Easy and mess-free, once you read my step-by-step guide to cooking crispy bacon in the oven you will never cook it on the stovetop again!
Bacon is one of my favorite ingredients. Whether I’m using it to flavor Brussels spouts, provide richness in a split pea soup want to add crunch to a potato salad, nothing beats the smoky, saltiness of bacon.
After many years of cooking bacon on the stove top, microwave and oven, I’ve decide that my favorite technique of them all is, hands down, baking the bacon in the oven.
There are several reason why I prefer to bake bacon in the oven. First and foremost, by placing the bacon on a baking rack placed inside a baking sheet, the fat is able to drip off the bacon as it bakes resulting in the most crispy bacon of any method (without all excess fat/grease!)
Second, I love that baking bacon in the oven is hands-free! I don’t have to mess with it or fuss with it while it bakes. Instead, I can make something else like eggs or sit and drink my coffee.
Lastly, I love that it’s mess-free! Whenever I cook bacon on the stovetop it makes such a huge mess with all the splattering grease. Cooking it in the oven using tin foil is much easier for clean-up which keeps me happy.
Speaking of happy, is there anything better than perfectly crispy bacon? I hope you love this technique for baking bacon in the oven as much as I do!
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How to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Oven
- 1 pound bacon
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a large bacon sheet with foil then place a cooking rack on top. Spray rack with cooking spray to prevent sticking then place bacon in a single layer on top of cooking rack. This will allow the grease to fall off the bacon and on to the pan while it bakes.
- Bake for 18-25 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness. I love my bacon crispy so I usually cook it on the longer side.
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