How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Want to learn How to Cook Bacon in the Oven to make for the easiest, crispiest best bacon ever? Scroll down!

Place bacon on a sheet panHow to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Oven Guide

Alright, we’re calling it: Cooking bacon in the oven is the BEST way to cook bacon. Here is why: It makes the crispiest bacon, with the least mess and with virtually no hands-on cooking time. Follow the guide below to learn just How to Cook Bacon in the Oven!

How to make bacon in the oven

Step 1: Buy the best bacon you can get. Because you deserve good bacon!

Step 2: Pre-heat oven to 400ºF Line a 12″ x 18″ sheet pan with parchment paper. There will be a lot of bacon grease on the pan and lining it with parchment allows for an easier clean up because you can let the bacon grease cool and either save for another cooking use or discard. Don’t put bacon grease down the drain! It can clog your pipes.

Step 3: Lay out the bacon on the sheet pan. You can let the bacon touch because as it cooks it will shrink up.

Step 4: Put bacon in the middle lower rack in the preheated oven and cook for 18-22 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your bacon!

Step 5: Drain the bacon on a paper towel.

How to make bacon in the oven

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Oh now you are looking for ways to use up that perfectly cooked bacon?

Well first off you can just eat it right up. Or serve it with eggs. Or you could make these recipes:

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Cooking Bacon in the Oven

Cooking bacon in the oven makes the crispiest bacon, with the least mess and with virtually no hands-on cooking time.


Yield 2-4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Recipe Type: How To
Cuisine Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF Line a 12" x 18" sheet pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Lay out the bacon on the sheet pan. 
  3. Put bacon in the middle lower rack in the preheated oven and cook for 18-22 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your bacon!
  4. Drain the bacon on a paper towel.

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August 28, 2019

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5 responses to “How to Cook Bacon in the Oven”

  1. Heather says:

    Bacon in the oven ROCKS!
    One trick I use…. put the bacon on a cooling rack grid on top of the parchment paper & the bacon grease drips off while baking.
    Super easy clean up. (Especially if you can find cooling grids that are dishwasher safe!)

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  2. Becca says:

    Just tried your bacon method in the oven and it was PERFECT! my mom always looks like a crazy person when she hosts brunch and tries cooking bacon on three different pans on the stove. The oven method was LIFE CHANGING! Thanks for sharing ?

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  3. Kate says:

    I use the cooling rack as well – works great!

  4. Samantha says:

    Great tip! I’ve done this with putting bacon on the tray directly and with using a cooling rack. Both yield good results but I prefer using the cooling rack, as it lets the bacon grease drip below and let’s me get a better crisp (if I leave it in the oven a bit longer.)

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