National Bacon Day: The Best Bacon Recipes

posted: 12/30/16
by: TLCme

National Bacon Day: The Best Bacon Recipes

Just when you thought you couldn't celebrate one more holiday, we're about to change every bacon lover's mind. Today is National Bacon Day and in honor of this delicious day, it's time for bacon fans to put bacon on just about everything.

But before you dive into these yummy recipes, did you know there's more than one way to cook bacon?

If your preferred method is to cook bacon on the stove, start with a cold skillet, add a little water, and cook on medium to high heat. The water helps to prevent messy splattering and makes the bacon more tender.

To cook a lot of bacon at once and to make sure it cooked perfectly straight and delicious every time, use a foil-lined baking sheet and cook the bacon for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. If you want crispier bacon, set a metal cooling rack over your foil-lined baking sheet and lay the bacon over the rack while it cooks. This method is also makes cleanup super easy.

For a quick and super easy way to cook small amounts of bacon, line a plate with paper towels and place the bacon on top. Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes and enjoy.

No matter how you cook your bacon, here's a few recipes you'll want to try in honor bacon's special day.

If you want bacon as an appetizer or maybe even dessert, you need to make this candied bacon. With a little brown sugar, pecans, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper for some spice, you won't be able to stop eating this delicious bacon treat.

If meatloaf is a regular on your dinner table, make it a dinner everyone will love by wrapping it in bacon, like this bacon wrapped turkey meatloaf.

Why would anyone eat plain mozzarella sticks when you can have bacon fried mozzarella sticks. For this recipe, you'll just need bacon, cheese sticks, and a sauce to dip your yummy creation.

Craving pancakes and bacon? Combine them with this easy and portable breakfast. These pancake dippers will be crowd pleaser.


As any bacon lover knows, bacon isn't just for breakfast. Make a dessert with this sweet and salty bacon chocolate chip cookies recipe. It's your favorite cookie, just a whole lot better.

If you're making brunch and looking to impress your family, these bacon and egg cups are the way to go. Just line a muffin tin with bacon and fill with an egg mixture. Bake to perfection and enjoy every bite!