Oven-Cooked Bacon

(from 226-2tone’s recipe box)

Serves 4 to 6
The amount of bacon you can cook at one time will vary depending on the size of the bacon slices and the size of your baking sheet.

No breakfast is complete without a side of crispy, salty bacon, but to easily cook a whole pound at once (and salvage our stovetop), we decided to make use of the oven. Low heat rendered the fat but didn’t crisp the bacon strips, and they burned before rendering if the oven was too hot. 400 degreed turned out to be the sweet spot. Lining the baking sheet with aluminum foil before cooking makes for easy cleanup.

Source: Cook's Country April/May 2013 http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/super-quick-video-tips/2013/08/raise-bacon-to-new-levels-of-greatness-video/ (from RecipeThing user Bethany)

Categories: Eggs and Breakfast


  • 1 pound bacon


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange bacon on prepared sheet (slices can overlap slightly). Bake until brown and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking. Transfer bacon to paper towel–lined plate to drain. Serve.

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