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Strips of crispy bacon on a white paper towel.
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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest and cleanest way to approach making perfectly crisp bacon. The bacon turns out amazing and clean up is a breeze!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 12 slices


  • 12 slices bacon - regular cut


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line baking sheet with foil. Place oven safe rack in the baking sheet and spray the rack generously with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Line bacon on the rack. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Or until your desired crispness. 
  • Remove from oven and transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate. 
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If using a thick cut bacon you will need to bake for longer. Watch it as you go, but I'm guessing it'll need a solid 5-10 additional minutes. Thick bacon is THICK!
Cooked bacon can store in fridge for 1 week. 
Can freeze cooked bacon for 3 months. 
Nutritional facts are based per serving (12 servings). Nutritional information may differ depending on the thickness and type of bacon used. 

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Calories: 92kcal (5%), Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 3g (6%), Fat: 9g (14%), Saturated Fat: 3g (15%), Cholesterol: 15mg (5%), Sodium: 146mg (6%), Potassium: 44mg (1%), Vitamin A: 8IU, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg (6%)