A pound of bacon that has been cooked in the oven.
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How to Bake Bacon

Learn how to bake bacon. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 236kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 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?


Recipe Tips

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.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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