18 Dishes That Bring Home the Bacon

September 17, 2015

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.

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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.

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