Bacon in the oven.
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How To Make Bacon In An Oven

Are you tired of frying the bacon the old fashioned way? Well, we have a solution for you - bake it in the oven. The end result? Crispy, salty and absolutely flavorful slices of meat that will go extremely well with your eggs and toast. Let's take a look at the easy-to-follow recipe of how to cook bacon in an oven, shall we? 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon
Appliance: oven
Servings: 6 people
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 12 slices bacon


  • To get started, preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit. 
  • Use a foil to line a baking sheet. Gently place the bacon slices on the sheet, ensuring that they don't overlap as that would cause them to stick to one another. 
    Raw bacon on the wooden table.
  • Should you prefer to have your bacon crispy, take a metal cooling rack and place it inside the baking sheet. However, this step is not mandatory. Some of you may not have a cooling rack or may like your bacon to be chewy. In that case, skip this part. 
  • Now bake for 20 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the color, golden brown. The time taken to bake the meat is entirely dependent on its thickness. It would be advisable to keep checking it every 10 minutes to ensure it doesn't get burned as some ovens can be tricky, especially if they are old. 
    Bacon in the oven.
  • Once they are done, drain the grease from the bacon (if any) and serve it with eggs or an elaborate meal of your choice. 
    Delicious bacon placed alongside pickle and cheese, atop a bowl of mashed potatoes


There are different types and sizes of bacon that's available, right from the hickory smoked, uncured/cured versions to applewood. First, decide what type of bacon would you prefer before you start roasting it. That will also help you determine the time taken to roast it as it varies depending on the bacon. 
If you don't have a baking rack, worry not as you can crumple up extra foil and place the bacon on that to separate it from the grease.
To avoid any kind of oven splatter, cover your bacon with foil, which will prevent the grease from spilling all over the oven. You can always remove the foil towards the last few minutes of cooking, to make sure your bacon is as crisp as you'd like.