Best Bacon Recipes You Can Enjoy Any Time of The Day

12 Best Bacon Recipes You Can Enjoy Any Time of The Day

What would life be without bacon? We wouldn’t want to know!

You know what they say — bacon makes everything better. If you’d think about it, it’s almost impossible to say no to anything bacon-ised! And while it’s known mostly as a breakfast staple, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on other times of the day. Let these scrumptious bacon recipes show you!

Ready to dive into the juicy, meaty goodness that you can only find in almighty bacon? Well then, bring on the bacon! Whether it’s a light snack or a hearty meal, satisfy your cravings with these different bacon recipes that you can make all quarantine long. 

Yummy bacon recipes for breakfast

1. Bacon pancakes

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Take some bacon and I’ll put it in a pancake” — remember this catchy song from the cartoon series Adventure Time? If not, I suggest looking it up quickly on YouTube! You might find yourself humming it as you whip up these fluffy bacon pancakes.

Note: This bacon recipe is equivalent to 14 pancakes. 


  • 2 cups of bacon (cooked & chopped)
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil 
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup (could also be honey, as an alternative)
  • 1 cup of milk (can also be a non-dairy type)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet, then chop into small pieces after a few minutes. 
  2. Optional: collect the bacon fat from the skillet and reserve for later when you’re cooking pancakes. This will give them a further bacon-y flavour! 
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Stir in the maple syrup, milk, vanilla extract, and eggs. In case the coconut oil starts to build up, place it back into the microwave and heat for around 20 seconds.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the cooled bacon pieces.
  6. In a greased skillet, cook ¼-cup portions of the batter for around two minutes on one side. Flip and then cook for one minute. Repeat until you’ve gone through the whole batter! 
  7. Optional: Add extra bacon, maple syrup, and other toppings of your choice! 

2. Skillet breakfast hash

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Rise and shine to a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs, cheese, and lots of potatoes! One bite out of this skillet breakfast hash, and you’ll probably forget to count those calories. Then again, why should you? Life’s too short — skip it just this once! 

Note: This bacon recipe is good for three to five people. 


  • 700 grams of potatoes (about 4 medium-sized ones)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (coconut oil works well, too)
  • 200 grams of chopped bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)


  1. In a large skillet or pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Dice the potatoes then add to the skillet.
  2. Cover the skillet with a lid to cook the potatoes while also stirring every four to five minutes. This will take around 15 minutes or until they’re crispy and golden. 
  3. Add the bacon pieces and fry while stirring occasionally. Do this for 10 minutes, or until the bacon turns crisp. 
  4. Optional: Add a dash of pepper and spring onions, then stir. 
  5. Using a spatula, make four wells in the bacon hash. Then crack an egg into each well and arrange some shredded cheese around each egg. 
  6. Fry until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked according to your preference. 
  7. Optional: Sprinkle some parsley, chilli flakes, and more pepper.

3. Bacon breakfast cups

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I’m sure you’ve heard about egg cups, but how about with some bacon wrapped around ‘em? And yes, it’s as delicious as it looks! You can even enjoy these bacon breakfast cups on-the-go, especially on mornings when you just can’t be bothered to sit down for brekkie. 

Note: This bacon recipe uses a six-cup muffin tin! Adjust accordingly if your tin is different. 


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. In a pan or oven toaster, partially cook the bacon strips. These must be pliable and not at all crisp. Drain on paper towels and let cool for a bit. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add some non-stick cooking spray to the muffin tin. 
  3. In the muffin tin, place one slice of bacon per cup and wrap in a circle. 
  4. Crack an egg into each cup. Alternatively, you can beat the eggs first before transferring into the cup. 
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese evenly into each cup. 
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the yolks are cooked according to your preference. 
  7. Optional: Sprinkle on a bit more pepper or even chives
  8. To remove each cup, run a knife around the edges to loosen. 

Also read: 10 Delicious Egg Recipes to Start Your Mornings With!

4. Bacon French toast

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Good ol’ French toast stuffed with juicy bacon? Don’t mind if we do! It’s soft and chewy on the outside, and crunchy on the inside with a savoury punch. We recommend pairing your bacon-stuffed French toast with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. 

Note: This bacon recipe is equivalent to four French toast sandwiches.


