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Oven Bacon

Making bacon in the oven is the easiest, neatest and quickest way to cook bacon.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 236kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 8-10 ounces Bacon regular sliced


  • You will also need: parchment paper, large sheet pan (12X17), plate or platter and paper towels
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the bacon on the baking sheet without overlapping.
  • Cook the bacon on the center rack for 20-25 minutes, or until it’s cooked and crispy (check it after the first 15 minutes to gauge the remaining cooking time).
  • When the bacon is cooked, remove it from the oven and place the strips on a pan or plate lined with a paper towel to drain some of the grease.


The thickness of the bacon will affect the cooking time. Thin slices will crisp up faster than thick slices. Keep the thickness in mind when gauging the cooking time for your oven bacon.
A half sheet pan (12X17) will fit approximately 8-10 slices depending on their size.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 112mg | Vitamin A: 21IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg