Prepare to Pig Out With These 18 Irresistible Bacon Recipes

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Crispy, salty, and insanely delicious, bacon has a way of making everything better. This smoky, savory pork treat transforms ordinary dishes into craveable masterpieces with its irresistible flavor and delightfully crisp texture. From decadent bacon wrapped appetizers to indulgent maple bacon cupcakes, the following 18 Bacon Recipes are a bacon lover’s dream come true. Get ready to satisfy your bacon cravings and then some with recipes that highlight the humble ingredient in magnificently mouthwatering ways. Just be warned – after one bite, you may never want to go bacon free again!

Bacon Jam Crostini

Bacon Jam Crostini by The Savory Cipolla
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Lightly toasted crostini is topped with creamy brie cheese and a sweet and savory bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar bacon jam to create the perfect bite. This bourbon bacon jam can be made in advance making it the perfect appetizer for entertaining.

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Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon and Honey Buttercream

Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon and Honey Buttercream by Xoxo Bella
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Do you know what Xoxo Bella’s latest passion is? It’s this Air Fryer Cornbread Cake with Candied Bacon! Cornbread is already delicious and let’s face it, everyone loves bacon! So how could this air fryer cornbread recipe with honey buttercream frosting be anything less than incredible! This sweet cornbread with icing is always a tasty addition to the menu.

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs by The Typical Mom
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs: moist fork tender meat with crispy bacon slices hugging each one on the outside. Pair with The Typical Mom’s Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Onions for the perfect meal.

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Bacon Corn Salad

Bacon Corn Salad by Princess Pinky Girl
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Bacon Corn Salad recipe has an addictive reputation for a reason: take one bite of this meaty, cheesy, creamy, crunchy combination of corn, bacon, cheddar, and ranch seasoning and you won’t be able to stop! It’s a delicious summer side dish to bring to barbecues, potlucks, and tailgates.

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Egg Noodles With Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Cabbage

Egg Noodles With Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Cabbage by The Peasants Daughter
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Haluski is a delicious American-Slavic immigrant meal that is quick, easy, budget-friendly, and family-friendly. Caramelized bacon and onions are sauteed with fresh cabbage and then tossed with egg noodles, which are also allowed to get just a little crispy on the edges. This is so simple but incredibly tasty and comforting.

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting

Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting by Sweet Fix Baker
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These Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Maple bacon frosting recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. They can be a dessert, a breakfast treat, or a go-to snack – whatever you’re in the mood for!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup by Little Black Skillet
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This Loaded Potato Soup recipe is inspired by the loaded potato soup from Newk’s. It’s got silky potatoes, lots of cheese, crispy bacon, sour cream, and chives. What’s not to love?

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers by Homemade Hooplah
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These Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are a simple appetizer made with a blend of cheeses and seasonings that’s baked in jalapeno halves and wrapped in bacon.

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Savory Bacon, Cheddar and Scallion Scones

Savory Bacon, Cheddar and Scallion Scones by Cambrea Bakes
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These flaky and tender Savory Scones are stuffed with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and fresh scallions. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, they’re ready to eat in less than 1 hour!

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Bacon, Blue Cheese and Sweet Chilli Straws

Bacon, Blue Cheese and Sweet Chilli Straws by Dished by Kate
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Impress your guests with these gorgeous levelled up Cheese Straws. Store-bought puff pastry, stuffed with crispy bacon, creamy blue cheese and sweet chilli jam, twisted and baked to perfection. These really are a super easy, crowd-pleasing party appetizer for any occasion.

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Homemade Bacon Refried Beans

Homemade Bacon Refried Beans by Three Olives Branch
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A fast and delicious Homemade Refried Beans recipe packed with bacon flavor. Easy Homemade Bacon Refried Beans are the perfect side dish recipe for your Mexican meals!

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Zucchini and Bacon Quiche

Zucchini and Bacon Quiche by The Healthy Epicurean
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This is a recipe for the best ever Zucchini and Bacon Quiche! It features an all-butter flaky crust with a crispy bacon and zucchini-loaded filling, topped with white cheddar cheese. The quiche filling is flavored with Dijon mustard which takes it to the next level.

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Air Fryer Roasted Bacon Potatoes

Air Fryer Roasted Bacon Potatoes by Munchy Goodness
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Air Fryer Roasted Bacon Potatoes – Perfectly roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. With crispy bacon and parmesan, this is the best combination ever! This yummy recipe has all you’ve ever wanted in a side dish. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!

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Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts

Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts by Chew Out Loud
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These Cheesy Bacon Pull Aparts are ridiculously easy and scrumptious! They’re a quick and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner the whole family adores.

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp by The Forked Spoon
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These delicious bite-size Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are the best quick and easy appetizer, perfect for game day, holidays, and special occasions. Made with juicy shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon and brushed with a sweet and spicy honey Cajun glaze. So yummy!

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Rice Bowl

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Rice Bowl by The Heirloom Pantry
Photo Credit: The Heirloom Pantry

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Rice Bowl is a savory breakfast dish featuring yolky soft boiled eggs, crispy oven-baked bacon, Japanese sticky rice, and furikake. It’s a hearty, tasty breakfast that can be made for just a couple of people or scaled to feed a whole family.

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Bacon and Cheese Turnovers

Bacon and Cheese Turnovers by It's Not Complicated
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These simple to prepare Bacon and Cheese Turnovers are so incredibly delicious! Just five ingredients are all that is needed to make these tasty savoury treats. Crispy, flaky puff pastry is filled with caramelised bacon and lots of cheese. Perfect on their own as a snack or appetiser, or serve with a bowl of soup!

Get the Recipe: Bacon and Cheese Turnovers

Wilted Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Wilted Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing by Gimme From Scratch
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There’s something about the combination of Wilted Spinach and a Hot Bacon Dressing that creates pure magic. This tangy, smoky, and slightly sweet salad is the perfect dish to satisfy your cravings for both comfort food and healthy greens. This warm wilted spinach salad topped with fresh strawberries and crumbly feta cheese is a must-try.

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I love to share recipes with real ingredients that are both sweet and savory (especially sweet:) My mission with Gimme From Scratch is to inspire you with recipes that will bring your families together in the kitchen. I'm introverted at heart but know how important socializing can be for maintaining good relationships, when writing not only am looking forward to sharing information - It's also building connections between readers who love good food as much as I do!

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