How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

We like to start with thick-cut bacon. We baked it in the oven at 400°F on a cooling rack placed inside of a sheet pan so that it wouldn’t sit in the grease. If you wanted to step it up, you could even brush the bacon with maple syrup. We usually cook it for about 15 minutes or until crispy.

how to cook bacon in the oven on a sheet pan

Top a plate with a few paper towels. Remove the bacon from the sheet pan and lay it on top of the plate. Add a few extra paper towels on top to soak up extra grease.

crispy bacon made in the oven by The Taste Edit

You can also cook your bacon on the stove-top in a skillet, but we like to use this method when we don’t want to splatter grease on our kitchen floor or need to make a big batch at once. We like to use our crispy bacon on luxurious BLTs or chopped up on top of a steakhouse-style wedge salad.

How to cook bacon in the oven for a luxurious BLT

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
  • Bacon
  1. Lay bacon on a cooling rack inside of a sheet pan.
  2. Put bacon into a cool oven and heat to 400°F.
  3. Cook until crispy.
  4. Remove and drain on paper towels.


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