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Everyone loves oven cooked bacon! It is just as crispy and delicious as in a frying pan, without the mess! Once you try it, you’ll be converted for life! 

Oven cooked bacon on parchment paper

Everyone run to the kitchen, this is not a drill! We’re cooking bacon in the oven and you don’t want to miss it! We love bacon, but it is a pain. How many grease-stained shirts and 1st degree burns from oil popping can we tolerate before saying “ENOUGH!”? Well, a lot. Because it’s bacon. However, once we discovered cooking it in the oven, we couldn’t go back to the old-fashioned way. 

Cooking bacon in the oven is so stinkin’ easy! It’s going to take longer than you’re used to, but we promise you, it’s worth it. Plus, it’s all hands-off cooking time. No more watching the stove and dangerous flipping of the bacon! So, get out your favorite pancake recipe, squeeze some fresh orange juice and pull out that bacon, because it’s breakfast time!

  • Is bacon good leftover?

    Bacon is always good. Really though, leftover bacon doesn’t retain it’s crispiness well, so it is great to use crumbled up as a topping or in a baked good. Why throw it out, when you could instead use it to make Cheesy Corn, Bacon and Scallions Pizza

  • How do you know when the bacon is done?

    If you are using thin bacon or want soft, chewy bacon, then you should aim to bake for 15-20 minutes. If you are using a thick cut of bacon or want crispy bacon, then aim for 25-30 minutes.

  • What should I use? A baking sheet or parchment paper?

    The best way to cook bacon in the oven is on parchment paper because it allows for an easy cleanup. Once you’re done and it’s cooled down, simply roll all that grease up into the center of the parchment paper and throw it away! A baking sheet works, and we love reducing waste, but it does require more time cleaning up to scrub all of that grease out of both sides of the mat. 

Oven cooked bacon on paper towel

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Oven cooked bacon on parchment paper
The most simple and mess free to get perfect bacon every single time
  • 1 lb bacon
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place bacon in a single layer on parchment paper on a baking sheet.*
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes for chewy bacon or 25-30 minutes for crispy bacon.
  • Remove from oven and place on a paper towel lined plate.
*or line a baking sheet with foil and top with a nonstick wire cooling rack.
Course: Breakfast, Cooking Basics
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cook Bacon in the oven
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