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Learn to Cook Perfect Bacon in the Oven

I may call it a tip from a good friend years ago and have not stopped since. Today's post is more of a "how to" than a recipe. Their is a secret about cooking perfect bacon.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 230kcal
Author Katie


  • Aluminum Foil


  • 1 package of bacon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and move oven rack to middle position.
  • While oven is preheating, line a shallow rimmed baking sheet with tin foil. Place bacon (slice-by-slice) on the baking sheet. Edges of bacon can touch, but do not overlap. Wash your hands, and then place another piece of foil on top of the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden brown (or however, you like to eat your bacon). You should be able to smell the bacon toward the end of the cooking time.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess grease, and enjoy!


*You can use this method for as little or as much bacon as you want. The first few times you bake bacon in your oven check it half-way through to ensure you don't burn the bacon. DO NOT place the bacon on the lowest rack or the highest rack in the oven. Middle rack is best.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 109mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg