You don't have to belong to the bacon-of-the-month club to love bacon. Whether used in salads, on top of pasta, or in quiche, you can pan fry or microwave bacon for perfect results every time.

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Bacon and Cheddar Puff Pastry Crisps

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Your guests are sure to enjoy these bite-sized appetizers with big-sized flavors like bacon, Cheddar cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing.

Total: 1 hr 18 mins

Maple-Glazed Beans

Food & Wine

Rancho Gordo farm founder Steve Sando is at the forefront of the seed-saving movement, selling his exquisite heirloom dried beans to passionate followers. Here, F&W's Marcia Kiesel uses Sando's yellow eyes variety.

Total: 7 hrs 45 mins

BLT Salad Toss

Pace Salsa & Picante

Pace® Picante Sauce and Italian salad dressing top this new generation "BLT" salad with a Southwestern flair.

Total: 20 mins

Fried Forbidden Rice

Food & Wine

For a robust take on the Indonesian fried rice dish nasi goreng, Sang Yoon stir-fries black rice, sometimes called forbidden rice, with bacon and roasted garlic. "You can make it with short-grain brown rice, but you'd miss a lot of the fun," Sang Yoon says.

Total: 1 hr 25 mins
Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Old Fashioned Skillet Cornbread with Bacon


Bacon adds a smoky flavor to this staple bread.

Total: 30 mins

Burrito BLT Wrap

Betty Crocker

Try this bacon recipe from Betty Crocker.

Total: 10 mins

Bacon and Clam White Pizza

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

This out-of-the-ordinary pizza combines bacon and clams to create a flavorful, herb-scented pizza in no time...but what makes it really good is the puff pastry crust. Yum!

Total: 1 hr 40 mins


Better Homes and Gardens

Wrap crescent rolls around cheese, bacon, and a hard-cooked egg half for a quick breakfast of lunch.

Grilled Bacon, Cheddar, and Hot Pepper Jelly Sandwich

Ladies' Home Journal

You only need four ingredients to make this hot open-face sandwich. Serve it with fresh fruit for a quick lunch or dinner.

Total: 15 mins

Roast Squab with Bacon and Grapes

Food & Wine

Wrapping a meaty bird like squab in bacon, then roasting it with fresh table grapes makes for an enticing main course that's salty, sweet, crispy, and juicy all at the same time. Count Paolo Marzotto, an active sportsman, loves this dish with the partridges he hunts; squab is a delicious alternative.

Total: 1 hr

Pork Cheek and Black-Eyed Pea Chili

Food & Wine

Michael Symon defines himself as a "porketarian," saying he can't get enough of the meat. For his luscious chili, he uses incredibly flavorful and succulent pork cheeks -- an unusual cut worth seeking out. If pork cheeks aren't available, pork shoulder (cut into 2-inch pieces) can be substituted.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Bacon-Tomato Mini Sandwiches with Pesto Mayo

The Food Channel

These little sandwiches will disappear fast--they are THAT good. Take advantage of fresh tomato season and try these sensational sliders.


Total: 10 hrs 20 mins

Bonkers for Bacon! 7 Sizzling Bacon-Bursting Recipes

As Homer Simpson succinctly put it: "Mmmmm ... bacon." It may not be the most eloquent of statements, but we know exactly what he means, that perfect punch of salty meatiness that's often been described as kryptonite to even hardcore vegetarians.

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See how to make a creamy, cheesy dip with some kick.

Bacon: Know Your Label Lingo

Salty, fatty and, to many of us, downright irresistible -- just the word bacon conjures up a sizzle and that distinct, oh-so-delicious aroma. The food world's love of bacon has led in an explosion of artisan butchers making specialty bacon, and there's been an increase in the different types of bacon available in grocery stores as well. Here we focus on classic American-style bacon -- from the belly, with fatty streaks in it, perfect for BLTs or alongside a plate of eggs.

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