If you have followed me at all, you probably know how much I LOVE bacon. The best way to cook it… bacon in oven! I could eat it everyday. I’m known at work for my “bag-o-bacon” lunch. Literally just bring a zip lock bag full of bacon for lunch, sooo good!
I don’t want to insult anyone’s intelligence, but I felt like I need to let you all know the best way to cook bacon. It’s not really a recipe, but at the same time it is.
I used to cook bacon on the stove. That’s how my mom cooked it growing up. Typically would toss the 4 or 5 pieces of bacon on the skillet and meticulously flip them as they slowly cooked and we slowly got burned by the grease splattering everywhere…
When we were done pan frying the bacon, the pile of bacon was typically cold or room temperature and we had a mess of splattered grease on the counters and floor to clean up.
I cooked bacon in a pan for many years as an adult until I found out on social media about cooking bacon an in oven…
Bacon in the Oven?!
It seems silly now, but back then it blew my mind. You mean this whole time I could have been putting this bacon in the oven? seriously?! I feel pretty dumb now for not knowing it, but so thankful I eventually found out about it!
Why I Love Bacon in the Oven
- Oven bacon is simple
- Clean up is too easy
- No more oil burns!
- Set it and forget it, go make the rest of breakfast
- Bacon cooks flat and crisp
Bacon in the oven is almost too easy. If you put it on a baking sheet with some tin foil, clean up is done in seconds. Once you stick it in the oven, you can just set a timer and get everything else done. All the bacon cooks the same, flat and crisp!
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
So here is the oven bacon recipe! haha. One ingredient…bacon!
400 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness and desired crispiness.
To spell it out just a little more… Line the baking sheet with foil. Lay the desired amount of bacon on the sheet. Place in preheated oven at 400 degrees.
I like mine crispy and typically use thick cut bacon. So it usually takes the full 20 minutes. With thin bacon, you should be good at about 15 mins. Other than just monitoring for your desired crispiness, there is no other work that needs to be done!
I hope this was helpful! Send me all your bacon photos. I’d love to see you crushing some bacon on Instagram!