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16 essential recipes for any bacon addict

Mmmm bacon... Celebrate everyone's favourite cured meat with these delicious recipes including bacon and egg pie, bacon puffs, bacon tart, and the perfect bacon sammy.

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    Winter veg and bacon carbonara with pangritata

    Discover Nadia Lim's perfectly comforting winter veg and bacon carbonara with pangritata that is the perfect hearty but not stodgy weeknight family meal that everyone will love!


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    Bacon & egg pie

    I don’t think we ever went on a family picnic without a bacon and egg pie wrapped in a tea towel to keep it vaguely warm until it was devoured. Mum, like her mother, is adamant that this pie should contain only the essentials – none of this tomato, peas, onion or cheese nonsense. It’s still a family favourite and slabs of this get demolished in seconds whenever Mum makes it.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Bacon-wrapped balsamic mushrooms

    These little flavour bombs are popular at parties. It’s impossible not to be tempted by crispy bacon wrapped around juicy wee mushrooms – they’re the perfect mouthful!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Bacon and cheese tart

    Use a full-flavoured cheese for this recipe and you’ll be rewarded with an extremely tasty tart – great for lunch or a simple supper

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Perfect bacon and egg sandwich

    Is there anything better than a bacon and egg sammy? The success of this simple snack relies on good-quality bacon and eggs, while homemade relish adds just the right amount of pickly goodness

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Creamy bacon and pumpkin noodles

    Pack more veg into your day with this creamy bacon and pumpkin noodles dish. Spiralised pumpkin turns into a delicious and unique alternative for pasta, creating a gluten-free meal that everyone will love!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Smoky cauliflower and corn chowder

    Smoked paprika and cayenne pepper add gorgeous flavour to this cauliflower and corn chowder, making it a warming dinner for a winter evening! It's so easy to make and delicious when topped with crispy bacon and smoked cheddar.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Bacon and barley broth

    Broth is traditionally a soup of meat and/or vegetables thickened with barley or grains of some sort. I use barley and red lentils in this hearty broth. Red lentils are perfect for thickening as they fluff up and dissolve into the liquid. You can use other varieties of lentils, but the soup will be a slightly different consistency.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Chicken burger with avocado and bacon

    Throw some different ingredients into the traditional burger with chicken patties, avocado slices and rashers of bacon. This new combo won't disappoint.

    Australian Women's Weekly|