Making bacon is super easy! Here is how to cook bacon in the oven with virtually no prep. Simply pop everything into the oven and enjoy!
I grew up in a home where my mom made a large breakfast every weekend. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and monkey bread were a part of the menu. And she still does it!
The woman never stops. But it seemed like the bacon always took a large amount of her attention. She trims the fat off each strip ahead of frying. Then, she cooks it in a skillet and can never stop to eat breakfast until the last piece is done! Only a few strips are cooked at a time and she is always keeping an eye out for when it needed to be turned.
I do not have the attention span to watch over bacon, cook eggs, and parent. The thought of frying bacon on the cooktop terrifies me as a mom of two little people. I thought that there HAD to be another way to cook bacon. It’s an occasional indulgence and I wanted it to be less stressful. Bonus points if I could avoid excess grease.
I researched baking bacon and came up with several different results. And I wanted to share the easiest method I could find for how to cook bacon in the oven — and without having to do multiple batches of it.
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
This recipe uses a cooling rack to raise the bacon strip and allow the grease to pool below it. Now, we can enjoy bacon without the stress of frying it in a skillet!
Getting close to done
Ready to eat!
- Bacon, 1 Package
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line the bottom of the cookie sheet with the aluminum foil. Set the cooling rack on the cookie sheet. Spray the cooling rack with non-stick spray.
- Place each bacon strip across the cooling rack. No need to trim the fat off the bacon strips. You can place the bacon strips closely together. They will bake well as long as they are not stacked on top of one another.
- Bake the bacon strips 18-22 minutes or until preferred crispiness.
Let me know if you enjoy it!