Year of Bacon: September 2014
Bacon, Peach, and Basil Burgers
You loved our Summer of Bacon calendars so much, we decided to keep it going all year! Kick off September with these bodacious, bacon-laden burgers. Chopped pickled jalapeños and their juice ramp up the flavor, while bacon, goat cheese, and tangy-sweet chutney balance the heat.
Bacon, Peach, and Basil Burgers Recipe
BLT Pizza with White Sauce
All the components of America's favorite summer sandwich are here--even the mayonnaise. Yes, it turns out adding some oil to the mayo makes a creamy sauce that fully covers the pie and gives a richer taste to the pizza.
BLT Pizza with White Sauce Recipe
Fried Green Tomato Po'boys
Pile fried green tomatoes, lettuce, bacon and avocado on French bread baguettes and top with rémoulade sauce for a new take on a classic seafood sandwich.
Fried Green Tomato Po'boys Recipe
French Frisée Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs
Guys love bacon, but salad? Not so much. Get him to eat his greens by topping them with homemade rye croutons, crispy bacon, and a poached egg. Frisée is a slightly bitter green with crisp, lacy leaves, and while its name might sound frilly, it packs a punch in this guy-approved salad.
French Frisée Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs Recipe
Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese Quiche
Get your gluten-free baking on and enjoy this quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Its buttery crust, fluffy egg center with smoky and salty bacon, and blend of two cheeses are sure to have you coming back for seconds... and thirds.
Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Open-Faced Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
Have breakfast on the table in just 15 minutes with this easy recipe, featuring a few star ingredients from the classic sandwich. Toasted focaccia serves as the base for bacon, arugula (a peppery alternative to lettuce), tomato, and a fried egg. Trust us, this open-faced sandwich is anything but average.
Open-Faced Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches Recipe
Bacon and Shrimp Pasta Toss
This pleasing pasta dish requires just a handful of pantry staples and a pound of sweet, tender shrimp. Weighing in at just under 400 calories, this is a healthier indulgence you can feel good about serving tonight.
Bacon and Shrimp Pasta Toss Recipe
Bacon, Blue Cheese and Fig Pizza
What this pizza lacks in tomato sauce, it makes up for in rich, addictive flavor. Salty bacon, sweet figs, and tangy blue cheese are the toppings you'll need for this 10-minute masterpiece, giving you another excuse for firing up the grill before cool weather sets in.
Bacon, Blue Cheese and Fig Pizza Recipe
Shaved Broccoli-Apple Salad with Tarragon Dressing and Bacon
This is a refreshing, lighter twist on the broccoli-and-bacon picnic standard that sometimes gets drenched in mayonnaise dressing. Here, Greek yogurt lends creaminess to the dressing without the extra fat and calories, while tarragon adds pleasing color and aroma.
Shaved Broccoli-Apple Salad with Tarragon Dressing and Bacon Recipe
Louisville Hot Browns with Cauliflower Mornay
A Kentucky classic gets a modern twist with a light but creamy cauliflower puree that stands in for the traditional cheese sauce. A savory stack of bacon, turkey, heirloom tomatoes, and herbs hit this sandwich out of the park.
Louisville Hot Browns with Cauliflower Mornay Recipe
Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili
Bacon, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spicy smoked paprika give this easy-to-make chili recipe a deep, complex flavor. While it's great right after you make it, it's even better the next day. Serve with warm cornbread for a complete meal.
Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili Recipe
Pimiento Cheese with Bacon
A homestyle Southern favorite gets a salty kick from crumbled bacon. Serve this crowd-pleasing dip with crostini or crudités and watch how quickly it disappears.
Pimiento Cheese with Bacon Recipe
Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon
Everyone loves waking up to the smell of coffee and the smell of bacon, and the flavors are pretty awesome together too. Add some molasses-y brown sugar, and you'll reach bacon nirvana.
Coffee and Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe
Creamy, Cheesy Double-Potato Hash Brown Casserole
Bacon and breakfast just go together. This incredibly rich, yet surprisingly light hash brown casserole is no exception. There's only one problem: We can't decide if we want to serve it for breakfast, dinner, or every meal in between.
Creamy, Cheesy Double-Potato Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
White Wine Coq au Vin
This recipe for coq au vin is a fresher, green-herb-laced version of the original French classic. Of course, bacon doesn't hurt either. Serve this comforting stew with a crusty baguette for dunking.
