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.
Preheat oven then prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Next prepare a plate with paper towels and set aside.
Lay bacon out on prepared baking dish in a single layer.
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.
Remove from oven and use tongs to place the bacon on the paper towels to soak up the grease.
To clean up allow the pan to 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
- Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
- Roasted Bacon Ranch Potatoes
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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.