Oven-Baked Bacon

Oven-Baked Bacon
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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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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. 


Calories per serving:

363 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 35g 53%
  • Carbs 1g 0%
  • Saturated 12g 58%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 15g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Cholesterol 57mg 19%
  • Sodium 576mg 24%
  • Calcium 4mg 0%
  • Magnesium 10mg 3%
  • Potassium 172mg 5%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 1mg 7%
  • Phosphorus 125mg 18%
  • Vitamin A 10µg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 16%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 4%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
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