In the UK, bacon is bought by nearly 90% of all households* in a year, showing that bacon is one of the most universally popular meats. It can add a little something extra to many recipes. As it’s such a versatile ingredient, it can be used in a number of ways. There are three main cuts of bacon, streaky bacon from the pork belly, middle bacon, and the leaner back bacon.

Given its versatility, you can find a delicious bacon recipe to suit any meal of the day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack. The ultimate British favourite has got to be the classic bacon sandwich, topped with either tomato ketchup or brown sauce – the debate continues! And who could forget the full English breakfast?! Don’t forget, pork is naturally rich in protein, low in sodium and provides ten vitamins and minerals that contribute towards good health and wellbeing, so by adding a rasher or two of bacon to cheesy baked potatoes or a fresh salads, can contribute towards good health and wellbeing.

And for dinner, why not try something a little different, such as bacon wrapped chicken, or a pie? Alternatively, you could always go for a different cut of bacon altogether, and cook a bacon roasting joint. The bacon recipes are endless, so just have fun experimenting with it!

*Kantar Worldpanel



Sweet Cured Bacon Pie With Spring Vegetables >

Cooking time: 50 min

Serves: 6 people

Bacon Muffins With Onion And Basil >

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 12 people

Aldo Zilli's Bacon Tagliatelle Carbonara >

Cooking time: 15 min

Serves: 4 people

Farmhouse Bacon And Leek Pies >

Cooking time: 50 min

Serves: 6 people

Pork Ragu With Spaghetti >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon, Tomato And Fennel Tarte Tatin >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 5 people

Gammon Pie With Cider, Apple And Sage >

Cooking time: 25 min

Serves: 4 people

Chorizo Risotto With Sweet Cured Bacon And Broad Beans >

Cooking time: 35 min

Serves: 2 people

Ploughman’s Mini Bacon Loaves >

Cooking time: 25 min

Serves: 7 people

Upside Down Bacon Hotpot >

Cooking time: 1 hr 15 min

Serves: 4 people

Stuffed Mushrooms With Smoked Bacon >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus With ‘gooey’ Dipping Cheese >

Cooking time: 15 min

Serves: 5 people

Oak Smoked Bacon Cakes With Lime Chilli >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 5 people

Smoky Bacon And Watercress Soup >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 5 people

Sweet Cured Bacon Hash With Cabbage >

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon Chops With Colcannon, Parsley And Basil Pesto >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon, Gruyere And Mushroom Melt >

Cooking time: 10 min

Serves: 2 people

Bacon Roast With Root Vegetables >

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 5 people

Bacon Salad With Beans And Herbs >

Cooking time: 5 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon Cocktail With Zingy Mustard Dressing >

Cooking time: 5 min

Serves: 2 people

Maple And Chicory Bacon Salad >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 2 people

No-Bake Bacon Lasagne With Basil >

Cooking time: 25 min

Serves: 4 people

Bacon And Leek Pie With Sweetcorn >

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 4 people

Smokey Bacon And Egg Bake With Red Peppers >

Cooking time: 25 min

Serves: 4 people

Maple Cured Bacon Spring Salad >

Cooking time: 40 min

Serves: 2 people