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20 Bacon Lovers’ Recipes for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2020
6 min. read

Still struggling with what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? How about a thoughtful, handcrafted gift… in the form of bacon-infused deliciousness? Hear us out: everyone loves bacon and what better way to show your love than with a heartfelt, home-cooked recipe themed around this beloved ingredient?

Check out these twenty bacon-centric recipe ideas to cook up this weekend—we know you’ll fall in love with them!

P.S. You may also like last year’s blog post: 14 Valentine’s Day Recipes for the Chocolate Lover.

  1. Maple Bacon Toast Cups
  2. Maple Bacon Cups

    With only four ingredients you wouldn’t think it possible, but this recipe hits all the best flavor notes— sweet, savory, salty, and smoky—all in one bite. These cute little toast cups, made with flattened Martin’s Party Potato Rolls, make a delectable first course to any meal or gathering.

  3. Baked Five-Cheese Bacon Dip
  4. Baked Bacon Cheese Dip

    Four words: cheese. dip. plus. bacon. This luxurious appetizer combines cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack cheese, green onions, parmesan, and a whole lot of bacon. Serve it up with toasted Martin’s Butter Bread crostini for a cozy and comforting treat.

  5. Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chocolate & Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  6. Bacon Wrapped Sandwiches

    You want decadence? You got it. This chocolate-and-peanut-butter-stuffed sandwich, double-wrapped in bacon and fried, is not for the faint of heart…or the halfhearted. Whether you’re indulging alone or sharing with your significant other—it’s sure to be a winner.

  7. Bacon Jam Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
  8. Bacon Jam Egg Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

    From one bacon lover to another—if you’ve never tried bacon jam, you’re missing out. You can either find a premade version in the grocery store or make your own (it’s basically bacon, caramelized onions, sugar, and vinegar cooked down to a jam-like consistency). You’re welcome.

    Try it here with a simple Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich on Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls, topped with smoky aioli and sliced jalapenos.

  9. Bacon and Caramelized Onion Crostini
  10. Caramelized onions and bacon always complement each other so well. Maybe it’s that sweet-yet-savory, slightly smoky flavor profile? We just know that they belong together. These simple crostini take only four ingredients, and mere minutes to throw together, and are just perfect for your pre-dinner appetizer or late night snack.

  11. Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel
  12. Peanut Butter Banana Bread-Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel

    Bacon for dessert is a game-changer. (Plus—we already proved above that bacon goes with both maple and peanut butter flawlessly.) These scrumptious dessert muffins are made with peanut butter, bananas, and Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread and topped with a yummy streusel of bacon, walnuts, pecans, and maple syrup! So good, you’ll want seconds.

  13. Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders
  14. turkey bacon ranch sliders

    These oven-baked sliders are perfect for a family dinner or a stay-at-home double date. First, layer bacon, turkey, and cheddar cheese onto Martin’s 12-Sliced Potato Rolls, and dress with ranch dressing for a club-style sandwich. Next, arrange in a baking sheet and brush the tops with butter, garlic, parsley and sesame seeds and bake to a perfect golden-brown.

  15. Bacon Brie Burger
  16. Bacon and burgers were a match made in heaven—and you can enjoy the savory combo with this upscale Bacon and Brie Burger, a meatloaf-style patty topped with melty brie cheese, caramelized onions, crisp bacon, microgreens, and dijonnaise spread.

  17. Bacon Pecan Cheeseball
  18. Bacon-Pecan Cheeseball

    Cheese balls are an easy way to add a touch of class to your self-serve meal or dinner party. This variation, which includes cream cheese, sharp cheddar, blue cheese, spices, pecans, bacon, and parsley, pairs magnificently with assorted baked Martin’s Potato Bread crostini for serving.

  19. Bacon Wrapped Cheddar BBQ Dogs
  20. Cheddar BBQ Bacon Dog

    This clever trick for cooking hot dogs will have you wondering why you’ve never thought of it before: cut a slit lengthwise along the hot dog, stuff it with cheddar cheese, and wrap the entire hot dog with a strip of bacon, then grill to crispy, juicy perfection.

  21. Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  22. Bacon really does make everything better. Just when you think you can’t beat the classic comfort food—a simple, delicious grilled cheese sandwich—adding a few strips of bacon elevates it to a whole new level of perfection.

  23. Bacon Breakfast Pizza
  24. breakfast pizza

    Bacon on pizza…why not?! This flatbread-style pizza combines all your favorite breakfast ingredients (scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and toast) into a scrumptious all-in-one meal. With Martin’s Party Potato Rolls, sliced in half, simply add your favorite toppings and cook one up in no time.

  25. Maple Glazed Donuts with Candied Bacon
  26. Ever had candied bacon? Try this marvelous pairing: caramelized maple-bacon atop a deep-fried potato roll “donut” coated with a sweet-and-simple maple glaze. (Tip: pairs perfectly with a nice hot cup of coffee.)

  27. Pan-Fried Chicken Bacon Sandwiches
  28. You’ve never had a sandwich quite like this; a bit of a cross between grilled cheese and a chicken salad sandwich, it’s hard to classify. These sandwiches on Martin’s Potato Bread are stuffed with garlic-lemon-mayo shredded chicken, smoky cheddar cheese, and crispy bacon, then pan-fried in butter until golden.

  29. Bacon Jam Burger with Gruyere Cheese
  30. Here’s another glorious use for bacon jam: as a juicy burger topping, alongside melty gruyere cheese, red onions, and green leaf lettuce, on a Martin’s Sandwich Potato Bun. This recipe from blogger Fox Valley Foodie is one of our faves.

  31. Sheet Pan Eggs-in-a-Hole
  32. Eggs in a hole on baking sheet

    You’ve heard of “eggs in a hole,” where you cut a circle out of a slice of bread and toast it up in a skillet with a fried egg in the center. Well, this recipe takes it up a few notches by using a sheet pan to bake multiple toasts at once, with a crisscross of bacon in the center of the hole and a baked egg on top, plus an extra garnish of parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.

  33. Bacon Apple Stuffins
  34. Bacon Apple Stuffins

    Similar to a savory bread pudding, these stuffing muffins combine Martin’s bread cubes with some traditional (and surprising) ingredients to make wonderful a handheld snack or side dish. With flavors such as bacon, onion, apple, and sage, these muffins are a great year-round treat.

  35. Bacon Cream Cheese Bites
  36. If you’re short on time or ingredients, these easy bacon roll-ups make perfect hors d’oeuvres for any occasion. Simply spread some cream cheese onto slices of Martin’s Butter Bread (crusts removed) and add chopped chives, then roll them up, wrap the outside with bacon, and bake until warm and crispy.

  37. Bacon Cheeseburger Hot Dogs
  38. Bacon Cheeseburger Hot Dog

    Combine all your guilty pleasure foods into one with these grilled all-beef hot dogs topped with ground beef, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, tomatoes, diced red onion, ketchup, and mustard.

  39. Classic BLT
  40. Sometimes there’s nothing like the old school classics to highlight your favorite flavors. Whether in the heart of summer or the dead of winter, a classic Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich always hits the spot.

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