Bacon Cheddar Buns. Possibly the best thing I ever made
Bacon Cheddar Buns. Possibly the best thing I ever made

The Saturday before Labor Day is International Bacon Day! Is there a better way to celebrate the fruits of our labor than by eating bacon?!…I don’t think so my friends. These Bacon Cheddar Buns are made with the softest bread recipe EVER and rolled with the most delicious Bacon Cheddar spread.  After eating these buns my son gave me possibly the greatest compliment I’ve ever received, he said these buns taste like “PURE LIFE” …now, I don’t know exactly what that means but I’m pretty sure it’s the highest praise he’s ever given to any food item. We’ve taken to calling these “Life Buns”

I have been asked to make these buns once a week. You can refrigerate them for 2-3 days after baking (they won’t last that long but theoretically you could ) they reheat in the microwave in under a minute or in the oven for 5-8 minutes. Great for breakfast or in a lunchbox as well.

For 15 of these buns start with half of the SOFTEST BREAD RECIPE EVER and let the dough rise for an hour.  Make a loaf of bread or some rolls with the rest of the dough…or double the Bacon Cheddar spread recipe and make more buns.  I used my recipe for homemade cured and smoked bacon but you can use bacon from the grocery store.

Bacon Cheddar Spread...you're gonna put this on EVERYTHING
Bacon Cheddar Spread…you’re gonna put this on EVERYTHING. I broiled these toasts for a bit and it was delicious.  This also makes a great hot dip

Then make this recipe for Bacon Cheddar Spread/Dip

8 ounces bacon

1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoon grated raw onion

½ teaspoon granulated garlic

Chop the bacon into ¼ inch pieces.  Place bacon into a cold pan, place over medium heat and cook until the bacon is crisp.  Remove cooked bacon and let cool, reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.

Shred cheddar cheese in a food processor, add all the other ingredients to the processor and process until well blended and spreadable, about 45 seconds.

Bacon Cheddar Buns Recipe

Divide the dough into 15 sections. Roll a section into an oval about 5 by 2 inches and spread with Bacon Cheddar Spread and roll it up. Repeat with the remaining dough sections. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let rise for an hour. Brush with milk or egg wash and bake for about 20 minutes. Place a sheet of foil over if they’re getting too dark. Let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

 

Spread the Bacon Cheddar spread, then roll the bacon cheddar buns
Spread the Bacon Cheddar spread, then roll the bacon cheddar buns
Brush the Bacon Cheddar rolls with milk or egg wash. Cutting a vent is the top is optional but I like for a bit of the filling to burst through.
Brush the Bacon Cheddar rolls with milk or egg wash. Cutting a vent is the top is optional but I like for a bit of the filling to burst through.

 

This is what it looks like when you break open the Bacon Cheddar Rolls. Swirls of smokey bacon and sharp cheddar cheese inside amazingly soft bread.
This is what it looks like when you break open the Bacon Cheddar Rolls. Swirls of smokey bacon and sharp cheddar cheese inside amazingly soft bread.

Need even MORE BACON? Check out these posts by my blogger buddies the #BACONMAFIA but let me warn you I will not be held responsible when you drool on your screen. 

And then there’s this Bacon, Spinach and Chicken Skillet Pizza by ChewsyLovers.com YUM! Click here for the recipe

FoodLoveTog.com hit it out of the park with Shrimp with Cheddar and Bacon Polenta Get the recipe

13 Comments

13 Comments on Celebrate International Bacon Day-Bacon Cheddar Buns Recipe

  1. chewsylovers
    August 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I am a bread junkie!!! I’m making these for Sunday dinner. My husband won’t know what hit him!

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  2. chewsylovers
    August 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm (6 years ago)

    I am a bread junkie!!! What can I say? It’s my truth. Lol! My husband isn’t going to know what hit him at Sunday dinner. I’m trying these!

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  3. Nika
    August 28, 2014 at 3:08 am (6 years ago)

    OMG! Be still my carb and bacon loving heart.

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  4. thegivenschronicles
    August 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I like big buns and I cannot lie..especially when they include bacon!
    I may be making this dip for this weekend’s gathering (and use with my leftover French bread)

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  5. foodlovetog
    August 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Yes!!! I need this spread in my life!!

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  6. Chrissy
    August 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Those pictures are great I want to lick the screen.! I’m going to check out all the recipes you linked to this post, hopefully I can try them all.

    Reply
    • sweetsavant
      August 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm (6 years ago)

      They are a great bunch of recipes! I’m going to try to make them all too

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    • sweetsavant
      August 27, 2014 at 4:53 pm (6 years ago)

      Why, thanks so much. They are very tasty and SO soft

      Reply
  7. Elle @ (Eat.Style.Play)
    August 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m thinking of a big bowl of tomato soup would go so well with these. Maybe even warm with my salad. Looks so good. I’d proabably be really greedy and use them ad bread rolls and make sandwiches out of them.

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    • sweetsavant
      August 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm (6 years ago)

      These would be delicious with tomato soup! That’s a great idea. I can totally see slicing these open and layering in some turkey, that would be heaven.

      Reply

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