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How to Make Bacon in the Oven

If you’ve ever wondered what the perfect strip of bacon tastes like, then you need to learn how to make bacon in the oven! It turns out perfect crispy and tasty every time and is so easy to do!

4 strips of bacon to learn how to make bacon in the ovenIf you avoid making bacon because of the hassle and the mess, then this is about to change your life! Maybe you already know this, but I sure didn’t until just a couple of years ago.  Making bacon in the oven is easy and it comes out perfectly crispy and tasty every time! Plus the mess is easier to clean up and it can be cooking while you are making pancakes and eggs! Make breakfast time simple by learning how to make bacon in the oven.

bacon on a baking sheet to learn how to make bacon in the oven

What you’ll need for cooking bacon in the oven:

  • a rimmed baking sheet with plenty of room for catching the grease.  Like to make lots of bacon? Get an extra large sheet pan!
  • foil
  • tongs
  • thick cut bacon

I like to use the thick cut bacon because it gives it a chance to cook up crispy and perfect without cooking too fast and burning.  If you don’t like your bacon quite as crispy, just reduce the cooking time.  The idea is really to experiment and after a couple of time you will figure out exactly what works for you, your oven and the brand of bacon you use.

A few more tips to note when cooking bacon in the oven:

  • Start with a cold oven. Put the bacon right in and it will start to cook as it comes to temperature.
  • Keep a close eye on the oven while cooking. Remember, you are going to end up with a lot of very hot grease so you’ll need to be extremely careful not to get burned or to spill grease.
  • Flip the bacon over once (use tongs) during cooking to get the most even cook possible.

We love making up a big batch on the weekend and then the kids can easily heat up bacon during the week for a quick breakfast!

4 strips of bacon to learn how to make bacon in the oven

It would be terrible if I didn’t mention, this goes amazingly with Skillet Biscuits and Gravy Casserole for a weekend breakfast and the leftovers are pretty much amazing served with the weekday breakfast potatoes!

4 strips of bacon to learn how to make bacon in the oven
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How to Make Bacon in the Oven

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If you've ever wondered what the perfect strip of bacon tastes like, then you need to learn how to make bacon in the oven! It turns out perfect crispy and tasty every time and is so easy to do!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick sliced bacon

Instructions

  • Cover deep rimmed baking sheet with foil
  • Place bacon in a single layer on baking sheet
  • Place in cold oven and turn oven on to 400 degrees F
  • Keep a close eye on bacon and flip over at about 10-15 minutes to finish cooking on bottom side
  • Total time will be about 20 minutes depending on thickness of bacon
  • VERY carefully remove bacon from baking sheet and place on paper towels to drain before serving

Notes

Important notes when making bacon in the oven:

  • Be careful!! There will be a lot of very hot grease
  • Use tongs to avoid getting hands to close to the hot grease
  • Make twice as much as you think you'll need. This is so good that people will keep coming back for more!!

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 149mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 315kcal
If you've ever wondered what the perfect strip of bacon tastes like, then you need to learn how to make bacon in the oven! It turns out perfect crispy and tasty every time and is so easy to do! #bacon #breakfast #breakfastrecipe #brunch #oven
If you've ever wondered what the perfect strip of bacon tastes like, then you need to learn how to make bacon in the oven! It turns out perfect crispy and tasty every time and is so easy to do! #bacon #breakfast

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