4 Bacon Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

This is a partnered post with KraftHeinz. The article originally appeared on the Kraft in the Kitchen Blog.

Y’all, unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of years, you’ve seen just how quickly bacon has risen in fame. What once was an humble breakfast accompaniment is now making its way into recipes we would have never even imagined a decade ago. Cupcakes, anyone? Check out these 4 bacon recipes that will blow your mind!

Just think about all the meal possibilities you can make with bacon. Check out these 4 bacon recipes that will blow your mind!

Bacon Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

Maple-Bacon Brunch Cupcakes: Bacon cupcakes? Let bacon take your taste buds on a breakfast-themed sweet-and-savory adventure. These ingenious cupcakes star crunchy, chopped-up bacon in the batter, along with maple syrup and cereal. A dollop of quick-and-simple cream cheese frosting is the icing on this cupcake, and another little piece of bacon is the cherry on top.

Just think about all the meal possibilities you can make with bacon. Check out these 4 bacon recipes that will blow your mind!

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Chipotle and Orange: Woven bacon? Simply wrapping things in bacon is Bacon 101 (still delicious!), so take things to the next level with a woven bacon lattice. Remember when you learned basket-weaving in summer camp? This is just like that. Except edible. It’s never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving menu, so take note! But you could also use this technique on a whole chicken or even a pork loin for double-pork deliciousness.

Just think about all the meal possibilities you can make with bacon. Check out these 4 bacon recipes that will blow your mind!

Peppered-Bacon Twists: Bacon breadsticks, anyone? After many years of breadstick history, you might think that they’re about as perfect as they could be. You would be wrong. This twisted version features a delightful ribbon of bacon and a coating of brown sugar and black pepper for a sweet and sassy kick.


How to Bake Bacon: Put away your cast-iron skillet, because this bacon-baking hack makes it simpler than ever to get crispy-crunchy perfection with very minimal effort. No more grease popping and messes on the stove!


Now that your creative (bacon) juices are flowing, check out some other ideas for making the most of this wonder-food: Bacon-Wrapped Appetizers, Bacon And Chicken Recipes and, of course, Bacon And Pasta Recipes.

For more great recipes and tips, check out Kraft in the Kitchen!

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48 thoughts on “4 Bacon Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Oh how I love you right now. I am definitely going to be trying all 4 of these.

  2. Pam says:

    I have never thought of wrapping a whole turkey in bacon before. I bet my husband would really like if I did that.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    Holy moly. Bacon cupcakes?! I’ve got to get in on that action.

  4. Kristi says:

    My sister just mailed us some chocolate that had bacon in it and it was super yummy. Those cupcakes sure look good… maybe because I like sweet/salty combinations.

  5. susan says:

    There is no way to go wrong with bacon. I have never thought of baking bacon, but why not, I am sure it is awesome!

  6. Chasing Joy says:

    I really like the idea of the bacon bread sticks. Two of my favorite things.

  7. Liz Mays says:

    Oh wow! I know the family would be pretty happy if I started trying these out. These look really good!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I thinkI’m drooling! That turkey looks so GOOD! I can only imagine the flavor the bacon infused that turkey with!

  9. JanetGoingCrazy says:

    My husband made chocolate bacon bread pudding once and it was amazing.

  10. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says:

    Oh my! Those peppered bacon twists look sooo good. I could also totally try that bacon wrapped turkey.

  11. Daisy says:

    Nice! We recently learned that my 5 year old loves bacon… It’s a can’t-get-enough-of-it kind of love. These recipes are so perfect!

  12. Jenn @TheRebelChick says:

    Those look absolutely delicious! I’ve tried making different recipes with bacon but I never get it quite right…as they say, practice makes perfect!

  13. Heather @ Kraus House Mom says:

    If I made the bacon breadsticks, my family would never know the joy of tasting them. I do have one daughter that doesn’t like bacon, I don’t know where I failed as a parent.

  14. Allie D. says:

    I’m not a huge bacon fan, but my husband and daughter are. I’m thinking of making them the peppered bacon twists. That looks pretty good.

  15. Michelle F. says:

    Everything looks so good! I would love to try those muffins.

  16. Jeanine says:

    I love bacon! I can’t eat much of it due to my gallbladder but let me tell you, I adore it and will be trying some of these!

