How to cook bacon in the oven

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A simple way to cook bacon in the oven to save space on your stove top or to neatly cook a large amount of bacon at once. Use this method to cook thick cut bacon or thin-cut. The time will be shorter for thinner bacon. Some people like to cook the bacon on a rack, but I don’t because the rack is a huge pain in the A to clean and it only offers a minimal decrease in cooking time.

If you want to save the bacon fat, you can either wrap your baking sheet in aluminum foil or go bare. After you’ve cooked and removed the bacon, carefully strain the fat into a clean jar and refrigerate.

You should be able to fit 8-10 slices of bacon on a 10 inch x 15 inch baking sheet. To cook more than that, use two baking sheets and rotate them (top to bottom and bottom to top) half-way through cooking time so they cook at the same rate.

Use your bacon in a breakfast taco, on a cheeseburger, in a Beet BLT, and on a homemade McGriddle.

how to cook bacon in the oven

how to cook bacon in the oven


How to cook bacon in the oven

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  • Bacon, as much as you want to cook
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Optional: brown sugar and/or cinnamon


  1. Set oven to 400ºF (204ºC).
  2. Lay your bacon strips out on the baking sheet in a single layer, not overlapping.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes. Check. Depending on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you like it, it may need up to 30 minutes. Thin bacon should be done around 12-18 minutes for average crispiness. Thick bacon takes 20-25 minutes. By all means, cook your bacon as long as you want.
  4. When it’s done, remove bacon strips with tongs, dap lightly on paper to remove excess grease and serve.
  5. Cooked bacon can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave or just crumbled to make bacon bits for salad.




  1. FoodJunkie says:

    This really does produce very nice bacon.

  2. Mitchell says:

    I just made this for the first time and it went great with my cheesy eggs. Much easier to keep the bacon meaty and moist as opposed to frying. Cleanup is easy peasy. Thanks Hilah – love your videos!!

  3. I rub the bacon with brown sugar and chili powder, and sometimes a pinch of cayenne to give it a little kick. Its delicious.

  4. Thanks for teaching me this new method! Did it this morning! And it was awesome! And less to clean! Woo Hoo!

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