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Bacon for Dinner: 60 Easy Recipes

When it comes to figuring out the nightly meal, bacon for dinner can eliminate a lot of dilemmas. The incomparable flavor of bacon takes an everyday dinner from fair to FANTASTIC! Even finicky eaters will love these tasty meals.

This collection of 60 best dinner recipes with bacon has something for everyone. You’ll find bacon paired with beef, chicken, noodles, rice, pork and seafood.

Enjoy hearty sandwiches, easy pasta with bacon, and soul-soothing soups with bacon. Try simple bacon supper recipes using your instant pot, air fryer and slow cooker.

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This roundup includes a wide variety of flavors and ingredients, including simple bacon dinner recipes, fancy bacon recipes, cheap dinner ideas with bacon, gluten free and Keto bacon recipes.

Perfect for Father’s Day dinner, family gatherings and everyday suppers, these dinner ideas with bacon from top food bloggers are sure to add some tasty flavors to your mealtime!

For more fun bacon recipe roundups, check out 20 Best Bacon Keto Recipes, 52 Best Bacon Appetizers and 15 Best Sides to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Scallops.

And don’t miss our collection of 33 best bacon wrapped recipes!

Chicken and Bacon Dinners

Bacon with chicken is a classic flavor pairing that will please even the pickiest eaters. You’ll enjoy these skillet dinners, bacon-wrapped chicken with several tasty stuffings, and even a chicken and bacon flatbread. (For more delicious poultry recipes, check out 15 Best Turkey Recipes with Bacon.)

Creamy Bacon Chicken – The Cozy Cook

This Creamy Bacon Chicken is an easy skillet dinner with flavorful sauce that you can serve with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans. The roux for the sauce is made with bacon drippings, ensuring that
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast with Potatoes – Dinner at the Zoo

This recipe for bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breast with roasted potatoes is a quick and easy one pan meal that’s sure to please any crowd!
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza – Brooklyn Active Mama

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Pizza recipe is a big hit with the whole family. Featuring fresh vegetables and so much flavor!
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Curry Trail

Close up of two pieces of bacon wrapped chicken.
This bacon wrapped chicken has wonderful flavors of smoky sweet and spice. It’s baked to caramelized perfection. It’s ridiculously easy to make and incredibly delicious chicken dish.
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Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken – Whipped It Up

Close up of bacon-wrapped cream cheese stuffed chicken breast.
Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts is the best dinner party recipe EVER, and is absolutely delicious. It really is the perfect dinner party dish, and a super easy recipe to whip up when those unexpected guests show up! 
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Spend With Pennies

Cheesy Bacon Chicken. The perfect blend of creamy cheese, cheddar and jalapeno in bacon wrapped stuffed chicken for a quick and easy weeknight meal!
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Bacon Chicken Recipe with Guacamole – Dessert for Two

Bacon chicken recipe with guacamole is a hearty Whole30 chicken dinner recipe for your chicken dinner rotation! If you’re looking for a way to jazz up ordinary chicken breasts with bacon, you are in the right place! When in doubt,…
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Pasta Dinners with Bacon

Whether your favorite pasta is spaghetti, macaroni, penne, linguine or everyday noodles, you’ll find a recipe to love in this collection of bacon pasta recipes.

Spring Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon – Flavor the Moments

Spring Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon is classic carbonara with whole wheat spaghetti, spring vegetables and bacon. It’s the ultimate spring pasta!
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Bacon Pasta – The Cozy Cook

This Creamy Bacon Pasta recipe has an indulgent tomato cream sauce with garlic, Parmesan cheese, simple seasonings, and crispy bacon! Your family will love this restaurant-quality dinner with a side of Garlic Bread with Cheese.
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Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Homemade stovetop creamy bacon mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food! You'll love the tender macaroni topped with creamy, cheesy sauce and crunchy bacon.
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EASY Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – Fantabulosity

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is a comforting baked dish casserole recipe that’s easy to make with everyday ingredients that the whole family will love on a busy weeknight!
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Bacon and Pumpkin Pasta – Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Bacon and Pumpkin Pasta - Dizzy Busy and Hungry
This healthy Bacon and Pumpkin Pasta comes together so deliciously with a creamy pumpkin puree sauce and tasty, crispy bacon.
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Easy Broccoli Chicken Bacon Pasta

