A serving plate of bacon and tomato spaghetti

Healthy bacon recipes

Put bacon to good use in these balanced, nutritious recipes. Tuck into smoky spaghetti, creamy soups, comforting risottos and more.

182 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

25 mins
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Healthy
329 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
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47 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bring Mediterranean sunshine to your table throughout the year with this superhealthy pasta dish that's easy on the wallet

35 mins
Easy
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50 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner. Fresh rosemary adds extra flavour

1 hr
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16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Choose dry-cured, thinly sliced bacon for this dish – the crisp texture works well with the firm, meaty monkfish

30 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A bacon joint can stretch a long way. Serve with potato and Savoy cabbage cakes, plus a fried egg and optional tomato ketchup

1 hr and 25 mins
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5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A perfect November salad, with seasonal crunchy apples, hazelnuts, and celeriac

30 mins
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a super healthy alternative to beans on toast in 10 minutes flat. This dish is high in fibre too

10 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A great way to get kids to eat fish – this low fat dish is simply made in the microwave

30 mins
Easy
60 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This storecupboard grain makes a great alternative to rice or couscous. Team with bacon and veggies in this risotto-like stew

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

We love this soup all through the year, but it really comes into its own at Halloween - for obvious reasons!

32 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This Chinese-style rice dish makes a great side for chicken or duck

15 mins
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9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a new approach to cooking these traditional winter greens. Bake your sprouts with nuts and bacon lardons – great for a roast with all the trimmings.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Butter beans give this dairy-free, healthy soup a creamy texture and the starchy liquid from the can helps to thicken it into a comforting supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A smart and stylish springtime starter that is super healthy to boot

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Top these mushroom, bacon, kale and tarragon pies with butter bean smash to make a healthy main meal that's big on flavour but light on calories

1 hr and 5 mins
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266 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, button mushrooms, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

40 mins
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Healthy
107 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This all-in-one, 40-minute meal makes a brilliant, fuss-free supper, and saves on the washing up too. Pair with potatoes or rice for a hearty dinner

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Cold smoked trout combines brilliantly with bacon and earthy lentils in this easy meal

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

If you struggle to get the family to eat their sprouts, try adding some chestnuts and pancetta to make an irresistible side dish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This cabbage stew is based on a peasant dish from south-west France, called garbure, which is served with everything from duck to fish

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Give your immune system a boost with our superhealthy duo of salad and shake

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This bubble & squeak with sprouts, bacon and potato needn't be relegated to leftovers – it makes a great alternative to roasties

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
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