30 Bacon Recipes That Prove It’s The Best Food On Earth

Is there any food in this world more delicious or more versatile than bacon? The answer to that question is a big, resounding no. In case you didn't already realize it, bacon is bae — but for those of you who still need convincing, Spoon University has rounded up 30 bacon recipes that will reassure you beyond a doubt that bacon is, in fact, the best food on Earth, hands down. No questions asked. All other breakfast foods can just go home now.

The beautiful thing about bacon, however, is that it's really not just a breakfast food. As any bacon enthusiast will tell you, these salty, crispy strips of meat can and should be eaten at every meal of the day. Sure, bacon and eggs is a classic combo, but what about bacon and peanut butter? Bacon and chocolate chips? Bacon with guacamole and cheese? There is literally no food on the planet that doesn't benefit from having bacon by its side, so go ahead and get creative. Honestly, you owe it to your stomach, and your tastebuds.

If bacon isn't your favorite food, then #gtfo. Because bacon is seriously the greatest — you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. Check out these killer bacon recipes to get your bacon fix.

1. Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs

Photo by Amy Erikson

Hot and dangerous. Recipe here. You’re welcome.

2. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Photo by Gabby Phi

This is not a drill. Recipe here.

3. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by Alvin Zhou

Brunch will never be the same. Recipe here.

4. Peanut Butter Bacon Sandwich

Photo by Christin Urso

Sorry, jelly. Here’s how.

5. Bacon Espresso Pudding Shots

Photo by Analiese Trimber

Yes, bacon can get you drunk. Here’s how.

6. Bacon Fat Biscuits

Photo by Mimi Takano

Pretty damn southern. Recipe here.

7. Caramelized Nectarines with Bacon

Photo by Analiese Trimber

Perfect for summer. Recipe here.

8. Browned Butter, Bacon, and Butterscotch Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

Photo by Annie Trimber

Forget the ice cream truck, make this instead. Here’s how.

9. Bacon Fat Doughnuts

Photo by Mimi Takano

Has there ever been a better pair? No. Learn how here.

10. Egg, Bacon, Cheese, & Waffle Sandwich

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Um, these waffles are cooked IN maple syrup. More here.

11. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

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Wake up flawless. Recipe here.

12. Peanut Butter Bacon Banana Bites

Photo by Annie Trimber

Snack time, anyone? Here’s how.

13. Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes

Photo by Kelda Baljon

A combination of the gods. Here’s how.

14. Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Rosemary

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Talk about an appetizer. Here’s how.

15. Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Tomato, & Avocado Brunch Ring

Photo by Kirby Barth

Pillsbury FTW. Watch how here.

16. Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Potato Pancakes

Photo by Carrie Eager

Made from leftover mashed potatoes. Here’s how.

17. Bacon Pancakes

Photo by Kelda Baljon

Savory and sweet. Recipe here.

18. Bacon, Sausage, Cheese, and Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Photo by Tiare Brown

Lots o’ tots. Here’s how.

19. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by Kelda Baljon

Hot damn. Learn how here.

20. Bacon, Egg, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, & Spicy Mayo

Photo by Tiare Brown

Not your average BLT. Here’s how.

21. Bacon Fried Rice

Photo by Mimi Takano

Bacon with an Asian flare. Learn how here.

22. Sweet Potato Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese

Photo by Kelda Baljon

You need to make this. Now. Like this.

23. Corn, Bacon, and Jalapeño Salad

Photo by Annie Trimber

BBQ ready. Recipe here.

24. Gluten-Free Bacon Pumpkin Quinoa

Photo by Hannah Lin

Pumpkin + bacon = ‘murica. Recipe here.

25. Beef Ravioli with Bacon Butter Sauce

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Never enough meat. Recipe here.

26. Bacon Jalapeño Cream Cheese Poppers

Photo by Celeste Holben

Get the party started. Here’s how.

27. Loaded Potato Soup

Photo by Christine Chen

Don’t just chew bacon, slurp it. Recipe here.

28. Sriracha, Bacon, & Onion Burger

Photo by Kirby Barth

Load it up, load it up, watch it all pour out. Here’s how.

29. Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Photo by Annie Trimber

Bacon makes everything better. Learn how here.

30. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Photo by Kelda Baljon

What better way to eat your veggies? Here’s how.

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