Close up of a serving of cheese and bacon pasta bake on a white plate.
This easy, family-friendly recipe features tender pasta in a creamy ranch sauce with cheddar cheese, broccoli, chicken, and of course, plenty of tasty bacon!
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Bacon White Cheddar Pasta – Miss in the Kitchen

Bacon White Cheddar Pasta is a simple and delicious dish for any night of the week. Hearty enough as a main dish or the perfect side dish for any meal.
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Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Bacon – My Therapist Cooks

Spicy spaghetti with mushrooms and bacon in a white bowl.
This delicious, creamy bacon pasta is so simple to make and features pan-seared mushrooms in a creamy bacon-laced tomato sauce. Delicious for a weeknight, weekend entertaining, or an easy holiday meal!
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Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta – Cooked by Julie

This creamy chicken and bacon pasta recipe has been a family favorite for a long time now! Fettuccine pasta tossed in a rich sauce with chicken and bacon.
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Pasta with Peas and Bacon – Finding Zest

Whip up dinner in a snap with this amazing pasta recipe featuring just a few simple ingredients that really pack a flavor punch. Simple and delicious, this linguine pasta dish featuring bacon, peas, garlic in a cream sauce is sure to become a new favorite!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta – Amanda’s Cookin’

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta - Amanda's Cookin'
Bacon, cheese, ground beef, seasonings and elbow pasta come together for a tasty dinner that’s perfect comfort food.
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Dinners with Rice and Bacon

Rice is the perfect starch for absorbing bacon’s tasty flavors and creating a meal that the whole family will love. You’ll love these recipes featuring flavorful fried rice and risotto.

Bacon and Garlic Fried Rice – Get On My Plate

If you love fried rice, you absolutely MUST try this version with bacon and garlic. Simple and delicious, you’ll be whipping up a batch of this every single time you have ANY leftover rice!
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Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon – Flavor the Moments

Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon is an easy, Instant Pot risotto with creamy pumpkin and crumbled bacon. It’s the easiest risotto ever!
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Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Risotto – We Are Not Martha

BLT risotto sounds lovely, but a swap of basil for the lettuce makes for a much better dish. Bacon, Basil, & Tomato Risotto is the best summer dinner.
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Hearty Sandwiches with Bacon

Whether you’re cooking burgers, wraps, grilled cheese, BLTs, or perennial favorites like Sloppy Joes, these dinner-worthy sandwich recipes featuring bacon will make your family happy!

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Bacon – The Jam Jar Kitchen

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Bacon - The Jam Jar Kitchen
This Grilled Chicken Sandwich is topped with melty provolone, bacon, seasoned mayo and veggies all on a toasted brioche bun!
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BLAT (Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato) Sandwich – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

bacon lettuce avocado tomato sandwich skewered with pig toothpick
This BLAT sandwich recipe features luscious layers of bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato! Ranch balsamic mayonnaise adds extra flavor.
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Best Homemade Sloppy Joes – The Fresh Cooky

Make these tasty sloppy joes in just 30 minutes. Bacon Brown Sugar Sloppy Joes are a rich, hearty, meaty man-which!
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Bacon Butty Sandwich with Caramelized Onions – In the Kitch

The bacon butty is salty, sweet and tangy with its sauce, caramelized onions, and crispy bacon between two slices of bread.
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Chicken Bacon Wraps with Ranch Mayo – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Close up of chicken bacon ranch wrap cut in half on a white plate
These easy wrap sandwiches feature grilled chicken, plenty of tasty crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and a cool ranch mayonnaise. Perfect for an easy lunch or light dinner!
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Open Faced Tuna Melt with Bacon – Erica’s Recipes

Open Faced Tuna Melt with Bacon has English muffins topped with the BEST tuna salad, Swiss cheese, and bacon. Made in the toaster oven or conventional oven with the right balance of crunch and creamy.
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BELT Sandwiches (BLT + Egg) – Borrowed Bites

BELT Sandwiches (BLT + Egg) - Borrowed Bites
BELT Sandwiches (BLT + Egg) are loaded with delicious flavor and fresh, colorful layers. Enjoy the ultimate BELT experience!
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Grilled Chicken BLT Burgers – Courtney’s Sweets

The best grilled chicken burger recipe, sure to please any picky eaters. Topped with bacon, avocado, crisp green leaf lettuce, and juicy jersey tomatoes. This burger.. it’s incredible. Want to know my biggest pet peeve
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Ham, Bacon & Roasted Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich – This Mama Loves

This hearty grilled sandwich features the delicious flavors of ham, bacon and roasted apple slices plus melted cheese. So tasty and easy to make!
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Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers – Out Grilling

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers are sure to rival your favorite drive thru version. Skip the drive thru and make the ultimate burger at home.
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Beef Dinners with Bacon

The flavor of beef pairs so perfectly with bacon, and you’ll love these recipes for dinner favorites like glazed meatloaf covered with a crispy bacon weave, beef and bacon burritos, classic filet mignon and more. (Check out our bacon and beef recipes roundup for more recipes like these!)

