Everyone loves bacon. It’s an addicting source of both the protein you probably need and the fats you definitely don’t. When it comes to indulging in these tasty strips of sizzling pork, you may think you’ve seen it all, but from bacon eggnog to bacon-wrapped avocado fries, here are ten bacon creations you never knew you needed.
Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries
This one is for those stuck between having a midnight snack and trying to justify their cravings as potentially healthy. It’s a versatile recipe that is simple enough for modifications, gift-giving, sharing, the self-proclaimed cooking-impaired or those running short on time.
For the slightly more creative or vegetable-friendly people, this twist on a classic Tex-Mex dish will be sure to provide a balanced and fun meal.
Calling all Chipotle fans—now you can make the same bowls at home! This chopped salad recipe features most of the good (and bad) stuff you’ve grown to love: cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, corn, avocado, bacon, bacon, avocado….Add some salsa, sour cream, and rice if you want the full experience!
Sweet-N-Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs
Alright, where the real meat-lovers at? In the true spirit of gluttony, we couldn’t resist sharing this bacon-wrapped meatball recipe–because we all know everything could use a little more bacon. Plus that sweet/spicy combination is sure to be a party favorite this season.
Yeah, it’s what you think. CinnaBon season is upon us, and you guessed it, we have yet another reason to throw bacon into the mix. Buckle up, because Thanksgiving dessert is about to get real.
Bacon-Loaded Potato Soup
Winters can get lonely and cold, but who needs a snuggle buddy when you can cozy up with this hearty loaded potato soup recipe?
You know what a BLT is, but have you ever thought to treat yourself to a BPR (Bacon-Pear-Raspberry)? A perfect holiday lunch, the saltiness of the bacon is offset by the sweet fruit, and complemented by the creaminess of the Muenster cheese. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!
I think we can all agree that the most perfect match made in heaven is bacon and potatoes (thank you to whoever first decided to ordain these two wonderful ingredients into culinary history). That being said, the only proper way to celebrate such a holy matrimony is by making these awesome Bacon Bombs: essentially balls of bacon-wrapped mashed potatoes with a gooey, cheesy center. Bombs away!
CCMWB (Chocolate, Caramel, Marshmallow, Whiskey, Bacon) Bark
Yeah, you read that right. Here’s a recipe for your inner adult-child: A sweet-tooth’s dream with a tiny hint of alcoholic on the side. You’re welcome.
Bacon ‘Nog Cocktail
Bacon and eggs are a staple breakfast combination in the States – so why exclude bacon from the holiday festivities when you can just make this eggnog recipe with bacon-infused bourbon? Sweet and savory, guys and gals alike will love this recipe.