5 Best Bacon Recipes For Your Catering Menu

by | Nov 28, 2022

Bibbity, Bobbity, Bacon

Bacon is always a shining star–whether as a classic breakfast side dish, a delicious wrapper hiding the main attraction, the savory sprinkling on decadent desserts, or Kevin Bacon in Footloose. There’s even a National Bacon Lover’s Day (August 20) to pay homage to the meat lover’s favorite. Which is why as a caterer of events and special occasions, having a bacon recipe or five at your beck and call is a must have.

At Schenck Foods, you had us at “bacon.” We love simplicity combined with incredible variety, resulting in crowd-pleasing variations and recipes for everyone.

So whether you’re a caterer ordering holiday ingredients once a year for special events, or you’re a restaurant looking at daily and weekly orders of your house favorite ingredients, we’ve got you covered with wholesale pricing, an easy ordering process, an extensive online catalog, and a $5 flat delivery fee.

5 Bacon Catering Recipes to Delight

While there may be some truth to, “just put bacon on it,” our list here will avoid the more eccentric, (we’re looking at you bacon milkshake), instead tapping into bacon recipes that are simple for you as a caterer make, easy to serve at even the most elegant event, and keep bringing the crowd back for more. Bonus bacon bits if it can also double as a decorative piece.

With that in mind, here are five easy menu ideas that will make the most of bacon—and have guests asking if you can cater more often.

Recipe for Bacon Potato Roses

Potatoes cut into rose shapes with baconPerfect for weddings or formal events, Instagramable, and delicious, these bacon-wrapped blooms are delicious, elegant, and will definitely find their way onto your guests’ Instagram stories. Simple to make, these yummy bites only require potatoes, seasoning, herbs and bacon. Check out the full recipe from Cookist. They can be made ahead of time and are an easy way to showcase your catering prowess. This one might be your new favorite catering appetizer–and we’re pretty sure it’ll be one of your guest’s favorites as well.

You don’t even need a lot of ingredients to make these yummy bites. With potatoes, seasoning, herbs, and bacon, you’ll be able to quickly assemble the bacon-wrapped potato roses in no time. They’re easy to make ahead of time and even easier to devour. This will become your new favorite appetizer.

Caprese Chicken with Bacon Recipe

Caprese chicken with bacon recipeSmoky bacon, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes and gooey mozzarella top this appealing chicken caprese recipe from Taste of Home. The aroma as you lift the chafing lid is irresistible.

It looks fancy, but it’s simple to make–fresh herbs, sliced tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella combine to make this a mouth watering chicken entree that will appeal to a wide audience. If desired, you could add a balsamic glaze.

The major drawback to this gluten-free and keto-friendly bacon recipe? It disappears quickly.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Bacon wrapped shrimp recipeSo, you read “bacon-wrapped shrimp,” and for a minute there, all your problems went away. We know shrimp is on your catering menu, and now you can wrap it in bacon. This particular appetizer is super versatile but retains a bit of class. It’s as easy to serve at weddings as corporate luncheons. Our favorite recipe comes from Delish–with chili powder for heat and a drizzle of maple syrup, this succulent dish will disappear fast…but we don’t really need to go on, do we? We had you at “bacon-wrapped shrimp.”

Bacon and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Bacon and parmesan mushroom recipeAs a caterer, you know that stuffed mushrooms are a timeless cocktail hour classic. But these beautiful cremini mushrooms from Jo Cooks put a new spin on an old favorite. (Pro tip: pre-bake or pre-cook your mushrooms first. It’s the best way to prevent soggy mushrooms). Then stuff them with crispy, salty, delicious bacon and Parmesan cheese and roast to perfection.

These mushrooms are best served warm in chafing dishes–but they’re easy to make ahead of time–just leave the 5 minute roasting time to just before serving so that all the work is done prior to your occasion.

Another stuffed mushroom alternative that can be served without chafing dishes is the bacon and avocado twist. This paleo, gluten-free rendition is a sausage, bacon and avocado recipe that we’d love to have again and again.

Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Oven-Dried Tomato Sandwich Recipe

Grilled cheese and bacon sandwich recipeDid we save the best for last? We might have, now that you mention it. While most of our other recipe items, except for the caprese chicken with bacon, serve really well as a caterer’s top selling appetizers, this particular dish can act as either a heavy appetizer (think smaller, slider-sized portions) or a light entre, depending on the event’s needs. This bacon recipe from Taste of Home takes your grilled cheese sandwich to a place it’s never been before with crispy bacon and tangy tomatoes and five—yes, five!—types of cheese.

Remember the part where you as a caterer work with your wholesaler (that’s us!) to customize an order and delivery schedule that is efficient, fast, and tailor-made to your unique needs?  Wherever you’re catering, for whatever type of event, Schenck Foods has competitive pricing, quick order processing, friendly and efficient staff, and rapid turnaround and delivery time. What we don’t have is slow corporate hassle or an impersonal bureaucracy.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to ask a question, request special ingredients, or take advantage of our $5 delivery for all orders over $250. That’s even better than bacon.