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30 Best Bacon Lunch Ideas

You’ll love this collection of bacon lunch ideas, featuring the best sandwiches, salads, wraps, quiches, entrees and soups from top food bloggers.

The thing I love best about these recipes is that they are all easy to make and prominently feature our favorite ingredient, BACON!

If you love the flavor of tasty bacon, be sure to check out our favorite easy dinner recipes with bacon, too!

Two bacon sandwiches, a bacon salad and fried rice with bacon.

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Bacon Sandwich Recipes

Bacon sandwiches are the perfect lunch for a bacon lover! Do you agree? When I was a kid, my mom made the tastiest peanut butter and bacon sandwiches on toasted whole wheat bread for lunch.

And who could forget the Elvis Sandwich, the King’s favorite combination of peanut butter, banana and bacon on white bread? The following sandwich recipes truly take the deliciousness to the next level.

1. Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Give your grilled cheese an upgrade by adding plenty of bacon. Easy and delicious, this is such a good way to make a filling lunch from a simple recipe.

A golden brown, crispy bacon grilled cheese sandwich.
Photo Credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

2. BLAT Sandwich (BLT with Avocado)

Your favorite American classic BLT sandwich gets an upgrade with the addition of creamy, perfectly ripe avocado and a semi-homemade balsamic ranch mayonnaise. The BLT recipe (or should we say BLAT?) includes directions to make the cute pig picks, too!

bacon lettuce avocado tomato sandwich skewered with pig toothpick.
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

3. Chipotle Chicken Bacon Panini

Make the iconic chipotle chicken panini in your home kitchen for a copycat lunch that tastes even better than you remember from the famous (and sadly discontinued) Panera menu option!

Chicken Bacon Panini.
Photo Credit: Sweet Tea and Thyme

4. Bacon Butty Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

This classic British bacon sandwich has plenty of bacon to compliment the Balsamic caramelized onion mixture tucked between slices of hearty bread.

A Bacon Butty sandwich next to a dish of caramelized onions.
Photo Credit: In the Kitch

5. Apple Bacon Grilled Cheddar Sandwich

This delectable sandwich pairs sweet fuji apple slices with smoky bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and hearty sourdough bread.

Two apple bacon cheddar sandwiches stacked on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Britney Breaks Bread

6. California Club Sandwiches

Layers of lunchmeat, cheese, bacon and veggies make this the best croissant sandwich. Pack this in a lunch for something to look forward to when the mid-day hungries roll around.

A Bacon Club Croissant sandwich on a piece of parchment paper.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

7. Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches

This classic open-face sandwich features thickly sliced roast turkey piled on Texas toast with tomatoes, cheesy Mornay Sauce, and plenty of crispy, delicious bacon!

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches topped with bacon.
Photo Credit: House of Nash Eats

8. Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad Sandwiches

Bacon and cheddar are natural partners for great flavor. Add them to egg salad for an instant upgrade to a classic lunch!

Close up of 3 bacon egg salad sandwiches.
Photo Credit: Tastes of Lizzy T

9. Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

This recipe is so easy to whip up, and the best thing is it can feed a hungry lunchtime crowd. With plenty of crisp bacon in the mix, these are hearty sandwiches everyone will love!

Four chicken bacon sandwiches wrapped in napkins.
Photo Credit: Table Nutrition

10. Open Faced Tuna Melt with Bacon

When was the last time you had a tuna melt? These open face sandwiches are so tasty, and one of our favorite things about them is how the addition of bacon bits perfectly compliments the flavors.

Four open faced tuna sandwiches topped with bacon.
Photo Credit: Erica’s Recipes

11. Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

These sandwiches are small in size, but they pack big, bold flavors and are perfect for family gatherings. Make this easy recipe for a quick hot lunch your friends and family will love!

Close up of chicken bacon ranch sliders being served.
Photo Credit: The Cookin’ Chicks

Bacon Lunch Entrees

These bacon main dishes are perfect for those days when you need a hearty meal to give you energy for the afternoon ahead. (These recipes might become dinner favorites, too!)

12. Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs

These tasty little burger bombs are stuffed with plenty of cheese for good measure and wrapped in crispy bacon for a bunless burger experience that’s perfect for lunch. These bombs just might become your new favorite treat!

Eight bacon wrapped burger bites with french fries and ketchup.
Photo Credit: xoxo Bella

13. Asparagus and Bacon Pastry Puffs

Tuck bacon, parmesan cheese and asparagus into puff pastry to make these portable pockets. They’re just the thing to enjoy mid-day for a great meal!

bacon wrapped asparagus in puff pastry.
Photo Credit: A Paige of Positivity

14. Bacon and Mushroom Carbonara

Pasta with bacon is always a good idea! This easy Pasta Carbonara comes together in a few moments for a fast lunch you’ll turn to again and again.

A plate of Bacon Mushroom Carbonara pasta.
Photo Credit: Salt and Spoon

15. Bacon and Cheese Turnovers

Flaky puff pastry, golden brown bacon, and cheese taste so good together in this easy bacon and egg turnover recipe! These easy hand-held pastries are the perfect quick lunch on the go.

