National bacon day is the Saturday before Labor Day, which means it’s… this Saturday.

While this crispy contender is not the icon it once was a couple of years back in the “foodie” scene, it still always holds a prominent spot in our hearts. Why? Well, it’s a protein that is virtually like a chip and goes with everything. Savory, sweet, the possibilities are endless.

Moreover, bacon is super easy to make! So whether you’re enjoying it for brunch or dessert, these bacon day ideas will be great to enjoy all throughout your long Labor day weekend.

1. Bacon Ice Cream

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Strange but true, bacon ice cream used to be a top “must” on many a food bucket list. Typically couple with maple, bourbon or caramel, the combination of salty and sweet can satisfy all your taste buds.

2. Bacon Cookies

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The bacon peanut butter cookies above are making our mouths water. Other iterations include bacon chocolate chip and bacon maple. Hey, it might not be the healthiest, but it’s certainly protein rich!

3. Bacon-Wrapped Anything

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It’s basically a food commandment that absolutely anything can be wrapped in bacon. I have seen everything from shrimp to hot dogs, jalapeno poppers and asparagus wrapped up in the fatty goodness. Broil to perfection and you have an appetizer everyone can enjoy.

4. Bacon For Breakfast

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It doesn’t get more classic or natural than this. Bacon and eggs? You couldn’t ask for a more well-balanced meal from us. Bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel? Even better.

5. Bacon Candy

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Candied bacon is not absolutely everywhere but it’s impossible not to enjoy it. Essentially just sugar and bacon baked in an oven, this crispy snack is truly satisfactory.

6. Bacon Donuts

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If you can put bacon on cookies and ice cream, what makes you think it wouldn’t be good on these dough-y masterpieces?

7. Bacon Cups

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We’ve already gone over why edible bowls are the best, but bacon bowls? That just makes everything taste better – in addition to making everything a little less messy.

8. Bacon & Greens

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What’s a good way to make veggies a little less boring? Bacon, of course! While my favorite vegetable of choice are brussels, asparagus is also popularly wrapped with it and we all know how bacon bits on salad are a true gem.

9. Bacon Stuffing

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While wrapping everything in your path with bacon is certainly possible (I might or might not have tried it), you can also stuff everything with bacon. Stuffed deviled eggs, stuffed turkey, stuffed avocado… You see where I’m going here?

So as you can see, the bacon possibilities are endless, limitless, rule-less… Try out a few recipes and thank us later for reminding you how great bacon is.

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How will you celebrate bacon day?

 


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