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Bacon 101 - Delicious & Easy Bacon Recipes

Updated on May 28, 2017

Delicious, Tasty Bacon!

Of all the foods that are a bit "sinful", bacon is probably my favorite. If I ate it every day I'd never get bored with it. In fact, I have to keep myself from eating it every day. I love a bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast, and that's always with the yolk too!

I've been trying to expand my repertoire a bit beyond just breakfast though, so here's some great bacon recipes for my fellow bacon lovers to try. And remember, if something tastes good on its own... it is bound to taste better with bacon!

Bacon Recipes

Let's start off with some traditional favorites like bacon-wrapped scallops and then move on to some more fanciful bacon recipes.

Bacon-wrapped scallops

While I love seafood, scallops have never been my favorite so I usually avoid them. For a long time, I even avoided the bacon-wrapped scallops just because I dislike scallops so much I assumed that even bacon couldn't save them.

I was so wrong. Bacon totally saves the scallop!

The basics are easy enough: wrap bacon around scallop, whack a toothpick in it to hold it together and stick it under the broiler until it is cooked through. Usually takes 10 to 15 minutes and you need to turn it once.

Look how easy it is!

Poultry and Bacon

Chicken and turkey can both be improved by bacon. I find turkey far more flavorful than chicken anyway, so turkey and bacon, mmmm, yum.

Chicken & Bacon shish kabobs
Chicken & Bacon shish kabobs
Turkey and Bacon rolls
Turkey and Bacon rolls
Turkey burger stuffed with bacon
Turkey burger stuffed with bacon

Bacon wrapped Asparagus - yum!

Bacon Cups
Bacon Cups
Holiday Bacon Appetizers
Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Where to Buy Gourmet Bacon Online

If you love bacon, you should definitely try to get your hands on some gourmet or artisan bacon. It is nothing like the standard packaged fare you'll find at your local supermarket. Far tastier and flavorful than Oscar Meyer, it also generally doesn't shrink nearly as much and you'll have some nice thick slices for your BLT sandwich or any recipes you care to make.

If you're lucky enough to have a butcher's shop or an ethnic deli in your neighborhood, that is also a GREAT place to buy bacon. I find Russian bacon to be delicious and will drive out of my way to the Russian delicatessen to buy it.

Also, Whole Foods has a couple of nice bacons at their meats counter and I would think you might find at least one or two decent bacon choices at Trader Joe's, though it's been awhile since I've been to one.

Should I have bacon?

Not sure if your next meal should include bacon? Let the bacon flowchart help you decide.

the bacon flowchart
the bacon flowchart


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    • renee21 profile image

      renee21 2 years ago

      I love bacon! These look like awesome recipes! Great hub!

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages -- and feeling that I'll need to buy more bacon this month.

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      Rick 6 years ago

      mmm I love bacon it makes me happy because it is delicious and full of dead animal juices and usually when i make it I put raw cookie dough on it and maple syrup because it makes the bacon more delicious than it already was

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      bryanps 6 years ago from Australia

      I never knew that there could be so many kinds of recipes for bacons! Certainly an eye opener :)

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      Emma 7 years ago from Boston

      Sunny, I completely approve of bacon in a quesadillas. I think the flavor goes so well with guacamole :)

      2Patricias, thanks so much. That's very kind.

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      Sunnyglitter 7 years ago from Cyberspace

      Ahhhh. I love bacon. My favorite thing to make for dinner lately is bacon quesadillas.

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      2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Bacon is the main reason why neither of us is a vegetarian.

      This is a wonderful hub, and we have rated it up.

      We have a hub about using left over bacon and will put up a link to your hub. This is intended as a compliment, so hope you don't mind.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      mmm...bacon-wrapped scallops - one of my all time faves!

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      There are very few foods that aren't better with bacon. I love bacon, and feel like I have hit the bacon info mother-load with your delicious hub. There are so many of these I want to try that I don't know where to begin. Let me just say I will be trying several of these recipes. Thank you in advance for the deliciousness of my meal!

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      Emma 9 years ago from Boston

      The stuff I've had has favored sweet, I would say. Meaty, but not very smokey.

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      Raven King 9 years ago from Cabin Fever

      What does Russian bacon taste like? Is it sweet or smokey? Yummy hub. :)