Bacon in the Oven

"Now you can make bacon in no time! It's easy, not messy at all and everyone loves it! Also there is no exact amount. It has a great smokey taste."
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6-8 bacon slices




  • First all you need to do is take the bacon and lay it down on any of the following, cookie sheet, parchment paper (not wax paper as the wax can melt and/or the paper can catch fire), or aluminum foil. We do this for an easy clean up but if you want just lay down on your baking pan. Then sprinkle the bacon with black pepper.
  • Next turn on your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Put your bacon in and wait about 15 min to check on it then as soon as the bacon is crispy brown or golden brown take it out and you're done!

Questions & Replies

  1. The directions tell you to lay the bacon directly on the pan/paper. However, the picture in the recipe shows the bacon raised off the pan using a grating which would make it cook differently. Which direction is correct?
  2. Doesn’t the bacon grease pop and sizzle all over your oven like bacon does when frying it on the stove? Do you cover the bacon while it’s in the oven?
  3. Is the oven preheated to 400 or cold when you put the bacon in?
  4. Is it the same temperature and time for turkey bacon?
  5. What about your oven being splattered with grease?


  1. Here's a tip: Crinkle the foil up a bit, then unfold it again before spreading it over the pan. This creates divets that the grease can go into as it cooks.
  2. I've been cooking bacon this way since I saw the directions in the Washington Post in the early 1990's. Even my skeptical nephew who likes his bacon CRISPY was won over. And BEST of all the clean-up is minimal; no spattering all over the cooktop, no smoking from the skillet. If you save bacon grease for other uses, using the oven eliminates the worry of burnt fat. I lay the bacon slices on the grill pan (the one that comes with the oven) and cook at a little lower heat (350), turning halfway through (10-15 minutes per side). When just shy of done, I turn off the oven a crack the door; the bacon finishes and stays hot for serving. I highly recommend this method; thanks anichka20 for sharing!!!!
  3. I've been cooking my bacon in the oven for a few years now, and always line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil first for easy clean up. This morning, however, not only did I add some pepper to the bacon, but I also sprinkled some light brown sugar on top then rubbed it in before cooking. Oh my sweet bacon-y goodness!!! It was delicious! I will definitely do that again! P..S. I also flip my bacon half way through the cooking time - probably not necessary but works well for me.
  4. I love to cook bacon in the oven...but please be careful.....I tried it on just a cookie sheet with foil, but I had cheap/thin cookie sheets because when I took it out of the oven, the pan began to cool and then it started to bend/adjust and I burned my hand badly when it shifted and the bacon grease spilled onto my hands. So now, I actually take a cheap aluminum baking pan (about 9 x 13 or whatever you have) with deeper sides to it and I put this on the cookie sheet and place the bacon in it and then when/if my pan adjusts, it doesn't spill out and works really well.
  5. I line the pan with foil, add a wire cooling rack, place the bacon on the rack. Then I take a second nesting pan, put foil on the underside of the second pan, place it on the bacon then place a foil-wrapped brick in the second pan. Crispest bacon ever. Toss the wire rack into the dishwasher.


  1. I do not cook bacon any other way! I prefer cooking bacon at 350F instead of 400. It spatters less and is not as likely to overcook, if I walk away for a minute. Also, TV chef Jacques Pepin suggests brushing on a little (real) maple syrup before cooking, much as several others suggest brown sugar.
  2. Rubbed a little sprinkle of light brown sugar into the bacon before cooking it. YUMMY!!
  3. Many ways to bacon your life. Soak bacon in maple, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar shaker. Add red pepper flake or hot sauces for fire. Don't lay all slices flat, twist the edge pieces into spirals for Bloody mary stir sticks. Pork loves apple- mix up an after cooked bacon sauce or slivered apple slices with nuts to pair with meat heaven.
  4. Raise the bacon!
  5. different experience


Hey! My name is Anichka and I love to cook lots of different foods! I will try to put up as many photos as I can! I love to draw and cook. Those are my favorite all time hobbies. My favorite foods are zucchini pancakes, Bacon, Sushi, all most any kind of seafood, and oh ya I lovveeeeee pasta. I get most of my recipies from my grandma. I love my favorite cousin Stella. She likes to cook to and some of the recipies we make together. Thats basicly it thank you for visiting my page and try my recipies!
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