How To Cook Bacon in the Oven

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When you learn how to cook bacon in the oven, that’ll be the only way you do it from then on. The bacon cooks so evenly when it’s all arranged on a baking sheet and turns out perfectly golden and crisp.


  • Bacon


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on the sheet and bake at 400 degrees until crisp and golden brown. There is no need to thaw the bacon, if frozen, or to preheat the oven. Starting out in a cold oven actually helps the bacon grease to render out slowly and helps the bacon to cook evenly.
  2. The baking time depends on many things – if you started out with a cold or preheated oven, how thick or thin the bacon is and different ovens cook things differently too. Of course, it also depends on how you like your bacon cooked, slightly golden or really crips and crunchy. It can be anywhere from 15-25 minutes for the bacon to cook.

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