  • 8 tablespoons of softened cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup of brown sugar
  • 8 slices of white bread 
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons of butter
  • Vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and brown sugar
  2. On one side of each bread, spread the cream cheese mixture
  3. Sandwich two slices of bacon between two bread slices. Make sure the sides with cream cheese spread are facing in. Repeat for the other remaining slices.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  5. Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture. But make sure it doesn’t soak through to the middle where the bacon is, as to prevent it from turning out soggy.
  6. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Then add butter and a bit of vegetable oil
  7. Cook each stuffed French toast until it’s golden brown on the bottom. Flip over until the other side is also the same colour. Add more butter and oil if necessary.
  8. Optional: Cut each piece diagonally in half and drench with maple syrup! 

Also read: 13 Delicious & Easy Breakfast Smoothies When You’re Too Lazy To Make Anything Else

Bite-size bacon snacks to munch on

5. Bacon avocado fries

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Who would’ve thought bacon and avocado could make a good combo? Well, they do! Together they make for tasty ‘fries’ that are low-carb and semi-healthy (come on, let’s be realistic here). And they’re super easy to make, too! 


  • 3 avocados
  • 24 strips of slightly cooked bacon (thin)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and fit with a metal cooling rack. 
  2. Slice each avocado into eight equal-size wedges. So overall, you should have 24 wedges. 
  3. Carefully wrap each wedge with a cooked bacon strip. Make sure the bacon used is the thin variant. Also, don’t use raw bacon, since the avocado will turn bitter when placed in the oven for too long! 
  4. Place the wrapped avocado wedges on a baking sheet with the seam side facing down. 
  5. Bake for around 5 to 10 minutes until the bacon turns crisp. 
  6. Optional: Serve with your preferred dip of choice. We recommend Chipotle sauce or ranch dressing

6. Bacon onion rings

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Here’s another unlikely pairing that also makes for a delightful snack! Yep, even if you’re not exactly a fan of onions. Trust us, this will make you change your mind faster than you can say “Yes please.” 


  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 12 strips of bacon
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and fit with a metal cooling rack. 
  2. Cut the onion into ½-inch pieces. Then separate every other inner ring, so that one would-be finished onion ring has two rounds of onion. 
  3. In a separate plate, stir together the brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Then lay bacon on a plate and coat with the mixture. 
  4. Carefully wrap the onion rings with bacon, then place on the baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the bacon turns crisp and golden. 
  6. Optional: Serve with your preferred dip of choice. We recommend ketchup or ranch dressing

7. Bacon jam

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Making jam to preserve seasonal fruits is nothing new — but how about bacon? That’s right, bacon jam is a thing and it’s a lot easier to make than you think! Pair it with your fave grilled cheese, burger, or even cheese and crackers.


  • 1 pound of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. 
  2. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve about a tablespoon of bacon fat in the pan for later use. 
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, then add onion and shallots to the pan. Cook and stir often for about 15 minutes until the onions are caramelised.
  4. Stir in garlic, brown sugar, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, and cooked bacon. Bring mixture to a simmer then reduce heat to low. 
  5. Cook for about 7 to 10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced and thickened, and the onions turn jammy.
  6. Let cool before transferring to a jar. 

Bacon recipes as the main course

8. Bacon-wrapped baked chicken

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Who says bacon should be reserved for breakfast only? This bacon-wrapped baked chicken dish begs to differ! Oh, and also — fried chicken who? 


  • 6 chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 12 strips of bacon
  • ⅔ cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Coat the chicken in the brown sugar mixture.
  4. Wrap each piece of chicken with two strips of bacon. Make sure the ends of the bacon strips are under the chicken, as to prevent unwrapping. 
  5. Arrange into a baking dish. Top with the remaining brown sugar mixture. 
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375°F. Make sure that it’s brown and cooked through. 
  7. Optional: top off with some parsley

9. Mac and cheese with bacon and onions

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This updated mac and cheese recipe gives a twist to the tried-and-tested crowd fave! Apart from the signature creamy and cheesy taste, this one also comes with a spicy-tangy punch. Not your usual mac and cheese? Probably so. Worth a bite? Definitely! 

Note: This bacon recipe can serve approximately eight people.


