They say you can’t buy happiness—but you can buy bacon, and that's pretty much the same thing. These are our favorite ways to make every meal a happy one with crispy, crunchy bacon.

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Penne with Bacon & Fennel Sauce

Penne with Bacon & Fennel Sauce
Credit: Photography by John Kernick

Carbs and bacon are always amazing, but just wait 'till you try the combo with a fennel's slight sweetness and freshly grated cheese. 

Bacon, Fennel & Chicken Ragu

Bacon, Fennel and Chicken Ragu topped with dill
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to make whipping up this tasty ragu super simple. 

Bacon-Wrapped Taters

Bacon-Wrapped Taters

Hello, perfect game-day app (or everyday snack).

Recipe: Try our Bacon-Wrapped Taters

Bacon-Wrapped Bean-Stuffed Chicken

bacon wrapped bean stuffed chicken
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Tex-Mex black beans on the inside, crispy bacon on the outside. Perfection. 

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach & Beans

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach & Beans

Even scallops are better with bacon! Cannellini beans add a creaminess that perfectly complements with the bacon's crispiness. 

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones

grilled bacon cheeseburger calzones

All our favorite foods in one incredible calzone. No silverware required. 

Creamed Spinach Frittata with Warm Bacon Salad

creamed spinach frittata with warm bacon salad
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Breakfast for dinner has never sounded so good. 

Parm Grits with Asparagus & Bacon

parm grits with asparagus & bacon
Credit: Photography by Andrew Purcell

We were sold at Parm grits. We were drooling at bacon. 

Bacon-Arugula Sheet-Pan Pizza

bacon arugula sheet pan pizza

Roll out store-bought dough, top with sauce and all the fixings, bake, and enjoy your simply delicious dinner. 

White Cheddar Grits with Greens & Bacon

white cheddar grits with greens & bacon
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Fact: No bad days start with cheesy grits, greens, and bacon.

Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese

Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac'n'Cheese

You may be skeptical about pairing granny smith apples and mac 'n' cheese, but trust us on this one. It's a heavenly combo. 

Cheddar-Bacon Monkey Bread

Cheddar-Bacon Monkey Bread

This savory bread will drive you bananas. 

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

bacon crumble apple pie

Apple pie and bacon—does it get any more American? 

Recipe: Try our Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Everything Bagel & Bacon Stuffing

Everything Bagel & Bacon Stuffing

This is a perfect brunch dish for when you have guests staying the weekend. The only problem is they'll never want to leave!

Smoked Paprika & Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

smoked paprika bacon hasselback potatoes

Once you go hasselback, you'll never go back to regular baked potatoes—especially not when bacon's involved. 

Loaded Potato & Bacon Chowder

Loaded Potato & Bacon Chowder

Nothing like a big ole' bowl of loaded chowder to warm you up on a cold night.

Bacon & Egg Fried Rice

bacon egg fried rice
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

If you were looking for a delicious way to put leftover rice to use, now you have one. 

Recipe: Try our Bacon & Egg Fried Rice

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Deviled Eggs

Bacon Egg and Cheese Deviled Egg
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

We bet you've never seen a deviled egg like this before! 

Bacon Queso Burgers

Bacon Queso Burgers

Why yes, we did top these monster burgers with bacon, queso, jalapeños, and fritos. You're welcome.

Recipe: Try our Bacon Queso Burgers 

Grilled Chicken Club Salad with Guacamole Dressing

grilled chicken club salad with guacamole dressing

We'd happily eat this salad every day. 

Spicy Bacon Sammies

Spicy Bacon Sammies

Can't have a bacon roundup without the classic B.L.T. This one gets a spicy kick from horseradish. 

Recipe: Try our Spicy Bacon Sammies