OK, we know what you're thinking. You don't even have to say it. There is pretty much no such thing as leftover bacon. Let's be real. Once those gloriously gleaming strips of heaven hit the table, they're gone.
But in the off chance that you ever do have a bacon surplus — or maybe if you're just looking to take your bacon game to new levels — there is definitely no shortage of ideas out there. Like, did you know that you can actually craft a regulation-size football out of bacon and mac and cheese? Yup, you read that right.
There are tons of food bloggers who are practically champing at the bit to get you to try their bacon-licious recipes, and we're happy to share some of our faves. Because from chocolate chip cookies to cauliflower, pretty much everything goes with bacon.
Originally published April 2015. Updated August 2017.