How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

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The easiest way to cook bacon is to cook bacon in the oven. There’s no need to flip the bacon over. You can cook large batches of bacon at once. Cleanup is easy and there’s no splatter or mess. 

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

My family has always loved bacon. But for years I did not love cooking it. In fact I disliked frying bacon so much that it was rare that I cooked it at all. I hate the splatter and mess that comes with cooking bacon on the stove. I don’t mind bacon cooked in the microwave but it takes a long time to do a pound, plus it can still be messy. The easiest way to cook bacon is to cook bacon in the oven.

Why would you want to cook bacon in the oven? There are a number of reasons why. Cooking bacon in the oven is great, particularly if you are cooking a large batch. There are other benefits to cooking bacon in the oven as well. Cleanup is easy, all you need to do is remove the foil from the baking sheet. There’s no splatter or mess. There’s no need to flip the bacon over. For those who consider appearance important, the bacon comes out in flat pieces instead of curly ones. I haven’t fried bacon since I started cooking it in the oven. I no longer mind cooking bacon. Here’s how I cook bacon in the oven.

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

This recipe contains instructions on how to cook one pound of bacon.

Equipment Needed

  • 2x baking sheets with an edge
  • aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f.

Line each of the baking sheets with aluminum foil, allowing a little extra foil on each edge  so the inner edges of the sheet aren’t visible.

Place the bacon slices next to each other on the baking sheets, trying not to let them overlap.

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

Bake the bacon for 12 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven and how crispy you like your bacon.

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

Remove the bacon from the foil sheet when it’s done cooking and blot with a paper towel.

Serve immediately.

To clean up let the baking sheet cool a little and then remove the foil and throw it away.

 What’s your favorite way to cook bacon?

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f. Line each of the baking sheets with aluminum foil, allowing a little extra foil on each edge so the inner edges of the sheet aren't visible. Place the bacon slices next to each other on the baking sheets, trying not to let them overlap. How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon Bake the bacon for 12 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven and how crispy you like your bacon. How To Cook Bacon In The Oven, The Easiest Way To Cook Bacon Remove the bacon from the foil sheet when it's done cooking and blot with a paper towel. Serve immediately. To clean up let the baking sheet cool a little and then remove the foil and throw it away.

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    21 comments

    candy March 6, 2018 - 7:39 am

    Heard about making bacon in the oven. Haven’t tried it yet. Would be wonderful for making really tons of baking.

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    robin rue March 6, 2018 - 7:39 am

    We always cook our bacon in the oven. I find that it’s less greasy that way.

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    Alli Smith March 6, 2018 - 7:42 am

    I always cook bacon in the oven. It doesn’t shrink and there’s not a lot of cleaning up to do. Plus, it always comes out just right.

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    Alison Rost March 6, 2018 - 7:54 am

    I prefer cooking bacon in the oven as well. It comes out crispy and delightful! I agree about the clean up being easier. Bacon is better when cooked in an oven, without a doubt.

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    Franc Ramon March 6, 2018 - 8:07 am

    I love bacon and I think this is much healthier because its baked. This would really make a great meal.

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    Amber Myers March 6, 2018 - 8:30 am

    I’m going to make bacon in the oven the next time we have it. Normally I do it on the stovetop and it can hurt with the grease popping! Plus it’s not always crispy, and I prefer crispy bacon.

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    Carol Cassara March 6, 2018 - 9:13 am

    This is definitely the best way to cook and enjoy bacon! I love how it turns out when you bake it instead of frying it!

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    pat. March 6, 2018 - 9:33 am

    I just hate it cleaning even a self-cleansing oven after baking spatters.

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    Jeanette March 6, 2018 - 11:46 am

    Now that I like! I LOVE bacon but I will burn every single time I have cook it! This is a great way to enjoy bacon and I don’t think I would burn it!

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    Sarah Bailey March 6, 2018 - 5:40 pm

    I always swap between frying, oven baking and grilling bacon depending on my mood – I stopped microwaving though as it doesn’t come out so well. I’ll have to follow your tips.

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    Sara Welch March 6, 2018 - 6:16 pm

    I love baked bacon. It has so much flavor compared to fried.

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    Saidah Washington March 6, 2018 - 6:24 pm

    We always cook out bacon in the oven. Pan fried isn’t as good tasting to me.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 6, 2018 - 6:47 pm

    I never tried this but I heard it’s the best way to cook bacon. I will try this tomorrow morning.

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    Kelly Reci March 6, 2018 - 8:46 pm

    Okay, I’ll have to try out your technique – looks so easy! One of the reasons I don’t like cooking bacon is because of all the oil splatter.

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    Bohemian Babushka March 6, 2018 - 11:12 pm

    Bacon in the oven. Who’d of thunk it? Obviously not BB, she’s been slaving over the stove trying not to get splattered! Gracias for the tip. BB2U

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    Lisa Marie Heath March 6, 2018 - 11:44 pm

    Growing up, my family was a total “you only cook bacon on the griddle!” type family. When I moved in with my boyfriend – he only cooked it by oven, so I was horrified! I was taught that’s NOT how you cook bacon! But I actually love it more that way now lol

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    Marysa March 7, 2018 - 7:57 am

    I’m not too familiar with cooking bacon, but it sounds like there are a lot of advantages to cooking it in the oven. I’ll have to keep that in mind next time for when I want to prepare some.

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    Ricci March 7, 2018 - 9:41 am

    I cook my bacon in the oven! I tried it a few years ago and it has been the easiest for me!!

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    chubskulitrose March 7, 2018 - 10:35 am

    I have never tried cooking bacon in the oven yet, it seems easier and faster. I should try that this weekend.

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    Debra Hawkins March 8, 2018 - 12:16 am

    We have always cooked our bacon in the oven! It is so much easier than any other way for sure!

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    Anosa Malanga March 8, 2018 - 2:24 am

    I must confess i didn’t know that it can be cooked in the oven. Well, now atleast, I learned from all of you. I will try to cook it moving forward using the oven.

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