POPSUGAR Celebrity

Makin' Bacon: 80 Mouthwatering Dishes Starring the Magical Meat

Sep 5 2016 - 3:00am

It's salty, rich, crunchy, smoky, and ridiculously savory . . . there's no meat that gets people going quite like it. (It is, of course, bacon.) These bubbling slices of pork belly have enthralled many a chef, foodie, and at-home cook because no matter what time of day it is, you can always dress up a dish with a rasher (or two) of this magical meat. Indulge and enjoy its savory flavors with these 80 fabulous recipes that owe their addictive quality to it.

— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden

Bacon French Toast Roll-Ups

Get the recipe: bacon French toast roll-ups [1]

3-Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip With Bacon

Get the recipe: three-cheese spinach artichoke dip with bacon [2]

Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Get the recipe: brown sugar baked beans [3]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Get the recipe: bacon and egg breakfast sandwich [4]

Spicy BLT Green Bloody Marys

Get the recipe: spicy BLT green bloody Marys [5]

Butternut Squash Carbonara

Get the recipe: butternut squash carbonara [6]

Crostini With Bacon, Pimiento Cheese, and Candied Jalapeños

Get the recipe: crostini with bacon, pimiento cheese, and candied jalapeños [7]

Skillet Chicken With Bacon White Wine Sauce

Get the recipe: skillet chicken with bacon white wine sauce [8]

Salad Lyonnaise

Get the recipe: salad lyonnaise [9]

Beer and Balsamic Braised Pork Cavatappi

Get the recipe: beer and balsamic braised pork cavatappi [10]

Breakfast Fried Brown Rice With Bacon

Get the recipe: breakfast fried brown rice with bacon [11]

Tiki Snack Mix

Get the recipe: tiki snack mix [12]

Bacon Banana Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Get the recipe: bacon banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting [13]

Tuscan-Inspired Chickpea Soup With Bacon and Kale

Get the recipe: Tuscan-inspired chickpea soup with bacon and kale [14]

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Bean Quesadillas

Get the recipe: brussels sprouts, bacon, and bean quesadillas [15]

BLT Salad

Get the recipe: BLT salad [16]

Bacon-Covered Grilled Cheese Cronuts

Get the recipe: bacon-covered grilled cheese cronuts [17]

No-Mayo Potato Salad With Bacon

Get the recipe: no-mayo potato salad with bacon [18]

Eggy Pasta With Spinach and Bacon

Get the recipe: eggy pasta with spinach and bacon [19]

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Get the recipe: bacon ranch cheese ball [20]

Beer-Glazed Bacon

Get the recipe: beer-glazed bacon [21]

Cobb Salad Wrap

Get the recipe: cobb salad wrap [22]

Green Beans With Bacon, Caramelized Shallots, Almonds, and Feta

Get the recipe: green beans with bacon, caramelized shallots, almonds, and feta [23]

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Get the recipe: chocolate-covered bacon [24]

Chicken and Chorizo Smashed Potato Hash

Get the recipe: chicken and chorizo smashed potato hash [25]

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Get the recipe: slow-cooker cheesy bacon ranch potatoes [26]

Havarti and Arugula Grilled Cheese With Bacon Jam and Herb Butter

Get the recipe: havarti and arugula grilled cheese with bacon jam and herb butter [27]

Bacon-Vanilla Almond Brittle

Get the recipe: bacon-vanilla almond brittle [28]

Alice Water's Spinach Salad

Get the recipe: warm spinach salad with soft-boiled eggs and bacon [29]

Bacon Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Get the recipe: bacon roasted fingerling potatoes [30]

Popcorn With Bacon and Chocolate

Get the recipe: popcorn with bacon and chocolate [31]

Red Cabbage Braised With Maple, Bacon, and Ginger

Get the recipe: red cabbage braised with maple, bacon, and ginger [32]

Bacon and Tomato Pasta

Get the recipe: bacon and tomato pasta [33]

Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped tater tot bombs [34]

Bacon, Arugula, and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Get the recipe: bacon, arugula, and blue cheese flatbread [35]

Bacon Guacamole

Get the recipe: bacon guacamole [36]

