Bacon has become so popular there are cookbooks solely dedicated to bacon recipes. It’s great to enjoy by itself, on a sandwich or on top of a salad. These tasty recipes feature delicious white beans and bacon. Add bits of bacon to a creamy dip or a scrumptious soup, the possibilities are endless. The next time you’re craving the crunchy, salty snack, try preparing one of these recipes.


White Bean and Bacon Dip

There is always that one person in your group of friends who has an amazing dip recipe. They bring it to every party and it’s always a hit with everyone. Why not try and give them a run for their money? Next time your group of friends is getting together, bring this delicious white bean and bacon dip. Everyone will love this rich, creamy dip that incorporates flavors like garlic, parsley and most importantly, bacon. The crispy, crunchy bacon will add a nice contrast to the smooth texture of the blended white beans. Add some extra crunch by garnishing the dip with bacon crumbles. Serve with pita chips, your favorite veggies or toasted baguette slices.


White Bean Soup with Bacon and Balsamic Drizzle

When your stomach is really rumbling, it’s time to skip the salad and make a hearty bowl of white bean soup. What’s the secret to this tasty dish? Bacon. The tangy flavor of Dijon mustard mixed with the sweet flavor of balsamic vinegar and smokey bacon make this soup anything but bland. Don’t worry, there are also plenty of vegetables incorporated into the recipe too. Fresh carrots, celery and shallots add new textures to the beans and bacon. Top off the hot soup with shredded Parmesan cheese, bacon crumbles and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.


Tomato Soup with White Beans and Bacon

If you’re looking to add a little zest to your tomato soup, try this recipe. It’s a new spin on an old classic. This recipe includes juicy tomatoes and chunks of potatoes with delicious and tender white beans. You’ll want to save the leftover bacon fat to cook your vegetables in so they absorb some of the smokey, salty flavor. Brown sugar provides a nice contrast to the soup when mixed with the other ingredients. Pour half of the beans into the pot before using an immersion blender to mix the ingredients. After the soup is well blended, add in the rest of the beans. Season the soup to your liking with salt and pepper. You’ll never want to cook a basic tomato soup again.

How will you incorporate bacon into your next meal? Which of these recipes are you going to try?

This recipe can be made with either Randall Great Northern Beans or the Randall Organic products.