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How To Bake Bacon

Baking Bacon in the oven is an easy method for cooking perfect bacon, the best part is, no mess! Enjoy the bacon immediately or save for other recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 lb
Calories: 1891kcal


  • 1 lb bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place a cooling rack on top.
  • Place the strips of bacon on the cooling rack (they can be touching since they shrink, but don’t let them overlap). As they cook, the grease will drip down onto the aluminum-lined baking sheet. When you remove the pan from the oven, be very careful since it will have bacon droppings in it and you don't want to burn yourself.
  • Bake the bacon for 20 to 22 minutes, depending on thickness. It’s a good idea to check it a couple times to make sure it gets cooked how you like it. Cook longer for crispy bacon.
  • After cooking, transfer the strips onto a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess oil.


  • Nutrition Facts are an estimate based on 1 lb of bacon.


Calories: 1891kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 180g | Saturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 299mg | Sodium: 3002mg | Potassium: 898mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.9mg