Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Make Perfect Bacon

How to make perfect bacon in the oven

Several months ago, I found the perfect way to make bacon in the oven.  Once I started making it this way, I never went back to making it in the skillet.   I personally have never liked making it in a skillet.  I almost always burned the bacon, because I hate standing around getting splattered by grease.  I would often walk away, only to find out that I should have come back sooner.   The oven method is so easy, and a lot less messy.  

Bake bacon on a cookie sheet in the oven

Preheat your oven for 400 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet wide sides, or a shallow pan with foll. You will want the foil to be big enough to go over the sides a bit.  I was at the end of my foil roll so mine was just a bit too short in the upper right hand corner. Lay out your pieces of bacon on the cookie sheet, and bake it for about 10 minutes. 

Making bacon in the oven cooks them perfectly without the mess

After about 5-7 minutes in the oven, check your bacon.  You may want to turn the pieces over if they need it. 

How to make bacon in the oven

Bake it just a  couple minutes more, and it will look like this.  You will probably need to blot it with a paper towel a bit to soak up any extra grease.  

Now the best part!   When the grease cools, just roll up the foil and throw it away.  I did have a little bit of grease on my cookie sheet because my piece of foil was a little bit too short, but the majority of it was caught in the foil.    

I think you will agree, not only does the bacon taste better this way, it is so easy clean up make it really worth trying.    


  1. Okay. I'm totally trying this next time I make bacon. I hate the sizzling mess it makes on the griddle!

  2. We have been baking our bacon since I read about it on Pinterest... it is by far the only way to go and I love the way it turns out....

  3. Oven baking is so much easier! It always takes more than the recommended time for me. I just keep checking on it every few minutes.

  4. I have been wanting to try this, but in a gas oven, I guess I'm afraid of a grease fire. :-(


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