Bacon Lovers

Mmmm, bacon……Seriously though, who doesn’t love it? Crispy, salty and just plain yummy! It’s actually a pretty versatile ingredient, and you can use whatever type you like. So go ahead, indulge in these recipes and enjoy every second of it!

 

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Bacon Ranch Broccoli Salad

Yields: 3+ cups - 6 servings per recipe

  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 1 lb. bacon (turkey or pork)
  • ½ c. plain yogurt (not Greek)
  • ¼ c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. ranch dressing mix
  • ½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ c. craisins
  1. In a skillet, fry bacon until very crispy.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Crumble into fine pieces.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and ranch mix.
  5. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  6. Top with additional chopped nuts and Craisins as desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 493
  • Fat: 33 grams
  • Carbs: 12 grams
  • Protein: 33 grams

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Yields: 12 spears

  • 12 spears asparagus
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cut in half
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Rinse asparagus and cut one inch from the end.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Wrap each spear of asparagus with one half piece of bacon.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, switch oven to broil, and broil until bacon is crispy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 166
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbs: 7 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams

 

Bacon and Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Tiny Little Chef Bacon and Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Yields: 8 (1/4 c.) servings per recipe

  • 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked to very crispy, and crumbled into small pieces
  • 1/4 c. blue cheese
  1. Peel and dice potatoes, making sure all similar in size.
  2. Place peeled and cut potatoes in a large saucepan, add salt, and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to medium, to a rolling boil.
  4. Cook until potatoes pull part when poked with a knife.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water.
  6. Mash and slowly add the milk and garlic.
  7. Beat to a smooth consistency with a hand mixer.
  8. Stir in the blue cheese and bacon.
  9. Allow potatoes to thicken for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 23 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Tiny Little Chef Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Yields: 4 pieces of chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 T. garlic
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 t. paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Pound out chicken breasts to an even layer.
  3. Combine spices in a bowl.
  4. Rub the spices on the chicken.
  5. Wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices of bacon.
  6. Place chicken seam side down in a foil lined baking dish.
  7. Bake approximately 40 minute.
  8. Broil each side at the end of cooking time for crispy bacon.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Carbs: 2 grams
  • Protein: 37 grams