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How to Bake Bacon


September 20, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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I know it’s Friday and you’ve probably already eaten, so please excuse the upcoming barrage of drool-worthy bacon photos.  It’s for a good reason!  I wanted to make sure you’re prepped and ready to go for your Saturday breakfast.  Whether you’re eating alone or having brunch with friends, this baked bacon will bring the crispy, porky stuff back to your table.

I stopped frying bacon the stove a couple of years ago.  Something about the impending threat of grease fire and the whole “smelling like bacon all day” thing just didn’t work for me.

Enter: baked bacon.

This is a mess-free way to make bacon for a crowd.  Love!

How to Bake Bacon |

How to Bake Bacon |

How to Bake Bacon |

Baked Bacon


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon

Equipment needed:

  • 1 rimmed jelly roll baking sheet
  • 1 wire cooling rack
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line the rimmed jelly roll baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the wire cooling rack inside the rimmed jelly roll baking sheet.
  2. Layer the bacon closely together on the wire cooling rack without overlapping.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on how crispy you like your bacon.  20 minutes = slightly crisp and 25 minutes = extra crispy

**Note: For easy clean up, let the bacon grease come to room temperature and solidify slightly.  Then roll up the aluminum foil to collect it and toss.

  • christine says:

    I always bake our bacon, too, but never on a rack. This is going to make it soooo much easier and even better! How did I never think of this?

  • Vague says:

    I love this. Bacon made healthy! I knew you could bake it but was unsure of the time. And I hate guessing and opening/closing the oven to check! Thanks. Pinning for later!

  • Cynthia L says:

    I recently started to bake my bacon and I just love it that way! Thanks so much for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

  • Love this idea! Not sure why I never thought of this before!

  • […] Baked bacon is a meal-time game changer.  It makes breakfast for a bunch a cinch, adds pizzazz to any salad, and of course, fills every BLT with crispy, salty crunch. […]

  • Sarah says:

    I have been meaning to try this! This method worked out perfectly. No more searching for empty cans to fill with grease. Thanks for sharing!

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