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Do you have a recipe for making the perfect bacon? If you’re reading this, probably not! Lots of us struggle with crispy edges, soggy areas or just inedible bacon when cooked on the stove. Instead, the best solution is Oven Baked Bacon. Master this simple recipe and never have to worry about unreliable or inedible bacon.
Looking for inspiration on what to do with the bacon once it is cooked? You could easily use it in a 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 Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip for everyone to enjoy.
Ingredients for Oven Baked Bacon
You will need:
- 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
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
STEP TWO: Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on parchment paper.
STEP THREE: 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.
PRO TIP: For thick-sliced bacon, cook on 20 minutes for each side.
STEP FOUR: Place baked bacon slices on paper towels, under and over bacon, to dab up extra grease.
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 before use overnight then reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to add to a recipe.
Using the oven to cook bacon might seem strange but once you have tried Oven Baked Bacon, there’s no turning back. It is easy to make and creates the best, most reliable bacon, regardless of how thick the meat is.
Grab that oven rack and baking tray and try Oven Baked Bacon. This is the simplest way to cook bacon and creates a far more consistent and delicious result than any other method. Once you’ve tried this oven bacon recipe, you’ll never use the skillet for the job again.
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Oven Baked Bacon
- 1 package bacon
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- 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 baked bacon slices on papertowels, under and over bacon, to dab up extra grease.