Easy Bacon Weave Meatloaf – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

close up photo of bacon weave meatloaf on a white platter, with one sliice cut on the left side
This homemade bacon weave meatloaf recipe features the tastiest mix of ground beef, peppers, onions and seasonings. It's topped with crispy bacon, glazed with BBQ sauce, and baked to perfection!
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Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Burritos – Tao of Spice

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Burritos - Tao of Spice
Indulge in these over-the-top cheeseburger burritos filled with all the classic cheeseburger toppings and wrapped in crispy bacon.
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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon – Courtney’s Sweets

This bacon wrapped filet mignon will wow your dinner guests. Seared on the outside with a beautiful pink inside on this air fryer filet mignon with bacon!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Braid – I Heart Eating

Bacon Cheeseburger Braid begins with a loaf of frozen bread dough and turns it into ground beef dinner recipe the whole family will love!
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Casserole Recipes with Bacon

Comforting casseroles are a mainstay of weeknight dinners, and these recipes all include the unbeatable flavor of BACON! You’ll love these easy, family-friendly dinners.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole – Midwestern HomeLife

Bacon Cheeseburger Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole in a cast iron skillet.
Bacon Cheeseburger Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole is an easy weeknight one-skillet dinner inspired by our favorite cheat day meal. Everyone will love that it tastes like a bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries, and you’ll be pretty happy that you only have to clean one pan. 
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Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Alfredo Pasta Bake – Crayons and Cravings

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole in a white dish.
This cheesy chicken alfredo pasta bake is a savory, filling casserole that combines creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce with shredded chicken and tasty bacon, for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner.
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Cheesy Corn Casserole with Bacon – Worldly Treat

Cheesy corn casserole with bacon in a black cast iron skillet with a white spoon.
The easiest cheesy corn casserole you’ll ever make features tender corn, crunchy bacon and a delicious cheese sauce. It’s so versatile; make it from scratch and add your spin to it. 
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Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole – Marathons and Motivation

This Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole is a delicious way to serve up Brussels sprouts! It is easy to make and the perfect side dish for a Sunday supper or holiday dinner!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole – Wholesome Family Living

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole in a white serving dish.
If you are looking for a hearty, satisfying dinner that the whole family will love, you have to try this bacon cheeseburger casserole! It's not only delicious, it can be made keto, paleo, Whole30, or AIP!
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Seafood Dinners with Bacon

Bacon tastes so good with the delicate flavor of fish. Even people who don’t love seafood will be swayed by these easy-to-make bacon-wrapped scallops and shrimp skewers.

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

A dozen bacon wrapped scallops on a white serving dish with a cut lemon in the background.
Prepare for rave reviews when you serve these classic bacon-wrapped scallops. The salty bacon perfectly compliments the mild, briny flavor of the slightly-sweet scallops.
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Marinated Smoky Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers – Keto Cooking Wins

Shrimp is a versatile seafood that can be prepared in many different ways, but grilling it gives it a delicious smoky flavor. This recipe for Marinated Smoky Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers also features tips on how to grill them perfectly every time.
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Instant Pot Dinners with Bacon

The only thing better than eating bacon for dinner? Eating bacon for dinner FAST! These Instant Pot dinner recipes can be put together quickly, making them a perfect choice for a simple weeknight supper.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon – By Kelsey Smith

This creamy Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon is the perfect savory fall comfort food. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal.
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Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta – The Girl on Bloor

instant pot chicken bacon ranch pasta in two white bowls.
This Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is made lighter with packaged ranch seasoning, turkey bacon and Greek yogurt!
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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder – The Moody Blonde

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder is delicious and super easy to make. You’ll want to add it to your weekly rotation all year round.
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Crockpot Dinners with Bacon

Slow cooked and sooo good, these crockpot recipes featuring bacon will start your day right knowing that the most FLAVORFUL dinner awaits you at the end of the day! (By the way, did you know that you can cook a batch of breakfast bacon in the crockpot, too?)

