Oven-Baked Bacon Recipe


Cal/Serving: 398
Daily Value: 20%
Servings: 2

Sugar-Conscious, Low-Sugar, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A32IU1%
Thiamin (B1)0mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg6%
Niacin (B3)3mg17%
Vitamin B60mg9%
Folic Acid (B9)2µg0%
Vitamin B121µg10%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E0mg1%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated17g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated4g0%
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Why bake your bacon, you ask? Two reasons. First, it cooks more evenly than on the stovetop, and, by using the oven, you free up space to cook more fabulous main dishes like eggs in a hole or omelettes

Plus, I tend to be a cook who watches my food very closely, and this allows me to feel safer about leaving my bacon unattended without worrying that I'm going to burn it. Some of you out there are probably aghast at the idea of preparing bacon in the oven, but I dare you to try it and let me know what you think. 

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  • 6 strips bacon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay the bacon strips on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, depending on your desired level of crispiness, turning over once halfway. 

Remove from the oven and lay on a paper-towel lined plate to drain any excess oil. 

Recipe Details

Servings: 2
Total time: 20 minutes
Special Designations: Dairy-free, Gluten-free

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Line the baking sheet with non-stick foil and sprinkle cracked pepper on the bacon. Life is good.

big Ed's picture

This works even better if you set a cooling rack on the baking sheet, then all the grease drains onto the sheet. I use a cookie sheet with high sides to contain the grease and spray the heck out of the baking sheet and the rack with PAM. The grease doesn't burn and you can use it to fry potatos in, or even better use the bacon grease and butter to fry up perogis in.... mm good!

debrajean's picture

My family and I have been cooking bacon in the oven for years. It's the only way to "fry bacon". And the cleanup is a breeze when you line the baking sheet.

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