improve upon the already beloved BLT, it's the Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro. Layer juicy slices of summer tomatoes, caramelized onions, crispy brown sugar-coated bacon, cool romaine and a spiced-up aioli. You'll never want a basic BLT again.



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Steve Giralt

Kelsey Nixon's BLT Burgers are like the best of both worlds, but it's the bacon mayo that really puts them over the top. All you have to do is whisk together mayo, sour cream, fresh chives and thick-cut bacon. Season with salt and pepper and eat it with whatever your heart desires.

Ree Drummond's Cheddar Bacon Wedge Salad, as seen on Food Network's Pioneer Woman, Season 7.

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Coral von Zumwalt, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

If eating veggies with your bacon is more your thing, Ree Drummond's Cheddar Bacon Wedge Salad will be right up your alley. It's simple and perfect, just the way a wedge salad should be.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles: Rachael Ray

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Tara Donne, Tara Donne

Or make Rachael Ray's Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus bundles. They can be grilled outside or cooked in a hot oven. Just be sure the rest of your meal is coming together, too, as these will be ready in under 20 minutes.

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Now back to the meat: Tyler Florence's satisfying meatloaf is made with your usual eggs, milk and seasonings, but the bacon on top really helps add flavor and keep moisture in the two-meat crowd-pleaser. Over 650 fans agree this one is a must!



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Con Poulos

Save room for dessert — and more bacony goodness. Each of these Mini Bacon Cheesecakes features bacon drippings in the buttery cookie crust and a crisp candied bacon slice on top. Because more is more, and you can never have enough bacon.

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