How To Bake Bacon in the Oven

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Everyone loves grilled bacon! It’s as crispy and delicious as it is in a frying pan, and it’s not messy at all! Once you try it, you will be converted for life!

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

Cooking bacon in the oven is so easy! This will take longer than you are used to, but we assure you, it will be worth it. Plus, it’s all hands-off cooking time. No more looking at the stove and dangerously flipping bacon! So whip out your favorite pancake recipe, squeeze some fresh orange juice, and whip out the bacon, because it’s breakfast time!

  • Is bacon leftovers good?

    Bacon is always good. In reality, though, leftover bacon doesn’t hold its crispness very well, so crumbled bacon is great as a topping or in baked goods.Why throw it away when you can use it for Cheesy Corn, Bacon, and Scallion Pizza?

  • How do you know when the bacon is done?

    If you are using thin bacon or want soft, chewy bacon, then you should bake it for 15-20 minutes. Aim for 25-30 minutes if you are using thick cut bacon or want crispy bacon.

  • what should i use? baking sheet or parchment paper?

    The best way to cook bacon in the oven is on parchment paper because it allows for easy cleanup. When done and cooled, simply roll all the grease onto the center of the parchment and toss! The bakeware works great and we like the reduced waste, but it does take more time to clean up to get all the grease off the sides of the mat.

Oven cooked bacon on paper towels

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Oven Cooked Bacon on Parchment Paper

The easiest and easiest way to get perfect bacon every time


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place bacon in a single layer on parchment paper on a baking sheet. *

  • Cook for 15-20 minutes for al dente bacon, or 25-30 minutes for crispy bacon.

  • Remove from oven and place on a plate lined with paper towels.


*Or line a baking sheet with foil and line a nonstick wire cooling rack on the baking sheet.

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