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How to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Oven - Perfect Every Time and Easy Cleanup
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Today, I am sharing How to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Oven. It’s perfect every time. Plus, cleanup is so easy, thanks to the fact that we are not going to cook this bacon on a rack! Have you ever used one of those cooling racks that fits inside a baking sheet to bake your bacon? I have. It made a terrible mess and was such a big job to clean. Never again!

How to Make Crispy Bacon

With this technique, we ditch the rack and simply line our baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place the bacon right on top. Bacon cooked in the oven this way will always create crispy slices of bacon that are full of flavor! You will discover that this is the best way to cook perfect bacon every time. There is literally no splatter of oil, and no greasy mess to clean up. And it only takes about 15 minutes!

This Crispy Bacon recipe is also the perfect way to cook bacon when you are making big batches for a crowd. This process is so easy you’ll wonder why you never tried it before!

Make Breakfast with Crispy Bacon

Use your crispy bacon to make many delicious breakfast recipes, including Hash Brown Breakfast Cups. They’re delicious!

Cooked hash brown breakfast egg cup on plate

Make a BLT Sandwich with Crispy Bacon

You can also make a delicious BLT sandwich with your bacon by baking your own bread and making a one-minute homemade mayonnaise that’s rich in probiotics. Just add fresh lettuce and tomato, and you have the perfect BLT!

Want to add more homemade condiments? You can also make fermented ketchup, mustard, and pickles that will go great with any sandwich.

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How to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Oven – Perfect Every Time and Easy Cleanup

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Bacon cooked in the oven this way will always create crispy slices of bacon that are full of flavor!



  • 1 pound bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Take a baking sheet and cover it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Make sure the paper or foil covers the edges of the baking sheet.
  • Place your bacon in a single layer on top of the covered baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove bacon from oven once it appears golden brown in color and crispness.



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Calories: 134kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2268mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 134
Keyword: Bacon, Pork
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  1. 5 stars
    cooking is something what always give us pleasure. if we love cooking. bacon is very tasty and now we can try at home. Thank for this awesome guide mate.

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