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30 Best Bacon Recipes to Make at Home

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of bacon recipes. Repeat after me: everything’s better with bacon. Am I right?

Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or a yummy addition to lunch or dinner, it’s just so irresistible.

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Why are so many of us addicted to bacon? 

Homemade Bacon Strips

Is it because of the perfect combination of saltiness and fat? Maybe it’s because of the crispy texture?

Or is it because of that unmistakable sizzle and smell when the bacon hits the hot frying pan? 

It’s all of those reasons, and more! Bacon alone is already so good, but it can also be used to complement many dishes. 

There are endless possibilities, but I’ve narrowed them down to my top 30. From starters to entrees to dessert, these bacon recipes will satisfy your bacon cravings. 

Let’s get cooking!

1. Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn

Liven up your popcorn with this bacon and cheddar recipe for your next movie night and party.

The leftover oil from frying bacon is used to pop the kernels. This gives the popcorn a taste that rivals, and perhaps, surpasses buttered-flavored popcorn.

Crumbling up the fried bacon and sprinkling it over the popcorn adds a nice crispy texture.

2. Crispy Microwaved Bacon

Craving bacon, but don’t have time to heat up a pan or an oven? Then cooking bacon in a microwave is your best bet.

Many bacon purists may frown upon this method, but the bacon will cook just as crispy and taste just as wonderful as any bacon cooked in a pan or oven.

Tips and Tricks: Place a couple of sheets of paper towels over the bacon to reduce oil splatter and sogginess.

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Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

3. Bacon Wrapped Smokies

This three-ingredient finger food is a crowd favorite for any event. All you’ll need are Lit’l Smokies (miniature, smoked sausages), bacon, and brown sugar.

The bacon-wrapped around each Lit’l Smokie adds a wonderful crispy texture and delectable fatty flavor.

Brown sugar is sprinkled over the bacon-wrapped smokies to balance out this savory dish.

4. Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo

A classic pasta dish served with applewood smoked bacon? I’m listening.

Fettuccine alfredo is wonderful by itself. But it adds layers of flavors and textures by mixing in crispy, salty, and smokey bacon crumbles.

And with the added spinach, we can’t feel so guilty about eating this now, can we?

5. Bacon Mac and Cheese

This is the ultimate comfort food, but now with bacon!

Mac and cheese can be dressed up in many ways, but this recipe keeps it simple.

Cut up the bacon first into small bits before frying in the pan, so it cooks up faster. Some of the leftover bacon oil will be used as part of the cheese sauce.

Now, sprinkle all the bacon bits on top to get that satisfying crunch.

Homemade Quiche Lorraine

6. Bisquick Impossible Quiche

If you want to go fancy but don’t want to go through all that trouble, here’s a neat trick: Bisquick.

Bisquick is a pre-made baking mix that is used to make pancakes, waffles, biscuits, etc.

But for this recipe, you’ll use it to make a quiche.

You won’t get that classic flaky crust, but you can still make that tart with cheese, bacon, and egg custard look and taste amazing.

7. Eggplant Bacon

Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! You can finally taste bacon… but with the use of eggplant.

Eggplant is a versatile food that is used in many vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes due to its substantial texture.

Just cut up the eggplant into “bacon” strips and brush it with the smoky, sweet, and savory marinade. Put it in the oven until it crisps up.

8. Caramelized Onion, Spinach & Bacon Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? If you’re one of the very few that don’t, then this recipe will change your mind.

Pizza can be topped with an infinite amount of toppings and combinations, but this simple-to-make pizza uses only three main toppings: caramelized onions, spinach, and bacon.

There’s a tremendous balance of flavors among the sweetness and spiciness from the onions, the fresh and leafy greens from the spinach, and the saltiness and smokiness from the bacon.

Peanut Butter Burger with Sesame Seeds and Cheese

9. Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger

Wait a minute. Peanut butter on a burger?

Peanut butter isn’t just for PB&J’s anymore. It can be used as a topping on a burger. Crispy bacon makes this burger amazing.

Peanut butter expands on the meaty flavor of the burger by adding creaminess and nuttiness.

The sweetness and saltiness from the maple bacon cut through the richness of the burger. 

10. Turkey Bacon and Avocado Grilled Cheese

If I were stuck on an island, nothing would make me happier than to be stranded with this sandwich.

Turkey meat is notoriously bland on its own, but there are many ways to give it flavor. Take this grilled cheese sandwich for example. 

Loaded with turkey, tomatoes, avocados, bacon, basil, and cheese, this sandwich is happiness you can eat.

11. Chicken Bacon Ranch Bubble Up

This casserole is made of layers of flaky biscuits, cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded chicken, even more cheese, and bacon. It’s every cheese lover’s delight!

Each layer is already delicious on its own, but together, they create a beautiful harmony of flavors and textures.

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

12. Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo chicken is truly a spectacular treat. It’s hardly filling, though. If you want to turn it into a filling meal, wrap it in a tortilla!

Throw in some bacon for good measure.

Here’s what you’ll need: boneless buffalo chicken, ranch dressing, tomatoes, and bacon. Wrap them in a flour tortilla, and voila! Dinner is served.

13. Bacon Chips

This next dish features bacon in all its glory. 

What better snack is there than bacon, am I right? With this simple recipe, you can snack on this crisp and savory treat just as you would chips!

It’s so easy, and all you’ll need is to pop bacon strips in the oven. The hardest part is waiting! Good thing it only takes 20 minutes.

14. Bacon and Egg Hash

Looking for the perfect brunch? A rustic hash will not disappoint.

This recipe takes the classic hash into a new level of deliciousness by combining potatoes, bacon, eggs, and cheese! It’s the no-fail formula for success. 

