Bacon lovers unite! Are you looking for the ultimate ways to celebrate the salty, crunchy, greasy food? Search no more! In honor of National Bacon Lover’s Day, we’ve compiled the best recipes where bacon is the shining star.

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Did you know that bacon is one of the oldest processed meats in history? The Chinese began to salt pork bellies thousands of years ago, then the practice spread throughout the Roman Empire, into Europe, and onto your breakfast (and lunch and dinner) plate! Read on to see our most outrageous yet delicious bacon-inspired recipes.




Crispy Potato and Bacon Bake– Potatoes + sour cream + chives + cheese + bacon = our deliciously easy, bacon filled one-pan wonder! Whether you make this as a side or the main event, our mouths are already watering.



Goat Cheese & Bacon Filet Mignon– It sounds fancy, but our recipe is easier than you think. Sundried tomatoes, basil, goat cheese, and bacon (of course!) transform this choice cut of meat into something really special.



Bacon Mashed Potato Waffles– Yes, you read that correctly. Potato waffles! Our recipe is as simple and tasty as it sounds. Add some bacon on top and you’ve got a winner for breakfast or dinner.



Tomato Bacon Bites– Our recipe is tasty, creamy, any bacon-y! If you’re having a big get together, simply double the recipe for even more goodness.



Bacon cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl– A crowd-pleaser and ready for a party, our easy recipe makes the cooking easy so you can enjoy!




Are you still looking for even more bacon goodness? The internet never disappoints! Take a look at some truly inventive recipes.


Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Straws– These have everything that a proper appetizer should: salty, sweet, crunchy, and portable. Bacon and puff pastry are intertwined with cheesy goodness to make one tasty straw!



Oven-Baked Bacon & Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers– No messy oil to speak of and you get a jolt of spice with the mellow flavor of bacon evening it out. These are a winner! Perfect for game day, a guy’s night, or a potluck.



Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf– The name truly says it all. This spin on a classic will leave your family and friends in awe of how you managed to put so much bacon on a meatloaf!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze– Fresh, juicy peaches are a fun complement to the crunch of bacon. Drizzle some balsamic glaze over the finished grilled product and voila!



Bourbon Bacon Cookies– Bacon for dessert isn’t something that you hear every day, but hey- we’re always up for something new!


For all your bacon (and non-bacon) grocery needs, check out your local Sparkle Market! A happy National Bacon Lover’s Day to you and yours. Happy cooking!