Year of Bacon: November 2014
Bacon and Butternut Pasta
Broth, thickened with flour and enriched with crème fraîche, forms the savory sauce in this bacon-laden dish. We like the earthy heartiness of kale, which helps balance the sweetness from the squash.
Bacon and Butternut Pasta Recipe
Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits
Homemade biscuits replace the traditional pastry crust in this recipe. These biscuits are made with sharp Cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and chives, making them just as tasty solo as atop this chicken pot pie.
Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits Recipe
Pommes Anna, a classic French dish of thinly sliced potatoes, takes on an appealing sharpness in this turnip version.
Turnips Anna Recipe
Pecan Sugared Bacon
Get rave reviews at breakfast when you serve this sweet-and-salty bacon. Cooking the bacon in the oven allows you to cook more slices at one time, while letting them get perfectly crisp and browned.
Pecan Sugared Bacon Recipe
This clam chowder is the perfect dish on a boat or in a small cottage--easy to assemble, hearty, requiring minimum fuss (just one pot!), and highlighting the saltiness of the sea.
Quahog Chowder Recipe
Spicy Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Polenta
This dish is comfort food in a bowl, featuring creamy polenta, peppery chard, and smoky bacon. Pair it with a glass of red wine for the perfect autumn meal.
Spicy Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Polenta Recipe
These muffins make a great savory breakfast option, but they're also perfect for dunking in bowls of steaming hot chili or stew. You could even add them to your Thanksgiving bread basket--more bacon is always welcome!
Bacon-Cheddar Muffins Recipe
Brussels Sprout and Bacon Crostini
Pass around this flavorful hors d'oeurve at your next family get-together. The combination of Brussels sprouts, bacon, and Pecorino cheese is sure to be a big hit!
Brussels Sprout and Bacon Crostini Recipe
Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Soup
We took four of the top recipe search categories from our website--chicken, kale, quinoa, and soup--and combined them into one tasty dish that we think will become your new favorite.
Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Soup Recipe
Mini Bacon Quiches
These miniature quiches make a lovely hors d'oeurve, perfect for a laid-back supper or brunch. Plus, they taste great both warm and at room temperature!
Mini Bacon Quiches Recipe
Eggs Benedict with Bacon and Arugula
In her version of eggs Benedict, Chef Tara Lazar swaps in applewood-smoked bacon for the usual Canadian bacon, because she prefers its rich flavor and crisp texture.
Eggs Benedict with Bacon and Arugula Recipe
Bacon, Fennel and Apple Chutney
Chutney is a favorite British condiment for everything from cheese to roasts. This sweet-and-smoky version is perfect with crackers as a starter, spread on a grilled cheddar sandwich or served with roasted pork.
Bacon, Fennel and Apple Chutney Recipe
Apple Bacon Cornbread Stuffing
This colorful stuffing gets a slight sweetness from apples and a savory depth from onion and bacon. Paired with turkey or ham, it's sure to be a home run.
Apple Bacon Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Beef and Bacon Pizza
This meat-lover's pizza is equally pleasing as a family dinner or for a casual party. For the best flavor, shred and grate the cheeses yourself.
Beef and Bacon Pizza Recipe
Endive and Watercress Salad with Bacon-Cider Dressing
Smoky bacon, tangy Dijon, and maple syrup cut the bitter and pepper notes of the lettuces. Quality ingredients make all the difference in this simple salad, so splurge on extra-virgin olive oil, real maple syrup, and real-wood-smoked bacon.
Endive and Watercress Salad with Bacon-Cider Dressing Recipe
Butternut Squash au Gratin with Wild Mushrooms and Crispy Bacon
Butternut squash shines in this savory fall recipe. The mashed butternut is blended with earthy wild mushrooms and bits of bacon to balance the squash's sweetness.
Butternut Squash au Gratin with Wild Mushrooms and Crispy Bacon Recipe
Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach
Scallops are simple to prepare, and with a screaming hot skillet, you get a gorgeous crust without having to bread the shellfish. Serve with a multigrain baguette and a glass of wine.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach Recipe
Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Sauerkraut
Expect rave reviews when you serve this stunning roast to company. Find pancetta--unsmoked Italian bacon cured with salt and spices--in the deli section of your grocery store.
Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Sauerkraut Recipe
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots
Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this easy, 5-ingredient side-dish recipe.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots Recipe
Steak House Side Mac and Cheese
This recipe combines flavors of classic steak house side dishes: creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, and blue cheese dressing.
Steak House Side Mac and Cheese Recipe
Smoked Sausage Cassoulet
This hearty slow-cooker soup is exploding with flavors. Meat lovers will crave this bacon-packed and sausage-enriched delight.
Smoked Sausage Cassoulet Recipe
Peppery Bacon Green Beans
This side dish is so simple, yet so delicious. It can easily be doubled to feed a crowd, and you won't break the bank buying a ton of ingredients.
Peppery Bacon Green Beans Recipe
Creamed Onion Tart
This recipe makes classic creamed onions seem inventive and stylish. A generous wedge is an appealing side dish, but it'll make a nice first course, if paired with a salad. Don't worry about leaving it out on the buffet table--the tart tastes great served warm or at room temperature.
Creamed Onion Tart Recipe
Fizz Kale Salad with Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dressing and Beets
Fizz kale boasts delicate cabbage flavor and hearty crunch, while multicolored beets add earthy flair to this nutritious salad. With its garlicky bacon dressing, this salad can't be beat.
Fizz Kale Salad with Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dressing and Beets Recipe
The spicier the dressing, the livelier the conversation! Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, amp up this cherished recipe by adding jalapeño and using chorizo sausage.
Chorizo-and-Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Roasted Turkey and Oyster Stuffing
Early settlers followed the lead of Native Americans, who taught them to harvest the abundant local oysters, making the mollusk an appropriate addition to your Turkey Day feast.
Roasted Turkey and Oyster Stuffing Recipe
Roasted Beer-Brined Turkey with Onion Gravy and Bacon
Bacon belongs in everything on Thanksgiving, including the bird! Adding Guinness, or any dark beer, to the brine gives the turkey a toasty flavor and helps give the skin a dark brown color.
Roasted Beer-Brined Turkey with Onion Gravy and Bacon Recipe
Open-Faced Sweet Potato-Mushroom Sandwiches
If you have leftover sweet potatoes, then add them to this tasty sandwich recipe. Top each sandwich with fresh thyme sprigs for the ultimate lunchtime treat.
Open-Faced Sweet Potato-Mushroom Sandwiches Recipe
The Best Leftover Turkey Sandwich Ever
Pile sourdough bread slices high with leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, bacon, and veggies. This is one sandwich that will make you glad you have so many leftovers!
The Best Leftover Turkey Sandwich Ever Recipe
To the eye, this apple pie has an almost medieval look, with its meaty lattice top. To the stomach, it's a modern-day marvel. Cheers to bacon!
Bacon-Apple Pie Recipe