The easiest way to cook bacon may be even easier than you think! With this easy oven baked bacon recipe, you can have crisp bacon without the hassle or mess! All it takes is 1 ingredient, 1 pan, and a few minutes of prep.
We are huge bacon fans in this house and I have tried so many different ways to cook it over the years, with some huge fails in the process. I always come back to oven baked bacon. And it’s for a good reason- perfect baked bacon is so easy to obtain. No hot stove, no flipping, and no grease splatter over a clean kitchen.
What is baked bacon?
It’s the holy grail of bacon cooking. It’s an easy two step process that gets you perfect bacon every time and I can’t say enough good things about it. With a pan and some bacon you to can make a batch of this oven baked bacon in no time. Make a bunch for future recipes or for breakfast and you’ll never be disappointed.
Oven Baked Bacon Ingredients
-Bacon: Yes, we only need bacon to make our BACON recipe. So grab a package of your favorite bacon and jump on in!
-Foil: While this isn’t an ingredient it is a great tool to save you from even more messes later. Line a pan with foil and the clean-up will be so much easier!
How to cook bacon in the oven
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet or jelly roll pan (something with sides) with foil.
Arrange the bacon strips in a single layer on the lined pan. You can overlap the bacon a bit if desired, but it won’t be as crisp in those spots.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the desired level of crispness has been reached.
Transfer your bacon to a paper towel lined plate to help drain excess grease.
- 1 lbs sliced bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet/ jelly roll pan with foil. Arrange bacon on baking sheet in a single layer. You can overlap slightly as the bacon will shrink while cooking.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels.
- That's it! Enjoy!
What’s a good bacon to use for oven baked bacon recipe?
Is it healthier to bake bacon?
Yes, it actually is much healthier to make bacon in the oven because more grease and fat can be cooked off. So not only do you get an easier cooking process, but you also get a healthier piece of meat too! Win-Win!
Do you have to flip bacon in the oven?
Nope! Just lay the bacon on the sheet and let it be. No need to flip anything. This is just another reason to love this super simple and easy bacon cooking process.
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- Savory Breakfast Rolls
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- Berry Protein Pancake Bites
Making the perfect strip of bacon isn’t hard with this easy baked bacon recipe. You’re going to love how simple and easy it is to make a batch of the perfect crisp bacon.