Year of Bacon: March 2015
Making the bacon is a three-step process: Cure, smoke, and roast. For serious bacon lovers, this project recipe is well worth the time and effort.
Homemade Bacon Recipe
The Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwich with BBQ Bacon
If the Breakfast Sandwich Hall of Fame existed, this one would be in it. Thick slices of BBQ Bacon take it over the top.
The Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwich with BBQ Bacon Recipe
Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss Strata
Breakfast casseroles are ideal for overnight guests. Assemble it the night before, and bake in the morning.
Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss Strata Recipe
Use a miniature muffin pan to bake these little bites of heaven. Bacon and Parmesan cheese make these party snacks simple irresistible.
Bacon-Parmesan Tassies Recipe
Endive "Chips" with Blue Cheese Dip and Bacon Dust
Endive leaves, being naturally scooped and crunchy, make a refreshing alternative to potato chips.
Endive "Chips" with Blue Cheese Dip and Bacon Dust Recipe
Southwest Cornmeal Bacon
The crunchy cornmeal and brown sugar coating take regular bacon strips to new, salty-sweet heights.
Southwest Cornmeal Bacon Recipe
Rosemary and bacon may seem like an odd combination, but toss in pecans and brown sugar and you've got a buzz-worthy breakfast dish.
Pecan-Rosemary Bacon Recipe
Brown sugar and spices act like a BBQ "dry rub" for thick slices of bacon. Baked in the oven until crisp, this savory bacon will make any morning feel special.
BBQ Bacon Recipe
Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard
Choose this dish as a healthy side to complete your meal. Swiss chard is softened by a sprinkling of warmed bacon vinaigrette.
Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Swiss Chard Recipe
Pasta with Bacon, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Lemon Zest
Dicing bacon before tossing it into a pan allows for quicker cooking and even browning. Remove crisped bits with a slotted spoon to keep all of the tasty drippings in the pan.
Pasta with Bacon, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Lemon Zest Recipe
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole
This easy breakfast dish is great for using up little leftover bits in the fridge. Replace the mushrooms and bell peppers with any veggies you have on hand.
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole Recipe
Waffled Bacon & Cheddar Grits
Grits in the waffle iron: Madness or Genius? We say anything with bacon is worth trying.
Waffled Bacon & Cheddar Grits Recipe
Grilled Tofu, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwiches
Change up your sandwich routine by marinating and grilling a slab of tofu and sliding it into a ciabatta roll along with vegetables and bacon. Sriracha and a drizzle of the ginger-soy marinade add even more complex flavor.
Grilled Tofu, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwiches Recipe
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère
Serve this addictive onion dip with a sliced baguette or apples, or thick-cut potato chips.
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère Recipe
Rosemary Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad
A new twist on a Cobb salad, this recipe features blue cheese dressing made with Greek yogurt, avocado, and of course, crispy bacon bits.
Rosemary Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad Recipe
Baby Potatoes with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
A warm bacon vinaigrette lightly dresses tender baby potatoes and spinach for a tasty--and fast--side dish.
Baby Potatoes with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
Shrimp 'n' Grits Pie
Imagine the perfect Southern brunch dish, complete with baked grits, shrimp cooked in bacon drippings, feta cheese, and plenty of cooked bacon on top. This is it.
Shrimp 'n' Grits Pie Recipe
Mini Bacon and Egg Tarts
You can make a lot with muffin cups, including these cute little egg tarts. Green onions add color and flavor, but they're optional. Omit them, if you prefer.
Mini Bacon and Egg Tarts Recipe
Grilled Pimiento, Cheddar, and Bacon on Sourdough
All grilled cheese loves a companion! Dip these sandwiches in a simple tomato soup, so the bold flavors still shine through.
Grilled Pimiento, Cheddar, and Bacon on Sourdough Recipe
Cucumber and Noodle Salad
This recipe calls for Chinese sausage, but crispy bacon makes a great substitution. It pairs well with the sweet cucumbers and peanut dressing.
Cucumber and Noodle Salad Recipe
Cassoulet with Bacon, Andouille, and Country Ribs
Put a Southern spin on the homey French country dish cassoulet by replacing the usual duck or goose confit with three varieties of pork.
Cassoulet with Bacon, Andouille, and Country Ribs Recipe
Grits Cakes with Poached Eggs and Country Gravy
Although this recipe doesn't call for bacon, it uses bacon drippings to cook the grits cakes. Cook up a batch of your favorite bacon to eat on the side, and save the drippings to use here.
Grits Cakes with Poached Eggs and Country Gravy Recipe
It's a well-known fact that adding bacon to any dish automatically improves the end result. Serve this 5-ingredient dish for dinner and receive rave reviews.
Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Recipe
Bacon Bow Tie Pasta
This easy, heart-warming pasta recipe has minimal ingredients and maximum flavor. Enjoy it for dinner tonight.
Bacon Bow Tie Pasta Recipe
Mango-Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
This is a delicious partner for grilled fish. Don't forget fresh crusty bread to soak up every bit of the warm vinaigrette.
Mango-Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
Chicken and Bacon Roll-Ups
Made hearty with shredded chicken, these easy sandwiches can be endlessly adapted to suit any taste.
Chicken and Bacon Roll-Ups Recipe
Bacon and Blue Mashed Potato Bake
When you add a wedge of blue cheese and crispy, crumbled bacon to classic buttermilk mashed potatoes, the results are an outstanding potato bake. These savory potatoes are a great accompaniment to grilled steak.
Bacon and Blue Mashed Potato Bake Recipe
Endive Salad with Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Avocado
We like to toss this salad together for a casual presentation, but if you want to dress it up for a dinner party, keep the endive leaves whole, arrange them on a platter, fill them with the avocado-bacon-gorgonzola mixture, and drizzle with vinaigrette.
Endive Salad with Bacon, Gorgonzola, and Avocado Recipe
Top baked potatoes with bacon, peas, and cheddar cheese for an easy, comforting supper.
Bacon-and-Pea-Stuffed Potatoes Recipe
Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches
These little tea sandwiches are simple, yet wonderful. They can be assembled up to two hours ahead. Simply cover with a damp paper towel to keep bread from drying out.
Mini Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Sandwiches Recipe
Feed four people for around $7 with this easy frittata recipe. Zucchini, tomatoes, bacon, and Swiss make up the delicious filling.
Everyday Frittata Recipe