Maple-Bacon Doughnuts

Get the recipe: maple-bacon doughnuts [37]

Bacon and Egg Pan-Fried Bao

Get the recipe: bacon and egg pan-fried bao [38]

Kale BLT Dip

Get the recipe: kale BLT dip [39]

Bacon Fluffernutters

Get the recipe: bacon fluffernutters [40]

Slow-Cooker "Baked" Potatoes

Get the recipe: slow-cooker "baked" potatoes [41]

4-Ingredient Spaghetti Carbonara For 2

Get the recipe: four-ingredient spaghetti carbonara for two [42]

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots

Get the recipe: cheesy bacon tater tots [43]

Bacon-Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped puff pastry twists [44]

Cornbread and Bacon Dressing

Get the recipe: cornbread and bacon dressing [45]

Pancake Bacon

Get the recipe: pancake bacon [46]

Twice-Stuffed Potatoes Stuffed With Bacon, Broccoli, and Cheddar

Get the recipe: twice-baked potatoes stuffed with bacon, broccoli, and cheddar [47]

Pasta Carbonara

Get the recipe: pasta carbonara with sundried tomatoes and leeks [48]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tart

Get the recipe: bacon and egg breakfast tart [49]

No-Knead Bacon-Chive Bread

Get the recipe: no-knead bacon-chive bread [50]

Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Pan Pizza

Get the recipe: caramelized apple, bacon, and blue cheese pan pizza [51]

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped dates [52]

Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

Get the recipe: spinach salad with warm bacon dressing [53]

Cheese and Bacon Strata

Get the recipe: cheese and bacon strata [54]

Creamy Cauliflower Fettucine Alfredo With Bacon

Get the recipe: creamy cauliflower fettucine alfredo with bacon [55]

Bacon Candy

Get the recipe: candied bacon [56]

Mini BLT Sandwiches

Get the recipe: mini BLT sandwiches [57]

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Get the recipe: maple bacon cinnamon rolls [58]

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese With Bacon and Ritz Cracker Topping

Get the recipe: butternut squash mac and cheese with bacon and Ritz cracker topping [59]

Baked Sweet Potato Chips With Blue Cheese Sauce, Bacon, and, Scallions

Get the recipe: baked sweet potato chips with blue cheese sauce, bacon, and scallions [60]

Breakfast Pasta

Get the recipe: breakfast pasta [61]

Pull-Apart Bacon French Toast Muffins

Get the recipe: pull-apart bacon French toast muffins [62]

Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwich

Get the recipe: turkey and bacon club sandwich [63]

Breakfast Hash Brown Cups

Get the recipe: breakfast hash brown cups [64]

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped hot dogs [65]

Bacon Waffles With Bourbon Butter and Blueberry Syrup

Get the recipe: bacon waffles with bourbon butter and blueberry syrup [66]

Loaded Potato Skins

Get the recipe: loaded potato skins [67]

Bacon, Egg, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Pastries

Get the recipe: bacon, egg, and goat cheese breakfast pastries [68]

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin [69]

Roasted Cabbage With Mushrooms and Bacon

Get the recipe: roasted cabbage with mushrooms and bacon [70]

Cheddar, Bacon, and Leek Frittata

Get the recipe: cheddar, bacon, and leek frittata [71]

Bacon and Cheese Potato Croquettes

Get the recipe: bacon and cheese potato croquettes [72]

Bacon-Wrapped Brie Bites

Get the recipe: bacon-wrapped brie bites [73]

Roasted Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon

Get the recipe: roasted chestnut cornbread stuffing with bacon [74]

Doughnut Chip Breakfast Sandwich

Get the recipe: doughnut chip breakfast sandwich [75]

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins

Get the recipe: bacon and egg breakfast muffins [76]

Sweet Potato and Bacon Endive Boats

Get the recipe: sweet potato and bacon endive boats [77]

Cheese and Bacon Bread Boats

Get the recipe: cheese and bacon bread boats [78]

Spicy Bacon Spaghetti

Get the recipe: spicy bacon, mushrooms, and tomato spaghetti [79]

Bacon Jam Pop Tarts

Get the recipe: bacon jam pop tarts [80]

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