If we had to choose one single food to eat for the rest of our days, giving up everything else, we’d actually have a really easy time picking. We’d choose bacon, hands down! There’s nothing more we love than cooking up a delicious pack of bacon than perhaps finding new ways to use bacon in unique recipes that will give us a new flavour experience using our very favourite food. That’s why we’ve always got our eyes peeled for bacon dishes we’ve never tried before!
Are you feeling just as interested as we were, if not more, in the idea of learning how to make some new and unique things with bacon? Check out these 15 scrumptious recipes, ideas, and flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Bacon onion rings
As if onion rings weren’t already a delicious enough treat in themselves, can you believe that there’s actually a recipe out there that will help you make them even yummier? The very moment we found this bacon onion ring recipe featured on Delish, we bookmarked it, ran to the store for supplies, and made them that night. We’re pleased to report that they were mouthwatering.
2. Cheesy bacon bombs
If you had to choose one food over everything else like we were talking about before, would you be hard pressed to choose between your beloved bacon and cheese? Well, luckily for all of us, you don’t actually have to choose and there are plenty of things out there you can eat involving both! These cheesy bacon bombs from Oh, Bite It are the perfect example of what we mean.
3. Bacon maple cinnamon rolls
Are you the kind of person who adores flavours that involve sweet and salty tastes in one place? Well, if you also happen to love maple and cinnamon buns, then we’re pretty sure this recipe from Crazy for Crust is the perfect one for you! Take a better look at their recipes and tutorial to learn how these bacon maple cinnamon rolls were made surprisingly simply.
4. Cinnamon pancakes with candied bacon
Have we really got your attention with the whole idea of making a sweeter breakfast food but cinnamon buns have just never been your favourites because you’re not a huge fan of icing or glaze? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy the whole concept of these cinnamon pancakes with candied bacon, outlined nice and simply on Lemons for Lulu. They even show you how to candy the bacon!
5. Bacon chocolate roses
Just in case you’re still on the lookout for things that are both sweet and salty but you’d like the bacon to hold more of a centre stage place in the recipe, here’s another mouthwatering recipe from the archives of what we’ve actually tried in real life for you! This tutorial from Delish teaches you step by step how to make bacon chocolate roses in a way that’s almost as fun as it is yummy.
6. Maple bacon cheese cups
Have we actually still got you thinking about how much you loved the idea of making something that involves both bacon and cheese but you can’t help wishing you had a slightly more gourmet option than the cheddar cheese bombs you saw above because you’ve been feeling adventurous in your cooking? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like these maple bacon cheese cups featured in detail on Finding Home Farms!
7. Candied maple bacon sundae
If you’re going to use bacon in something sweet to get that deliciously sweet and salty combo you love so much, would you rather make something that’s absolutely decadent? Then we’re not sure you need to look any further than this delicious candied maple bacon sundae outlined step by step on Ask Chef Dennis! Yes, those are chocolate dipped potato chips. You’re seeing that right!
8. Candied bacon butter
We’ll be the first to admit that, until we found this particular recipe from Tablespoon, we’d never actually seen a homemade alternatively flavoured butter before, so we’re sure you can imagine just how intrigued we were! We actually tried this one out in real life as well and, just like before, we’re pleased to report that it was so delicious that we know we’ll make it again.
9. Bacon cannoli
If you’re the kind of bacon dessert lover who really would just love to wrap essentially any sweet thing you eat right up in a salty piece of bacon, then we’re pretty sure you just might be the perfect person to try this next recipe from Delish that is literally the embodiment of that description! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these scrumptious bacon cannoli were made.
10. Bacon souffle
If you’ve never had en egg souffle then we are very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something wonderful, especially if there’s bacon involved! The name of this dish might sound quite fancy indeed but the process for making it is actually wonderfully simple. See what we mean in more detail on Little Miss Celebration!
11. Bacon, egg, and cheese roll-ups
Did we actually really catch your attention with the concept of making some kind of dish that’s rolled in bacon, but you’ve always liked your favourite food in all-savoury dishes better than you do when it’s mixed with sweet things? Then perhaps you’d rather make this delicious breakfast outlined nice and simply on Delish instead! Their tutorial shows you how these bacon, egg, and cheese roll-ups were made.
12. Bacon wrapped salmon bites
Beside bacon, are your very favourite foods usually seafood based? Well, as huge salmon lovers, we can’t say we blame you! If you love salmon and bacon even half as much as we do, then we’d be willing to bet that this irresistible recipe for bacon wrapped salmon bites will be right up your alley. Get all the info you need for trying them out on The Grillin’ Fools.
13. Bacon wrapped BBQ chicken stuffed chili peppers
Besides bacon, are your favourite flavours usually spicy ones, or at least ones that have a little bit of kick? In that case, especially if you felt a little bit intrigued by the recipes we’ve shown you so far that involved cheese, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Savory Experiments made these bacon wrapped BBQ chicken stuffed peppers in just a few simple steps.
14. Bacon wrapped avocados
Does the idea of wrapping some kind of vegetable or legume in bacon really appeal to you because you’ve never disliked a wrapped recipe yet but you also like to make sure you’re eating all your greens, even if they’re involved in a recipe that’s not necessarily the healthiest thing in the world? Well, avocado lovers rejoice, because Oh, Sweet Basil has just the kind of recipe you’ve been looking for!
15. Bacon wrapped squash bites
Are you feeling so intrigued by the idea of bacon wrapped vegetables that you’d actually like to collect about as many different recipes as you can? Then here’s another delicious option for your consideration! Take a better look at Chowhound‘s recipe and full tutorial to see how these delectable little roasted, bite-sized bacon wrapped squash bites were made.
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