Cooking bacon in the oven is the KEY to easy, perfectly cooked bacon every time! Especially when cooking a big batch of bacon or making breakfast for a crowd. An easy method with less mess so you can cook smarter not harder. Gluten free, keto, Whole30 option.
- 8–10 slices of bacon (both thick and thin cut bacon can be cooked in the oven. Thicker bacon will take a little longer, and thin bacon will quick more quickly)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and/or foil. Arrange bacon pieces in a single layer, side by side. Be careful not to overlap or the bacon will stick together. Move to the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you want it. Everyone’s oven is a little bit different, so keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Transfer to a paper towel lined plate using a fork or tongs to drain the grease.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you’re inclined to save your bacon grease, I would encourage you to do so! It’s a versatile, heat stable fat that works well for roasting vegetables, cooking meat, seafood, and as a base for soups and stews.
Leftover bacon can easily be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for 4-6 days.
There are several options for reheating:
Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and warm leftover bacon on a sheet pan.
Stove top: Gently warm in a skillet over medium heat.
Microwave: Warm in the microwave for 45-60 seconds, until hot.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: breakfast
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: american
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