We've said it before, and we'll say it again: bacon really does make everything taste better. Just a little bit of that salty, savory flavor is enough to heighten an otherwise ordinary dish into new stratospheres of enjoyment. And bacon is remarkably versatile, too, adding dimension to everything from winter stews to apple turnovers! Here are 10 recipes we're currently craving:

• 1 Baked Chicken with Bacon
• 2 Baked Beans with Pineapple and Bacon
• 3 Kale, Bacon & Egg Whole Wheat Breakfast Sandwich
• 4 Baked Potato Soup With Bacon, Green Onion & Cheddar
• 5 Bean, Bacon and Butternut Squash Soup with Swiss Chard

• 6 Roasted Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
• 7 Pizza with Crispy Kale, Butternut Squash, Bacon & Smoked Mozzarella
• 8 Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes
• 9 Bacon, Kale, and Turkey Stew
• 10 Crispy Turnovers with Apple, Bacon, and Caramelized Onions

Related: How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven

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