How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Love bacon but hate the splatter? Why not try making oven bacon… You know, bacon that is baked in the oven!

Easy Oven Bacon - How to cook #bacon in the oven!
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Bacon is nearly my favorite thing in the whole wide world. On a scale of importance, it pretty much goes God, Family, then Bacon.

Therefore, this girl knows her bacon and how to cook it to perfection.

I’ve got a quick trick to share with you today, I like to call oven bacon.

Five Minute Fix


This isn’t quite a Five Minute Fix recipe, because it does take longer than that in the oven. But it doesn’t take but a minute to get it in the oven, so that should count for something.

Easy Oven Bacon - How to cook #bacon in the oven!

Instead of cleaning up skillets and splatter all over the counter and stovetop, or worrying about grease burns, why not put your bacon in the oven?

Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil, lay the bacon out, and bake. That’s it. You don’t even need to flip it.

In about 20 minutes you’ll have crisp, yet tender, flavorful bacon, with the drippings neatly contained in foil.

This is the absolute best way to make a large amount of bacon without a large mess!

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Oven Bacon

Prep Time:2 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

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  • bacon strips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then wrap a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Lay the bacon on the sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on thickness, until red and crisp, but not brown.
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24 comments on “How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

  1. Donnaposted March 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Love oven bacon!! But to make the experience even better, take 4 pieces of aluminum, and roll them together into a long piece. Do this 2 more times, and put them in your pan under your aluminum to make grooves for the grease to lay in. Less grease to deal with.

  2. Kimberly A LaFountaineposted October 22, 2018 at 8:04 pm Reply

    It was delish, and amazing. Used convection bake for 17 minutes. Yum & Yum

    Rating: 5
  3. Jimposted May 21, 2017 at 11:56 pm Reply

    I was “forced” to do KP duty while I was in basic training, US Army. Bacon was cooked as described above. I have been cooking bacon like this ever since. Two things the Army taught me. How to cook Bacon & make my bed. LOL

    Rating: 5
  4. Delposted April 20, 2016 at 11:48 am Reply

    That is how my Granny cooked bacon, also, because we had a large family.  Great tips.?

    Rating: 5
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  9. Christine Dposted August 25, 2015 at 7:37 am Reply

    This is the only way I cook bacon as well, but first I spray a cookie cooling rack that is just slightly smaller than the rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and place it inside the foil-lined sheet.  This allows the bacon to drip freely and not bathe in grease. I place it under the broiler for a few minutes and turn it once. A little messier to clean up but I get perfectly crisp,  minimally greasy bacon!

    Rating: 5
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  13. Carrieposted August 11, 2014 at 11:31 am Reply

    I always cook my bacon this way however I have found that parchment paper works better than aluminum foil. When I don’t have parchment I use foil but try parchment paper, the bacon is crispy but not as greasy.

    Rating: 5
  14. Kate Sposted June 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm Reply

    i also use racks, but i spray w/pam so they are easier to clean.

  15. Js Richardsonposted June 1, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply

    I put racks in my pan so the bacon isn’t sitting in the grease. I don’t like flub very bacon, so I cook mine until it is crisp. You can also cook sausage links in the same manner.

  16. Caitposted March 27, 2014 at 10:24 am Reply

    It was a perfect way to cook thick cut bacon; took about 20 minutes because of the thickness, as you had pointed out. But cooking thick cut bacon on a griddle usually comes out with some parts overdone and some parts too crispy. This was perfectly, evenly done. Thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  17. Christine from Cook the Storyposted March 27, 2014 at 8:05 am Reply

    This is my one and only way to make bacon since learning the technique in culinary school. FABULOUS!

    Rating: 5
  18. Meaganposted March 23, 2014 at 9:48 am Reply

    We have been cooking it in the oven ever since we discovered this easy method! Two tips I can give is to make sure you start with a cold pan as this helps to keep the bacon flat and, use a broiler pan so that some of the drippings fall away from the bacon (healthy Bacon! – yeah right…)

  19. Jackie {The Beeroness}posted March 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Oven bacon is my favorite way to make it. Cooks evenly and gets the right amount of crispy.

  20. Erika Wposted March 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm Reply

    My mom had a recipe for bacon that you cooked in the oven, but you but brown sugar on it and baked on a broiler pan. YUM.

  21. Laurenposted March 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

    This is my very favorite way to cook bacon! It makes such a big difference!

    Rating: 5
  22. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted March 18, 2014 at 9:00 am Reply

    This is my favorite way to cook bacon! (Um it’s really the only way I can cook it without burning it haha)

    Rating: 5
  23. Tieghanposted March 18, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply

    I love doing bacon in the oven. It is so much easier and a lot cleaner! Great tips!

  24. Cassieposted March 18, 2014 at 6:51 am Reply

    This is the only way I cook bacon. I love the minimal mess and super easy cleanup, and also that the bacon can get crispy!