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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven


  • Bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on the cooking sheet.
  3. If you do not have a cooking rack to place on a baking sheet, use your broiler pan.
  4. Line the inside bottom of the broiler pan with foil before fitting the top on the pan. The bacon fat will drip inside.
  5. Lay out your bacon slices in a single layer, and arrange the bacon in a single row.
  6. Roast the bacon for 15-20 minutes. This is approximate based on how crispy you like your bacon, your oven, and how thick your bacon is cut. I like my bacon extra crispy, so I usually roast for 20 minutes. You can start checking the bacon at 15 minutes.


If you like your bacon less crispy, or are doing this for the first time and don’t want to mess it up, set the timer for 10 minutes and check the bacon. Add more time if necessary.