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Cooking With Bacon — Everything From Soup, Sandwiches to Sides

A little flavor goes a long way in these delicious and diverse dishes

5. Creamy Onion Soup With Kale

by Judith Finlayson

Kale gives the soup a health boost, and potatoes (not cream) make it creamy. The fat content is reasonable, even with the few slices of optional bacon.

Per serving (without bacon): 168 calories, 0g saturated fat, 31g carbohydrates, 7g protein, 5g fiber, 398mg sodium

6. Creamed Spinach

by Hans Rueffert

This take on a classic side includes sour cream, nutmeg and Parmesan cheese — not to mention the diced bacon that makes it absolutely delectable.

Per serving: 108 calories, 4g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 200mg sodium

7. Paprika Goulash

by Antony Worrall Thompson

This rich stew, spiced with paprika and caraway, is delicious paired with noodles and a green vegetable. A small amount of Canadian bacon adds a unique flavor to the beef broth.

Per serving: 274 calories, 2.4g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 380mg sodium

8. Smashed White Bean Avocado and Bacon Panini

by Tiffany Collins

This hefty sandwich is filled with a savory mix of white beans, cooked bacon and creamy avocado. It's sort of like a BLT, but with white beans and avocado instead of mayonnaise for additional protein and healthier fat.

Per serving: 620 calories, 7g saturated fat, 52g carbohydrates, 25g protein, 8g fiber, 850mg sodium

9. Spicy Roasted Squash

by Jamie Oliver

A perfect side dish for autumn and winter gatherings, this recipe combines the earthy flavors of butternut squash, bacon and rosemary, spiced with coriander and chili.

Per serving: 129 calories, 1g saturated fat, 19g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 4g fiber, 511mg sodium

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