Healthy Bacon Recipes

Find healthy, delicious bacon recipes including bacon and brussels sprouts. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Loaded Broccoli Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is the broccoli salad you will get special requests for. The combination of bacon, sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions and Cheddar is hard to resist. And the addition of rice vinegar or cider vinegar sharpens all the flavors.
By Carolyn Casner

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.
By Carolyn Casner

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 20
You'll never want to eat roasted cauliflower any other way once you try this tasty recipe. Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy side that will make everyone actually want to eat their vegetables.
By Carolyn Casner

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 2
Try this satisfying salad recipe for an updated version of the classic Cobb. Kale, feta and strawberries give this chicken salad a colorful upgrade.
By Gaby Dalkin

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Rating: 5 stars 5
Classic broccoli salad, the perfect dish for a potluck, is updated with cauliflower, bacon and a sprinkle of crunchy sunflower seeds in this so-easy recipe that's sure to be a new picnic favorite.
By Carolyn Casner

Egg, Hash Brown & Bacon Breakfast Skillet

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This breakfast skillet is reminiscent of the hashbrown bowl at Waffle House. It's filling and tastes decadent, but is still a pretty low-calorie breakfast. Be sure to use a large skillet because although it may seem too big for the amount of ingredients, you need the surface area to get your potatoes crispy (overcrowding your skillet will just steam them).
By Ivy Odom

Low-Carb Bacon & Broccoli Egg Burrito

Rating: 4 stars 4
Instead of wrapping up eggs in a tortilla for a classic breakfast burrito, we're wrapping up veggies and bacon in a tortilla made out of eggs. Just whip up an easy omelet and nestle your cooked veggies inside to slash the carbs in this healthy, gluten-free burrito.
By Carolyn Casner

Air-Fryer Bacon

Why use a skillet when you can make crispy air-fryer bacon? Using your air fryer is a clean and splatter-free way to cook bacon for a small group. Pouring out the drippings between batches is key to prevent smoking.
By Adam Dolge

Meal-Prep Turkey Cobb Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
Cubed deli turkey takes the place of chicken, while Cheddar replaces blue cheese in this easy Cobb-inspired salad. The protein-rich turkey and cheese, plus eggs and bacon, gives the salad staying power, so you won't get hungry an hour after you eat. Feel free to swap out the turkey for cooked chicken or chickpeas to mix things up. Serve the salad right away or pack it up in individual containers and you'll be set for lunch for days.
By Carolyn Casner

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cheddar cheese, scallions and bacon flavor these "twice baked" sweet potatoes. Cooking the sweet potatoes in the microwave first (instead of baking them) helps keep this easy loaded sweet potato recipe quick.
By Carolyn Casner

Slow-Cooker Potato Soup

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy slow-cooker potato soup has all the good stuff you love on a potato--including bacon, cheese and scallions. Serve this loaded baked potato soup with a salad for an easy dinner--just 15 minutes of active prep time!--whenever you're in need of some serious comfort food. It would also be fun fare for a casual party. Serve it straight out of the slow cooker and set out bowls of toppings so everyone can assemble their own. You can easily make this soup vegetarian--just use vegetable broth and skip the bacon.
By Robin Bashinsky

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Rating: 5 stars 11
Fresh herbs, onion and sautéed bacon flavor this easy Brussels sprouts recipe. This savory dish is delicious in the fall and winter months, when Brussels sprouts are in season. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don't be intimidated--buy them, as they're likely more fresh. Recipe adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

24 Bacon & Egg Recipes for a Satisfying Breakfast
Bacon and eggs are a classic pairing and these breakfast recipes highlight the dynamic duo. Whether you keep it simple in a scramble or pair it with other breakfast staples like hash browns and pancakes, these recipes are a filling, savory way to start your morning. Recipes like Egg & Bacon Pancake Breakfast Wraps and Bacon, Cheddar & Chive Omelets are hearty, delicious and satisfying.
These Recipes Prove Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Are the Perfect Match
Adding rich, salty bacon to your Brussels sprouts recipe is a great way to mellow out the bitter flavors. But a little goes a long way. These recipes use just the right amount so you can have that bacon flavor you love, while still keeping things healthy. Serve them up for a holiday side dish, or just an easy weeknight meal.
Loaded Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

The sprouts in this loaded smashed Brussels sprouts recipe are cooked to crisp-tender, then crushed and baked in the oven and smothered in melted Cheddar cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Serve them as a fun side dish or a party appetizer.