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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Cooking bacon in the oven is so much easier than cooking bacon over the stove. No more getting popped with grease or wasting precious time flipping bacon. All you need is a baking sheet, parchment paper, bacon and an oven!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • baking sheet with sides
  • baking grid, optional
  • parchment paper


  • 1 package of bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  • Place the bacon on the parchment paper in a single layer. Do not overlap the pieces if you can help it! Use 2 baking sheets, if needed.
  • Tip: You can also use an oven-safe baking grid (looks like a cooling rack) over the baking sheet in order to let the fat drip off the bacon.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven on 400ยบ for 16-18 minutes, until your desired amount of crispness is achieved.
Keyword breakfast