What to do with leftover smoked bacon
Smoked bacon has a distinct flavour and is a popular addition to pies and breakfast dishes. Find out how you can use up leftover smoked bacon here.
Recipes with smoked bacon
- Chicken, smoked bacon and leek pie
- Cheddar quiche with smoked bacon, onion and roasted red pepper
- Beetroot and smoked bacon relish
How to use up leftover smoked bacon
- Pasta bake
Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C gan/gas 6. Fry 6 smoked bacon rashers until crisp. Cook 400g penne until al dente, then drain and tip into a baking dish with a 500g tub of fresh cheese sauce. Break the bacon into shards, stir into the pasta and season. Top with grated cheddar, then bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubbling.
- Bacon scones
Heat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Fry 12 bacon rashers until crisp and golden. Cool, then break into small pieces. Stir into a basic savoury scone mix (search ‘classic scones’ at deliciousmagazine.co.uk), just before adding the liquid, then bring everything together into a dough. Shape and bake as in the recipe.