I want to share my How to Bake Bacon in the Oven Recipe today! It is my go-to way to cook bacon!
Oven Baked Bacon Recipe
There is nothing like the smell of bacon in the morning. The hickory smoked aroma rallies up the kiddos pretty quickly, especially when there is a promise of a stack of golden pancakes or a pan of beautifully scrambled eggs. On the slim chance of leftovers, bacon mostly goes with everything; it is the classic pearl earrings of the food world and a staple in many households. Its notoriety as a favorite food can be found on t-shirts, coffee mugs, and billboards across the USA, in other words, Bacon Rules. But oh, my jolly jumping jelly beans, it is a real mess maker in the kitchen. That is why I am sharing an easy way to bake bacon in the oven. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Oven Baked Bacon Recipe
Oven baked bacon is hands down, the easiest way to get perfectly crispy and delicious bacon with the least amount of mess. With just baking sheets, parchment paper, tongs, and a few other items you will kiss good buy scrubbing greasy dirty pans!
I still use a pan for recipes that call for bacon added to things like southern vegetables or quiche. However, for cooking bacon for a crowd the oven method is the best method!
Let’s Get Started:
The Tools for Cooking Bacon In the Oven
Our recipe is for 10 slices of bacon. This gives a little space in between slice on your baking sheet. I use a half sheet baking pan for this recipe. If you have a full sheet, then you can add more bacon! If you use a quarter sheet baking pan, then place 5 slices. I love quart sheet baking pans because my husband puts EVERYTHING in the dishwasher and they fit great!
How to Bake Bacon
Oven baked bacon has been a real help for my family. We love bacon! The boys especially love waking up to the smell of yummy bacon in the morning. The biggest help has been for our yearly family brunches. Three sheet pans filled with bacon has saved over an hour of prep time! Hooray for baked bacon!
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How To Bake Bacon In the Oven
Crisp Oven Baked Bacon! You are going to love this easy bacon recipe. Clean up is a breeze and the bacon is perfect!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 18
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Meat
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
10 pieces thick cut or regular cut bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. ( I have been known to bump it up to 425 on super busy days, but you have to watch it very closely so the edges do not burn.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan. ( Precut Parchment Paper Rocks!)
- Lay the 7 to 10 slices of thick cut bacon or regular cut on top of the parchment paper.
- Bake for 18 to 22 minutes until the bacon is really crispy. ( less time for thinner cut bacon strips plus no flipping required.)
- Drain on paper towels and serve on a pretty platter
- Serve after the bacon is drained, refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 to 4 days or freeze up to two months.
Ovens vary so make sure you watch closely the first few times you cook your bacon in the oven.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Question: What recipes do you use for leftover bacon? I am always looking for fresh ideas!