Learn the easiest method of cooking bacon (in under 20 minutes!) with this easy-to-follow guide to cooking bacon in the oven. Baked bacon has far less splatter and perfect crispness every time. It will become your new favorite way to make bacon!
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. If desired, line 12x16 inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easier clean up.
Arrange the bacon, evenly spaced in a single layer, on a large baking pan.
If desired, cover the top with a sheet of parchment paper to reduce grease spatters.
Bake for 12 minutes. If it seems like the bacon isn’t cooking evenly (this depends on your oven), rotate your pan and flip each slice of bacon over using a spatula or tongs. Be careful that the bacon doesn’t rip when you lift it and bake again for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired crispiness.
Remove the bacon from the pan and set it on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off the excess grease.
Let cool slightly before serving.
Baked bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Reheat bacon in the oven at 350ºF to regain some of the crispness. Otherwise, you can use the microwave at 30-second intervals to heat up (wrap it in paper towel to avoid a mess). It won't be as crispy but will still taste the way good bacon should!
Below are guidelines for different oven temperatures that will vary based on your oven and the thickness of your bacon. Keep an eye on your bacon! We recommend 400ºF for best results.