28 bacon recipes
This iconic ingredient doesn't just belong in a bacon sarnie. Try bacon-laced chowder, mac 'n' cheese, dead good spaghetti carbonara and even bacon ice cream!
Looking for bacon recipes? We have plenty of ideas for bacon dishes, from bacon breakfast recipes to bacon dinner recipes...
Bacon breakfast recipes
The ultimate BLAT sandwich
Upgrade your classic BLT to our ultimate bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with avocado. Make this easy sandwich recipe for a weekend brunch.
Full English croissants
Check out our epic breakfast croissant recipe packed with super crispy bacon, baked beans and runny fried eggs. The perfect indulgent weekend treat for all the family.
Bacon, cheddar and leek quiche
Filled with streaky bacon, soft leeks and plenty of cheddar in a Marmite-laced pastry, try this quiche for a dish singing with salty, umami flavours.
Bacon-wrapped chicken breast is smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with molten cheese to make a mouth-watering meal for two.
Candied bacon banana bread
Try our easy candied bacon banana bread recipe. The combination of crisp, salty bacon with dense banana bread is a winner. Try it toasted with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup for an extra indulgent breakfast. Use overripe black bananas for the best result.
Breakfast burritos are perfect time-savers for busy mornings. Packed with all the essentials including streaky bacon, crispy hash browns, eggs and button mushrooms - it’s a full English on the go!
Sweetcorn fritters with bacon
Sabrina Ghayour is a British-Iranian chef, food writer and author. Take a look at her savoury pancakes, made with sweetcorn, feta and spring onion. They're quick, easy and packed with flavour... the addition of bacon and maple syrup gives these pancakes a real savoury edge.
Bacon dinner recipes
Chorizo and bacon mac ’n’ cheese
Jazz up mac 'n' cheese with salty bacon and smoky chorizo for the ultimate midweek family meal ready in an hour.
Instant bacon ramen
Check out this quick and easy ramen recipe with crispy sesame seed bacon. This wholesome noodle soup is low in calories and ready in under 30 minutes.
Bacon and pitta panzanella
Check out this easy panzanella recipe with super crispy bacon and crunchy baked pitta bread. This easy salad is packed with flavour and low in calories. Plus it's ready in less than 30 minutes too, an easy midweek meal (ripe tomatoes are essential for this recipe).
Bacon and egg fried rice
Our comforting recipe for fried rice is a quick and easy substitute for anyone craving a mid-week Chinese take away. Did also we mention it only takes 20 mins to make? Oh yes.
Bacon, barley and leek soup
Check out this hearty bacon, barley and leek soup. This simple yet warming soup is low in calories and easy to make. A great rejuvenating recipe.
Check out this bacon-wrapped halloumi with pea salad. This super simple halloumi recipe is gluten free and ready in just 20 minutes, a great midweek meal idea.
Mac 'n' cheese with bacon
How do you make mac 'n' cheese better? Add bacon of course! This oozing cheesy pasta bake is also rich with Red Leicester and finished with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Double up the recipe for a family meal.
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Chicken, leek and bacon pie
Check out Edd Kimber's chicken, leek, tarragon and bacon pie. This classic British pie is a great warming recipe for those winter months; what's more, it will be a winner with the whole family.
Smoky bacon and winter veg minestrone
This winter vegetable and smoky bacon minestrone soup is under 500 calories per serving and is very rich in flavour. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and can be topped with a generous sprinkle of parmesan.
These trendy Japanese savoury pancakes are popping up everywhere and are a brilliant way to use summer cabbage. This is a super-simplified version.
Bacon and sweetcorn chowder
This creamy, hearty soup is packed with sweetcorn, potato and crisp bacon. It's made with milk rather than cream so it's also surprisingly low-cal. A quick warming supper for two.
Smoky bacon caesar salad with parmesan croutons
A quick idea for Caesar salad using smoky bacon rashers. An easy homemade dressing makes this a fast and simple midweek meal, and Parmesan croutons are a great finishing touch.
Bacon and egg picnic pie
Bacon & egg picnic pie is full of flavour and a great one to pack up and take on a picnic or for an al fresco lunch. It looks really impressive but is actually very easy. Make this summery classic with step-by-step help from olive’s test kitchen
Dead good spaghetti carbonara
Creamy, classic carbonara is a bound to please a crowd. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Bacon and roasted tomato risotto
This comforting risotto is ready in just 30 minutes and can be made using ingredients you may already have in your fridge and store cupboard - perfect to whip up after work.
Chicken braised with cider and bacon
We love this really easy chicken recipe with a delicious, cidery sauce. After 40 minutes in the oven, the flavours of the cider and bacon really come through.
Other bacon recipes
Just when you thought bacon couldn't get any better, we glaze it with maple syrup. Serve this for brunch with poached eggs, or break into small pieces as a nibble with drinks.
Dan Doherty's candied bacon ice cream with bourbon sauce
Bacon and ice cream - two of our favourite things combined into one recipe by Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle. What's more, it's served with a boozy bourbon sauce. It's the perfect grown-up treat. Use good quality maple syrup for this or the flavour won’t be strong enough.
Looking for ways to pimp up your butter? Try our quick and easy bacon butter, it adds extra savoury flavour to have alongside your bread or to add flavour to roast chicken.
Bacon-wrapped new potatoes
Check out these baby new potatoes wrapped in crispy bacon with a punchy, creamy harissa soft cheese dip. This simple bite size potato skewers recipe make an easy bbq side dish to have at your next summer dinner party.
Bacon and egg martini
This cocktail recipe from LCC Shoreditch uses fat-washed (bacon-infused) Jack Daniel's, first done in New York in the 90s for a Benton's Old Fashioned. Mix that with maple syrup and you've got breakfast in a glass.
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