99 Best Bacon Recipes
Looking to use up that extra bacon? There's nothing wrong with throwing it in a pan and frying up those extra rations of bacon, but the potential of this tasty ingredient is unlimited. Check out these baked, grilled, smoked, and braised bacon recipes to find some serious inspiration.
From staples like maple brown sugar bacon to ultimate game-day dip, bacon collard greens, and stuffed jalapenos, here are all of the bacon recipes you need to put serious flavor on the table.
Roasted Elk Jalapeno Poppers
Eva Shockey made wood-fired bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers even better by adding fresh strips of elk into the equation. Make sure to marinate the elk for at least 2 hours and up to overnight for best results.
Baked Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon
Your guests will go wild over this sweet, salty, and crispy treat, so make plenty. Leftovers are great on salads or just eaten as a snack.
Bacon Jalapeño Chicken
To honor National Poultry Day, we’ve created a supercharged rotisserie-style chicken. This bird has savory bacon, butter, and jalapeños stuffed beneath the skin and roasting it on the Traeger will lock in the juices and encrust it with flavor.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Bye bye boring. This potato salad is loaded with bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese for a creamy side of epic proportions.
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Roasting these sprouts on a baking sheet at a high heat gives them a beautiful golden color. A light dusting of savory spices complements a splash of bright balsamic, and we've added bacon because, well, bacon makes everything better.
These poppers will steal the spotlight in any game day spread. Our stuffed jalapeños are loaded with a creamy, cheesy center, offering just the right amount of heat, all wrapped up in crispy, salty bacon.
Nashville Hot Turkey Melt
Add some Nashville heat to your turkey leftovers. Biscuits are slathered with hot sauce then stacked with turkey, bacon, and melty pepper jack cheese.
Braised Collard Greens and Bacon
An essential part of a traditional Southern feast, these collard greens are smoked before adding in Traegered bacon, ham, and all the fixings.
Fired Cabbage with Bacon
Thinly sliced cabbage meets thick-cut bacon for this salty, savory southern-style side.
Roasted Hasselback Potatoes
Make a meal out of these potatoes. Hasselback-style potatoes are loaded with bacon and butter, then slow-roasted and topped with melted cheddar cheese and fresh scallions.
Ultimate Game Day Dip
Kick off game day with the ultimate snack. This three cheese dip is elevated with wood-fired bacon, spiced with jalapeños and baked over mesquite wood for a dip your crowd will flip over.
Yellow Layered Cake with Candied Bacon
This cake is far from ordinary and tastes extraordinary. Moist Traeger-baked yellow cake is layered with creamy chocolate frosting and topped with candied bacon. It's a sweet and savory flavor celebration.
Smoked Sausage Roll
Spice up your day with one incredible fatty. It's a meaty sausage loaf with a jalapeño popper filling, all rolled in a bacon weave.
Baked Pear, Bacon & Brown Butter Stuffing
Sautéed sweet pears, salty bacon, and soft brioche make for the perfect stuffing, especially when drenched in brown butter and fired over maple hardwood.
Roasted Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin
Anything that starts with bacon ends with happiness. These beef tenderloins are seasoned with our rich beef and coffee rubs, wrapped with thick-cut bacon and reverse seared over sweet cherrywood to medium-rare perfection.
Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread
This cornbread bakes in a preheated cast-iron skillet on the Traeger. It cooks up sweet with a golden-brown crust. Keep it simple and rain dark Karo syrup on it or a sweet and savory side, or add bacon, cheese or jalapeos to give it a kick.
Roasted Green Beans with Bacon
This no-fuss recipe is a great side for any meal. Just toss all the ingredients together and lay them on a sheet pan for 20 minutes at 400˚F.
Grilled Shrimp Brochette
Matt Pittman's recipe is combining two classic starters for one epic appetizer. Extra-large shrimp are stuffed with a jalapeño popper-inspired cheese & pepper combo, then wrapped in bacon, seasoned, and grilled till crispy.
Double pork piled atop a hash brown haystack & peppered with peppers is hog heaven.
Turkey Stuffing Bacon Balls
When your Thanksgiving feast has a cornucopia of leftovers, create these fun & delicious bacon-wrapped stuffing bombs.
Baked Cornbread, Bacon, and Pecan Stuffing
You've never had a stuffing so rich with flavor. Cornbread is paired with the perfect amount of salty bacon, mixed with sage, rosemary, and parsley, finished with toasted pecans and baked until golden brown.
Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue-Bacon Dressing
Everything is better cooked on the Traeger—and salad is no exception. Top your flavorful romaine with a creamy, savory homemade blue cheese & bacon dressing.
