Oven-Baked Bacon

Staff Writer
Oven-Baked Bacon
Bacon
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Bacon

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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Ready in
20 m
2
Servings
363
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 strips bacon

Directions

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. 

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
53%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
1g
N/A
Vitamin A
10µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.6%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.9%
Calcium
4mg
N/A
Iron
0.4mg
2%
Magnesium
10mg
3%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
125mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
172mg
5%
Sodium
576mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%