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Bacon 101 - Delicious & Easy Bacon Recipes

Updated on March 03, 2015

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. If you'd like a little dessert with your bacon, be sure to check out my bacon desserts hub

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.

So here's a few recipes to spice it up.

A love story... about bacon

If you have a ridiculous love for bacon, this is the book for you. In Bacon: A Love Story, popular bacon blogger Heather Lauer serves up a piping hot dish of fun and facts with this definitive love letter to what she calls meat candy.

Heather explores the ins and outs of how bacon finds its way to your skillet and what to do with it when it gets there.

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 Cups
Bacon Cups
Holiday Bacon Appetizers
Holiday Bacon Appetizers

Gourmet Bacon on Amazon

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.

A Bacon Must-Have - Bacon Salt

the bacon flowchart
the bacon flowchart

Everybody loves Bacon!

For the truly bacon obsessed, the best place to congregate with your fellow bacon lovers is online. In addition to the blogs that are just about bacon, there's all sorts of other foodie and cooking blogs that are sure to talk about bacon and offer recipes on a regular basis.

So check out some of these links to the bacon blogosphere and if that still isn't enough bacon for you, you can always pick up a couple of cookbooks from Amazon.

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

Think even dessert is improved by the taste of bacon, check out my Bacon Desserts hub

Cooking with Bacon


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    • Raven King profile image

      Raven King 9 years ago from Cabin Fever

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

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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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      Christoph Reilly 8 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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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

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

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      2patricias 6 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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      Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

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

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      Emma 6 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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      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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      Rick 5 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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      2patricias 4 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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      renee21 20 months ago

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

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