Your extra crispy guide to celebrating International Bacon Day

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Your extra crispy guide to celebrating International Bacon Day

Breakfast:

Blueberry, Corn and Bacon Pancakes

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Brunch:

Brunch Salad with Caramelized Bacon and Poached Egg

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Lunch:

Strawberry Bacon Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

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Lunch:

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pizza Bacon Basil

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Lunch:

Iceberg Wedge Salads with Grilled Bacon

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Lunch: 

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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Lunch:

Sweet and Smoky Bacon Taco With Mexican Crema

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Sides / Starters: 

Canadian Bacon Cheese Straws

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Sides / Starters: 

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

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Sides / Starters:

Carrot Hummus with Bacon and Cashews

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Sides / Starters: 

Tricolor Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Spring Onions and Mustard Vinaigrette

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Sides / Starters: 

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Risotto

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Sides / Starters: 

Warm Yogurt Bacon Dip

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Dinner:

Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake with Bacon

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Dinner:

One Pot Pea & Bacon Pasta

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Dinner:

Mozzarella Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

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Dinner: 

Easy Creamy Italian Pasta

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Dinner:

Cheesy Grits and Spinach Casserole

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Dinner:

Grilled Cotija-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon

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Dinner:

Grilled Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese

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Dessert:

Candied Bacon and Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

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Dessert:

Pecan Sticky Buns Caramelized Bacon

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Dessert:

Maple Bacon Popcorn

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Dessert:

Candied Bacon Chocolate Dipped Rice Crispy Treats

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In the year 2000, a brilliant group of graduate students in Bedford, Massachusetts mandated September 5th International Bacon Day.


Bacon has been around for centuries. The consuming of cured, smoked pork began in China around 1500 BC. The Greeks and Romans kept up the tradition, also enjoying the cured meat. Around the world, countries use different cuts of a pig to make bacon. America uses mostly the pig's belly for bacon. England uses the shoulder and ham, while the Canada uses the loin. Oscar Mayer was actually the first company to patent packed, sliced bacon.

While the crispy, salty goodness does generally have a bad health rep, the meat does have a micronutrient called choline that may actually boost the intelligence of an unborn child. Previous studies have also linked large doses of choline to a decrease in heart problems.

Above, you'll find a round up of the best recipes the Internet has to offer to ensure you know exactly how to take full advantage of International Bacon Day!


Now learn why bacon is the most important food that has ever existed:
Why Bacon Is the Most Important Food That Has Ever Existed


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