Perfect Baked Bacon

"Found this recipe online. It is so simple & works perfectly."
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Ready In:


  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb bacon


  • Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Coat lightly with oil spray.
  • Lay out bacon in a single layer. Put in a cold oven.
  • Turn on to 400°F; Set timer for 17 minutes.
  • When the 17 minutes is up, check every 1-2 minutes until done. It will look slightly undercooked in the oven. Take it out now & it will be perfect - crispy but not hard.
  • variations:

  • 1. sprinkle with brown sugar before baking.
  • 2. sprinkle with black pepper before baking.
  • 3. lightly coat with jerk seasoning before baking.

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  1. Perfect! I needed pre-cooked bacon for two different recipes so did 5 strips - 3 with pepper and 2 plain. At 17 minutes I took them out but wanted them a bit crispier so put back for 2 more minutes and it was just what I needed. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Great idea! I've used the cold oven method before with a rack although often that comes out a bit too crunchy. This was an ideal in-between and certainly makes a lot less mess.
  3. What an easy and great way to make bacon. I cooked 1/2 lb for a potato salad. Made for Aus/NZ tag.
  4. I quite often cook my bacon in the oven but usually put into a hot oven but by putting in a cold one it didn't curl up I baked for 19 minutes and it was perfect to make a bacon sandwich with for me but if making for the DH I would need to cook a lot longer as he likes his really, really crispy. Also I lined my tray with baking paper so did not worry about the oil, thank you Elmotoo, made for Auussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #83 December 2013.
  5. This really is PERFECT!!!! We've made this twice now, both times with equally fantastic results.<br/>DH is over the moon with happiness now that his bacon can be cooked just the way he likes it, and I am too, as I'm going to get bacon sandwiches cooked for me every weekend now!!!<br/>Winners all round.....big thanks Elmotoo.<br/>Made for AUS/NZ RECIPE SWAP #76.



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