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How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Learn how to bake bacon in the oven in this easy tutorial.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, baked bacon, easy ways to make bacon
Servings: 20
Calories: 117 kcal
  1. Completely cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the bacon as close together as possible. Try not to overlap too much.

  2. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, and then flip and (if necessary) cook in 5-minute increments until it is almost exactly how you want it. It will continue to crisp up a bit after you take it out of the oven.

  3. Remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a plate lined with paper towels. Layer bacon and paper towels on the plate until all the bacon is covered.
Recipe Notes

Works great with turkey bacon, but I reduce that initial cook time to 15 minutes before flipping.


Store in the freezer for up to 3 months or 1 week in the fridge.


Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds for a fast breakfast

Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.