National Canadian Bacon Day is upon us again. Whatever you do, don’t let this day pass you by without taking advantage of the opportunity it offers. That being, the chance to prepare a delicious meal that the whole family will love. 

Bacon Day means bacon recipes for bacon lovers. To help you and your loved ones make the most of this time of year, we’ve put together an irresistible assortment of bacon-based recipes. These include bacon pasta dishes, bacon and gnocchi combos, cheese and bacon favourites, and bacon and eggs breakfast meals. Read on to discover your next family favourite dish.

Bacon Pasta Recipes

Bacon paste recipes have been making waves for a while, and there’s a reason for that. Aside from their deliciousness, these dishes are also easy to make. Once you’ve fried a few tasty bacon strips or pieces, all you have to do next is add them to the right pasta recipe. But what exactly?

Try your hand at this Mushroom Ravioli with Bacon & Butter Sauce. It’s creamy, juicy, and tasty, with a combination of veggies and meat that only enhances the texture and flavour delights of the ravioli. With a dash of lemon juice, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and fresh chives on top, you’ll have a true crowd-pleaser.

For a hearty and satisfying pasta and bacon delight, prepare this Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Sacchettini in Basil & Cheese Pesto in large quantities, then serve the whole table and watch their eyes light up with joy.

chicken and bacon sacchettini
Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Sacchettini in Basil & Cheese Pesto

Bacon and Gnocchi Delights

Gnocchi and bacon is an all-too-often overlooked combo. That’s why, by using these two ingredients together, not only can you whip up something tasty, but you can also bring some originality to the table.

One that’s simple, elegant, and colourful is this recipe for Skillet Gnocchi With Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. With a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of basil to top it off, this meal brings some Mediterranean charm to the table in quick and easy style.  

Those who love the sweet and creamy flavour of rosé sauce will find this Bacon Rosé Gnocchi recipe irresistible. You can also give it an extra dash of taste and charm by adding some arugula leaves, red pepper flakes, and shredded Parmesan.

If you’re a fan of carbonara, this one’s for you. Skillet Gnocchi Carbonara adds a twist to classic Italian flavours by fusing them with the pillowy textures of delicious gnocchi. This dish is easy to make while also brimming with a blend of culinary tradition and modern innovation. 

Skillet Gnocchi Carbonara

Bacon Recipes with Gnocchi Stix

Looking for a fun and family-friendly way to make the most of bacon and gnocchi combinations? That’s where our stick-shaped gnocchi can help. Try it in recipes such as this 3 Cheese and Bacon Loaded Baked Gnocchi Stix

Gnocchi Stix allow families to enjoy gnocchi in a whole new way because of their elongated shape, which is ideal for dipping, twisting, and tasting. See more Gnocchi Stix recipes here.

Cheese and Bacon Combinations

Who doesn’t love a warm, melty, cheese and bacon combo? You can indulge in those flavours while also bringing some nutritious vegetables to the mix in dishes such as this Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

3 Cheese and Bacon Loaded Baked Gnocchi Stix

Another tasty option that also brings vibrant green veggies to the mix is this Skillet Mac and Cheese Bacon Gnocchi with Broccoli. When golden, brown, and crispy sauteed gnocchi meet the nostalgic flavours of mac and cheese, you get a crowd-pleasing flavour explosion.

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Recipes

Bacon and eggs usually means breakfast or brunch. People love to start their morning with the flavoursome, protein-packed combo, often with a tall glass of fresh orange juice beside it. With this Eggs Benedict with Skillet Gnocchi Stix, you can wow the whole table and give them a highly satisfying start to the day.

Finally, here’s a truly hearty breakfast or brunch meal that will keep you going throughout the hours ahead, our Loaded Bacon and Egg Breakfast Skillet Gnocchi. That’s one delicious skillet dish that’ll feed the whole family.

Loaded Bacon and Egg Breakfast Skillet Gnocchi

To learn more about how to cook bacon, how Canadian bacon compares to normal bacon, and how to prepare even more irresistible bacon recipes, see more Recipes to Celebrate National Canadian Bacon Day