Grilled Cabbage Steaks With Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Blow your taste buds away with this wood-fired take on grilled cabbage. Cabbage Steaks are grilled over cherry wood and drizzled with a melt-in-your mouth bacon vinaigrette.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip
Give your game day crowd something to talk about. Chicken, cheese and buffalo hot sauce are baked until hot and bubbly and topped with blue cheese and bacon for the perfect shareable dip.
Strip Steak With Bacon-Onion Jam
Satisfy your sweet and salty craving by topping a smoky steak with our zesty bacon sauce.
Stuffed To The Max Burgers
Our jaws have dropped to the max with this amazing Diva Q creation. Stuffed with bacon jam and cheese, this burger is going to be a mouthful, and comes straight from Diva's new cookbook, Diva Q's Barbecue.
Bacon Old-Fashioned Cocktail
An "Old-Fashioned" twist on a timeless classic. Bourbon approved and bacon-infused, you'll never go back to the old way.
Whiskey Bourbon BBQ Cheeseburger
Layer on the flavor with this booze-infused burger. Beef patties are sprinkled with brown sugar, hot sauce, and whiskey, cooked over hickory hardwood, then topped with crispy Traeger bacon, melty cheddar, and red onions.
Make your jalapeno poppers explode with flavor. Try adding duck breasts and bacon for a flavorful finger food that will wow your guests.
Smoked BLT Sandwich
Traeger smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Pile this classic as high as you want and when in doubt, add more bacon.
Baked Hatch Chile and Bacon Hot Dish
Get a load of this dish. This creamy casserole is as comforting as it is delicious, layered with bacon, chicken, tater tots with a hatch chile kick for a punch flavor in every bite.
Grilled Peanut Butter Burger
You heard us right. These burgers are slathered with a chipotle peanut butter mix and topped with crispy bacon and classic lettuce and tomato for a crazy delicious flavor combo.
Everything Bagel Breakfast Strata with Bacon Bits
Amanda Haas brings a unique twist to this classic breakfast dish. Featuring everything bagels, melty cheese, and crispy bacon, this strata is as flavorful as it is filling.
Diva Q's pig candy is what you get when you cross a pig with some sweet confections. This treat, which comes from Diva Q's Barbecue cookbook, is great to keep in the refrigerator for snack time but will be hard keeping around for long.
Spicy Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Skewers
Bacon deliciously enriches every dish and spicy chicken skewered and grilled to tender perfection is no exception.
Bacon Breakfast Sausage
Satisfy a pork craving with bacon & sausage by partnering them up for a zesty breakfast.
Baked Bacon Green Bean Casserole
Elevate the flavor of grandma’s green bean recipe with bacon. A spoonful of bacon makes the vegetables go down--easier.
Maple Bacon Pull Aparts
Rise and shine with bacon. These breakfast rolls are a whole lot of sweet with a dash of savory bacon on top.
Bacon Wrapped Brisket with Mustard Slather
We've combined high flavor profile ingredients to indulge your savory addiction. The mustard slather tenderizes and the bacon smothers to create a spicy, crusted exterior.
Grilled Peach and Bacon Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Perfectly caramelized grilled peaches take this salad to the next level. The sweet fruit flavor melds with the savory bacon and feta cheese–all tossed in a maple curry vinaigrette.
Bourbon Bacon Stuffing
Deck the halls with wood-fired aromas & take this delicious pork stuffing to every single holiday shindig.
Smoked Cassoulet With Duck Confit
Slow smoked hearty cassoulet is comprised of white beans, herbs, bacon and sausage. Topped with crispy duck confit, this is one incredible French dish.
Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Chipotle Cream
Chipotle chiles add heat and zing to a traditional side dish. These thin-sliced spuds are packed with bacon, so they'll be gone as soon as you get them to the table.
Smoky Pork & Bacon Burger
This double pork burger recipe is perfect your 4th of July cookout. Bacon makes everything taste amazing, but a burger without bacon is naked.
Grilled Bacon Dog
Come hungry for this one. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are grilled and covered with onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, lettuce, BBQ sauce and doused with a creamy cheese sauce.
Smoked Maple Ice Cream with Candied Bacon
Sweet & salty treats are always a hit. Whip up this simple homemade ice cream recipe and smoke it on your Traeger. This salty maple bacon dessert is the perfect finale to a family BBQ.
Roasted Onion Bacon & Tomato Salad
Complement your main course with this crunchy side. Sweet onions are smoked over hickory then roasted till tender before getting tossed with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and crispy bacon, all tied together with a homemade vinaigrette.
Baked Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Snack on this sweet and salty treat. Our Bacon Caramel Popcorn is loaded with Traeger-grilled bacon and covered in a sweet caramel sauce with a kick of Kentucky bourbon.
