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27 Easy & Irresistible Bacon Side Dishes! 🥓

27 Easy & Irresistible Bacon Side Dishes! 🥓

If you love bacon, then you’ll cherish these bacon side dishes that incorporate everyone’s favorite “meat candy.” 🥓
Bacon is some kind of seventh wonder, isn’t it? 

Eaten alone, cuddled next to pancakes and poached eggs, crumbled onto salads, chopped into potatoes, or laid rasher by rasher onto every stacked BLT, bacon has some kind of hold over the foodies of the world.
It’s crispy, smokey, and glorious.

So we welcome you here, to walk through this list of bacon side dish recipes of every flavor and sophistication.

This one is a bacon side dish that goes with everything! These Bacon Crackers are to die for—smoky, brown-sugar sweet, with bacon all the way down, this one’s for you. 🥓

From Bacon Wrapped Asparagus to Fried Corn With Bacon, there’s a side dish here for everyone. 

Remember to check out #24 on this list too; it’s sure to be the talk of the table come mealtime.

So, what are you waiting for? 
Get that bacon out and let’s get cooking.

Anyone who loves mushrooms knows that they can make a great addition to any meal.
They’re hearty and filling yet surprisingly versatile, lending themselves well to savory and sweet dishes.
And when it comes to side dishes, few things are more simple or delicious than mushrooms with bacon.
This dish comes together in just ten minutes, making it a faultless accompaniment to any meal.

I’m a massive fan of fried corn.
And when you add in some chives for a little onion flavor, it’s just absolute decadence.
This dish is easy to make and pairs well with just about anything.
Grilled meats, fish, hamburgers…you name it.

Do you love green beans but find them a little bland?
One great way to jazz up this vegetable is to pair it with bacon.
The salty, smoky bacon flavor complements the subtle taste of green beans, and the two ingredients can be cooked together in just a few minutes.
You can even experiment with different kinds of bacon, from traditional pork bacon to turkey bacon or vegan options.

There’s nothing quite like a nicely cooked Brussels sprout.
When they’re sauteed, they become tender and flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness.
And when you add crispy bacon and a dash of balsamic vinegar to the mix, diners will be thrilled by the fiesta in their mouths.
This dish is sure to please even the most demanding of eaters.

This recipe for pan-fried broccoli and crispy bacon in a cheesy garlic sauce is sure to become a new family favorite.
The broccoli is pan-fried until it is slightly crispy, then baked in a creamy parmesan garlic sauce.
The bacon adds smoky flavor, and the bubbling mozzarella makes it extra special.

When it comes to side dishes, sometimes simple is best.
This Garlic Bacon Rice is an impressive example of a dish that is both sumptuous and effortless to make.
The key ingredients are crispy bacon, plenty of mellow garlic, and fluffy white rice.
These three ingredients combine to create a dish that your whole family and guests will love.

This succotash is a simple, yet sumptuous, dish that fits any occasion.
The bacon and butter beans give it a heartiness that makes it a great side for any meaty main, and the corn and tomatoes provide a refreshing sweetness and crunch.
Whether you’re looking for a new go-to side dish or just want to mix things up, this Succotash is sure to please.

Looking for a tasty side dish to bring to your next potluck or picnic?
Try this hearty potato salad.
It’s packed with sublime ingredients like bacon, onions, and thyme, and it’s sure to send everyone scrambling for seconds and even thirds.

Baked beans are a picnic staple, and this recipe is sure to please palates all over the table.
The beans are cooked with bacon, giving them a salty flavor, while the brown sugar and molasses provide the right amount of sweetness.
They’re also sticky and thick, making them great for slathering on burgers or hot dogs.

If you want a comforting and hearty dish, look no further than this recipe for Loaded Baked Gnocchi.
Gnocchi, which is essentially Italian dumplings, are blanketed in a rich and creamy cheese sauce.
Topped with bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese, this dish will no doubt have diners singing your praises once the meal is over.

Sweet potato skins are comfort food unlike any other.
They’re crispy, savory, and loaded with all your favorite toppings.
Load them up with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and chives, and in just minutes, you’ll have a savory snack that’s perfect for game-time or any time.

These mushrooms are incredibly easy to make, and they’re packed with flavor.
The combination of bacon, rosemary, and mushrooms is absolutely heavenly. 

You’ll be tempted to eat them all before they even make it to your plate.

If you’re looking for a glorious side dish that will thrill guests, then you’ll want to try Bacon Cheddar Beer Potatoes Au Gratin.
These rich and creamy potatoes are taken to a whole new level with the addition of bacon, cheese, and beer.
The beer helps round out the flavors and gives the potatoes a nice flavor boost.

Fried Cabbage is a simple yet delightful way to enjoy this versatile vegetable.
The key to success is to cook the cabbage until it is tender, then mix it with bacon and mustard for an unmistakable smoky flavor.
Best of all, this bacon side dish pairs well with a variety of main dishes, so you can enjoy it any night of the week.
Give this Fried Cabbage recipe a try tonight and see how enjoyable and easy it can be.

Sautéed Spinach is a classic side dish that goes well with just about anything.
This recipe is hassle-free and only calls for a few ingredients.
First, the bacon is cooked until crisp and then removed from the pan.
Next, the garlic is added in and cooked until fragrant.
Then, the spinach is added to the pan and cooked until wilted.
Finally, the bacon is crumbled and added back into the dish.
This simple Sautéed Spinach recipe will indeed become a new crowd favorite.
To cook sauteed spinach without bacon, check out this recipe.

