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.
Think chocolate and peanut butter is a great combination? Try adding bacon to the mix. We combined indulgent ingredients into
our Bacon-Peanut Truffles for a surprising dessert.
Use a combination of parsley, thyme, and oregano, or sage, rosemary, basil, and chives for a savory and perfectly balanced
Just add grease. That's right. Just like the recipe says, we added smoky flavor to bourbon using what sometimes get tossed
and made an unforgettable concoction.
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.
Here’s a healthy version of the all-time party favorite. A hearty serving of Layered Lima Bean Dip weighs in at only 172 calories.
Top lightly with shredded cheese and bacon. You’ll be surprised at how fast it’ll disappear.
Bacon, onion, and brown sugar pack these beans with holiday flavor.
Total Time: 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.
These all-time favorite bite sized peppers are delicious served with queso.
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.
Crisp, crumbled bacon and a hint of brown sugar add just the right amount of flavor to this nutrient-packed vegetable dish.
Bring a heaping bowl of comfort to your warm-weather table with this terrific potato salad recipe. Though your family favorite
may be the traditional mayonnaise-and-sweet pickle variety, try one of this recipe for a fresh twist. 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.
Here’s a menu that you can put together on a hectic day, yet it is fancy enough for company. Prep, but don’t bake, the tenderloin
before work in the morning, giving the seasoning time to work its delicious magic. While the tenderloin bakes, whip up the
grits, and prep the ingredients for the pears. As your family clears the table, cook the pears and put the finishing touches
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.
Filled with red onion, blue cheese, bacon, and a sweet-tangy dressing, this reader recipe earned top honors at our test kitchen
tastings. Grilling the potatoes in an easy-to-fold aluminum foil packet adds a subtle note of smoky flavor—plus it makes cleanup
Red pepper perks up Green Beans With Mushrooms and Bacon, but it's tame enough for the whole family.