Cooking bacon in the oven may seem like a disaster waiting to happen. However, it is quite the opposite. The bacon crisps up, just as you would cook it on the stove, and makes cleanup a breeze. With this trick, you’ll want to cook bacon in the oven every day of the week.
Cooking bacon in the oven is a great idea. The bacon turns super crispy and juicy, just like it would on the stove. It allows you to cook your eggs or other breakfast dishes all at the same time and really multitask in the kitchen so everything will be ready and hot on your plate when you go to eat.
CRISPY BACON IN THE OVEN
Cooking bacon on the stove makes the bacon super crispy, but it also leaves a mess all over your stovetop. No matter how many tips and tricks you try, your stove is bound to be covered in oil after making a batch of bacon. That’s why making the bacon in the oven is the best. The bacon evenly sizzles on the pan and doesn’t splatter. You still get the same result without all of the greasy mess.
Not only will the mess be reduced by cooking bacon in the oven, but it will also help the bacon cook more evenly. This means you’ll have crispy bacon all around. You can say goodbye to those half-flappy and chewy pieces and hello to crispy, well-done bacon for every bite.
INGREDIENTS AND TOOLS NEEDED
- Large baking sheet
- Parchment paper
HOW TO COOK BACON IN THE OVEN
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and add the strips of bacon to the sheet. Make sure the pieces of bacon do not overlap.
Cook the bacon in the oven for about 18-20 minutes, or until it is at the preferred texture.
Remove the strips of bacon from the pan and let sit on a paper towel to remove the excess grease. Serve while still warm.
No, you do not need to flip the bacon on the sheet while it is cooking in the oven. The heat will cook the bacon evenly all around.
Foil or parchment paper is highly recommended while cooking bacon in the oven. While it is not necessary, it will make cleaning up so much easier. Plus, the bacon won’t stick to the pan this way.
RECIPES THAT MAKE BACON THE STAR OF THE SHOW
- Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese
- Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- Bacon and Egg Breakfast Cups
- Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
- Million Dollar Bacon
How To Cook Bacon In The Oven
- 8 slices bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and add the strips of bacon to the sheet. Make sure the pieces of bacon do not overlap.
- Cook the bacon in the oven for about 18-20 minutes, or until it is at the preferred texture.
- Remove the strips of bacon from the pan and let sit on a paper towel to remove the excess grease. Serve while still warm.