Crack Corn Salad is a dish that is sure to please everyone at the table.
It is loaded with flavor, and its mix of textures makes it an irresistible treat.
To add creaminess, we recommend using Ranch dressing.
And for a little bit of savory goodness, we suggest topping the salad with bacon and cheddar cheese.

This Twice Baked Potato Casserole is a superb dish for a cozy night in.
It’s loaded with all of your favorite twice-baked potato ingredients, like velvety mashed potatoes, smoky bacon, rich cheese, and bites of crispy potato skins.
Diners will be blown away by this dish’s heartiness and taste.

This zucchini recipe is a compelling way to enjoy a bounty of fresh vegetables.
The zucchini is lightly grilled, then topped with sun-dried tomatoes, crispy onions, and of course, bacon.
The result is a deceptively simple side dish that your family and friends will no doubt relish.

It’s easy to get stuck making the same side dishes.
Roasted vegetables are always a solid choice, but sometimes you just need something different.
That’s where this garlic bacon broccoli skillet comes in.
Shredded broccoli and crispy bacon are pan-fried alongside cheddar and spices, resulting in a dish that is anything but ordinary.

This sautéed kale and bacon recipe is a great way to get some beautiful greens on the table.
Bacon is cooked until crisp, then removed from the pan.
Next, garlic and shallots are added in and cooked until fragrant.
Then, the kale is added to the pan and cooked until wilted.
Finally, the bacon is crumbled and added back into the dish.
This recipe is easy-to-make yet piquant, and it will become a new staple in your kitchen arsenal.

This dish is filled with savory flavors, and the bacon gives it a nice crunch.
Plus, it goes with just about anything.
Whether you’re serving roast chicken or grilled steak, this dish ideally complements your main course.
Just wrap some asparagus spears in bacon, pop them in the oven, and dinner is served.

These Bacon Green Bean Bundles are sure to please diners of all ages.
Simply wrap a few strips of bacon around a bundle of green beans, top with your preferred seasonings, and pop them in the oven.
In just minutes, you’ll have a yummy side dish that suits any occasion.
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or simply want a way to dress up your green beans, these Bacon Green Bean Bundles are sure to hit the spot.

This Swiss Chard Recipe With Bacon is an exquisite side dish that fits any meal.
The combination of bacon, onions, and garlic gives the chard a savory flavor that is sure to leave quite an impression.

Do you love cabbage but find it a little too savorless?
Then you need to try caramelized cabbage.
This dish is loaded with zing, and the bacon gives it a lovely smoked taste.
Best of all, it goes with just about anything.
I like to serve it with grilled chicken or fish, but it would also be great with roasted beef or pork.

Our Bacon Deviled Eggs work as an appetizer and side dish.

Never expect any leftovers with this dish as it is truly heavenly, thanks to the perfect blend of bacon and white cheddar cheese. 

We recommend using extra-large eggs for this recipe as they’re easier to handle.

Imagine eating these grilled real sweet Vidalia onions wrapped with thick bacon strips—yummy.

To get these whole RealSweet™onions beautifully opaque and soft, you’ll need just a few savory ingredients and a couple hours of time, so get a beer and settle in.

Enjoy the addicting flavor of sweet and succulent Vidalia onion with smoky bacon and garlic butter sauce in the middle. 

The bottom line

These bacon side dishes are an excellent way to add some extra flavor to your meals.

Bacon is a cured meat made from pork belly.
It is typically smoked and has a signature salty, smoky flavor.
Bacon can be devoured by its own, used as a flavoring agent in dishes, or wrapped around other foods.
And bacon fat is sought-after in a variety of cuisines, including American, British, Canadian, and Chinese.
With its irresistible flavor and versatility, it’s no wonder bacon is one of the most popular meats in the world.
If you’re looking for ways to add bacon to your meals, then try one of these divine bacon side dishes.

These bacon side dishes are an excellent way to add some extra flavor to your meals.
These recipes are easy to follow and don’t require a lot of time or effort.

Side Dishes Made With Bacon 🥓

Side Dishes Made With Bacon 🥓

If you love bacon, then you'll cherish these bacon side dishes that incorporate everyone's favorite “meat candy.” 🥓


  • Crispy Cheese & Bacon Potatoes
  • Mushroom Side Dish With Bacon
  • Fried Corn With Bacon
  • Green Beans & Bacon
  • Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts With Bacon & Balsamic
  • Creamy Broccoli & Bacon
  • Garlic Bacon Rice
  • Succotash With Bacon & Butter
  • Grilled Potato Salad With Bacon & Onions
  • Honey Bacon Baked Beans
  • Loaded Baked Gnocchi
  • Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
  • Bacon Rosemary Mushrooms
  • Bacon Cheddar Beer Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Fried Cabbage
  • Sautéed Spinach With Bacon
  • Crack Corn Salad
  • Twice Baked Potato Casserole
  • Zucchini With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, & Crispy Onions
  • Garlic Bacon Broccoli Skillet
  • Sautéed Kale & Bacon
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
  • Bacon Green Bean Bundles
  • Swiss Chard Recipe With Bacon
  • Caramelized Cabbage With Bacon
  • Bacon Deviled Eggs
  • Whole RealSweet Vidalia Onions With Bacon & Roast Garlic


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