Around here, we have a strong admiration for bacon. And by ‘strong admiration,’ we absolutely love it! It’s crispy, salty, smoky, and it’s the perfect addition to just about anything. Think about it: Bacon can be served for breakfast with your favorite egg recipes, but it’s also delicious as a topping for burgers, twice-baked potatoes, and Ree Drummond’s Best Baked Beans Ever. Bacon can even be added to chocolate desserts for a sweet and savory recipe you never knew you needed. That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of bacon recipes for any occasion. Along with your classic breakfast recipes, you’ll also find main courses, vegetable sides, and comforting casseroles—yes, all featuring bacon!
When cooking bacon, you can start by crisping it in a skillet which will result in the crackling sound you know and love. But if you’re looking for something a little messy and hands-free, try cooking bacon in the oven—it couldn’t be easier! You’ll still get crispy strips and it’ll even allow you to make more than enough for a crowd. Put your bacon to good use in dishes like bacon-cheddar skillet cornbread, BLT pasta salad, and maple-bacon scones. We’ve also included plenty of recipes that are wrapped in bacon, like bacon-wrapped filets with cowboy butter, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and bacon-shrimp skewers. But no matter which recipe you choose, you can be sure that bacon will be the star ingredient.