Year of Bacon: January 2015
Chicken, Bacon, and Blue-Cheese Sandwiches
Let's celebrate the New Year properly (with bacon, of course)! A truly satisfying flavor trio sings in this comforting cold weather sandwich.
Chicken, Bacon, and Blue-Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
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 winter day.
Bean and Bacon Soup Recipe
Chickpeas with Broccoli Rabe and Bacon
Great as both a hearty side dish or a satisfying main course, Chickpeas with Broccoli Rabe and Bacon is full of that savory umami flavor we all crave.
Chickpeas with Broccoli Rabe and Bacon Recipe
Dates with Bacon
Two ingredients and about 10 minutes are all you need to make this sweet and savory appetizer. Find Medjool dates at Middle Eastern and well-stocked grocery stores.
Dates with Bacon Recipe
Wilted Kale with Bacon
Dark, leafy greens like kale are incredibly good for you, so don't feel guilty about the bacon! This hearty side dish holds up well next to winter roasts and stews.
Wilted Kale with Bacon Recipe
Wheat Berry Salad with Bacon
Make this fresh grain salad in the morning and enjoy it chilled or at room temperature for lunch. Bacon makes lunchtime at your desk feel luxurious.
Wheat Berry Salad with Bacon Recipe
Satay is an Indonesian version of kabobs: thinly sliced marinated meat grilled on a skewer and served with peanut sauce.
Chicken-and-Bacon Satay Recipe
Bistro Salad with Bacon, Eggs, and Mushrooms
Creamy eggs, the star of this entrée, play well off the bitter greens and earthy 'shrooms. The salad feels fancy enough for brunch, but only takes 25 minutes from start to finish.
Bistro Salad with Bacon, Eggs, and Mushrooms Recipe
Roasted Pepper and Bacon Bruschetta
Use a grill pan to make this summery Italian appetizer in the midst of a dreary winter. Bacon never goes out of season!
Roasted Pepper and Bacon Bruschetta Recipe
Pierogies with Bacon, Sautéed Onion, and Sour Cream
Frozen potato and onion pierogies help this family-friendly meal come together in minutes. Add it to your weeknight rotation for a new twist on pasta night.
Pierogies with Bacon, Sautéed Onion, and Sour Cream Recipe
Pressed Cubano with Bacon
Hawaiian rolls provide a slightly sweet contrast to the salty ham, pickles, and mustard. To make this easy supper even quicker to prepare, use precooked bacon.
Pressed Cubano with Bacon Recipe
This 3-ingredient morning treat is the perfect mixture of salty and sweet. Enjoy it with French toast, pancakes, or eggs and a mug of steaming coffee.
Brown-Sugared Bacon Recipe
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Everything's better with bacon, and this pork tenderloin recipe is no exception! Serve it with buttery mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie side dish.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Fig and Bacon Palmiers
These are the ideal make-ahead recipe for afternoon tea. Slightly savory from the bacon and blue cheese but sweet from the fig preserves, they are the perfect nibble between sips of tea.
Fig and Bacon Palmiers Recipe
Spaghetti with Endive and Bacon
Belgian endive is sautéed in bacon drippings and then tossed into pasta along with crumbled bacon, Parmesan, and plenty of pepper. What could be better?
Spaghetti with Endive and Bacon Recipe
Made with cream cheese, bacon, and a splash of Worcestershire, The Baconator is the perfect topper for dressing up plain burgers and sandwiches.
The Baconator Recipe
The Bacon Cheeseburger
The crowning glory of The Bacon Cheeseburger is, of course, two slices of crisply cooked bacon. Dollop on Pesto Mayo, Spicy Ketchup, or yesterday's The Baconator to seal the deal.
The Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe
Flaky and light, this tart is unbelievably cheesy for just under 300 calories per serving. Pair it with simply dressed greens for a lovely brunch or light supper.
Cheese-Bacon Tart Recipe
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.
Bacon Maple Waffles Recipe
Oysters with Bacon Mignonette
Pair fresh, clean-tasting oysters with a bright, meaty mignonette for an unforgettable appetizer. Bonus: 3 oysters will only set you back 42 calories!
Oysters with Bacon Mignonette Recipe
Bacon Phyllo Cups
Frozen mini phyllo shells are an effortless base for unending flavor combinations. A unique blend of apricot jam, center-cut bacon, and creamy Brie will shine at your next get-together.
Bacon Phyllo Cups Recipe
We're predicting that Bacon S'mores will become the new campfire classic this summer, so why not get ahead of the game? Make them indoors using a microwave to melt the chocolate and a broiler to toast the marshmallow!
Bacon S'mores Recipe
Not a fan of raw fish? Try Bacon Nigiri instead! Crowned with a dab of Sriracha and a piece of crispy bacon, it's the perfect alternative for sushi newbies.
Bacon Nigiri Recipe
If there's bacon at a party, you know we'll be there. A bowl of Cheddar-Bacon-Chive Dip is sure to go fast when served with equally addictive kettle-cooked potato chips.
Cheddar-Bacon-Chive Dip Recipe
Banana-Bacon Sandwich Snack
Five ingredients are all it takes to create this little slice of heaven that would make Elvis proud. A sifting of powdered sugar really sends this snack over the top.
Banana-Bacon Sandwich Snack Recipe
Bacon-Peanut Popcorn Balls
Sweet and savory reign supreme in these bite-size snacks. Ditch the oversized movie theater tub and pricey tickets for Bacon-Peanut Popcorn Balls and a movie at home.
Bacon-Peanut Popcorn Balls Recipe
Berry-Bacon Waffle Minis
Toasted mini waffles, chocolate-hazelnut spread, center-cut bacon, and sliced strawberries... Are you drooling yet? Enjoy these treats at breakfast, as a late-night snack, or anytime in between.
Berry-Bacon Waffle Minis Recipe
Bacon and Ricotta-Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are always a hit at parties. Add bacon, ricotta, and a crunchy breadcrumb topping and they're practically irresistible.
Bacon and Ricotta-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Microwave Bacon Brittle
What happens when you combine sugar, corn syrup, almonds, bacon, butter, and vanilla in the microwave? Incredibly delicious bacon brittle, that's what!
Microwave Bacon Brittle Recipe
Roasted vegetables are delicious, sure, but have you ever tried roasting fruit? How about roasting bacon-wrapped pears? Just do it. You'll thank us later.
Bacon-Roasted Pears Recipe
Congratulations, you've made it through the first month of 2015! Now it's time to reward yourself with Bacon-Stuffed Jalapeños and hope warmer weather is on the way.
Bacon-Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe