Oven-Baked Bacon


I always cook bacon in the oven! You just need to plan a bit ahead as the bacon takes longer. With baking, the bacon grease stays nice and clean and you can reuse it to sauté vegetables or eggs for extra flavor.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Ingredients gathered to make oven baked bacon.

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  2. Place bacon slices, one next to the other, on the prepared baking sheet.

    Bacon placed on a baking sheet.

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  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven to flip bacon slices with kitchen tongs and then return to the oven.

    Bacon being flipped with tongs.

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  5. Bake until crispy, 15 to 20 minutes more. Thinner slices will need less time, about 20 minutes total. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

    Crispy, browned bacon done cooking in the oven.

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  6. Enjoy!

    close up on a few pieces of oven-baked bacon resting on a cooling rack


Cook's Notes:

If you are making a lot of bacon, the bacon slices can slightly overlap, as the bacon will shrink when baking.

Pour the bacon grease into a jar and allow to cool. Store in the fridge and use instead of oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
10g Fat
0g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 574mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 9g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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