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Cook Bacon in the Oven

Prep Time2 minutes
Course: Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bacon slices
Author: Jurga


  • bacon
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • cooling rack


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a slightly greased metal cooling rack and place it on a parchment or foil lined baking pan (this makes cleanup easier). The bacon can be close together, but don't let it overlap or the bacon will stick together during cooking.
  • Place the baking sheet of bacon in the oven and cook until the bacon is deep golden-brown and crispy, about 20-30 minutes. Exact baking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you like it.
  • Remove the bacon from the oven and use tongs to transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain and finish crisping.
  • Serve immediately.


Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
You can refrigerate leftover bacon for a week or freeze it for up to 3 months; warm the bacon in the microwave before serving.
Gr8 Tip:
For a sweeter bacon, sometimes called "Candied Bacon," often used for salads, sprinkle some brown sugar on the bacon before cooking. For skewered bacon, thread the bacon on the skewers before baking.
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