6 Recipes: Labor Day with a Side of Bacon

We’ve come to the conclusion that bacon is the secret ingredient to happiness. So as you send off summer this Labor Day, be sure to add a little bacon to the menu. Whatever you are serving – burgers and dogs, BBQ ribs, whole roasted pig – there’s room for bacon on the table. Read on for winning bacon recipes.

1. BLT Salad

Even though this dish is mostly bread and meat, it’s still a salad in our book! Panzanella is a Tuscan-style salad usually made with stale bread and tomatoes. Here we added the classic American flavors of a BLT with our Hickory Smoked Bacon, bibb lettuce, and a creamy citrus dressing.

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2. Bacon Mac and Cheese

This quick and easy recipe for stovetop mac & cheese with bacon will satisfy adults and kids alike. Double or triple the recipe for a Labor Day party.

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3. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Eat your veggies. Asparagus wrapped in smoky bacon makes a quick and easy side dish. Choose asparagus that’s thicker than a pencil for best results, and wrap it up!

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4. Baked Beans with Bacon and Molasses

Baked beans are a summer cookout must-have, and making them yourself is well worth the time. This easy recipe yields tender beans with a sweet, smoky sauce. Bacon weave optional (but recommended).

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5. Cast Iron Cornbread with Bacon

This smoky cornbread makes a great side for barbecue or chili, and is also delicious on its own with a generous slathering of honey butter.

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6. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

While already a crowd-pleaser, homemade pimento cheese and our hickory smoked bacon give stuffed jalapeño “poppers” an upgrade. They’re super easy to make and perfect for a party, game day, and beyond. Warning: mildly addictive.

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But why wait for summer’s end? Make one of our recipes for dinner tonight, and answer that eternal craving for bacon.

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  1. mistimaan says:

    All recipes were so tasty 🙂

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