Five bacon and cheese turnovers made with puff pastry.
Photo credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

16. Bacon Fried Rice

If you have 15 minutes, you can get this delicious fried rice with chicken recipe on the table for hot, delicious lunch. The addition of bacon adds so much flavor that perfectly compliments the fried rice.

A platter of fried rice.
Photo Credit: Curry Trail 

17. Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread

This flatbread recipe is so easy you can whip it up for lunch in a flash. Similar to a bacon pizza, this flat bread features chicken, bacon, ranch and plenty of cheese and is a great way to make a filling lunch that won’t weigh you down.

Four pieces of chicken bacon ranch flatbread.
Photo Credit: Made in a Pinch

Bacon Quiche Recipes

There’s a reason the French are partial to lunchtime quiche. All the flavors you love are combined inside a flaky pie crust for a mid-day meal that’s filling and satisfying.

18. Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Perfect for an easy lunch, this savory quiche features tender broccoli, eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese for a flavorful meal you’ll love.

A slice of broccoli bacon cheese quiche on a plate with a fork.
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

19. Bacon Onion Spinach Quiche Lorraine

Quiche makes for a lovely lunch, any day of the week. This recipe has everything in it — bacon, cheese, onions and even some tasty little tomatoes!

A slice of bacon onion quiche.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

Salads with Bacon

These bacon salad recipes are the perfect way to enjoy veggies and leafy greens, and feature plenty of fresh ingredients.

20. Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

You’ll love the colorful combination of crispy Romaine lettuce, creamy avocado, grape tomatoes, cooked chicken, and plenty of crispy bacon for extra crunch! This hearty salad is topped with a creamy, semi-homemade ranch dressing.

Close up of chicken bacon ranch salad showing all of the ingredients.
Photo: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

21. BLT Chicken Salad

Chicken salad gets a flavorful upgrade by adding blt to the mix. This is the ultimate chicken salad for summer as it has so many fresh ingredients mixed in.

A bowl of BLT Chicken Salad.
Photo Credit: Kaleena’s Kitchen

22. Bacon Deviled Egg Salad

This deviled egg salad has plenty of bacon bits in the mix to make it a perfect lunchtime option. Make this delicious recipe as a part of your meal prep for the week for completely delicious sandwiches.

White bowl of bacon egg salad.
Photo Credit: The Toasty Kitchen

23. Coastal Cobb Salad

With this tasty salad, you’ll have a good reason to eat a satisfying lunch. The simple recipe features leafy lettuce, creamy avocado, succulent shrimp and savory bacon, with perfect hard cooked eggs, tomatoes and your favorite dressing.

Cobb Salad on a white platter.
Photo Caption: Kit’s Kitchen

24. Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

This salad recipe has juicy berries, salty bacon and decadent goat cheese. Make this for a lunch that tastes like summer in every bite.

Pouring dressing on a strawberry goat cheese bacon salad.
Photo Credit: Lemons and Zest

Bacon Wraps

Sandwich wrap recipes are among the easiest quick lunches. Gather your ingredients (including some perfectly cooked bacon, of course), layer in a fresh flour tortilla, roll in a cylinder and GO!

25. Bacon Steak Wraps with Blue Cheese

If you want a hearty lunch with plenty of meat and cheese, then check out these steak wraps. The salty bacon, tender steak and tangy blue cheese make for such a delicious lunch option!

A bacon steak wrap cut in half.
Photo Credit: xoxo Bella

26. Chicken Bacon Wraps with Ranch Mayo

Easy to make and so tasty, these Chicken Bacon Wraps feature classic bacon, lettuce and tomato accompanied by grilled chicken and a yummy ranch mayonnaise. They’re easy to assemble and the perfect quick lunch.

A chicken bacon wrap sandwich cut in half on a white plate.
Photo credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

27. Turkey Wraps

These pinwheel wraps have tender turkey, crispy bacon and all the toppings you would want on a sandwich. Make these and pack them in a picnic for a portable and tasty lunch.

Seven slices of turkey wrap sandwich.
Photo Credit: Beyond the Chicken Coop

Bacon Soup Recipes

Some of our favorite bacon recipes are soul-soothing soups. There’s just something about soup recipes with bacon that make the ultimate comfort food meal.

28. Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon

This easy potato soup is loaded with bacon and tender potatoes, and topped with cheese. Make it in one pot on your stovetop for the ultimate comfort food lunch!

A bowl of creamy potato soup with bacon.
Photo Credit: Soulfully Made

29. Navy Bean Soup with Bacon

This hearty bean soup gets incredible flavor from plenty of tasty BACON! A topping of shredded Parmesan cheese is the perfect addition that takes this delicious soup over the top.

A bowl of old fashioned navy bean soup with bacon, with a spoon.
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society

30. Cream of Bacon Soup

If you haven’t had homemade Cream of Bacon Soup, you’re in for a treat. This recipe features a full pound of crispy, tasty bacon in a creamy broth with tender veggies and melting cheese.

A red pot filled with cream of bacon soup
Photo Credit: BENSA Bacon Lovers Society
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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...

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