Pig-Friendly Bacon Recipes for National Pig Day

It’s no secret that people are obsessed with bacon. The good news is, you don’t have to eat pigs to enjoy all of the smoky, salty flavor. In fact, you can make bacon out of just about anything. Here we present five of our favorite versions, made from coconut, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, and seitan.

1. Coconut Bacon
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Photo courtesy of Fettle Vegan

Crispy coconut bacon is the perfect topper for salads, pastas, and baked potatoes.  View Full Recipe.


2. Shiitake Bacon
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Photo courtesy of 84th & 3rd

When you bake shiitake mushrooms with a bit of salt and oil, something magical happens. They become crispy, savory, and a perfect substitute for bacon on sandwiches and veggie burgers. View Full Recipe.


3. Tofu Bacon
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Photo courtesy of Pink Troll Kitchen

Tofu takes on the flavor of anything it’s marinated in, making it the perfect vehicle for this maple and smoke infused version. View Full Recipe.


4. Tempeh Bacon

Photo courtesy of Hot for Food

Like tofu, tempeh is typically made from soybeans, but it has a slightly firmer texture and nutty flavor. These strips are delicious on a sandwich, but they also hold up great on their own as a breakfast side dish.  View Full Recipe.



5. Seitan Bacon
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Photo courtesy of Peaceful Table

Seitan bacon has a chewy, “meaty” texture that will satisfy just about anyone. View Full Recipe.


Do you have a favorite veggie bacon? Tell us below!