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How To Bake Bacon

Baking bacon is hands down the best way to make it delicious and crispy and you will never make it any other way again after this.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 189kcal


  • 1 pound regular cut bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Evenly place the bacon 1/2” apart on 2 sheet trays lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the trays in the oven as close to the middle rack as possible and bake at 375° for 22 to 25 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  • Immediately remove the bacon from the tray and place it on paper towels to drain any excess fat and serve.


Chef Notes:
  • How to Reheat: There are several ways to reheat bacon. You can grill it, place it in a pan and cook over low heat until hot or place back in the oven at 350° for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  • Pay close attention to it when reheating as it can burn very easily.
  • Make-Ahead: You can make bacon up to 1 day ahead of time. Reheat and drain before serving.
  • How to Store: Place covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • This recipe is done for regular cut bacon. If you want to use thick cut bacon add 3-5 minutes to your baking time.
  • Try adding some cracked pepper to the top of the bacon before baking or drizzling on a little maple syrup for baking to enhance the flavor.
  • Don’t you dare throw away the rendered back fat, strain it off into a container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze it for up to 2 months.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 90mg | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg