Bacon

A brown and white pottery bowl filled with bucatini all'Amatriciana, topped with pecorino and parsley.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

A glass bowl filled with Brussels sprouts hash with chunks of pancetta, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes.

Brussels Sprouts Hash

Who says Brussels sprouts aren’t comfort food? When roasted with potatoes and pancetta, nearly anything becomes a comfort, we say.

A creamy pottery bowl filled with a warm lentil salad, made with green and brown lentils, bacon, shallots and chives.

Warm Lentil Salad

Warm lentil salad, filled with the earthy flavor of lentils, slab bacon, onions, and shallots, is tossed with a walnut oil dressing. A fantastic side dish.

A large rectangular pan with bacon cornbread, and 3 square slices.

Bacon Cornbread

There’s cornbread. And then there’s cornbread enhanced with bacon, corn, and good ol’ bacon drippings. Just as God intended, folks who’ve made it have been saying.

A frying pan filled with halved red potatoes that are browned and covered with crispy bacon and thyme.

Bacon Braised Red Potatoes

America’s Test Kitchen comes through with a different, yet utterly brilliant, way to cook potatoes. They’re tender, crisp, and full of bacon.

Two white plates of frisée with bacon and egg, croutons, and a dressing, glasses and fork and knife nearby

Frisée with Bacon and Egg

Take a cue from Paris bistros and make this a menu staple. Bitter greens. Classic vinaigrette. Homemade croutons. Crisped bacon. Hard-boiled eggs. Simple yet superbly satiating.

Several slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass.

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.