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16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

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16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

In honour of National Bacon Day on December 30, we’ve rounded up 16 of our favourite recipes featuring bacon.

The reason we just can't seem to get enough of bacon is because it does it all—it can be a topping or a garnish, wrapped around fruits or vegetables or other meats, layered in a sandwich, the secret ingredient in a dip, made into a jam, and even turned into a dessert. In case you have yet to truly experiment with bacon, or are just looking for new fabulous ways to eat your favourite meat/garnish/topping etc., we’ve got a recipe for you.

Take your al desko lunches up a notch with bacon. Try our Tomato and Bean Soup with Crispy Bacon, Bacon and Egg Caesar Salad or Bacon and Spinach Salad with avocado.

For dinner with the fam, try Bacon-Wrapped Beef Kabobs. Elevate your standard chicken dinner by serving it with Bacon Jalapeño Jam or choose Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts With Bacon for a side dish. If you’re hosting a dinner party and need some crowd-pleasing apps, go for our Wine and Bacon Steamed Mussels, Classic Rumaki, Glazed Pork Belly in Lettuce Cups, Grilled Bacon and Feta Mini Pizzas, Bubbly Bacon and Butternut Dip, Pea and Bacon Crostini With Fried Eggs, or Okonomiyaki.

If you’re a traditionalist who prefers bacon for breakfast, go with our classic Bacon and Brussels Sprout Freezer Frittatas that can be pre-made on the weekend and warmed up in the morning before work. Or, if you have a little extra time, try our Baked Avocado Eggs.

And finally, for the one with a sweet tooth: The Ultimate Candied Bacon—which is bacon dipped in chocolate.

Flip through the slideshow for all the recipes.

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16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bacon and Egg Caesar Salad

The creamy, salty dressing makes every bite of this salad feel indulgent.

Get the recipe: Bacon and Egg Caesar Salad

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bacon-Wrapped Beef Kabobs

These filet mignon–inspired kabobs are made with less expensive top sirloin, then skewered and grilled for a more casual take on the classic steak-house dish.

Get the recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Beef Kabobs

Image by: Maya Visnyei By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bacon and Spinach Salad

Avocado and bacon elevate this simple salad to a special side dish.

Get the recipe: Bacon and Spinach Salad

By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Freezer Frittatas

Bacon on a workday? Yes, please! These freezable frittatas are a weekday morning saviour.

Get the recipe: Bacon and Brussels Sprout Freezer Frittatas

Image by: Jodi Pudge By: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bacon Jalapeño Jam

The perfectly balanced sweet and salty flavours of this meaty spread make it a must-try for bacon lovers.

Get the recipe: Bacon Jalapeño Jam

By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Classic Rumaki

This throwback appetizer may sound like a strange combination, but it is guaranteed to have guests swarming your table.

Get the recipe: Classic Rumaki

By: Annabelle Waugh and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Glazed Pork Belly in Lettuce Cups

If you don’t want to use the lettuce cups, serve these tasty morsels over a simple bed of rice.

Get the recipe: Glazed Pork Belly in Lettuce Cups

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Grilled Bacon and Feta Mini Pizzas

Mini pitas make easy crusts for these grilled pizzas, which are topped with pepper jelly for a sweet-and-spicy kick.

Get the recipe: Grilled Bacon and Feta Mini Pizzas

By: Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Bubbly Bacon and Butternut Dip

Serve this delicious dip with some fresh baguette and crudités.

Get the recipe: Bubbly Bacon and Butternut Dip

By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Baked Avocado Eggs

It might seem odd to bake an avocado, but you'll love how creamy and luscious it becomes—especially with a bacon-topped egg nestled in the centre.

Get the recipe: Baked Avocado Eggs

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Okonomiyaki

This savoury pancake makes a great starter for a small group or a hearty meal that serves one or two people.

Get the recipe: Okonomiyaki

Image by: Jeff Coulson By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Pea and Bacon Crostini With Fried Eggs

A little goat cheese is all you need to transform a couple handfuls of frozen peas into a creamy purée.

Get the recipe: Pea and Bacon Crostini With Fried Eggs

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Tomato and Bean Soup with Crispy Bacon

This soup will become a family favourite—we guarantee it.

Get the recipe: Tomato and Bean Soup with Crispy Bacon

By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

The trick to making perfectly tender-crisp roasted vegetables is to chop them to a uniform size—that way, you won't end up with some undercooked and some overcooked pieces.

Get the recipe: Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

Wine and Bacon Steamed Mussels

A heavenly combination.

Get the recipe: Wine and Bacon Steamed Mussels

By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

16 irresistible bacon recipes that will make you drool

The Ultimate Candied Bacon

You may have seen chocolate-dipped bacon at your local food fair or bacon in chocolate-bar form at your local specialty store, but we promise you that this version surpasses anything else.

Get the recipe: The Ultimate Candied Bacon

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 

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