How to Cook Bacon in the Oven Perfectly

Cooking bacon in the oven gives you straight, even strips that are either crispy or chewy, depending on how you like your bacon. Follow these steps and baking methods to get perfect bacon every time.

– Bacon slices


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Use aluminum foil or parchment paper to line a large sheet pan.

Step 2: Roast the Bacon Strips

Lay bacon on the baking sheet, making sure the bacon strips aren't overlapping. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. 

Step 3: For Crispy Bacon Strips

If you want crispier bacon, cook it on a wire rack. Put a wire rack onto your sheet pan and line the bacon on top of the rack. Bake the bacon for approximately 15 minutes.

Step 4: Use Paper Towels to Absorb the Bacon Grease

Once the bacon is cooked, transfer it to a plate that's been lined with paper towels. The paper towels will absorb the excess grease.

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