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The Easiest Way to Cook Bacon - Butter With A Side of Bread
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5 from 2 votes

The Easiest Way to Cook Bacon


  • large piece of foil


  • 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!


You can overlap pieces if you need to, but just know that it will result in some pieces that are less cooked than others. I've baked my bacon on a cooling rack before (set on the pan, instead of the bacon directly on the pan) and have decided it's just not worth the hassle. The rack gets very messy and is hard to clean, plus I don't notice any difference in how the bacon tastes. If anything, I think cooking in straight on the pan lined with foil is faster! After a few rounds of oven baked bacon, you will have to run the oven cleaner. It's totally worth it!