50 Delicious Ways to Eat Bacon: Best Recipes with Bacon

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Last Updated on July 12, 2022 by Chef Mireille

Did you know there is a National Bacon Day? Some of these food holidays I think are unnecessary – even as a food content creator. However, I think everyone will agree that there is no better food holiday than one completely devoted to Recipes with Bacon to experience that salty, smoky magic that is bacon. So check out these 50 Delicious Ways to Eat Bacon!

And be sure to save the date and make sure to eat some bacon on September 3rd…but there’s no reason bacon should ever be reserved just for one day alone. That’s why I am suppling you with all these Recipes with Bacon…practically one for every week of the year!

Is there anything else better than waking up to the aroma of bacon sizzling and coffee brewing? It’s an awakening of the senses- even tempting to Vegetarians. 

Do any of you know people who say they’re Vegetarian or they don’t eat pork – but make an exception for bacon. I do – I call them Vegetarians of convenience. But I can’t blame them…bacon is really something magical that nothing compares to. Even they can’t resist delicious recipes with bacon.

collage of recipes with bacon

Before we get to the Best Bacon Recipes I know about, let’s talk about the difference between the different types of bacon.

Types of Bacon

  • American Style Bacon – Known as streaky bacon in the UK, American bacon comes from the pork belly. This has a high fat content with streaks of fat laced throughout the meat, hence it’s name of streaky bacon.
  • Back Bacon – This is a leaner type of bacon that comes from the back of the pig. It’s closer to ham than it is to the streaky bacon we are used to in the United States. This is the most common type of bacon in the UK or Canada. Here in the US, it is commonly sold as Irish Bacon or Canadian Bacon. However in Canada and the UK, it is simply sold as back bacon.
  • Pancetta – Pancetta is an Italian style of bacon where the meat is cured with salt and sometimes other spices. The main difference between this and other types of bacon is that it is only cured, but not smoked like Back Bacon and American Style Bacon.
  • Non Pork Bacon – Although Turkey Bacon is the most common alternative here in the United States, duck bacon, beef bacon and I even tried chicken bacon when I was in Malaysia. Some of these might be available depending upon where you live.

Now I think your hardest decision is going to be which one of these recipes with bacon to try first. There are so many different good bacon recipes here I am sure there is something here for every palate.

But before we get to the yummy bacon recipes, you might also want to check out these 50 Leftover Ham Recipes!

Bacon Recipes

SAVE THIS POST for when you are wondering what to make with bacon with these amazing Recipes with Bacon!

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Breakfast Bacon Dishes

Kale & Bacon Breakfast Stuffed Peppers | Healthy Family Project
This easy breakfast recipe is a spin on a dinner classic. Ready in under 45 mins, your family is will love these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers.
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Kale & Bacon Breakfast Stuffed Peppers | Healthy Family Project
Bacon Breakfast Bubble Bake
This Bacon Breakfast Bubble Bake has layers of eggs, bacon, cheese, and biscuits! Easy to make and perfect to impress family and friends!
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Bacon Breakfast Bubble Bake
Bacon and Potato Frittata
A frittata is such a versatile Italian egg dish which can be served at any meal. My family loves bacon and potato frittata, but use any vegetables you like.
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Bacon and Potato Frittata
Bacon and Cheese Turnovers – The Six Figure Dish
These bacon and cheese turnovers are made with just 4 ingredients. This turnover recipe uses puff pastries and is baked until golden.
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Bacon and Cheese Turnovers - The Six Figure Dish
Bacon and Egg Pie
This easy bacon and egg pie with puff pastry is a simple dish loved in Australia and New Zealand. Perfect for a picnic or makes an excellent ‘bring a plate’ (pot luck) dish.
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Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon Appetizers

Bacon Pecan Dates Appetizer
This easy and delicious appetizer is only three ingredients! It couldn’t be easier. Make it as a quick
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Bacon Pecan Dates Appetizer
Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Quiche is so versatile. Have it as a meal with salad or cut into small pieces for tea time. This savory tart filled with cheese, spinach and smoky bacon are the perfect flavors that balance each other so well.
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Irish Quiche with Bacon and Spinach
Bacon Wrapped Olives – Perfect Party Food
Bacon wrapped olives are one of those incredible combinations that require a lot of self control. Not in making them, but in eating them.
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Bacon Wrapped Olives - Perfect Party Food
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip
Caramelized onion and bacon dip is a delicious and easy appetizer recipe. Serve alongside crudités or chips for the perfect party dip!
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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip
Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini
Toasted crostini topped with creamy brie cheese and a sweet and savory bourbon, and brown sugar bacon jam creates the perfect appetizer.
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Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini
The BEST Spicy Bloody Mary with Bacon – Saporito Kitchen
This is the BEST spicy bloody mary made from scratch with Miller’s Banana Pepper Sauce, twisted bacon garnish and chili rim salt!
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The BEST Spicy Bloody Mary with Bacon - Saporito Kitchen
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Avocado Deviled Eggs take a classic party appetizer and kick it up a notch! They’re creamy and flavorful, with lime juice and bacon.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Recipes with Bacon and Chicken

Creamy Bacon Chicken
This Creamy Bacon Chicken is an easy skillet dinner with flavorful sauce that you can serve with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans. The roux for the sauce is made with bacon drippings, ensuring that
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Creamy Bacon Chicken
Buffalo Chicken Poppers
Made with tangy buffalo chicken that’s stuffed in jalapenos and wrapped in crispy bacon, these Buffalo Chicken Poppers are the ultimate party and game day dish.
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Buffalo Chicken Poppers
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas are a delicious Mexican recipe for a snack, lunch, game day, or a quick dinner. Fast and easy to make.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Chicken and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Short on time with a hungry family to feed? Try this festive chicken and bacon mac and cheese topped with a gorgeous garlic crumb, enriched with cranberries and walnuts.
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Chicken and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Sandwiches with Bacon

Bacon Hatch Chile Burgers
Indulgent bacon hatch chile burgers made with juicy pork/beef patties, topped melted cheddar, crispy bacon, and a smoky roasted hatch chile sauce.
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Bacon Hatch Chile Burgers
BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches
30 minute BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches get their flavor from just a few ingredients; the perfect choice for a quick weeknight dinner.
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BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches
Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese – Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
It couldn’t be any easier to turn a basic grilled cheese into an epic Bacon Avocado Sandwich. This simple recipe uses only 5 ingredients and elevates a classic comfort food into a deliciously satisfying, savory, substantial adult grilled cheese in under 15 minutes.
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Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese - Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
The Very Best Bacon Jam Burgers – Mom’s Dinner
This easy bacon jam recipe is salty, sweet, and syrupy with a little kick of vinegar, mixed with bites of bacon and onions. It is the perfect burger topper!
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The Very Best Bacon Jam Burgers - Mom’s Dinner

Bacon Dinner Ideas

Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce and Bacon Fried Cabbage – The Jam Jar Kitchen
This pan seared salmon with mustard sauce and bacon fried cabbage is a perfect healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love!
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Pan Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce and Bacon Fried Cabbage - The Jam Jar Kitchen
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is a classic French dish that cooks up in a fraction of the time in the pressure cooker! It’s a hearty, flavorful gluten-free dinner the entire family will love!
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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe
Leeks and Bacon Carbonara
In Leeks & Bacon Carbonara, a classic carbonara sauce is combined with smoky bacon and tender leeks for the ultimate spring dish.
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Leeks and Bacon Carbonara
Xerem with Camarao – Brazilian Polenta with Shrimp
Brazilian Style whole grain polenta with bacon, shrimp, black beans and kale is a hearty stew that makes a delicious one pot meal. This is a delicious protein packed meal!
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Quick Spinach Bacon Feta Fettuccine
Quick Spinach Bacon Feta Fettuccine is a dinner that combines speed and flavor. It’s perfect for a family weeknight dinner and a great option if you’re having guests you want to impress.
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Quick Spinach Bacon Feta Fettuccine
Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta
This creamy chicken and bacon pasta recipe has been a family favorite for a long time now! Fettuccine pasta tossed in a rich sauce with chicken and bacon.
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Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta

Side Dish Recipes with Bacon

Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon – Dancing Through the Rain
This Roasted Butternut Squash with Bacon And Sage is an easy side dish recipe that you won’t be able to live without! Fantastic fall flavors!
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Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon - Dancing Through the Rain
Southwest Pasta Salad With Chipotle Dressing – Dancing Through the Rain
This Southwest Pasta Salad With Chipotle Dressing is the perfect side dish for your next summer BBQ! With bacon and cheese, it’ll be a hit!
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Southwest Pasta Salad With Chipotle Dressing - Dancing Through the Rain
Sweet & Sour Cabbage
Delicious side dish to compliment almost any meal. Red Cabbage sauteed with apple, cinnamon and vinegar. A little sweet and savory at the same time.
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Sweet & Sour Cabbage
Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
If you’re looking for some additional side dishes for your family. These Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon are going to be your best bet. These maple bacon pan roasted brussel sprouts will quickly become your go to side for Sunday dinner, date night and your holiday table.
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Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon is The Best Recipe for Southern comfort food!
Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon is a delicious side dish that even cabbage haters love. This is the best recipe for simple Southern comfort food!
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Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon is The Best Recipe for Southern comfort food!
Warm Spinach Salad
This vintage spinach salad recipe with warm bacon dressing is tossed with thinly sliced onions, mushrooms and hard boiled eggs.
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Warm Spinach Salad
Smothered Green Beans
Smothered Green Beans with Bacon is an easy side dish with tons of flavor! All you need is 6 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time.
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Smothered Green Beans
Creamed Cabbage with Bacon
Creamy Braised Cabbage with Bacon is a creamy, savory, and versatile recipe. Serve it as a weeknight side dish or holiday meals.
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Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Bread Recipes with Bacon

Kugelhopf
Kugelhopf is an Alsatian sweet bread with bacon and walnuts. A delicious mildly sweetened bread.
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Kugelhopf
Pancetta and Sage Bread
This crusty European style bread with sage, pancetta and pumpkin seeds is a great bread full of fall flavors. This bread is perfect to enjoy with winter soups and stews.
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Pancetta Sage Pumpkin Seed Bread
Cheese and bacon rolls (no yeast, gluten free)
Learn how to make delicious homemade cheese and bacon rolls from scratch. This no yeast recipe is super easy and gluten free.
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Cheese and bacon rolls (no yeast, gluten free)

Bacon Wrapped Recipes

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Learn how to make scallops wrapped in bacon by using your air fryer. This easy appetizer is gluten-free and keto-friendly. Make it in just 20 minutes!
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Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast – Little Sunny Kitchen
Sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors combine in this Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe that features boneless, skinless chicken breasts covered with brown sugar and bacon.
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Easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast - Little Sunny Kitchen
Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites with Dipping Sauce
These bacon wrapped pork bites are so easy to make and are packed with flavor! You get sweetness from the maple syrup and saltiness from the bacon making them such a great appetizer to serve at your next party!
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Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Bites with Dipping Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
Bacon Wrapped Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken is made with juicy chicken breasts stuffed with a cheesy spinach artichoke filling then wrapped up in bacon!
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Bacon Wrapped Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
You will love these Grilled Bacon Wrapped Green Beans! Tender green beans are marinated and wrapped in bacon, then grilled and topped with bleu cheese!
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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Green Chile Filling
Bacon Wrapped Chicken is filled with cream cheese and green chiles, then baked till juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This is a crowd pleaser!
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Green Chile Filling
Asian Glazed Chicken Legs
When friends come over for your next get together serve up some deliciousness with my Asian Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs with a Pineapple-Mango Salsa.
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Asian Glazed Chicken Legs
Bacon Wrapped Prunes
These bacon wrapped prunes are a staple at every cocktail party in France. This super easy 2 ingredient recipe is AIP, paleo and whole30.
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Bacon Wrapped Prunes
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
The entire family will love these easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers, made on the grill and topped with an easy Maple Sriracha glaze!
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast is surprisingly easy to make yet elegant enough for a romantic dinner or for entertaining guests.
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast

Unusual Bacon Recipes

Bacon Bourbon Flavored Salt
Bacon Bourbon Flavored Salt is perfect for grilling and BBQ including chicken, seafood, beef or steak, and vegetables. Fast and easy to make, a great gift.
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Bacon Bourbon Flavored Salt
Southern Style Pizza Recipe with Pimento Cheese
You’ll love my Southern Style Pizza with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, bacon and arugula! Change up the flavors for an extra special weeknight meal!
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Southern Style Pizza Recipe with Pimento Cheese
Tutu Recipe – Aruba Style Polenta
Tutu Recipe – Aruba Style Polenta is an enriched version often made for holidays and special occasions. A one pot meal with bacon and beans.
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Tutu Recipe - Aruba Style Polenta

Bacon Dessert Recipes

Check out these amazing 12 Bacon Dessert Recipes that combine the salty smoky bacon in desserts like Beignets, Brownies and more…

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