Bacon-Flavored Recipes

No longer is bacon simply a standard breakfast item. Now it’s a popular way to add flavor to all types of recipes including drinks, appetizers, and desserts.

  • Bacon-Peanut Truffles
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Peanut Truffles

    Your dreams have come true – candy that’s made with sweetened peanut butter and bacon and then dipped in chocolate. Oh, my.
  • Bacon-Infused Bourbon
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    Welcome to the Southerner’s perfect cocktail: bacon-flavored bourbon. All you need is a bottle of your favorite bourbon and some warm bacon grease.
  • <p>BLT Pasta</p>
    Photo: Justin Walker; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Kaitlyn du Ross

    BLT Pasta

    In this 5-ingredient recipe, the classic sandwich gets an update that makes it fit for the dinner table. The "lettuce" in this BLT is actually tender baby spinach.
  • Maple Bacon Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    With a crisp bacon strip resting on top of the golden maple frosting, this cupcake is one of the most popular at the Dreamcakes Bakery in Birmingham. It’s like the flavor you get when bacon mingles with syrup while eating pancakes.
  • Over-the-Top Popcorn
    Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Over-the-Top Popcorn

    Popcorn becomes an even more popular snack when you flavor it with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bacon Pimiento Cheese
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon Pimiento Cheese

    Make this Southern-style cheese spread even better by stirring in chopped cooked bacon.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Figs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Top sweet figs with goat cheese and a pecan half, wrap in bacon and bake until the bacon is crispy. It’s a simple and sophisticated 5-ingredient appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining.
  • Maple-Bacon Chewy Crispy Bars
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles

    Maple-Bacon Chewy Bars

    Maple syrup and chopped applewood-smoked bacon slices are stirred into melted marshmallows for an amazingly tasty dessert treat of Maple-Bacon Chewy Crispy Bars.
  • Pear, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Focaccia-Style Pizza
    Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Lindsey Lower

    Pear, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Focaccia-Style Pizza

    Homemade focaccia is the base for this bacon-laden pizza. Juicy pears, tangy blue cheese, and peppery arugula complement the bacon's salty bite.
  • Bacon Maple Waffles
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Bacon Maple Waffles

    Bacon and maple are a natural match—maybe why many people dip bacon into their pancake syrup. In this recipe, crumbled bacon is cooked into maple-sweetened waffles, so every bite contains that classic pairing.
  • Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha

    Two hot ingredients--bacon and Sriracha--update traditional egg salad in these hearty sandwiches.
  • Bacon-and-Greens Salsa
    William Dickey; Rose Nguyen

    Bacon-and-Greens Salsa

    For the ultimate Southern-style warm dip, combine chopped greens, corn, and bacon and serve with pork skins, sweet potato chips and hot sauce.
  • Dates with Bacon
    Rachel Weill

    Dates with Bacon

    Wrap big, soft, luscious Medjool dates in bacon, then fry until crisp for a super-easy, 2-ingredient appetizer.
  • Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones

    Let your scones take a savory turn by adding chopped bacon, cheese and chives.
  • Bacon-Herb Cupcakes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Herb Cupcakes

    Serve these savory bacon-and cream cheese mini cupcakes as appetizers at your next cocktail party.

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