10 Amazing Bacon Recipes – Bacon makes everything better, right? This salty, fatty, crispy wonder is so addictive. How many ways can we enjoy bacon? That’s the question we will address here and now! Are you ready?
I was super excited when the keto diet became popular just because bacon is allowed. Now, you guys know I am not into diets, except the maybe seafood diet (I see food, I eat it). But hey, this isn’t about me. This is about awesome food.
These delectable crispy strips of pure heaven go perfectly with almost anything. Seriously, I’ve even had chocolate cake with bacon, and it was incredible. And you can wrap them around anything. Just check out the recipes for all the proof you need.
The jury is still out on that one. Some say there’s no problem if eaten in moderation and others say it has too much fat and salt. I say enjoy life while you can.
Bacon is salt-cured pork, either from the belly or the back. It’s especially good when smoked over a wood fire.
Also called back bacon, it’s salt-cured smoked pork loin or belly. It actually is more like ham than bacon, but I won’t hold that against it.
1. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Let’s start with a fiery appetizer, crunchy and spicy jalapeños poppers wrapped in a delicious layer of bacon. Oh yeah! This beautiful hot pepper loaded with cream cheese and, of course, bacon is the perfect game day snack. The best part? It only takes 20 minutes.
2. Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
These fantastic green bean bundles, held together by a crispy strip of bacon, make a fancy side dish for steaks and roasted chicken. The bacon flavor amps up an already flavorful veggie for a match made in heaven. Try this bacon recipe with a tomahawk steak or tender steak tips, and you’ll see what I mean!
3. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Talk about a meat lover’s dream come true! Picture juicy, boneless, skinless chicken thighs wrapped in a decadent slice of bacon. The fact that it only takes 10 minutes to prep makes it even more exciting.
4. Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Crispy asparagus is even better when tucked tight in a bacon blanket. These asparagus bundles look gorgeous, by the way, and they’re effortless. Salt, pepper, and olive oil are all you need to bring these vibrant bundles to life, and they’re ready in thirty minutes. I can’t think of a better way to serve asparagus.
5. Bacon-Wrapped Plantains
I had so much fun perfecting this bacon recipe with a tropical flair. The plantain’s sweetness perfectly balances the bacon’s delightful saltiness. These beauties make a perfect snack or appetizer. Kick up the heat with peri-peri or Caribbean pepper sauce. Yum!!!
Other Bacon Recipes
6. Oven Baked Bacon
Who says bacon has to be fried? Yay! No more spattering hot grease and having to stay right there with the skillet, so you don’t burn your bacon. And dare we say it’s healthier?😉
7. Green Beans and Bacon
I couldn’t believe how many veggies get a facelift with just a bit of bacon. Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, you name it, bacon just kicks them up a couple of notches on the flavor scale. These delicious green beans are no exception. Add some grated parmesan on top, and your family will love you forever.
8. Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Jalapenos
This classic family cookout dish gets a revamp with bacon and jalapeños. Not only are they budget-friendly snacks, but now they’re also gorgeous. And you can whip up a batch of these babies in half an hour. Woohoo!
9. Creamy Bacon Fettucine Shrimp Scampi
This super easy creamy shrimp alfredo recipe absolutely sings with the bacon’s saltiness. Don’t worry; Alfredo sauce is effortless to make because it’s all about the cream. Nice and crispy, bacon specks the white dish with color, flavor, and texture. And you can have this one on the table in less than half an hour.
10. Bacon Mac and Cheese
What could be more comforting than mac and cheese? Add bacon for the win!!! This super easy recipe takes the traditional mac & cheese over the top in no time flat. Oh yeah!
The Wrap on Bacon
Bacon is super versatile and flavor-packed, as these recipes prove. Which one are you going to try first? My son is always asking for bacon mac and cheese. Comment below which bacon recipe is your favorite. 👍🏾