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Healthy bacon recipes

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

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  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.190 ratings

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

  • Serving of risotto with bacon & peas with fork

    Easy risotto with bacon & peas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.338 ratings

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

  • Aubergine, chilli & bacon pasta

    Aubergine, chilli & bacon pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.47 ratings

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

  • Butternut & bacon fusilli

    Butternut & bacon fusilli

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.51 ratings

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

  • Bacon-wrapped monkfish

    Bacon-wrapped monkfish

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Braised bacon with colcannon cakes

    Braised bacon with colcannon cakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Apple & bacon salad

    Apple & bacon salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Smoky beans with basil & bacon

    Smoky beans with basil & bacon

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Bacon & fish o'leekie

    Bacon & fish o'leekie

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.60 ratings

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

  • Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

    Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

    Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon & chestnuts

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    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.

  • Leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon

    Leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.34 ratings

    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

  • Three butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies

    Butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.16 ratings

    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

  • Chicken casserole with mushrooms, peas and sauce

    Chicken and mushrooms

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.274 ratings

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

  • One-pot lentil chicken

    One-pot lentil chicken

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.107 ratings

    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

  • Hot lentils, cold trout

    Hot lentils, cold trout

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Sprouts with chestnuts & crisp pancetta

    Sprouts with chestnuts & crisp pancetta

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • One-pot cabbage & beans with white fish

    One-pot cabbage & beans with white fish

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Warm salmon salad

    Warm salmon salad

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • All-in-one roast bubble & squeak

    All-in-one roast bubble & squeak

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

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

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