It’s so delicious, it makes me want to eat brunch all the time.

Amish Broccoli Salad

15. Amish Broccoli Salad

Amish broccoli salad gives the word “salad” a whole new meaning. There’s nothing bland and boring about this salad at all!

This salad comprises crunchy broccoli in a rich and creamy mayo dressing. Oh, and it’s loaded with cheese and bacon, too!

This salad is so outrageously delicious that even kids will ask for seconds.

16. Bacon Guacamole

Made with mashed avocado, spices, and lime juice, guacamole is a pretty solid Mexican dip or topping. 

But you know what transforms it from good to great? Bacon. 

Picture it: your favorite chips dipped in rich guacamole with extra bits of smoky bacon. Amazing, right?

17. BLT Sandwich

BLT is one sandwich that the world will never get tired of. 

Bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes: it’s a simple combination, but it sure hits the spot.

Put those three things in between two pieces of white bread, and you’ll have a hearty breakfast.

Clam Chowder With Bread Crumbs And Bacon Bits

18. New England Clam Chowder

A nice bowl of soup never fails to cheer me up when I’m feeling under the weather. If I’m feeling extra cranky, a bowl of thick, creamy, clam chowder is my magic potion.

The smokiness of the bacon and the tenderness of the potatoes work so well with the ultra-thick umami broth. One spoonful warms up my heart in an instant.

19. Bacon Brittle

Looking for a sweet and salty treat to munch on while watching your favorite Netflix series? Look no further – bacon brittle is all you need.

This delectable dish gives a fresh twist on the classic peanut brittle. Instead of peanuts, you’ll use bacon. Because why not?

It’s crisp and crunchy, sweet, and salty. It’s so good, you might end up eating the entire batch.

20. Bacon Cheese Dip

What do you get when you combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, one bowl? A highly addictive dip that you can eat sans the chips, that’s what.

This bacon cheese dip is everything you can ask for in a dip! Creamy? Yes. 

Cheesy? Definitely. Crisp and smoky? You bet!  

21. Elvis Sandwich

The Elvis sandwich is probably just as beloved as the King’s music, and for good reason.

I mean, it’s bacon, bananas, and peanut butter on white bread. There are no words to describe just how ridiculously delicious this sandwich is!

There’s nothing left to say but this: Elvis, thank you, thank you very much.

22. Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash

This cheesy, bacon butternut squash skillet will surely knock your socks off. 

Made of sweet roasted butternut squash, cheese, and bacon, this dish is highly addictive. It’s Instagram-worthy, to boot!

The combination of crisp and tender squash, ooey-gooey cheese, and crisp and smoky bacon makes this dish a favorite at home. 

23. Bacon Brownies

Dessert fanatics will go gaga for this sweet and salty treat. These brownies are packed with not just chocolate, but also bacon… lots and lots of it.

Both chocolate and bacon are folded into the batter to make the most sinful batch of brownies! They’re so good, it’s impossible to stop at one.

24. Bacon Baked Beans

Level up boring pork and beans in a can into one celebration-worthy dish. 

This recipe transforms the humble canned good into a rustic and aromatic casserole.

Cooked with molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and bacon, the beans become wonderfully sweet, tangy, savory, and smokey all at the same time.

I never knew baked beans could taste and smell this good! 

25. Oven Roasted Vegetables with Bacon

You know what will make vegetables more tolerable to kids? Bacon. This tried and tested recipe makes even the pickiest eaters enjoy veggies.

This dish is an explosion of color and texture! The vegetables are baked to perfection so that they are wonderfully crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. 

And the bacon? Oh, man. It’s so crisp and crunchy, it takes the dish over the top.

Homemade Spinach Artichoke Dip

26. Spinach Artichoke Dip

There’s something about a rich and creamy dip that never fails to make your mouth water. 

Spinach, artichokes, sour cream, mayo, cheese, and bacon: this unique combo of healthy and sinful ingredients creates an insanely delicious dip. 

It’s creamy, cheesy, and chunky with crunchy bits of bacon. It’s great with crackers, chips, and crudites, but I also don’t mind enjoying it as-is with a spoon. Yum.

27. Chocolate Bacon Bark

No two words in the dictionary describe ultimate satisfaction better than chocolate and bacon.

This glorious combination is sure to tickle your taste buds and delight your palate.

Sweet and decadent chocolate plus salty and smoky bacon equals heaven in a bite.

28. Mushroom Bacon

Who says you can’t be vegan and enjoy the goodness of bacon? Here’s another meatless bacon recipe that both vegans and meat lovers will enjoy.

With this simple recipe, you can turn your favorite mushroom – whether that’s portobello, button, shitake, or king oyster – into crisp and smoky bacon.

Whoever discovered this recipe is a genius!

29. Candied Bacon

Candied bacon is one of the best culinary creations in history. This sweet, smoky, and crunchy treat goes great with anything, from pancakes to cupcakes to ice cream.

It’s also a cinch to make. All you’ll need is to coat thick slabs of bacon in brown sugar or maple syrup and bake it for at least 25 minutes.

The result is the most sinful candy-coated bacon that’s sure to disappear in minutes.

30. Maple Bacon Donuts

Imagine yourself sitting on your porch on a chilly afternoon, with a cup of joe in one hand and a maple-glazed donut in the other. Sounds amazing, right?

What will make that experience even more amazing, though, is if you top the donut with bits of crunchy bacon. That’s what I call heaven in a bite.

These maple bacon donuts are sweet, smoky, soft, and crunchy. They’re everything you can ask for in a donut!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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