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9 Best Bacon Recipes

Bacon.

That word wins every time in my house, in restaurants and at gatherings with my friends. Do you want to take something ordinary and elevate it? Add bacon. Do you want to make a vegetable dish more appealing? Add bacon. Like glitter to a child’s art work, bacon adds that jazz and pizzazz that we’re all looking for in our food.

Today I’m sharing a bunch of recipes that use bacon. Did you know that everyday, hoosier farming families continue working hard to produce the food you and your family enjoy every day? This includes bacon.

Thank you to our local soybean and corn farmers for sharing their favorite recipes. You can learn more about Indiana farmers and farming at The Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Where does Bacon Come From?

Where does bacon come from? Why is it so expensive? Why isn’t there a lot of bacon? My friend Marybeth, an Indiana farmer explains exactly where bacon comes from before it goes to the grocery store.

How to Cook Bacon

Bacon is super easy to cook! You can cook it in your Air Fryer, your oven, your stove top and you can even broil it! Jennifer shares all the ways to cook bacon, plus which cuts of bacon are the best.

Different Cuts of Pork

I know that I’m always trying to figure out which cuts of beef and pork are best for the recipes I’m trying. Jennifer helps explain all of the pork cuts for us. I mean, don’t you want to know exactly what is a “chop”?

Best Bacon Recipes

Strawberry Bacon Salad

Jennifer says that this recipe is perfect in the spring when strawberries are in season but she also makes it in the winter to convince herself that spring is right around the corner. With all of the yummy, fresh produce in the stores right now, this is a the perfect way to bring that restaurant style salad right to your table at home.

Cornbread Layered Salad

This beautiful salad is best served up in a glass bowl so your family can see your hard work and each and every delicious layer. Bacon, corn, beans, peppers, green onions, cheese…it’s such an Indiana dish!

Air Fryer Candied Bacon

If Candied Bacon didn’t get your attention, then certainly “Air Fryer” did. It’s true that you can cook your bacon right up in your Air Fryer, and it’s so wonderful, you just have to try this Candied Bacon recipe from the Plowing Through Life blog.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

These little Bacon Wrapped Smokies from Sarah are so delicious and the easiest thing to make.

Cheesy Potatoes with Bacon

Cheesy potatoes are so good! They are easily my favorite dish at breakfast. Barbara has found a way to make them even better! Just add bacon!

Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites

Ever since my husband bought a Sous Vide, he’s been trying all kinds of new recipes. Here’s one we’re going to have to add to our weekend breakfast rotation.

Skillet Mac & Cheese with Ham and Bacon

Stacy loves cooking in her cast iron skillet and this fantastic skillet mac & cheese gets elevated with the addition of ham and bacon.

Four Cheese Bacon Pizza

Leah cooks up this Four Cheese and Bacon pizza right on her cookie sheet. I’m just so excited that one of the cheeses is ricotta!

Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Marybeth takes her grilled cheese beyond the typical cheese and bread by adding bacon and tomato. This scrumptious combination will certainly lead to everyone begging for seconds.

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