37 Delicious Recipes for All That Leftover Bacon You (Don't) Have

Aug 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Yummy recipes for all that leftover bacon you (don't) have
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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.

1 /38: Maple-bacon crunch bar

1/38 :Maple-bacon crunch bar

2 /38: Maple-bacon doughnuts

2/38 :Maple-bacon doughnuts

3 /38: Bacon-apple pie

3/38 :Bacon-apple pie

4 /38: Cauliflower with bacon

4/38 :Cauliflower with bacon

5 /38: Bacon-filled bunny

5/38 :Bacon-filled bunny

6 /38: Bacon-wrapped meatloaf

6/38 :Bacon-wrapped meatloaf

7 /38: Chicken and bacon soup

7/38 :Chicken and bacon soup

8 /38: Bacon-chocolate cookies

8/38 :Bacon-chocolate cookies

9 /38: Bacon-avocado fries

9/38 :Bacon-avocado fries

10 /38: Bacon-fried Oreos

10/38 :Bacon-fried Oreos

11 /38: Bacon pull-apart rolls

11/38 :Bacon pull-apart rolls

12 /38: Potato-bacon bomb

12/38 :Potato-bacon bomb

13 /38: Bacon martini

13/38 :Bacon martini

14 /38: Pumpkin-bacon ice cream

14/38 :Pumpkin-bacon ice cream

15 /38: Squash with bacon

15/38 :Squash with bacon

16 /38: Bacon-topped flatbread

16/38 :Bacon-topped flatbread

17 /38: Bacon cheeseburger

17/38 :Bacon cheeseburger

18 /38: Bacon-wrapped chicken

18/38 :Bacon-wrapped chicken

19 /38: Bacon-sausage pancakes

19/38 :Bacon-sausage pancakes

20 /38: Bacon-brisket sandwich

20/38 :Bacon-brisket sandwich

21 /38: Bacon, jam and havarti

21/38 :Bacon, jam and havarti

22 /38: Biscuits with bacon

22/38 :Biscuits with bacon

23 /38: Bacon-potato casserole

23/38 :Bacon-potato casserole

24 /38: Lamb and bacon pita

24/38 :Lamb and bacon pita

25 /38: Bacon-chicken bites

25/38 :Bacon-chicken bites

26 /38: Bacon-jalapeño poppers

26/38 :Bacon-jalapeño poppers

27 /38: Bacon omelet muffins

27/38 :Bacon omelet muffins

28 /38: Drunken beans and bacon

28/38 :Drunken beans and bacon

29 /38: Bacon mac and cheese

29/38 :Bacon mac and cheese

30 /38: Bacon and tomato tart

30/38 :Bacon and tomato tart

31 /38: Scallops with bacon

31/38 :Scallops with bacon

32 /38: Sweet potato and bacon

32/38 :Sweet potato and bacon

33 /38: Bean and bacon soup

33/38 :Bean and bacon soup

34 /38: Bacon frittata

34/38 :Bacon frittata

35 /38: Candied bacon

35/38 :Candied bacon

36 /38: Bacon chipotle chocolate truffles

36/38 :Bacon chipotle chocolate truffles

37 /38: Boozy maple-bacon doughnut milkshake

37/38 :Boozy maple-bacon doughnut milkshake

38 /38: Pin it!

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38/38 :Pin it!