Here’s how to cook bacon in your oven

I’m willing to bet that a majority of the world’s population enjoys bacon, and with good reason. I can’t say I’ve met too many people in my life who fail to enjoy this strip of goodness, arguably because it’s inevitably delicious.

That being said, I think some people abstain from cooking bacon more often than not because it can be pretty messy to prepare, especially if you’re frying it. But, frying isn’t the only means of cooking this juicy goodness, and as it turns out, baking it in the oven produces just as tasty results as frying it does.

I did a little bit of research, and the following information comes from Mom On Timeout.


  • 8 oz bacon
  • Shallow baking sheet
  • Foil heavy-duty preferable
  • Metal Cooling Rack optional
  • Non-stick cooking spray optional
  • Paper towels


  • Line the baking sheet with foil. (You will want to use a baking sheet that has enough of a rim that it contains the bacon drippings.)
  • If using a metal cooling rack, spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray, and place the rack inside the baking sheet.
  • Place the bacon slices in a single layer either directly on the foil or on a rack Make sure not to overlap slices.
  • Turn the oven on and set to 400 degrees. Do not wait for the oven to preheat. Go ahead and place the pan in the oven.
  • Cook the bacon for 12-17 minutes. Cooking time depends on the thickness of your bacon, and how long it takes for you oven to come to temperature. Start checking your bacon around 10 minutes to ensure your bacon doesn’t burn. (Nothing worse than burnt bacon!)
  • When the bacon is golden brown, the bacon is done.
  • Once the bacon has reached your desired level of crispiness, remove immediately and place on paper towels to soak up the bacon grease.
  • Eat and enjoy!”

There you have it, my friends. It’s time to make some bacon!

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