Ah, bacon. Is there anyone who doesn't like it? The crisp texture, salty taste, and the meatiness of it are impossible to duplicate. For me, bacon is a special occasion food. These quick and easy bacon recipes are real treats.
To prepare bacon, see my quick tips:
When you find bacon on sale, buy a bunch. You can freeze it uncooked, or cook it first, then freeze it. Look for lower-salt varieties, and try organic bacon or bacon from a co-op. Enjoy!
Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
This simple recipe is perfect for a hearty breakfast. You can use microwave bacon instead of the regular kind; just make sure it's very crisp.
Bacon Chicken Salad
This super easy six ingredient recipe tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. This is a wonderful recipe for a quick lunch.
Grape and Bacon Salad
I developed this recipe after seeing a luscious picture of a creamy grape salad sprinkled with what I thought was bacon. It was actually pecans, but it gave me this great idea!
Bacon Wrapped Sausages
Sometimes there's nothing better than a lot of meat. Then add maple syrup and brown sugar to these smoky and rich meats and they will be devoured in no time.
Brown Sugar Bacon
For a special breakfast or brunch, this recipe is hard to beat. It's simple and special and your kids will love it!
Bacon Egg Salad
Well, of course bacon pairs well with egg salad!
Chicken Peach Bacon Salad
The title says it all! This wonderful salad is sweet, tart, salty, crisp, and tender all at once.
Three Ingredient Bacon Chicken
Pull out your George Foreman grill for a fabulous and simple recipe everyone will love.
If you love bacon, you will love this pizza. It's quick and easy and so tasty. Just adding onions and sour cream to bacon makes this recipe fabulous.
Well, just about everything goes with bacon, but chicken is a natural partner. This easy recipe will become a favorite.
Sea scallops, the larger ones, are essential to this recipe's success. Serve it with a simple rice pilaf for a great dinner.
Bacon Crisp Sandwiches
This incredible recipe, from my book Everything 30-Minute, 5-Ingredient Cookbook, coats bacon with Parmesan cheese and microwaves it before tucking the bacon between hoagie buns with ripe tomatoes. Yum!
Sour Cream Bacon Crockpot Chicken
This five ingredient, super-easy recipe will become a family favorite: guaranteed!
Italian Turkey Tenderloins
If you've never tried turkey tenderloins, find some for this recipe; you're in for a treat!
Frisee Salad with Egg
And bacon! With just some bagged salad, egg, and bacon, you can create a satisfying dinner in just minutes.
Spinach Chicken and Bacon Salad
Again, bacon and chicken combine for a wonderful salad that's a take-off on wilted spinach salad.
Hash Brown Potato Bake
Double or triple the bacon in this simple recipe and you can serve it as a main dish with a green salad.
Double Corn Chowder
Two kinds of corn (plus bacon, of course!) make this simple soup rich and delicious.
Bacon, Mac and Cheese Soup
This recipe is from my About.com Guide to Shortcut Cooking. It's super easy and kids will love it!
Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad
This wonderful salad is made with an interesting dressing made from cooked egg yolks. It's rich, creamy, and completely delicious.
And finally, no collection of bacon recipes would be complete without this classic Italian favorite. This is my go-to recipe when I'm too tired to cook!