In celebration of the book Everyone Loves Bacon, we partnered with Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to share our favorite recipes that break for bacon.
Bacon, bacon, bacon: Say that word three times fast. Why? Because bacon makes you, the person to your left (or right), and us happy. It's not a cliché food. It's not just a trend. Bacon makes breakfast sandwiches better and fried rice nice. It puts the "B" in BLT. It makes our hearts do a little extra pitter-patter—and we don't mind one bit. To prove it, here are 18 recipes that bring home the bacon.
BEAT Breakfast Sandwich by hardlikearmor
Bacon Jam by Hannah Petertil
Breakfast Fried Rice by Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich by pipsplate
A Very Good Bloody Mary by Ali Slagle
Squash Butter Crostini with Blue Cheese, Celery, and Bacon by Callie Canlas
Triple Surprise Kale Salad by QueenSashy
Pea and Bacon Panzanella with Warm Vinaigrette by Phyllis Grant
Roasted Radicchio and Shrimp with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette by EmilyC
Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Cabbage Pancake) by Kendra Vaculin
Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon and Tomato) by Genius Recipes
Roasted Tomato BLT Soup by amysarah
Bacon-Stuffed Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Avocado by lorinarlock
Bucatini all'Amatriciana by Merrill Stubbs
Chickpea Bolognese by inpatskitchen
Bacon & Egg Ramen by Aliwaks
Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Pork Loin by mtlabor
Tipsy Maple Corn by thirschfeld
Photos by Phyllis Grant (panzanella), James Ransom, Bobbi Lin, and Mark Weinberg
This article is brought to you by Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. Head here to pick up a copy of Everyone Loves Bacon—which is really, really true.