How to Make Oven Bacon
Recipe for Oven Bacon:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet(s) with aluminum foil. Make sure your baking sheets have sides, but the aluminum foil isn’t necessary – it just makes clean-up easier.
- Arrange the bacon single file in the prepared pan(s).
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown and crisp. If making more than one pan, be sure to switch the trays around in the oven halfway through cooking.
This oven bacon recipe saves time and mess, especially when serving a holiday brunch. Have all of your bacon strips presented straight and ready to place on the buffet table at the same time!
Note: For extra crispy slices (they’re already quite crispy using the above oven bacon recipe), place a wire rack under the bacon slices so that they will not sit in their grease while cooking.
Note: The bacon may splatter, but your next oven cleaning will make quick work of any mess.
Try this combo for a tasty treat. A chocolate cupcake, maple or brown sugar frosting, and then sprinkle some crunchy cooled bacon on top instead of sprinkles. You might be pleasantly surprised at the savory flavor. These don’t keep well though, they taste best the day you make them before the bacon becomes soggy.
To find out how long bacon lasts, check our bacon page.