Bacon in the Oven: Perfectly crispy and without all the splatter, oven baked bacon is the easiest and cleanest way to prepare bacon!

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Bacon in the Oven

I’ve got a quick trick to share with you today, How to Cook Bacon in the Oven.

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.

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

Five Minute Fix

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

Five Minute Fix

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven

The only thing you’ll need for this recipe is your oven, a rimmed baking sheet, some foil, and bacon! This is seriously a ridiculously easy recipe.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then wrap a rimmed baking sheet with foil. (The foil is not necessary, but it does help with clean up.)
  2. Lay the bacon on the sheet in a single layer. That’s it. You don’t even need to flip it.
  3. Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on thickness of the bacon) until it’s red and crisp, but not brown.
Voila! 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!

Extra Crispy Bacon

Some readers have commented that they want to know how to make your bacon extra crispy. I persoanlly like mine a little bendy, but to each his own.

Simply put a metal cooling rack inside the baking sheet and then follow the recipe as usual.

This helpful tip allows the bacon to be lifted above the baking sheet, letting the strips cook from all sides, so they get crispy quick. The fat then drips down and collects below.

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Leftover Bacon

You now have delicious, salty, chewy yet crispy bacon. Use it however you’d like… In salads, sandwiches or by itself.

And if you have leftovers, don’t worry about it! Oven baked bacon can be stored in a ziploc bag in the refrigorator for up to a week. Which also makes it a great make ahead food!

To reheat, add it to a hot pan to crisp up or loosely wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for a couple of seconds.

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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Bacon in the Oven: Perfectly crispy and without all the splatter, baking bacon in the oven is the easiest and cleanest way to prepare bacon! 
Servings: 12 strips


  • 12-14 bacon strips 1 package


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then wrap a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Lay the bacon on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on thickness, until red and crisp, but not brown.



Serving: 1strip, Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 44mg, Vitamin A: 10IU, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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