The Perfect Oven Baked Bacon is the only way I make bacon anymore! It comes out perfectly and the clean up is so easy. Yes, cooking bacon on a stovetop is quicker, but this way is so much easier for cleanup! No grease popping all over the stovetop.
Why cook bacon in the oven?
If you have not made bacon in the oven then this post may change your life. Like most people bacon is one of my favorite foods.
Making it on the stovetop makes a mess and I am chasing my kids out of the kitchen the entire time worried that grease would pop on them.
Making it in the oven is life-changing, I really mean that. I have been doing it this way for a few years now and I will never make it another way.
Here are a few recipes that you can use your cooked bacon with.
Step One: Preheat oven then prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Next prepare a plate with paper towels and set aside.
Step Two: Lay bacon out on prepared baking dish in a single layer.
Step Three: Now it's time to bake. In the picture above I cooked the bacon for 11-12 minutes and it was still a little chewy.
In the pictures below I baked for 15-20 minutes and the bacon was crispy. I prefer my bacon to be crispy like the second picture.
Step Four: Remove from oven and use tongs to place the bacon on the paper towels to soak up the grease.
Step Five: To clean up allow the pan too cool to touch and pull off the foil and throw it in the garbage. Easy cleanup!
Other recipes with Bacon in them:
- Broccoli Salad
- Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
- Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
- Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas
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The Perfect Oven Baked Bacon
- 1 pound bacon
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Prepare a plate with paper towels and set aside.
- Lay bacon out on prepared baking dish in a single layer.
- Bake:11-12 minutes chewy15-20 minutes for crispy
- Remove from oven and use tongs to place the bacon on the paper towels to soak u grease.
Hi Jennie, Thanks for the chuckle at the end of a long day. I was avidly reading every word about how to bake bacon and looking carefully at every picture. When I came to this line: Step Five:
To clean up allow the pan to cool to touch and pull off the foil and throw it in the garage. Easy cleanup!
I wondered what your garage looked like and if you always clean up that way... One little letter can make SUCH a difference in a word. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I will be trying several of them soon.
Hahaha!! Thank you Cherrin and glad I could give you a laugh. My garage is pretty messy but not piled with bacon foil! 😉
Thanks so much for letting me know and I hope you liked the recipe!
THANK YOU!! Cannot wait to try this method
Great tip - thanks! Stopping by from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop today
Ashley @ A Cute Angle
So easy! Love it!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
I think I'm going to have to break down and try this method of bacon-cooking, I keep hearing it's the way to go! Thank you so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll come back again next week!
I really need to try this! I love me some bacon but hate the grease popping and burning me! Thanks for sharing and linking up at the Snickerdoodle Link Up!!
I've been making my bacon this way ever since I bought my first Pampered Chef stone pan a few years ago. Love it!!! No mess & no icky smell!
Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate
I always bake mine in the oven too. 🙂 You're right wasting bacon just isn't right! 😉
Bobbi @ 3GLOL
I started cooking mine in the oven when I have a lot to cook. It's a huge saver, isn't it. And it tastes great!!
This is exactly what I do! I will NEVER use another method!!!
Felicias Red Door Life
I've tried cooking bacon in the oven but it was with a cookie cooling rack. Did not work at all.
This though I can see working. YAY! Going to try it tomorrow for breakfast, thanks for the tip.
Julie @ Loggers Wife
I do mine in the oven on a cookie cooling rack on a foil lined baking sheet like Jennie. The grease drips away that way. It always works for me. Mine usually takes closer to 18 minutes.
I have heard of cooking bacon in the oven before, and I feel like it would be the perfect way to cook it, but I always forget about doing it that way when it actually comes time to cook it. We're having some tonight for dinner though, so hopefully I'll remember this time! And it sounds much safer with a little one around the kitchen, that popping hot grease makes me so nervous! Thanks for sharing 🙂