  17. Those bacon twists look like perfection!! I cannot wait to try those!

  18. Dawn Lopez says:

    If my husband ever sees that bacon wrapped turkey, I’ll never be allowed to make it my way again! All kidding aside we love bacon on our house and those cupcakes look totally scrumptious.

  19. gingermommyrants says:

    These dishes look so delicious. I am excited to try the Maple-Bacon Brunch Cupcakes first. The bacon wrapped chicken looks like a winner to.

  20. Alicia says:

    Oh, this looks amazing!! The bacon twist and the turkey bacon looks really tasty.

  21. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    Bacon rules. And I really want one of those maple bacon cupcakes immediately.

  22. Meagan says:

    That bacon wrapped turkey is calling my name! Holy bacon, my mouth is salivating!

  23. Felicita Moncada says:

    Drooling over here. Those muffins look amazingly delicious! Ok, anything with bacon is delicious but I definitely need to whip those up this weekend!

  24. Michele says:

    I am not really a fan of bacon–not that I don”t like the taste once in a while–but I suffer afterwards–bad gallbladders and bacon do not mix-trust me on this one!

  25. Vera Sweeney says:

    The turkey on the bacon is a crazy idea!! Bacon is a staple in our house it’s so good.

  26. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Bacon makes everything taste better. I will have to try the bacon wrapped turkey this year for the holidays. I bet it would be very juicy.

  27. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    I never would have thought to wrap a turkey in bacon. I bet it would lock in all the juices from the meat. I might try it for the holidays.

  28. Carrie says:

    They all look awesome but I don’t think I have the patience to wrap a turkey! The bacon bread twists on the other hand may happen

  29. Theresa says:

    Bacon makes everything taste better! My husband would think he were in heaven if we wrapped our turkey in bacon this year!

  30. Marcie W. says:

    Now that looks like my kind of Thanksgiving turkey. I’m sure baking the bacon leaves it more crispy and less greasy, which I certainly prefer.

  31. Scarlet says:

    I want to try those bacon breadsticks! yum

  32. Donna says:

    You had me at bacon. As far as I am concerned, you really can’t go wrong as long as bacon is involved. These all sound amazing.

  33. Ellen ThatChicMom says:

    Oh my goodness those all look amazing. We love back and always bake it too! I need to try some of these recipes.

  34. Janis @MommyBlogExpert says:

    These really are some great bacon recipes. Those Maple Bacon Muffins look especially yummy.

  35. Sarah says:

    I love bacon and all these recipes look so good. I’m not sure if I could pick one. The bacon muffins look really awesome!

  36. Rosey says:

    I think the peppered bacon twists would be great this weekend. I may serve those for the big kids.

  37. Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way says:

    You had me at bacon. I love the contrast of salty and sweet, so the Maple Bacon Brunch Cupcakes sound amazing.

  38. Dogvills says:

    Everything tastes so good with bacon! That bacon wrapped turkey looks amazing. I would love to try it.

  39. Krystal says:

    I always bake my bacon! I love these ideas. I usually do bacon egg muffin cups.

  40. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    Oh my goodness, the maple bacon cupcakes are calling my name! They look like they would taste unreal!

  41. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    My grandmother always bakes her bacon. It tastes a million times better and cooks perfectly without all the hassle.

  42. Kiwi says:

    I can only eat turkey bacon! I seen people wrap bacon on the turkey thats interesting how they weave it!

  43. Christie says:

    Give me a lattice of bacon over my turkey any day! These are really creative ways to eat bacon, yummy

  44. Amber C. says:

    OH how yummy! My husband is a bacon fanatic! Can’t wait to make these for him!

  45. Raijean says:

    I love bacon, I’ve never baked it but I’m going to have to try that. Can’t wait.

  46. Anjanette @MommaYoung says:

    Wonder if I can do these with turkey bacon and they have the same great response. I have been want to wrap a steak in bacon and burgers but I never thought of putting them in a cupcake before. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says:

    Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Chipotle and Orange <-JUST THIS! oh YUMMO for my TUMMO! ?

  48. Toni | BoulderLocavore says:

    Love that bacon weave! I did a grilling class this summer and have started to use it in recipes. It’s so good!

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