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How to Cook Bacon In The Oven

How to Cook Bacon In Oven so you get crispy bacon each and every time. Baked bacon is the way to go. Skip frying bacon and learn the no-fuss way to get crispy bacon every single time.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 package bacon
Calories 11kcal
Author Kelsey Apley



  • 1 package bacon any size


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grab a sheet pan or cookie sheet that has an edge. Line with parchment paper, or even aluminum foil.
  • Place your raw bacon in a single row on the baking sheet.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, and then check on your bacon. If you have an oven that doesn't always evenly cook you can rotate the pan or flip the bacon at this point.
  • Continue cooking the bacon in the oven for 8-10 more minutes. Depending on thickness the bacon will vary in how long it takes. I used thick cut bacon for mine.
  • Once the bacon is done, remove pan from the oven and place the baked bacon on a paper towel lined plate then serve and enjoy.



Cook Time - Depending on brand and thickness the bacon will vary. At the 10 minute mark you will want to keep a closer eye on the bacon.
Rendering the Bacon Grease - Place a cheesecloth in a fine mesh sieve and strain the bacon grease once the bacon is done cooking. Then place the grease in a sealed glass jar and store in the fridge.
Don't use plastic as the hot grease will melt the container. Then use the grease for recipes like making eggs, cooking green beans, etc. If you get more grease just use the same jar and pour on the top.
Storing - Bacon will store for about 3-4 days cooked in the fridge. Just store in a sealed bag or container.
Reheating - Wrap bacon in a paper towel and heat for 10-20 seconds or until warmed all the way through.
Freezing - You can freeze any bacon you don't eat, by vacuum sealing or placing in a freezer friendly container. It will freeze for 2-3 months. It will store for longer if you vacuum seal.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 11kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 39mg