30 sizzling ways to add one of the South's tastiest ingredients to any dish.
Sunny-side up or sliced boiled eggs would work just as well as poached eggs for this dish you've got to try.
This is a delicious partner for grilled fish. Don't forget fresh crusty bread to soak up every bit of the warm vinaigrette.
Enjoy this colorful dish warm or chilled; leftovers are perfect for a brown bag lunch the enxt day. Add grilled shrimp kabobs
and a crispy Sauvignon Blanc for a relaxing meal with friends.
Your dreams have come true—candy that’s made with sweetened peanut butter and bacon and then dipped in chocolate. Oh, my.
Use a combination of parsley, thyme, and oregano, or sage, rosemary, basil, and chives for a savory and perfectly balanced
Welcome to the Southerner’s perfect cocktail: bacon-flavored bourbon. All you need is a bottle of your favorite bourbon and
some warm bacon grease.
Dress up your bacon with this oh-so-Southern crispy coating. Once you've prepared it for the pan, you can stick the bacon
in the oven and free your hands up to prepare other parts of your meal.
Stack leftover sliced turkey with cheese and other toppings on a fresh sourdough loaf to make four sandwiches in one. You
can substitute whatever you have on hand, including Muenster or Swiss cheese for Havarti and cranberry sauce in place of bell
peppers and vinaigrette.
Crumbled cornbread is layered with shredded lettuce, smoked turkey, shredded Swiss cheese, bacon, fresh tomatoes and more
in this crowd-pleasing salad.
A hearty serving of Layered Lima Bean Dip clocks in at only 172 calories. Top lightly with shredded cheese and bacon. You’ll
be surprised at how fast it will disappear.
Bacon, onion, and brown sugar pack these beans with holiday flavor.
Ready in 20 Minutes
A homemade white sauce ready in 10 minutes? Yes, please. Round out the meal with a mixed green salad and lightly toasted Italian bread. You can lighten up the entrée by using reduced fat turkey bacon, 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, and 2% reduced-fat milk.
For the perfect low-stress starter, try this rich and creamy baked dip.
Tip: Bake Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip in four small baking dishes, and place throughout the party area.
Hot Brown Panini combines turkey, bacon, tomato, and Swiss cheese in a pressed sandwich with White Cheese Sauce.
A twist on the traditional Cobb, this version uses Yukon gold potatoes in place of chicken. Cheddar and blue cheeses, bacon
crumbles, and tomatoes pair with avocados to create a hearty meal.
Crunchy green beans and crisp bacon are always a wonderful flavor pairing, and the addition of red grapes makes for a sweet
surprise. Cook the penne pasta al dente so it holds up when tossed with the dressing and beans.
Vidalia onions and barbecue sauce add an unbeatable Southern flair to these juicy burgers. They’re sure to become a favorite.
Spread homemade Bacon Pimiento Cheese on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato. Use leftover spread on crackers or celery
for a snack.
Plan on this dish being scraped clean—few people can resist the combination of bacon, onions, and sour cream. Make a day ahead,
and serve with a tray of colorful veggies.
Lots of flavor—and only five ingredients—make this Brussels sprouts recipe a winner. Even reviewers who aren't sprouts fans
like this version.
Photo: Ralph Anderson, William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett, Rose Nguyen; Food styling: Vanessa McNeil
Potato salad with bacon is a delicious twist on a traditional summer side. Jazz up your presentation by serving this salad
in paprika-rimmed glasses. (Simply dip the rims in lemon or lime juice, then into paprika.)
These mini-sandwiches make fantastic finger foods for a luncheon, or simply assemble one anytime for a quick snack. Using
basil rather than lettuce gives this traditional sandwich a fresh twist.
This classic salsa gets a decidedly Southern spin by adding bacon and greens. We loved it over cream cheese (a great idea
for leftovers). You can prepare the recipe up to a day ahead―just reheat before serving.
Everything's better with bacon, and this pork tenderloin recipe is no exception! Go ahead and season the other tenderloin
in the package with your favorite spice blend. Wrap and freeze to jump-start another meal.
Complement any menu with this no-fuss party appetizer.
Full-bodied and richly flavored, this collards dish is inspired by flavors of New Orleans. A Béchamel sauce gives fresh collard
greens a creamy consistency. It's a classic taste of the South.
Impress guests with simple-to-prepare Bacon-Blue Cheese Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette.
Grilling the potatoes in an easy-to-fold aluminum foil packet adds a subtle note of smoky flavor–plus it makes cleanup a breeze.
We loved the dash of dried crushed red pepper—it made the flavor lively, not hot.