Pack a Bacon-Filled Lunch

It’s that time of year. School buses are out in full force, Starbucks has (prematurely) re-introduced its Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Summer Fridays have come to an abrupt end. The pre-Thanksgiving and post-beach time drag is upon us.

Lucky for you, we’ve got five bacon-filled lunch recipes to brighten your desk-bound day. These dishes are perfect to make ahead and bring to the office. No matter what your mood or craving--sandwich? salad? pasta?--we’ve got you covered. So get ready to dig in (and make your cubicle mate regret that soggy wrap from the deli down the street).

1. The Throwback: Bacon PB & J

Bacon PBJ by Refinery 29

Bacon PBJ by Refinery 29

2. The Protein Powerhouse: Kale Bistro Salad

Kale Bistro Salad by Christine Han

Kale Bistro Salad by Christine Han

3. The Tried and True: A Great American BLT

BLT by Tasting Table

BLT by Tasting Table

4. The Family Fave: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Bacon Casserole by Damn Delicious

Bacon Casserole by Damn Delicious

5. The Gourmet: Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam by Food 52

Bacon Jam by Food 52

Just for kicks...we’re throwing in a sweet bacon ending. Because who doesn’t love a perfectly crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside peanut butter cookie with chocolate chunks and BACON?!?! Snack game over.

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies by Joy the Baker

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies by Joy the Baker

 

Kate Levenstein