I always bake 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 saute vegetables or eggs for extra flavor.

barbara
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip bacon slices with kitchen tongs and return to oven. 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.

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

134 calories; 10.4 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 574 mg sodium. 0.4 g carbohydrates; 9.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I’ve been making this for years, only much easier!! Put bacon on foil-covered cookie sheet and place in a COLD oven. Turn to 425, close oven an take out in 16 minutes (if bacon is fairly thick). Let the grease solidify, gather the foil and throw it out. VERY easy— we love it. If your oven runs hot or is real new, I suggest you check it out in 14 minites. Beth Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2019
It's apparent you do not pre cook your recipes before publishing. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 400f and bacon should be done in twenty minutes? Try one half hour and it still wasn't to my liking. In addition to grease in the oven (spatters it wasn't) I had to clean the oven. I'll go back to microwaving. One word for this recipe disgusting. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I’ve been making this for years, only much easier!! Put bacon on foil-covered cookie sheet and place in a COLD oven. Turn to 425, close oven an take out in 16 minutes (if bacon is fairly thick). Let the grease solidify, gather the foil and throw it out. VERY easy— we love it. If your oven runs hot or is real new, I suggest you check it out in 14 minites. Beth Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I’ve been making this for years, only much easier!! Put bacon on foil-covered cookie sheet and place in a COLD oven. Turn to 425, close oven an take out in 16 minutes (if bacon is fairly thick). Let the grease solidify, gather the foil and throw it out. VERY easy— we love it. If your oven runs hot or is real new, I suggest you check it out in 14 minites. Beth Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2019
amazing! with a crispy exterior, yet still juicy on the interior. I always worry about under-cooking bacon in the skillet and of oil splatter issues, so cooking it in the oven all at once with minimal effort was beautiful. There is more control over the cooking intensity and also the bacon doesn't come out dry and incinerated, but still has crispy edges. This recipe told me what I needed to know in super simple terms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2018
That's exactly how I cook bacon - perfection every time and much less clean-up. The bacon grease stays nice and white as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2018
I bake it at a higher temp. 400 I use tinfoil and it s a easy clean up. May take less time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
I read several reviews, but didn't see a suggestion to line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, put bacon on a grate over it to cook. Grease drips off, toss the foil when grease has congealed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
I always do bacon in the oven and only difference is that I place the bacon on a cooling rack over the pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
I will NEVER make bacon any other way! After the 40 minutes of baking when I take them out I drizzle with real New York Maple Syrup and let them sit 5 minutes before serving...O My Lord..take me now! Thank you and God bless! Laura:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2018
Tip - Make sure you use a heavy duty baking sheet one that doesn t warp. Be careful when taking the baking sheet from out of the oven that the oil does spill over the sheet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I use aluminum foil to bake my bacon. I fry up a big package and refrig the rest for use during the week. Quick sandwiches and recipe ingredient ready for use. Pour off the grease and most of the time I could just put the baking sheets back in the cabinet. Very little mess and clean up. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2019
It's apparent you do not pre cook your recipes before publishing. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 400f and bacon should be done in twenty minutes? Try one half hour and it still wasn't to my liking. In addition to grease in the oven (spatters it wasn't) I had to clean the oven. I'll go back to microwaving. One word for this recipe disgusting. Read More