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Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Bacon

This easy chicken alfredo pasta will give you a tasty penne pasta dish with a rich and creamy sauce perfect for an afternoon snack idea and a tasty dinner. This creamy chicken alfredo recipe is so simple and a great recipe to make at home.

15 oz dried penne
17 oz boneless chicken breast
(2 tbsp) olive oil
2 oz butter
2 cloves garlic
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
5 oz Honey-cured bacon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 oz parsley
6
  1. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces and cook until crisp.
  2. Cook pasta according to package, set aside, and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces....
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Nutritions

Calories
622

Sodium
1145mg
47% DV

Fat
46g
71% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
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Make dinner exciting again! Serve rich creamy polenta as a side dish, instead of rice or mashed potatoes. It can also be enjoyed as a decadent one-bowl meal! This delicious mushroom polenta is the ultimate comfort-food recipe. Assemble this popular Italian dish in just 35 minutes!

Cheesy Mushroom Polenta Ingredients:
Thick-sliced bacon
Bacon drippings or butter
Cremini mushrooms
Olive oil
Sea salt
Black pepper
Fresh Italian Parsley
Yellow onion
Garlic clove
Polenta or coarse yellow cornmeal
Chicken broth or chicken stock
Shredded medium cheddar cheese
Corn kernels ( optional )
Grated parmesan cheese ( optional )
6

STEP 1: In a large heavy skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer bacon slices to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons...


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Nutritions

Calories
0.0

Sodium
0.0mg
0% DV

Fat
0.0g
0% DV

Protein
0.0g
0% DV

Carbs
0.0g
0% DV

Fiber
0.0g
0% DV
Cheesy mushroom polenta with bacon is deeply-satisfying. Make this savory side dish, or hearty meal, in 35 minutes. It’s the best polenta recipe!
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Wilted Lettuce in Vinegar Dressing

This classic wilted lettuce summer salad recipe is served with a tangy hot bacon dressing. A perfect side dish idea to a great wine pairing dinner.

4 lbs lettuce
6 slices bacon
2 tsp sugar
½ cup vinegar
8
  1. Fry the bacon until crisp.
  2. Dice the bacon.
  3. Wilt the lettuce in 4 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  4. Cut greens into bite-sized pieces with kitchen scissors.
  5. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
107

Sodium
176mg
7% DV

Fat
8g
13% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
0.6g
2% DV
54

Loaded Macaroni Salad Recipe

Photo by Viana Boenzli

This macaroni salad recipe is loaded with goodness. The perfectly creamy dressing over lots of flavors and textures. It is truly a LOADED macaroni salad!

1 lb elbow macaroni
1 c mayonnaise
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pint cherry tomatoes ( chopped )
2/3 c black and green olives ( chopped )
6 slices thick-cut bacon ( cooked crispy then crumbled )
6 oz feta cheese ( crumbled )
1-1/2 c cucumber ( chopped )
1 c red bell pepper ( chopped )
2 hard boiled eggs ( chopped )
1 whole avocado ( chopped )
1/2 c scallions ( chopped )
20 large leaves of basil ( torn into small pieces )
Salt and pepper to taste
10-12 servings
Nutritions

Calories
1651

Sodium
2378mg
99% DV

Fat
87g
134% DV

Protein
69g
138% DV

Carbs
149g
50% DV

Fiber
32g
129% DV
162

Simple Bacon & Garlic Pasta

Being stuck at home makes you think about what tasty dishes to cook. And now, you have the time to make something good. With just a few pantry staples, you can create a lovely meal that will keep you going.

Everyone loves bacon. It's full of flavor and there's so much you can do with it. It's also a good source of protein. You can add some fresh vegetables such as spinach and broccoli to add more nutritional value to the dish. Capers and olives would be nice too. You can also add a bit of cream to the dish. For a French twist, add a bit of nutmeg or tarragon.

15 ounces dried Spaghetti
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp ground black pepper
7 ounces bacon
Salt to taste
4
  1. Mince garlic and parsley.
  2. Cook the Pasta according to package.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp.
  5. Add pasta to pan with the...
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Nutritions

Calories
714

Sodium
1405mg
58% DV

Fat
50g
77% DV

Protein
30g
61% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Got some leftover mashed potatoes? Here is a perfect recipe for you! Loaded mashed potato balls with a crunchy texture on the outside but stuffed with a creamy cheese inside. A 7-ingredient recipe that has the full aroma of bacon and potatoes.

