The BEST method for how to cook bacon in the oven! It’s super quick and EASY. Plus, Baking bacon results in perfectly cooked bacon, every time!
Methods for cooking bacon
There are two main methods for cooking bacon: The pan or the oven. There are also a few alternative methods that are used, and those include cooking the bacon in the microwave and on the grill.
When baking bacon, there are two ways to cook it, straight on the baking sheet or on a rack.
Baking Sheet Pan: When the bacon is cooked straight on the pan, it tends to be slightly more chewy and hearty, unless you bake it until it’s
Cooling Rack: Bacon made on the rack takes a few more minutes to cook because it’s not frying in the hot rendered fat.
How To Cook Bacon on a Baking Sheet Pan
Line the baking sheet pan with foil, Evenly space the bacon apart, be careful not to overlap so that the protein is consistently cooked and doesn’t stick together.
Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, then carefully flip over and cook until the bacon is fully cooked, golden in color and crisp, depending on the thickness.
Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess bacon grease.
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how to cook bacon in the oven
- 8 oz bacon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Arrange bacon on the baking sheet.
- If using a metal cooling rack, spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray, and place the rack inside the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
- Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Make sure to keep a close eye on the last few minutes because the bacon can go from crisp to burnt!