Perfect Oven-Cooked Bacon

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by xtine

This recipe differs from others in method - it produces bacon slices which are perfectly flat - better for sandwiches and some recipes which call for cooked bacon. You will not be using the 1/4 teaspoon water. Food.com will not let you upload a recipe that only has one ingredient, so I had to make up a second ingredient. I tried putting in "love" but it wouldn't let me. You should always be cooking with love, btw.

Top Review by micky12247

The bacon was very good but it did stick to the pan. I think next time I may try to use a little cooking spray. Anyone think this will work or not?

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. DO NOT pre-heat the oven.
  2. You will not be using the 1/4 teaspoon water. I had to add it to the ingredients list because Food.com will not let you upload a recipe that only has one ingredient, so I had to make up a second ingredient.
  3. Place the bacon in a single layer on a cold, rimmed baking sheet. If you like, you can line the pan with parchment paper to make clean-up easier, but I like to save my bacon grease to cook with, and the parchment makes it difficult to get it all out of the baking sheet, so I just leave the pan unlined.
  4. Place the pan on the center rack of a cold oven. Set the oven to 400º.
  5. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Very thin bacon will only take about 15 minutes, thick-cut bacon will take 20. After 15 minutes, keep an eye on the bacon to make sure it is not getting too brown.
  6. Immediately remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels.
  7. Blot the top of the bacon with paper towels to remove extra grease.
  8. If you like, save the bacon grease in a heat-proof container. The grease can be stored in the fridge and used later in other recipes - you just got two products for the price of one :).

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a