We’ll be the first to admit that at Bacon Today, we have a sweet tooth. And a “bacon tooth.” One of our passions is finding clever and creative ways to mash up trendy bacon and traditional desserts. But National “Eat Your Veggies” Day got us thinking about ways to incorporate bacon into what many, many people would call a non-favorite food group: the vegetable family. We’ve scoured the Internet for the Top 10 yummiest bacon veggie recipes, just in time for summer when fresh produce is plentiful.
Like the commercials that encourage parents to get kids to eat their veggies by drenching them in Ranch sauce, or the Nutella commercials that encourage kids to eat bread by covering it with a sugary chocolate spread (where was Nutella when WE were growing up?), the idea of getting grown-ups to eat their veggies by adding bacon is actually a pretty good one. Scratch that—it’s a great one! It doesn’t take a lot of bacon to add a lot of delicious bacon flavor. These dishes are still perfectly healthy, and might encourage you to get your 3-5 servings in per day. Here it is, our Top 10 bacon veggie recipes:
We’ve never met a veggie that wasn’t improved by roasting. For veggies that are considered the worst of the worst (like cauliflower), roasting turns them from something many would consider inedible to something (dare we say it?) scrumptious!
The addition of creamy avocado makes this salad truly noteworthy!
Every kid grew up hating Brussels Sprouts.Adults will love this “grown up” version made better with bacon.
Brown sugar and sesame oil really bring out the savory flavor of the bacon.
Cabbage is another vegetable that is vastly improved via roasting. Bacon and pine nuts make this dish delish.
The perfect summer appetizer!
Candied pecans with maple syrup make this veggie dish almost like a dessert!
There’s only 4 ingredients in this recipe that’s perfect for a summer BBQ.
Hey, if the US government says potatoes are a healthy vegetable, it must be true, right?
Come on now, even the most die-hard anti-vegetable person would want these!