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Bacon Crustless Quiche – The Magical Slow Cooker

Plenty of flavor in this Slow Cooker Jalapeno Bacon Crustless Quiche!
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Crockpot Crack Chicken – The Six Figure Dish

crockpot crack chicken in a black crockpot.
This creamy crockpot crack chicken is easy to make and the entire family will love it. Serve on warm buns or as a low carb meal.
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Air Fryer Dinner Recipes with Bacon

Keep your kitchen cool (and you, too!) when you cook up a bacon-y dinner with your air fryer using one of these special recipes. Meals cooked in an air fryer are crispy and delicious, from shrimp and sweet potatoes to pork and chicken.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops – Monday is Meatloaf

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops - Monday is Meatloaf
Air Fryer Bacon Scallops are very easy and turn out perfectly cooked every time! These work well as an appetizer or entree for any occasion. Sprinkled with Cajun seasoning and wrapped in bacon these are done in 20-minutes.
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Air Fryer – Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes – I Hacked Diabetes

Air Fryer Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes tossed in a spicy sauce and wrapped in bacon. Perfect appetizer and finger food.
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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in Air Fryer – Finding Zest

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in Air Fryer - Finding Zest
This air fryer bacon wrapped shrimp is loaded with flavor! This non-spicy shrimp is going to be your new favorite appetizer. Baking instructions included.
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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin with Bacon – Summer Yule

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin with Bacon - Summer Yule
This bacon wrapped pork tenderloin air fryer recipe is the BEST way to cook pork fillet while keeping it juicy and moist!
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Healthy Recipes 101

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken - Healthy Recipes 101
This air fryer bacon wrapped chicken recipe turns bacon, chicken breast, vegetables, and some seasonings into a delicious, healthy meal.
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Keto Dinners with Bacon

Am I the only one who thinks that one of the reasons the Keto Diet is so popular is because you can enjoy so much BACON? These Keto dinner recipes with bacon may be low in carbs, but they’re high in flavor!

Easy Keto Crack Chicken Chili – Gallaxy Gastronomy

Easy Keto Crack Chicken Chili - Gallaxy Gastronomy
Creamy, cheesy and full of warm spices, this Crack Chicken Chili is SO comforting! Loaded with green beans and baby corn, this keto crack chicken chili is perfect for a low carb diet, skipping the
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Easy Cheesy Bacon Chicken – Joy Filled Eats

Cheesy Bacon Chicken – Five Ingredients & Five Minute Prep Time – This is your new weeknight dinner. Low Carb, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, THM S, Keto.
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Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole – Low Carb Yum

Need a simple ground beef casserole to feed your family or friends? They will love this easy low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole.
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Soup Recipes with Bacon

Nothing makes a soul-soothing soup taste better than delicious bacon. Whether you’re looking for loaded potato soup, cauliflower soup, hearty chili, corn chowder, or Cream of Bacon Soup, we’ve got you covered:

Cream of Bacon Soup – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

A red pot filled with cream of bacon soup
Cream of bacon soup is the ultimate soul-soothing comfort food! Bacon is the star of this easy, family-friendly recipe, and it comes together in less than an hour with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
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Fully Loaded Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

Olive Garden copycat soup in a white bowl.
Zuppa Toscana is the best Olive Garden soup recipe! This Zuppa Toscana Soup is loaded with bacon, Italian sausage, potatoes, kale and flavor.
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Loaded Cauliflower Soup – Gypsy Plate

This loaded cauliflower soup is cozy in a bowl. You won’t even miss the potatoes when slurping down this low carb treat!
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Creamy Bacon Cauliflower Soup {keto, paleo, AIP, Whole 30} – Wholesome Family Living

For a hearty and savory soup this winter, make this creamy bacon cauliflower soup which you can enjoy with dairy or keep dairy-free!
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Navy Bean Soup with Bacon – BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

Hearty and flavorful, this navy bean soup recipe features tender veggies, white beans, and plenty of tasty bacon. It's easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Got questions about any of these bacon dinners? Just ask! I’m happy to help. If you love bacon for dinner, be sure to check out our bacon lunch ideas, too.

If you try any of these recipes and post your creations on social media, tag #BENSABaconLovers so I can share! Thank you for your support. – Eliza

Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

10 thoughts on “Bacon for Dinner: 60 Easy Recipes”

  1. This was such a huge list of bacon recipes for dinner, I don’t even know which one I want to start with!! Bookmarking this page.


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