Waking up to the smell of bacon is a special kind of bliss. But far too many of our culinary friends seem to have forgotten that bacon is bigger than breakfast!
This savory delight is a crispy, salty, and smoky addition to many flavorful lunches and dinners, too. Come explore 5 of our favorite bacon recipe ideas for curious home cooks who want to explore bacon beyond breakfast.
5 Creative Bacon Recipes:
Creative Bacon Recipe #1: Bone Broth and Bacon BBQ Sauce
If you’re looking for a unique bacon dish that also offers the gut-healing properties of pasture-raised bone broth, look no further. Homemade BBQ sauce is a lot easier to prepare than you might think. Plus, it allows you to customize your tangy vs spicy vs smoky preferences, and is a guaranteed way to impress anyone eating at your table.
Creative Bacon Recipe #2: Grilled Drumsticks Wrapped in Bacon
Here’s another bacon lovers’ recipe that would pair perfectly with the Bone Broth and Bacon BBQ sauce above. Follow our simple steps for wrapping succulent pasture-raised chicken drumsticks with sugar-free bacon to make a quick weeknight meal feel extra special.
Creative Bacon Recipe #3: Pea & Herb Pasta with Jowl Bacon
Have you just met the multi-layered pasta salad of your dreams? Very likely. Fresh spring peas and herbs + smoky jowl bacon + pecorino cheese. These simple ingredients come together easily for a delicious and quick dinner, plus the cold leftovers make for a refreshing lunch when you’re in a rush the next day.
Creative Bacon Recipe #4: Easy Crustless Quiche with Bacon and Leeks
This creamy quiche features crispy pasture-raised bacon and the aromatic sweetness of sautéed leeks. The recipe is also gluten-free and low carb, making it a healthy option when you want a fuss-free meal. Tip: Once cooled, store extras in the fridge so you can grab a quick + easy high protein meal/snack whenever you need it.
Creative Bacon Recipe #5: Acorn Squash with Maple Bacon
The flavor balance between the three star ingredients in this recipe is one you don’t want to miss. The nuttiness of the roasted acorn squash is joined by the caramel-like sweetness in the maple syrup, and it’s all tied together by the savory and smoky contrast of pasture-raised jowl bacon. This bacon culinary creation fits well on any holiday menu, but we also enjoy it all year round.
Elevate your culinary adventures with these creative recipes that prove bacon is a star ingredient not only in the morning but throughout the day. Let us know if you make any of these recipes. Happy cooking!