Summer Of Bacon: May 2015
Grilled Balsamic-Molasses Bacon
Sweet and sticky, balsamic-molasses bacon makes a gorgeous addition to any brunch table. The bacon is skewered for easy grilling and basted with fresh rosemary sprigs for an elegant, aromatic touch.
Grilled Balsamic-Molasses Bacon Recipe
Spinach Salad with Figs and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Spinach holds up well against bold flavors like sweet figs, tangy blue cheese and warm bacon vinaigrette. Bacon plays three roles in this recipe: it flavors the dressing, crisps the chickpeas, and crumbles over the salad as a topping.
Spinach Salad with Figs and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe
Salmon with Snap Peas, Bacon, and Mint
Salmon with Snap Peas, Bacon, and Mint Recipe
Fried Green Tomato Sliders
Start with fried green tomatoes from your favorite meat 'n' three restaurant. Then, assemble these adorable (yet manly) mini-burgers, topping with crunchy veggies, spicy mayonnaise and of course, bacon.
Fried Green Tomato Sliders Recipe
Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp
Serve this hearty chowder as either a light first course for six, or a filling main course for four. The sweetness of fresh summer corn pairs nicely with the meaty flavors of bacon and shrimp.
Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp Recipe
Brussels Sprout and Bacon Hash
Brussels sprouts are the new kale. That's good news (if you like Brussels sprouts). Even better news? Brussels and bacon make a perfect pair! Top them both with a poached egg and you're practically in paradise.
Brussels Sprout and Bacon Hash Recipe
Cobb Salad Tacos
Cobb Salad Tacos Recipe
Try these savory cupcakes as a perfect companion to yesterday's bacon booze. Test Kitchen Specialist Marian Cooper Cairns likes to use a combination of parsley, thyme, and oregano, but sage, rosemary, basil, and chives will work just as well.
Bacon-Herb Cupcakes Recipe
Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche
Fill this homemade pie crust with a mixture of summer squash, bacon and creamy mozzarella. It is hard to believe this decadent quiche recipe has less than 300 calories.
Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche Recipe
Scallop Skillet with Bacon, Edamame, Basil, and Creamy Grits
Think of this as an upscale version of shrimp and grits. Buttery scallops and bacon play nicely with edamame, tomatoes and fresh basil atop of bed of creamy grits. We're drooling.
Scallop Skillet with Bacon, Edamame, Basil, and Creamy Grits Recipe
BLT Chicken Burgers
BLT Chicken Burgers Recipe
Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries
This showstopping dish just screams, "Welcome, summer!" If you haven't broken out the grill yet, you'll want to do so for this fantastic recipe. Wrap the pork tightly with bacon, then grill to give it smoky flavor and a crispy crust.
Pork Tenderloins with Balsamic Strawberries Recipe
Hugh's Southern Mac and Cheese
Hugh Acheson's Southern Mac and Cheese combines 2-year-old aged Cheddar cheese with Gruyere cheese, diced bacon, and leeks. The results are a deliciously baked Southern classic that's finished with a drizzle of heavy cream and toasted breadcrumbs.
Hugh's Southern Mac and Cheese Recipe
Crisp Phyllo-topped Salmon Pot Pie
Smoky bacon pairs deliciously with salmon in this fresh take on a comfort food classic. Paper-thin phyllo sheets create a light, airy crust. Bake until browned and crispy, then say hello to your new favorite seafood casserole!
Crisp Phyllo-topped Salmon Pot Pie Recipe
Garbanzo Beans and Greens
This veggie-centric recipe from Cooking Light is easy on the waistline (and the wallet)! Substitute escarole or another hearty green like collards if you don't like kale. Serve with torn baguette bread to soak up all the tasty juices.
Garbanzo Beans and Greens Recipe
Bacon fat takes humble cornbread from tame to terrific! Quickly incorporate the hot bacon drippings into the batter with a fork. When you pour it back into the hot skillet, listen for the sizzle. That sound means your crust will be dark golden and crisp.
Skillet Cornbread Recipe
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha
Jazz up your favorite egg salad with bacon, green onions and Sriracha chile sauce. Sandwich the goodness between slices of hearty whole-grain or sourdough bread and we promise, you'll never look back.
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha Recipe
Crunchy Broccoli Slaw
Golden raisins and honey add sweetness to this chopped broccoli salad, while bacon, onion and white balsamic vinegar add savory notes. Tote this tasty side salad along to your next company picnic, potluck or barbecue.
Crunchy Broccoli Slaw Recipe
Smoky Three-Bean Bake
Three kinds of beans take the classic dish from ho-hum to fun, with different shapes and pleasing textures--from the al dente bite of chickpeas to the creaminess of Great Northern beans. Did we mention there's bacon, too?
Smoky Three-Bean Bake Recipe
Individual Bacon-and-Egg Pizzas
Bacon and eggs just got even better. Make these petite pizzas for breakfast or dinner (or lunch, for that matter). Be sure not to cook the yolk all the way through, as it makes a silky sauce for the pizzas when broken.
Individual Bacon-and-Egg Pizzas Recipe
Mussels Steamed with Bacon, Beer, and Fennel
The title of this recipe says it all, but if you need more convincing, it's also got potatoes, green beans and a splash of lemon juice to bring it all together. Plus, mussels are budget-friendly for seafood lovers. Be sure to pick up some crusty bread to sop up that amazing beer broth.
Mussels Steamed with Bacon, Beer, and Fennel Recipe
Chipotle Scalloped Potatoes
This comforting casserole has all the components of a loaded baked potato -- cheese, bacon, cream and chives -- plus a little chipotle pepper for a spicy kick. Serve alongside barbecued chicken for a scrumptious summer spread.
Chipotle Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Gorgonzola-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce
This gorgeous beef tenderloin is stuffed with bread crumbs, gorgonzola cheese and herbs. As if that weren't enough, it's wrapped in bacon, grilled and served alongside an incredible port wine sauce. Quick -- fire up the grill and make this winning recipe tonight!
Gorgonzola-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Sauce Recipe
Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado
Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread
Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread Recipe
Pimiento Cheese Chicken
Some call it crazy; others call it genius. Instead of using pimiento cheese as a sandwich filling, try using it as a filling for skillet-cooked chicken breasts. Serve with a simple side salad to contrast the richness of the pimiento cheese.
Pimiento Cheese Chicken Recipe
Bacon-and-Egg Sandwiches with Greens
Learn to savor breakfast rather than skip it. Here's a good start: stuff multigrain English muffins with bacon, sauteed onions and kale, and a runny fried egg.
Bacon-and-Egg Sandwiches with Greens Recipe
Halibut with Bacony Corn Sauté
Halibut with Bacony Corn Sauté Recipe
Your dreams have come true – candy that’s made with sweetened peanut butter and bacon and then dipped in chocolate. Oh, my.
Bacon-Peanut Truffles Recipe
B.L.A.S.T. Sandwich Recipe