How to Oven Bake Bacon

The easiest way to cook bacon is in the oven!

how to oven bake baconLearn How to Oven Bake Bacon in just a few simple steps!

Cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest way to get crisp, evenly cooked strips. Plus, clean-up is way easier – no grease all over the place, or splatters to chase.

This will serve as a guide, instead of an exact process, because the thickness of your bacon will change up the cooking time. If your oven runs cool or hot, that can make a difference too.  I’m going to assume that your oven holds the proper temperature, or that you’ll adjust it if it doesn’t.

I like the no sugar bacon from both Applegate and Jones Dairy Farm, and Wellshire Farms makes several Paleo-friendly products too.  My husband has also gotten into making our own bacon, so I’ll share that recipe when he’s got it dialed in.

I use a wire baking rack over a sheet pan to cook bacon in the oven. That allows the bacon fat to drip down, and the bacon to get evenly crisp. You could also use a broiler pan if you have one of those handy. Then I use the bacon fat to cook something else, like eggs or Brussels Sprouts.

Now follow the directions below to learn how to oven bake bacon and give it a try!

How to Oven Bake Bacon

Cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest way to get crisp, evenly cooked strips. Plus, clean-up is way easier!
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, gluten-free bacon recipe
Author: KC Cornwell

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce package of bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Place a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place bacon slices in a single even layer across wire rack. Bake the bacon for 20-30 minutes, depending on how crisp you want the bacon (check it after 20 minutes). Remove the bacon from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Use remaining bacon fat to cook something else right away, or our it into a container, and seal and refrigerate for later use.

Photos by Alycia Moreno