7 Ways With Bacon

Celebrate your love of this salty staple by trying it in appetizers, soups, and more.

  • Bring Home the Bacon
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Bring Home the Bacon

    Give into your love affair with this salty breakfast staple and bring it to the table in new and flavorful dishes including appetizers, dips, salads, main dishes, burgers and soups. Now if only we could work it into the dessert course.

  • Dates with Bacon
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Rachel Weill

    Dates with Bacon

    This elegant appetizer pairs the sweet flavor of plump, soft Medjool dates with salty strips of bacon. That's it, just two ingredients. Cook them up in a skillet until the bacon is crispy and serve warm or cold.
  • Onion-Bacon Dip
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Rose Nguyen

    Onion-Bacon Dip

    Break out of that onion soup dip rut and wow party guests with an easy dip made with sautéed onions, leeks, cream cheese, sour cream and lots of crispy cooked bacon. No need to serve it in the hollowed out squash; a bowl works just fine.
  • Roasted Apple, Bacon, and Frisée Salad
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Dan Goldberg

    Roasted Apple, Bacon, and Frisée Salad

    Salty bacon, sweet apples and tangy frisee are dressed with an easy maple-sherry vinaigrette for a jazzy first course salad. If you can't find frisee, substitute arugula, endive, or mixed field greens.
  • Spaghetti with Parmesan and Bacon
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Spaghetti with Parmesan and Bacon

    A slam dunk for bacon lovers, this popular spaghetti is sure to top the list of super fast, super good, weeknight suppers. And the best part: all the ingredients are pantry staples including frozen peas, bacon, Parmesan, and dry spaghetti.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Burgers
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Burgers

    You'll be in burger nirvana with this sweet and salty combo of ground beef, cooked sweet onions and bottled barbecue sauce all tied up with a bacon strip bow. Broil it or pan-fry it. Either way it's a surefire family favorite.
  • Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Story by Maureen Callahan, HOWARD L. PUCKETT

    Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Bits of crispy bacon, almonds, and balsamic vinegar can dress up steamed green beans and make them appealing even to the veggie-averse. Or try the same method with any of your favorite veggies from cabbage to peas to corn.
  • Bean and Bacon Soup
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Antonis Achilleos

    Bean and Bacon Soup

    Lightly sautéed veggies and crisp bits of bacon are combined with canned beans to make an easy soup that takes away the chill on a cold winter day. Change the types of canned beans and vegetables used to make all kinds of interesting variations on the theme.

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