Grilled Frankfurter With Smoked Sauerkraut & Bacon
Pair this German frankfurter with your favorite German beer and sink your teeth into this tangy dog. This dog is grilled, loaded with a homemade sauerkraut, slathered with whole grain mustard and topped with bacon for a perfectly balanced bite.
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Legs
Colossal turkey legs aren’t just for the state fair, wood-fired turkey drumsticks are prefect for a backyard feast.
Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Malibu Chicken
Take your taste buds to a luau. These chicken roll-ups are stuffed with bacon, pineapple, & cheese then slathered in Kansas City BBQ sauce & grilled to perfection.
Home-Cured Bourbon Bacon
This recipe will cure all of your bacon cravings once and for all. Next time you need to wrap something in savory bacon, you'll want the homemade stuff on hand.
Black Eyed Peas with Homemade Smoked Bacon
There's nothing better than bacon, unless it's homemade. These black eyed peas are mixed with thick-cut bacon, aromatic fresh herbs and the perfect amount of garlic for a dish worthy of celebration.
Bacon Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes
This bite-sized appetizer is perfect for sharing. Serve it with balsamic vinegar for dipping at your next get-together.
Bacon Wrapped Spatchcock Turkey
Wrap your turkey in a bacon blanket to layer on some serious flavor. Our Orange Brine and Turkey Rub kit makes this recipe simple and delicious.
Banana Bacon Pancakes
Give your breakfast some sizzle with this delicious Traeger grilled bacon banana pancake recipe.
Bacon Chili Cheese Dogs
Hot dogs are great. Chili Dogs are awesome. Bacon Chili Dogs are the pinnacle of human achievement. We start off by a making a bacon-based chili that is then put atop grilled hot dogs creating the ultimate chili dog.
Grilled Sugar Snap Peas and Smoked Bacon
Give your wood-fired eats a serious snap of flavor. Grilled sugar snap peas pair perfectly with smoky, sweet and salty bacon.
BBQ Pork Belly
Looking for a savory meat you can use with just about anything? This BBQ pork belly is seasoned with Traeger Pork & Poultry rub, salt, pepper, and roasted over applewood for a smokin' delicious protein.
BBQ Baked Beans
We’re elevating a classic side dish and infusing it with our signature wood-fired flavor. This BBQ baked beans recipe is simple to make, and features smoky bacon, fresh onions, and bell pepper.
Roasted Beet & Bacon Salad
Kick up your salad with crispy bacon and maple wood-roasted beets. Tossed together with walnuts, sweet pears, and avocado, this versatile salad makes the perfect side.
Bacon Tenderloin Twirls
Grillin' up some goodies for the game? Make these South Carolina double-wrapped pork twists for your fans. If the game's on, it's time to get your meat on.
Bacon like you've never had it - soaked in Tennessee's pride and joy, then dredged in a sweet-savory flour mixture, and baked on the Traeger.
Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Want to know the secret to a good salad? Just add smoky, wood-fired bacon to the mix. It’s what we’ve done with this roasted cauliflower & broccoli salad that you'll keep making again and again.
Grilled Venison Burgers
Switch up your go-to burger recipe with a hearty venison patty. Stuffed with bacon and peppers, and finished with our Big Game Rub, you may never go back to beef again.
Traeger Cowboy Beans
Triple the meat = triple the flavor. Pork, chorizo, and bacon join forces for a hearty bean dish that’s cooked low n’ slow to perfection.
Grilled Salmon Steaks with BBQ Corn Salad
Say goodbye to the same old salmon and hello to fresh flavor. Salmon steaks are cooked over high heat then topped with a black bean, bacon, and tomato grilled corn salad.
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs
Everything is better with bacon. Take your dogs to to the next level with crispy bacon, melty cheddar cheese, and all your favorite toppings.
Bacon Weave Holiday Ham
If you dig pig on pork, this succulent heavenly ham will be a new Christmas tradition.
Roasted Stuffed Turkey Breast
Skip the hassle of a whole bird and make things deliciously easy by rolling bacon, mushrooms, and bread crumbs into turkey breast before roasting.
Pork loin, chicken, and bacon -- it's a finger lickin', triple threat for carnivores far and wide. Load up your Traeger skewers and slide onto the bacon train, this pile of protein will start your week off right.
Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
We’re elevating everyone’s childhood favorite sandwich with bacon and our signature wood-fired flavor. Because at the end of the day, everything’s better with bacon in it.
Maple Bacon Donuts
Add this savory fall dessert to your spread of Halloween treats. We dare you to try and eat just one.
BBQ Brown Sugar Bacon Bites
Everything’s better with bacon, and that goes for your holiday appetizers. This unique and easy to make BBQ Bacon Bites recipe will become a tradition in no time.
