How to Cook Bacon in the Oven – Perfect, Crispy Bacon

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Overhead photo of perfect, crispy oven cooked bacon.

If you wanna know how to cook bacon in the oven, this will be the last thing you need to read.

I’ve been cooking bacon for nearly as long as I’ve been eating it.

Fried vs Oven Baked

Frying is delicious because, well, fried.

And I’ve fried it in every way you can imagine (including a professional griddle at a deli where I cooked and served more bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches than you can possibly imagine).

Once I started baking it, I never looked back.

It’s easier, cleaner and in my near lifetime of bacon-cookin’ experience, it produces the most evenly cooked slices.

Whether you’re using heritage pork from a little farm, Applegate’s uncured Sunday bacon (my most consistent go-to) or a rando store-bought special, give this method a go and see how it works for you.

I’ve got a feeling it won’t be long before you start teaching your friends and family how to cook bacon in the oven.

It’s that easy.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this method.

Do you like it, love it, hate it? Let me know!

And if you want an insanely delicious BLT, check out this recipe.

An overhead photo of bacon that was cooked in the oven.

Perfectly Crispy Oven Cooked Bacon

The best guide to cooking bacon in the oven
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 8 slices bacon


  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Place bacon in a single layer on a roasting tray. It's ok for it to touch. Just make sure it doesn't overlap.
  • Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes and flipping occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate or cutting board to drain off excess fat.
  • Serve.

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