Friday, August 19, 2016

Round Up: Bacon Bonanza!

TGIF! We're wrapping up this week on a delicious note... with bacon! Some may agree that bacon makes everything better. If you feel this way, this post is dedicated to you! Here are 15 recipes we love that highlight bacon like no other. From salads, appetizers, main entrees and everything in between, you can easily incorporate bacon in any meal...

It's all the best parts of a traditional BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich, only in salad form and without the extra carbs...


Sweet caramelized onions and smoky bacon are set in a flaky crust with creamy mozzarella cheese...


The inspiration for this version comes from our favorite burger toppings - blue cheese, bacon, mushroom and bbq sauce...


Sharp cheddar cheese, smoky crumbled bacon and fresh parsley were mixed into fluffy pancake batter before cooking up, then topped with crispy fried chicken tenders. 


Gluten free pizza crusts are topped creamy blue brie cheese, crisp duck bacon, fresh baby spinach, chopped tomatoes and a drizzle of garlic olive oil for a gourmet spin on homemade pizza night...


This Baja BLT Sandwich incorporates some cheddar cheese and a healthy dollop of spicy guacamole with the usual suspects of bacon, lettuce and tomato...


Seasoned ground beef, beef broth, and {gluten free} pasta are coupled with a smoky bacon cheddar cheese sauce before baking up with a toasted topping of breadcrumbs.


Crisp bacon, creamy swiss cheese and caramelized mushrooms bake up in a savory egg custard that's baked into a flaky pie crust...


Fresh green beans are roasted until tender with a slight crispness, then garnished with bacon for a little something extra...


Buttery Yukon Gold potatoes are tossed with a little apple cider vinegar, mayo, horseradish, crisp bacon and green onions before smashing together for a flavorful side dish with a little kick...


This Classic Lettuce Wedge Salad was simple and delicious with its tangy blue cheese dressing, colorful toppings of diced tomatoes and red onion, and the best part - crumbled blue cheese...


Seasoned beef, kidney beans, tomatoes and a unique blend of spices are only highlighted by the smokiness of bacon in every bite of this chili. For those that want a flavorful bowl, you'll find it right in here...


A creamy egg and cheese sauce, studded with crisp bacon and topped with chicken transformed plain old spaghetti into something elegant!


Jalapeno peppers are sliced in half, filled with cream cheese and cheddar cheese and wrapped in bacon before getting baked...


These little micro cabbage looking vegetables are delicious when pan roasted with bits of bacon.