Meaty Beer Beans
Hit potluck baked beans out of the park with these drunken, bacon-loaded beans. This savory side is full of so much flavor its almost a chili.
Baked Eggs in Bacon Nest
Try out this perfect low carb grab and go breakfast. Bacon and eggs are given a new wood-fired meaning with this yolk worthy dish.
Meat Lover's Calzone with Smoked Marinara
Meat lovers rejoice. This epic calzone features pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and Italian sausage wrapped in homemade pizza dough with fresh marinara sauce and mozzarella.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Croutons
Bacon. Croutons. Brussels sprouts. Now that’s a salad we can support. This tasty recipe makes a great side dish or even a meal in itself.
Bacon Weave Smoked Country Sausage
Everything's better with bacon and this dish is no exception. It looks impressive, but it's a breeze to make for family or friends.
Grilled Sugar Snap Peas and Smoked Bacon
Give your wood-fired eats a serious snap of flavor. Grilled sugar snap peas pair perfectly with smoky, sweet and salty bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon makes everything better. As dedicated bacon enthusiasts, we're working hard to test this hypothesis by wrapping everything in bacon before grilling it to crispy, salty perfection on the Traeger.
Baked Breakfast Sausage Casserole
No more boring breakfasts. Wake up to wood-fired flavor with this sausage breakfast bake. Breakfast sausage, hash browns, bacon, bell peppers and cheese are topped with a smokin' egg mixture and baked until brown and bubbly.
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Bacon-Salted Caramel
Go ahead and dive face first into this indulgent caramel, bacon, and chocolate brownie. We dare you to try not to eat the leftovers for breakfast. Wood-fired brownies taste divine.
Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Eggs. Bacon. Cheese. Bagels. Start off the day in an oh so good way, with Traeger’s Bagel Breakfast Sandwich.
BBQ Bacon Meatballs
Make your taste buds happy & chow down on these smoky bacon-wrapped flavor bombs at your next family get-together.
Smoked Bacon Cheese Ball
Our two favorite food groups: bacon and cheese. Get the party started off right with this savory appetizer.
Bacon Parmesan Popcorn
Think movie popcorn butter is the bomb? Try sizzling this snack in leftover bacon grease
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Bacon and shrimp were born to be together. For the perfect doneness, give bacon a head-start on the grill, then when it sizzles, wrap your shrimp and cook till crispy.
Twice Baked Potatoes
These wood-fired spuds have it all: smoky bacon, melted cheese, and crisp chives, all piled atop puffy clouds of twice-baked potatoes.
These are as rich as the New Orleans culture they come from and in the name of Rockefeller, we're bringing you smoky, wood-fired oysters, "Traegefeller". Greens, bacon, and cheese to name a few shell out ridiculous flavor.
Traeger Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon
How do you make the perfect cut of beef better? Add bacon. We keep this recipe simple--a little garlic, a little butter, some salt and pepper, and you’ll be good to go.
Grilled Jalapeño Stuffed Bison Burger
A bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper stuffed inside a bison burger. You read that right. This is the definition of next level Traegering
Applewood Smoked Bacon
The Traeger Bacon 101 class is officially in session. Cure and slow smoke your way to homemade bacon goodness that will have you ditching the store-bought stuff for good. Plan ahead, the bacon takes 8 days to fully cure. Flip every 2 days for even curing.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon & Marshmallows
This recipe combines the best of both worlds when it comes to potatoes. Sweet potatoes are prepared twice-baked-style and topped with a salty & sweet mixture of bacon bits and marshmallows for the ultimate fall side dish. Amanda Haas adapted this office cookoff-winning recipe for Traeger, giving them a kiss of added flavor that takes them to the next level.
Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice & Mushrooms
Break with your traditional chicken dinner in flavor of a wild rice, bacon & mushroom stuffed whole roasted chicken. It's guaranteed to be a crowd favorite.
Baked Candied Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
For a decadent breakfast, serve these savory bacon cinnamon rolls. You'll keep coming back to this quick & easy recipe.
Bacon-Wrapped Elk Steaks
For a savory addition to thick cut elk steaks, wrap that trophy meat in bacon. Bacon wrapped steaks are a delicacy that’s primed for date night.
Baked Bacon-Weaved Honey Bourbon-Glazed Meatloaf
Turn your old family meatloaf recipe way up with a blanket made of woven bacon. In addition to added flavor, the rendered bacon fat bastes to loaf as it cooks to lock in moisture.
Baked Ziti With Bacon & Sausage
This traditional baked Italian pasta dish is filled with bacon and sausage in a homemade marinara sauce.