How to cook bacon in the oven.

Sometimes you need to cook up some wonderful crispy bacon but you don’t want to create the oil-splatter mess that comes with cooking it stove-top or you’re doing other things on the stove-top and don’t want to take up the space. Cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest and cleanest way I’ve found for getting wonderful, crispy bacon.¬† It’s very important though to start with a cold oven or your bacon will not crisp up.

Step 1: Take a baking sheet (the one with ridges) and cover it with tin foil and place the bacon on the sheet

Step 2: Place the baking sheet in the oven THEN turn the oven on to 400 degrees. By placing the bacon in a cold oven then heating it, the bacon turns perfectly crispy. Cook the bacon for ABOUT 15 – 25 minutes but this depends on how quickly your oven heats and how thick your bacon is. Keep an eye on it! Once it looks crisp, its ready to take out and place on a paper towel to drain.

Now it’s ready to do whatever it is that you need to do with it. Hmmmm!


April 8, 2010. Tags: , . How-Tos.


  1. Caryn Kirk replied:

    genius! I will never splatter bacon grease all over the place again!

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