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How To Perfectly Cook Bacon In the Oven

Bacon in the Oven is the easiest and best way to cook bacon that is perfectly crispy and golden every time. Cooking bacon in the oven is the only way to bake bacon without any mess! Great for cooking big or small batches!
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon in the Oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 236kcal
Author Kathy McDaniel


  • 1 pound bacon


  • Sheet Pan(s)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitchen Tongs


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  • Arrange the bacon in a single layer. The slices can be very close together but should not overlap. If they do, they will stick together. Use a second sheet pan, if necessary.
  • Bake for about 15 - 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
  • Remove the bacon from the oven and place the bacon slices on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.


You can save the bacon grease to be used for a separate recipe however, if you are going to get rid of it, let it cool and solidify for easier clean up.


Calories: 236kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 112mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg