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 Crisp and Perfect Every Time
How to Make Bacon in the Oven Supplies:
- 1 pound bacon
- baking sheet with a lip (jelly roll pan-Good Housekeeping explains)
- aluminum foil
- baking rack (optional, see above)
How to Make Bacon in the Oven
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 the cooking sheet with cooked bacon out of the oven.
Transfer to plate with paper towels to drain, or I just let it cool a few minutes and then pull the bacon up and tilt the pan.
You can also place paper towels under wire rack and transfer bacon strips to rack to cool.
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.
Before baking, you can also sprinkle bacon with brown sugar, molasses, or herbs.
You might also like this recipe for making bacon jerky.
- 1 pound bacon
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
- Cover baking sheet with a lip (jelly roll pan) with aluminum foil.
- Pull strips of bacon apart and place them on the foiled cooking sheet.
- Place in the 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 the 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 955mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g
The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.
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