Have you ever wanted to have bacon that was cooked perfectly crisp and flat? Baked bacon is perfect for use in recipes, and in making a bunch of bacon for a large gathering. Scroll down to find out how to bake bacon with ease.
Have you ever wondered how you could bake bacon?
I normally have breakfast out, I am not a morning person, and making coffee and wearing matching clothes is pretty much all I can do in the morning. I have breakfast at the same place every day, it is in the building where I work. Every day they have perfectly crisp, and perfectly flat pieces of bacon. So I asked them what do you do? They bake bacon, and so can you.
Baking Bacon is Easy to Do!
Preheat your oven, grab a jelly roll pan and a wire rack and you place slices of bacon on the wire rack, and you can cook bacon in no time at all.
Honestly, there are many advantages to cooking bacon in the oven. Cleanup is easy. Maybe you can cook bacon without it splattering everywhere, but I cannot, bacon for me goes, pretty much everywhere.
Flat pieces of bacon are no problem, sometimes cooking bacon in a frying pan means uneven pieces. Cook a whole package of bacon at once! Excess grease simply drips away.
Give baking bacon a try soon!
Use your perfectly cooked bacon for these recipes:
- IHOP Bacon Temptation Omelet
- Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Bacon Gruyere
- Burger King Bacon Gouda Muffin
- Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich
How to Bake Bacon
- 1 pound bacon
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil, you can leave the foil a little crinkled so the grease doing pool under the bacon.
- Do not use a flat cookie sheet, use a bar pan. A flat cookie sheet will get you a mess in your oven, as the grease forms it will drip down the pan.
- Lay out bacon one strip at a time on the cookie sheet. The bacon should not touch. You can leave about a quarter inch between of space between each slice of bacon.
- Place cookie sheet with bacon into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes. When the bacon is browned and crispy, you will drain it on paper towels. Now wasn't that easy?
What to do with all of this bacon goodness
- You can precook bacon for a whole week on the weekend, and simply reheat just before serving.
- Store cooked bacon in an airtight plastic bag, and use as you like
- Be sure to save the bacon grease for cooking in other recipes.
Never tried this before, it was so easy, the bacon was so flat!
It is I!
400 degrees 25 mins. (in Georgia)
I just recently started baking bacon but used parchment paper instead of the foil. It comes out pretty good and it’s a lot neater that using the cast iron pan, trying to get the temperature right, the fact that I can only get about 6 pieces in the pan at a time and what seems to be uneven cooking (burnt and what looks like raw on the same piece). I can get almost a full pound on the pan I use and just set it and forget it for a while.
It is amazing by doing something simple like this and how much it can help you. I love how evenly bacon comes out when you prepare it this way.