Makin' Bacon: 15 Mouthwatering Bacon Dishes

Sep 27 2012 - 6:40am

News of an impending bacon shortage [1] 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 [2] that also features caramelized leek and goat cheese.

Individual Bacon and Spinach Quiches

Bolster brunch with these hearty individual bacon and spinach quiches [3].

Sweet Potato-Bacon Endive Boats

Who says bacon can't be elegant? These endive boats [4] filled with sweet potatoes and bacon are like a more sophisticated baked potato.

Oven-Roasted Bacon

Bacon purists, try this life-changing method for roasting bacon in the oven [5]. 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 [6] roast bacon.

Oysters Casino

This butter and bacon-basted bivalve appetizer [7] 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. [8]

Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwich

Bacon's crisp and chewy texture plays nicely with avocado, cheddar, and turkey in a fully loaded club sandwich [9].

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

For the perfect salty-sweet combo, whip up a batch of bacon-wrapped dates [10] for your next gathering.

Bacon-Wrapped Persimmons

Once your guests have devoured the last batch of bacon-wrapped dates, move on to their equally delicious counterparts: bacon-wrapped persimmons [11]!

Spicy Bacon Spaghetti

Bacon's richness complements fiery jalapeño peppers in this fast and easy spaghetti recipe. [12]

Classic BLT

It's hard to beat a classic BLT [13], 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 [14] a rich flavor.

Wedge Salad

Cool iceberg lettuce, creamy gorgonzola, and crispy, salty bacon come together beautifully in this wedge salad [15]. Top with hard-boiled eggs for a little additional protein and flavor, and you've got yourself a meal!

Bacon Guacamole

What's better than a creamy, flavorful bowl of fresh guacamole? Bacon guacamole [16]! 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. [17]

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