Bacon Lovers: Here Are 5 Types of Bacon to Use for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by 30Seconds Food

Bacon Lovers: Here Are 5 Types of Bacon to Use for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It’s December, which means it’s finally the season of our most favorite holiday: National Bacon Day on December 30! Is your mouth watering yet? Can you hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying in the pan for breakfastlunch and dinner?

What type of bacon will you be preparing on the 30th? Aren’t sure? You didn’t know there was more than just the one kind? Well then, here’s a guide into the world and possibilities of bacon! Here are five types of bacon to fulfill your culinary needs:

Smoked Bacon: This is your standard American bacon that we’re all familiar with. This bacon reminds you of Sunday morning when you’d wake up to the sound of mom banging away in the kitchen and the smell of delicious, fried bacon. A fan favorite, there’s nothing that we’d ever change about this bacon VIP.

Pancetta: Feeling a little fancy? Italian bacon, or pancetta, is made of pork belly and isn’t smoked like its American counterpart. Dice it up and throw it in your carbonara or risotto for a slight meaty sweetness that complements any meal!

Canadian Bacon: Canadian bacon, or back bacon, is usually served in a circular, almost deli meat, type cut. This usually comes from the same cut used to make pork chops and is leaner than American smoked bacon. Canadian bacon has a more ham type flavor and goes great on pizzasandwiches and, well … anything!

Turkey Bacon: Ah. So you’re on a diet? No need to feel left out of the bacon goodness. Turkey bacon is delicious! Lower in fat, but packed with a bunch of flavor, turkey bacon helps you watch those calories while still enjoying the magic of pan-fried meat. Just be sure to check the nutrition label as some brands may be higher in sodium.

Vegan Bacon: Cough. Nah, just kidding. There’s plenty of “bacon” options for our vegan and vegetarian friends. So much so that it would have to be its own list!

Photo: Vegan bacon made out of king oyster mushrooms. 

Are you ready to face National Bacon Day with bacon galore? There’s so many types of bacon and even more ways to prepare it. Get creative! Learn more about National Bacon Day.

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