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Apple-Bacon Pancakes with Cider Syrup

If you like apple pancakes and you like bacon, you’ll love the taste of these sweet, smoky pancakes. Any kind of apple works well. A quick cider syrup drizzled on top enhances the apple flavor.

» Apple-Bacon Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Bacon, Egg & Asparagus Pizza

This pizza, topped with bacon, eggs and asparagus, was inspired by a wood-fired-oven pizza served at the Montpelier, Vermont, farmers’ market. Serve with: Mixed green salad.

» Bacon, Egg & Asparagus Pizza

Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

Pears and delicata squash tossed with brown sugar, chili powder and bacon is a delectable combination. To make this vegetarian, omit the bacon and toss the squash and pears with the brown sugar and chili powder during the last 5 minutes of roasting.

» Chili-Brown Sugar Delicata Squash with Pears

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon-Mustard Dressing

This updated take on German potato salad is a sophisticated addition to any holiday spread. Granny Smith apples are a good choice, as they hold their shape when roasted.

» Warm Potato Salad with Bacon-Mustard Dressing

Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness.

» Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Halibut Packets with Mushrooms & Polenta

Garlicky mushrooms spiked with bacon make a lovely garnish for halibut and polenta. We can’t decide what we like best about this dish: the flavors, healthfulness, ease or the fact that there is so little cleanup! Serve with steamed green beans tossed with olive oil, whole-grain mustard and a squeeze of lemon.

» Halibut Packets with Mushrooms & Polenta

Cobb Egg Salad

The bacon, blue cheese and avocado in this egg salad make it decadent. Serve it open-face on a piece of toasted whole-grain bread.

» Cobb Egg Salad


Make a flavor-packed meal with our healthy bacon recipes.

Bacon is a healthy ingredient when it’s used as a flavoring in chicken dishes, side dishes, pasta dishes and more dinner recipes. When developing recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we use bacon sparingly to add flavor to recipes without greatly increasing the saturated fat content. (One medium strip of bacon has 43 calories and 1.1 grams of saturated fat.) For a healthier, flavor-packed recipe, try one of our healthy bacon recipes today, including salad recipes with bacon, side-dish recipes with bacon, chicken and bacon recipes, and bacon and egg recipes.

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