How To Cook Perfect Bacon In Your Oven (No Mess!)

Many chefs agree that cooking bacon in an oven is a better cook method compared to frying bacon in a pan. Cooking bacon in the oven yields more uniform cooking and avoids messy grease splatters that come with pan frying. I usually use the oven for bacon when I am using cooked bacon as an ingredient in a meal. That way I can prepare the rest of the meal (burgers, spinach salad etc) while the bacon is cooking without having to watch over a frying pan.

Preheat your oven to 425. For easy clean up, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone liner such as a Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Liner, 11 5/8-Inch by 16 1/2-InchEvenly space your bacon pieces on the cookie sheet and cook for approximately 20 minutes depending on your desired crispiness. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Be careful of the hot bacon grease when removing the cookie sheet from the oven.

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  1. I, too, agree that cooking bacon in an oven is way better than frying it. Bacon can be a substantial source of cholesterol if prepared incorrectly. Using a stainless strainer to elevate the bacons from the surface of the pan will allow the grease to separate the bacons accordingly, leaving you a healthier food to eat.

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  2. Actually, I get the same results out of the microwave..much quicker. I just take a plate, place 4 or 5 paper towels down, 5-6 strips of bacon, cover with 2 paper towels and cook on high for approx. 5 min. Perfect, evenly cooked bacon! BTW; I am saving your low carb recipes to try later. Thanks!


  3. Anonymous says:

    I love it in the oven best of all! Thanks so much;)

  4. Angie Jensen says:

    I have used the oven when I have a crowd to feed but usually it is just me so I also use the microwave oven for my bacon. Thank you for the recipes I have tried a few when I have had family or friends over but would love to see recipes that are small like one or even just two servings ..

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