25 Tasty Things to Make With Bacon
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17 Tasty Things to Make With Bacon

Bacon gets a bad rap as far as dietary concerns go, but it actually has more than a few health benefits (besides being great for your taste buds)!

Here are a few awesome dishes you can make that feature bacon!

1. Bacon-Apple Sandwiches

Spread a split baguette with honey mustard. Fill with cooked bacon, sliced Brie and apple, and lettuce; add salt and pepper. Slice.

2. Bacon Kraut

Cook 8 ounces diced Canadian bacon and 1 chopped onion in olive oil. Add 3/4 cup each beer and water, and 1 pound rinsed drained sauerkraut. Simmer 20 minutes.

3. Bacon-Apple Sandwiches

Spread a split baguette with honey mustard. Fill with cooked bacon, sliced Brie and apple, and lettuce; add salt and pepper. Slice.

4. PB&B 

Sandwich peanut butter, banana and cooked bacon with white bread. Cook in a buttered skillet.

5. Stuffed Mushrooms

Mix 1/2 cup each grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs, 4 slices crumbled cooked bacon and 2 tablespoons each parsley and olive oil. Stuff into mushroom caps, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees F, 20 minutes.

6. Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Wrap bacon around scallops; secure with toothpicks. Broil, turning, until crisp, 8 minutes. (One of my favorite appies.)

7. Bacon-Wrapped Trout

Stuff whole trout with lemon slices and thyme sprigs; season with salt. Wrap in bacon and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat, 4 minutes per side.

8. Bacon Pizza

Top a round of pizza dough with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, thinly sliced onion, crumbled cooked bacon and salt. Bake at 500 degrees F, 10 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil.

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9. Bacon Fried Rice

Cook 1/2 cup chopped bacon in a skillet. Add 1/2 cup chopped scallions and 4 cups cooked rice; stir-fry until hot. Add 3 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon each sesame oil and grated ginger; stir-fry until the eggs are set.

10. Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Cook 6 ounces diced slab bacon in a skillet; drain. Separate 1 pound Brussels sprouts into leaves; stir-fry in the drippings. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons each teriyaki sauce and water, a pinch each of sugar and red pepper flakes, and the bacon.

11. Sweet Bacon

Press both sides of bacon slices in brown sugar; place on a rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F, flipping once, 18 to 20 minutes.

12. Bacon-Apple Pancakes

Mix 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 grated apple and 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon. Cook in a hot buttered skillet.

13. Bacon Banana Bread

Stir 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon into your favorite banana bread batter before baking.

14. Bacon Oatmeal

Stir 2 tablespoons each maple syrup and crumbled cooked bacon into 2 cups cooked oatmeal.

15. Bacon Grits

Simmer 2 cups each milk and water with 1 teaspoon salt in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup grits; simmer until tender, about 35 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and 1 cup each grated cheddar and crumbled cooked bacon. Top with chopped chives.

16. Bacon-Beer Mussels

Cook 1/4 pound chopped slab bacon in a pot with 1 sliced onion. Add 3/4 cup beer, some thyme sprigs and 3 pounds mussels. Cover and cook until the mussels open, 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons each chopped parsley and whole-grain mustard.

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17. Spaghetti Carbonara

Boil 1 pound spaghetti; drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water. Meanwhile, cook 1/2 pound diced pancetta and 3 sliced garlic cloves in olive oil. Whisk 2 eggs, 1 cup grated Parmesan, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 1/2 to 1 cup pasta water and some pepper; toss with the hot spaghetti and pancetta.

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17 Tasty Things to Make With Bacon

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