News of an impending bacon shortage  has our minds on the briny breakfast delight. Rather than curtailing our consumption, we'll feast on the game-changing ingredient, starting with these 15 fabulous bacon-enhanced treats.
Caramelized Leek, Goat Cheese, and Bacon Dip
Bacon adds a great crunchy texture to this creamy, savory dip  that also features caramelized leek and goat cheese.
Individual Bacon and Spinach Quiches
Bolster brunch with these hearty individual bacon and spinach quiches .
Sweet Potato-Bacon Endive Boats
Who says bacon can't be elegant? These endive boats  filled with sweet potatoes and bacon are like a more sophisticated baked potato.
Bacon purists, try this life-changing method for roasting bacon in the oven . It's less messy than skillet-crisped slices, and the texture can be controlled to a closer degree — perfect for persnickety perfectionists. For a slightly sweet alternative, try maple-syrup-glazed  roast bacon.
This butter and bacon-basted bivalve appetizer  can be prepared almost entirely ahead of time, making it an excellent option for entertaining.
Bacon and Tomato Pasta
For a fast and easy dinner that is totally satisfying, make bacon and tomato pasta. 
Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwich
Bacon's crisp and chewy texture plays nicely with avocado, cheddar, and turkey in a fully loaded club sandwich .
For the perfect salty-sweet combo, whip up a batch of bacon-wrapped dates  for your next gathering.
Once your guests have devoured the last batch of bacon-wrapped dates, move on to their equally delicious counterparts: bacon-wrapped persimmons !
Spicy Bacon Spaghetti
Bacon's richness complements fiery jalapeño peppers in this fast and easy spaghetti recipe. 
It's hard to beat a classic BLT , and why mess with a good thing? Pick up some thick slices of good-quality bacon, and whip up a deliciously simple lunch or dinner.
Creamed Collard Greens
The base for this classically Southern recipe is smoky bacon, which gives the collard greens  a rich flavor.
Cool iceberg lettuce, creamy gorgonzola, and crispy, salty bacon come together beautifully in this wedge salad . Top with hard-boiled eggs for a little additional protein and flavor, and you've got yourself a meal!
What's better than a creamy, flavorful bowl of fresh guacamole? Bacon guacamole ! Chipotles in adobo kick this dip up another notch and enhance the delicious smoky flavor of the bacon.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Nectarines
Bacon-wrapped anything makes a fantastic appetizer, especially when it involves shrimp and nectarines.