Bacon Side Dish Recipes

Find recipes for side dishes with bacon, like fried cabbage with bacon, green beans with bacon, twice baked potatoes, and more.

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Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds

Rating: 4.5 stars 826
Potatoes, cheese and bacon--a great combination! Serve with sour cream if you so desire.

Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 67
I always seem to have leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge. This is a great recipe to use them up.

Bacon and Cranberry Bean Ragout

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This cranberry beans recipe makes a rustic and deeply satisfying bacon and cranberry bean ragout. It makes a stellar side dish to pretty much anything coming off your late summer grill.

Fried Irish Cabbage with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
Cabbage fried in bacon grease with bacon.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1498
This is a very flavorful pasta salad. The crisp cooked bacon really adds a nice flavor. I get requests for this pasta salad for every get together and cook out.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 460
Brussels sprouts and bacon are oven-roasted for a smoky, caramelized dish.

Oven-Baked Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
I always bake bacon in the oven! You just need to plan a bit ahead as the bacon takes longer. With baking, the bacon grease stays nice and clean and you can reuse it to saute vegetables or eggs for extra flavor.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
You'll never eat corn any other way!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 334
A slight twist to an old favorite, this cheesy recipe will surely set their mouths to watering. For a creamier casserole, use a potato masher and mash potatoes thoroughly.

Air Fryer Bacon

Rating: 4 stars 28
This is what I've found to be the optimal way for cooking perfectly crispy bacon in the air fryer.

Fried Asparagus with Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
This is a different twist on asparagus, sure to please and have them coming back for more!

Inspiration and Ideas

Bacon on the Grill
Rating: Unrated 1
Bacon can easily be cooked on the grill for a mess free stove.
Bacon Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated 76
I doctor up canned baked beans with apple and brown sugar to make them sticky and sweet. This is the easiest recipe to make.
Corn and Bacon Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 15

This is a great recipe that I've modified over the years. The flavors are terrific and the ingredients and ratios are very flexible. Adapt it to make it your own specialty. It is a go-to, clean-out-the-refrigerator kind of dish. It also stores well and actually tastes better the next day, making it perfect for picnics and potlucks. Serve warm or chilled.