  • 3 cups of elbow macaroni (approximately 16 ounces)
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, chopped 
  • 4 cups of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cups of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon of ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of hot pepper sauce


  1. In a large pot of lightly salted water, cook the macaroni and let boil for eight minutes. Once done, drain then transfer to a large bowl with four tablespoons of butter and toss to coat. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg, and cream cheese. Then add to the pasta and mix well.
  3. Stir in 3 cups each of Parmesan and cheddar cheese. Reserve the remaining cups for the topping later. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  5. In a skillet, stir the onion, garlic, and two tablespoons of butter. Cook for two minutes on medium heat. 
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then add the brown sugar. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes while stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and golden brown. 
  7. Add in the cooked bacon and panko breadcrumbs. Transfer mixture to a small bowl and set aside for later. 
  8. Put the skillet back on and melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Then whisk in the flour and stir for about five minutes until the mixture becomes paste-like and light brown. 
  9. Gradually whisk the milk into the flour mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until the mixture turns smooth and thick. 
  10. Stir in the ground mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Then remove from heat and let cool the sauce for five minutes. 
  11. Pour the sauce over the macaroni mixture and stir well. 
  12. Transfer to a greased 9×13-inch casserole. Add the remaining cups of Parmesan and cheddar cheese. Then top off with the bacon-onion-breadcrumb mixture
  13. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top turns bubbling hot and golden brown. 

Also read: And It Was All Cheese: 11 Easy Cheesy Recipes to Try at Home!

Sweet bacon recipes for dessert

10. Chocolate-covered bacon

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Bring home the bacon or the chocolate? Well, why not bring both? And with this bacon recipe for dessert, you can do so in quick, easy steps! 


  • 15 strips of thick-cut bacon
  • 1 pound of chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons each of sea salt, chopped nuts, and/or other toppings of your choice


  1. Cook the bacon until it turns crispy. Once done, drain the fat and let it cool. Then pat both sides with a paper towel to remove excess fat on the surface. 
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces then place in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave at 70% power for one minute. Remove from the microwave then stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second increments, while stirring frequently, until fully melted.
  4. Holding a strip of bacon at the top, carefully dip about ¾ of it into the melted chocolate. Alternatively, you can also spoon the melted chocolate onto the bacon, until both sides are covered as you prefer.
  5. On a tray or plate covered with wax paper, lay the chocolate-dipped bacon. While the chocolate is still melted, sprinkle on the sea salt, chopped nuts, and/or all your other preferred toppings! Repeat for the other remaining bacon strips. 
  6. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving. 

11. Maple bacon chocolate chip cookies

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These maple bacon chocolate chip cookies are what savoury-sweet dreams are made of. And of course, we made sure they’re crisp on the outside yet chewy and gooey on the inside — just how you like ‘em! Don’t forget to pair these with a tall glass of milk. 


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of maple extract
  • ⅓ cup of chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.
  3. Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Then add one egg and beat until blended well into the butter mixture
  4. Add the remaining egg, vanilla extract, and maple extract. Beat until well blended and slightly fluffy. 
  5. Stir in the flour mixture gradually, mixing just until combined. Then stir in the bacon and chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges turn golden brown. 
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

12. Maple bacon cinnamon rolls

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Cinnamon rolls and bacon — bet you didn’t see that coming! But trust us, these maple bacon cinnamon rolls are worth a try. How can you go wrong with your breakfast fave combined with your go-to sweet treat? Top that off with a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting and you’ve got a sure-fire hit! 


  • 10 strips of bacon, preferably thick-cut
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls (we recommend Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits)
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of butter, softened
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a medium baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until slightly crispy on both sides. Brush generously with maple syrup and let cook until the syrup thickens and glazes the bacon. 
  3. Separate the cinnamon rolls then unroll each one. Place two strips of bacon (from end to end) over the cinnamon rolls, then re-roll. Repeat for the remaining cinnamon rolls, then place on the baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the cinnamon rolls are golden and no longer doughy.
  5. While waiting for the rolls to bake, make the frosting
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter, then beat until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, then beat until smooth.
  7. Gradually add milk to loosen the icing as needed. 
  8. Once the rolls are done, remove from the oven then drizzle with frosting. Serve warm! 

Also read: 13 Yummy Microwave Recipes That Are Easier Than You Think

Can you imagine what the world would be like without bacon? Clearly, we’d rather not find out. And to all the bacon lovers out there: these incredibly tasty bacon recipes are waiting for you! (*Wink*)

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