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We will show you how to cook bacon in the oven so that it cooks up crispy and delicious. Master this simple recipe and never have to worry about bacon that isn’t perfectly cooked again.
Oven Baked Bacon Ingredients
This oven-baked bacon recipe offers a deliciously simple and satisfying experience. The bacon becomes irresistibly crispy, smoky, and slightly salty as it bakes.
- 1 package of your favorite bacon
Substitutions And Additions
BACON: You could also use this system to cook other types of meat, such as pancetta, or even to warm up chorizo or salami before adding to recipes.
How To Make This Oven Baked Bacon Recipe
We will show you the foolproof way to make bacon with our step-by-step instructions.
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
STEP TWO: Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on the parchment paper.
STEP THREE: Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip each piece over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until it reaches the preferred level of crispiness.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
For thick-sliced bacon, cook on 20 minutes for each side.
STEP FOUR: Place the baked bacon slices on paper towels and top with another piece of paper towel to soak up any extra grease.
How To Serve
You could easily use it in our bacon mac and cheese to add extra flavor to the classic creamy pasta dish.
Or, if you are having a family movie night, make a delicious bacon dip for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you want to prepare it in advance, save leftovers, or simply make the most of your bacon, we’ve got you covered.
MAKE AHEAD: If you’d like to plan ahead, you can partially prepare your bacon in advance. Precook the bacon until it’s slightly underdone.
Then, let it cool to room temperature, pat it dry with paper towels, and store it in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply finish cooking it in the oven until it reaches your desired level of crispiness.
This way, you can have fresh, hot bacon in minutes, perfect for those busy mornings.
IN THE FRIDGE: To store cooked bacon in the refrigerator, let it cool completely and transfer it to an airtight container or resealable bag with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
Properly stored, your cooked bacon will stay fresh in the fridge for up to four to five days.
IN THE FREEZER: Once the bacon has cooled, you can freeze it for up to three months.
Pop it on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and pop it in the fridge. Once it is frozen, transfer it to freezer bags.
Put enough bacon in each bag for a typical meal or portion. Defrost overnight, then reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to add to a recipe.
Why We Love This Recipe
CRISPY PERFECTION: This recipe delivers perfectly crispy bacon without the mess and splatter of stovetop cooking. It ensures that every bite is irresistibly crunchy.
SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST: It’s incredibly easy to follow, making it ideal for both novice and experienced cooks. With minimal effort, you can achieve bacon perfection.
TIME SAVING: Baking bacon in the oven frees you up to focus on other meal preparations. It’s a hassle-free way to cook bacon while multitasking in the kitchen.
Using the oven to cook bacon might seem strange, but once you have seen how to cook bacon in the oven, there’s no turning back. It is easy to make and creates the best, most reliable bacon, regardless of how thick the meat is.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use any type of bacon you prefer, whether it’s regular, thick-cut, turkey bacon, or even flavored varieties. The method works well with all types.
The cooking time varies depending on the thickness of the bacon and your desired level of crispiness. It typically takes around 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it after the first ten minutes and adjust the time as needed.
You can precook bacon, cool it, and store it in the fridge or freezer. When ready to use, reheat it in the oven, on the stovetop, or in the microwave.
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Oven Baked Bacon
- 1 package bacon
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Arrange bacon slices in single layer on parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven, flip each piece over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until it reaches your preferred level of crispiness. For thick sliced bacon, cook on 20 minutes for each side.
- Place the baked bacon slices on paper towels and top with another piece of paper towel to soak up any extra grease.
- For thick-sliced bacon, cook on 20 minutes for each side.