How to Make Bacon in the oven is maybe the best-kept secret.
No more standing over the pan, cleaning up splattered grease and crinkled bacon. When you make bacon in the oven, it comes out crisp and perfect every time.
We like our bacon crisp around the edges and slightly chewy in the center. This is the process I am sharing, however, if you want it crispy all the way through, just add an oven-safe baking rack to the pan, place bacon on top and follow the rest of the instructions.
How to Make Bacon in the Oven Supplies:
- 1 pound bacon
- baking sheet with a lip (jelly roll pan)
- aluminum foil
- baking rack (optional, see above)
How to Make Bacon in the Oven Directions:
Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
Cover baking sheet with a lip (jelly roll pan) with aluminum foil.
Pull strips of bacon apart and place on the foiled cooking sheet.
Place in preheated oven, top rack.
Cook for 8-15 minutes. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your bacon and how crispy you like it. I usually cook my bacon for 12 minutes.
Pull cooking sheet with cooked bacon out of the oven.
Transfer to plate with paper towels to drain, or I just let cool a few minutes and then pull the bacon up and tilt the pan.
To clean up, either pour bacon grease into your saving can or allow grease to gel and then roll up the aluminum foil and discard.
I told you it was easy.
From start to finish it’s the easiest way to make bacon, and the results are crispy, chewy, delicious bacon every time.