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What To Make With What’s On Sale: Bacon

It’s Friday — time for What To Make With What’s On Sale!  It’s been a while since we’ve seen bacon on sale for a good price, but this week at Albertsons, 12-oz packages of Farmer John bacon are $1.99, and several readers pointed out that Save-A-Lot has it for $2.00 this month, as well.

Bacon is obviously a great companion to scrambled eggs – and it’s the headline ingredient in a BLT sandwich – but there are so many other ways to use bacon as well!  Here are some ideas for what to make with bacon!

Crumbled bacon is good on any type of salad, and this one looks especially yummy: Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing.  This salad is best served immediately after the dressing is added, so be sure to save that step of the meal for last!

Here’s one of my very favorite bacon recipes — Bacon Swiss Bread.  This bread is so rich and hearty it’s almost a meal in itself!

These “Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies” from The Pioneer Woman are amazing, and they’re made with only three ingredients!  (I’d recommend wearing gloves when cutting up the jalapenos.)

Authentic German Potato Salad: Image from Allrecipes

Bacon is a key ingredient in this Authentic German Potato Salad.  If you happened to pick up some Yukon Gold potatoes on sale at King Soopers last week, they’re perfect for potato salad!

Here’s a yummy slow cooker recipe that calls for bacon — Crockpot Lemon-Artichoke Chicken.  This is a fairly simple recipe to make but tastes like it requires lots of work!

Crockpot Lemon-Artichoke Chicken

This 5-star recipe for Bacon and Tomato Pasta looks delicious and uses simple and fresh ingredients.  If cheesy, creamy pasta is more of your thing, try this easy Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta.

If you want to try something adventurous, these sweet and salty Maple Bacon Cupcakes actually look pretty good!

How do you like to cook with bacon?  Share your ideas in the comments!

 Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!

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  1. This salad makes a lot, so it’s great to take to a potluck or picnic. It’s really good, and you’ll become famous (and have to make it forever after), but YUM!

    I’ll be honest – I’ve only ever used half as much (or less) bacon as it calls for, and I’ve done all sorts of substitutions – to me, that’s a great recipe, because I can alter it to use up items on hand or take advantage of sales.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/red-broccoli-salad/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=red%20broccoli%20salad&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

    (Right now I have a version in the fridge w/cauliflower, diced ham, raisins, sunflower seeds, cheddar, celery, green onions…don’t be afraid to experiment with it, but the bacon version really is very good! :)

  2. Abby, I LOVE your recipe for Lemon Artichoke Crockpot Chicken! I make it frequently.

    If I actually get to Albertsons this week to get some bacon (and they have it in stock, LOL), I will definitely be treating Jeremy to some grilled bacon on his burgers.

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