Mashed potatoes are usually a great side dish for meals. But regardless of what preparation is being use,d this recipe will be a great addition to your repertoire.

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
4 oz cheddar cheese
(1/4 cup) green onions chopped
8 oz bacon
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
5
  1. Slice the bacon into bits and cook them until crisp.
  2. Mix mashed potatoes, garlic powder, minced green onion, and the bacon bits.
  3. Shape mashed potatoes into balls.
  4. Put a...
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Nutritions

Calories
456

Sodium
1160mg
48% DV

Fat
24g
37% DV

Protein
18g
36% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
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Mouthwatering Stewed Pork and Okra

Okra sometimes referred to as "lady's finger," comes in green and red. Both varieties taste the same. It's frequently used in Southern American cuisine and is a staple in gumbo. Some people find it unappealing due to its slimy texture. But, with this recipe, you won't even notice that. It actually helps thicken the sauce. Okra is rich in nutrients and has antioxidant properties. So, it's worth trying.

4 ounces bacon
1 ounce onions
3 cups okra
15 ounces diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
13 ounces pork chops
2 bay leaves
2 cups beef stock
6
  1. Render the fat of the chopped bacon in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan until crisp. Set Aside.
  2. Using the same pan and the fat from the bacon, sauté minced onions until translucent.
  3. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
240

Sodium
361mg
15% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
17g
34% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV
86

Keto Baked Egg Cups

This is a great brunch dish. Imagine cutting into the egg and having the runny yolk pour out. So yummy!

You can kick up the dish a bit more with some herbs such as dill, crispy sage or thyme. You might also want to mix some hot sauce, mayo and garlic powder together for a quick sauce.

3 oz Bacon
6 pieces whole fresh eggs
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
3
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit
  2. Place the slices of bacon in a muffin tin, wrapping in circles.
  3. Crack 1 egg into each cups and add some cheese.
  4. Add some salt...
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Nutritions

Calories
236

Sodium
646mg
26% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
17g
34% DV

Carbs
1g
0% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV

This stuffed cabbage roll is a traditional Macedonian food that can be served at family dinner parties. You can add some chopped chorizo to the meat mixture to add a smoky flavor. Alternatively, you can use a pork-chicken ground meat combination for a lighter flavor. You can add aromatics such as cloves, thyme, parsley, and even rosemary if you like herbs. They all work well in this recipe.

1 head of Napa Cabbage
3 oz bacon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground chicken breast
1 Egg
1/4 cup Low Fat Milk
1/4 cup Onion
1 cup cooked rice
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
15 ounces canned tomatoes
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 cups beef stock
6
  1. Microwave the cabbage on high for about 14 minutes. Let it cool and peel off the leaves.
  2. In a heated pan, fry the chopped bacon until crispy and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl,...
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Nutritions

Calories
785

Sodium
1034mg
43% DV

Fat
51g
78% DV

Protein
37g
74% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
This is an easy slow cooker recipe that you can leave the cooking and come home to a delicious meal for your dinner or family gathering. This is one of the best slow cooker beef recipes for dinner that is packed with umami flavor from the beef that was cooked for almost 9 hours. A healthy crockpot meal that can be made by any home cook. Just throw everything in the pot and let the magic happen. This can be served at lunch and dinner and is a perfect meal if you are having a wine tasting party with red wine.
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Bacon wrapped Shrimp with Cheese

This is a great appetizer for a cocktail party, a garden party, a summer grill out, or even brunch. Who doesn't love skewers, right? This recipe calls for baking to get the bacon crispy. But, you could easily grill this dish as well for added smoky flavor. Just grill them for 5 minutes on each side.

24 oz shrimp
6 oz bacon
2 tbsp smoked paprika
4 oz Feta cheese
8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water
8
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl, toss the shrimp with smoked paprika
  3. Wrap each shrimp with a bacon strip.
  4. Thread three of the wrapped shrimp onto each...
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Nutritions

Calories
198

Sodium
809mg
33% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV
Crispy and tasty, this is the best bacon recipe you could ever make. This Bacon wrapped shrimp is the best appetizer for parties that will surprise your guests. It is an easy appetizer that you can pop in the oven and complete in under 15 minutes. An easy bacon shrimp recipe best paired with white wine or some champagne.

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