Bacon Recipes Makin' Bacon: 15 Mouthwatering Bacon Dishes Sep 27 2012 • By Mandy Harris 266 5 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 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bacon adds a great crunchy texture to this creamy, savory dip that also features caramelized leek and goat cheese. Individual Bacon and Spinach Quiches What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bolster brunch with these hearty individual bacon and spinach quiches. Sweet Potato-Bacon Endive Boats What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Who says bacon can't be elegant? These endive boats filled with sweet potatoes and bacon are like a more sophisticated baked potato. Oven-Roasted Bacon What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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. Oysters Casino What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 For a fast and easy dinner that is totally satisfying, make bacon and tomato pasta. Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwich What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bacon's crisp and chewy texture plays nicely with avocado, cheddar, and turkey in a fully loaded club sandwich. Bacon-Wrapped Dates What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 For the perfect salty-sweet combo, whip up a batch of bacon-wrapped dates for your next gathering. Bacon-Wrapped Persimmons What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bacon's richness complements fiery jalapeño peppers in this fast and easy spaghetti recipe. Classic BLT What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The base for this classically Southern recipe is smoky bacon, which gives the collard greens a rich flavor. Wedge Salad What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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! Bacon Guacamole What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bacon-wrapped anything makes a fantastic appetizer, especially when it involves shrimp and nectarines.