White Wine Coq au Vin Recipe
You already know BLT is delicious as a sandwich, but what about as a pasta dish? We can't decide which is better, so we'll just keep eating both until we figure it out. The "lettuce" in this BLT is actually tender baby spinach.
BLT Pasta Recipe
Try this salty-sweet marmalade on toast with cream cheese, tossed with iceberg lettuce and blue cheese, or spooned over ice cream. It also works beautifully on grilled sandwiches layered with turkey, apple slices, and Brie.
Bacon Marmalade Recipe
Loaded Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie
Deli-roasted chicken and puff pastry shortcut time in this top-rated recipe, while bacon, white wine, and mustard give the gravy and vegetables savory punch. You can bake these in one large dish or individual ramekins for equally stunning presentations.
Loaded Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie Recipe
Two-Pea Pasta with Bacon Breadcrumbs
Frozen green peas and fresh sugar snap peas are the crunchy-sweet green additions to this delightfully simple pasta dish. Bacony breadcrumbs add savory crunch that's sure to make you swoon.
Two-Pea Pasta with Bacon Breadcrumbs Recipe
Spiced Popcorn and Bacon
Popcorn flavored with brown sugar, chili powder, and ground red pepper is tossed with bacon drippings and crumbled bacon for the ultimate snack food. Try it as a tasty topping for butternut squash soup.
Spiced Popcorn and Bacon Recipe
Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs
Pimiento cheese is a Southern tradition. In this recipe, we add a little Parmesan to the standard cheddar-mayo mixture for extra savory depth. Serve it slathered on sourdough bread along with tomato, arugula, bacon for a new twist on the BLT sandwich.
Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs Recipe
Savory Bacon-and-Leek Bread Pudding
Celebrate the beginning of fall with this autumnal side dish. We love how buttery Gouda and nutty Parmesan lend richness and depth of flavor, while Challah bread soaks up the creamy sauce and bacon ties it all together.
Savory Bacon-and-Leek Bread Pudding Recipe
Mushroom, Beef, and Bacon Stew
You can use just about any mushroom you like for this stew (or a mix of varieties), as long as you add the more delicate ones during the last hour of cooking. Bacon ups the umami factor in this flavorful stew.
Mushroom, Beef, and Bacon Stew Recipe
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Brussels sprouts combine with bacon to create this delicious and quick-cooking side dish. Packing lots of flavor for just 5 ingredients, this dish may quickly become your easy go-to side for fall meals.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe
Roasted Green Bean, Apple, and Bacon Sandwiches
A green bean sandwich? Trust us on this one. We fell for the combo of tender beans, crisp apples, salty bacon, and tangy dressing. Keep it tidy by hollowing out the baguette to create a cradle for the fillings
Roasted Green Bean, Apple, and Bacon Sandwiches Recipe
Mushroom Ramen Bowl
In place of the normally time-consuming enriched broth, we infuse water with bacon for smoky richness in this Asian-inspired meal. Packed with healthy veggies, this noodle bowl is the perfect solution for fighting off cold and flu season.
Mushroom Ramen Bowl Recipe
Millionaire's Candied Bacon
Candied bacon is the perfect salty-sweet appetizer to serve throughout the holidays. All you'll need is thick-cut bacon and brown sugar to make this super simple crowd favorite.
Millionaire's Candied Bacon Recipe
Bacon and Cheese Custards
Serve these savory, smoky treats as a first course, or set them out for brunch as crustless mini quiches. You'll love how the salty bite of Parmesan cheese complements the bacon, while red bell pepper and green onions add color and nutrients.
Bacon and Cheese Custards Recipe
Apple-Pear Salad with Maple-Pecan Bacon
Favorite fall flavors combine in this gorgeous salad, featuring pecan-crusted maple bacon, apples, pears, grapes, Gorgonzola cheese, and a tart cranberry dressing.
Apple-Pear Salad with Maple-Pecan Bacon Recipe
Bacon and Wild Mushroom Risotto with Baby Spinach
Crisp bacon brings crunchy texture and smoky flavor to this creamy rice dish that's packed with three types of mushrooms, baby spinach, and Asiago cheese.
Bacon and Wild Mushroom Risotto with Baby Spinach Recipe