It’s crispy. It’s salty. It’s fatty. It’s the most versatile meat in your fridge. Of course, we’re talking about bacon, the salt-cured pork that tastes good at breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert (but more on that later). While it’s often served solo as a side or haphazardly crumbled atop various dishes for extra crunch and flavor, bacon deserves its time in the limelight. Read on for 46 easy, savory bacon recipes that call for it as a main ingredient. We’re talking pasta dishes, brunch basics, pizzas and more.
46 Bacon Recipes to Eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
2. Savory Breakfast Pie With Bacon Lattice Crust
Buttery pie crust + cheesy egg custard + a dozen shatteringly crisp strips of bacon = a good morning indeed.
18. Bacon, Kale And Egg Grandma Pie
Runny yolks! Wilted greens! Craggy bacon! Doughy crust! Brunch (or pizza night) at your place has never looked so good.
21. Crispy Bacon-wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Don’t even try controlling your appetite around these toothpicked cuties. They’re drizzled with honey for an unexpected pop of sweetness.
23. Bacon And Egg Fried Rice
Feel free to spruce up this 20-minute gem with any leafy greens or veggies that you forgot about in the crisper drawer.
24. Maple French Toast Breakfast Sandwich
Cinnamon-kissed French toast beats a plain English muffin any day. Serve it with plenty of maple syrup for dipping.
27. Bacon-wrapped Eggs
We *finally* nailed the perfect egg-to-bacon ratio. The trick is half-baking the bacon strips, using them to line a muffin tin, cracking an egg into each cup and baking it all to jiggly-yolk perfection.
28. Bacon-wrapped Cheese Straws
If only they served these at bars instead of nuts. We’re betting they’d complement a crisp IPA or wheat ale just right.
30. Bacon, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Muffins
Your eyes don’t deceive you: These handhelds are toting whole hardboiled eggs. You’ll need a jumbo muffin pan to accommodate them.
34. Mini Quiches With Hash Brown Crusts
Don’t sweat shredding your own spuds. The recipe calls for using frozen hash browns for maximum convenience. Drain them thoroughly to ensure that they crisp up in the oven.
36. Loaded Baked Potato ‘chips’
Isn’t it the worst when you accidentally fill up on your baked potato before even making a dent in your entrée? These itty-bitty loaded chips can help.
43. Guacamole Bacon Burger
Apply the sliced pepper jack cheese right after flipping the burger over, so it has plenty of heat and time to melt.
44. Honey, Peach And Brie Panini With Bacon Butter
And the award for World’s Tastiest Compound Butter goes to…
45. Homemade Maple Bacon Doughnuts
The buttery maple glaze is nothing short of life-changing. Wash them down with a warm cinnamon latte.