Easy Oven Cooked Bacon

Easy Oven Cooked Bacon

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 11 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
108 Calories
8g Fat
0g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 115mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bacon... incredibly delicious, makes vegetarians break their vows, cures all illnesses. Unfortunately, it has also always been a pain to cook. When you cook it on the stove, there are splatters everywhere, even when you use those splatter guards, and the pan gets covered in burnt bacon grease. That grease can also collect on your cabinets, and then you have to scrape the grease off your cabinets.

But, there is a way to avoid splatters, damaged pans, and a messy kitchen: oven-cooked bacon! Oven-cooked bacon may sound a little odd, or like it will be more time-consuming. It may seem like there would be splatters all over the oven. But this is a foolproof method to splatter-free, perfect bacon. Since the bacon is heated evenly and brought up to temperature on both sides at the same time it allows the bacon to cook completely without any sputters or pops. 


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No mess, no hassle, and minimal cleanup. Oven-cooking also makes it completely flat. This makes it really easy to chop, add to sandwiches and burritos, or to just serve with perfect scrambled eggs and pancakes.

Whether you like your bacon extra-crispy or with a little bit of chew left, this is the perfect secret to cooking flawless bacon.


  • 8 strips bacon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    bacon on a plate

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Position the cooking rack in the middle of the oven. There will be little to no splattering as the bacon cooks. Line a jelly roll pan with the aluminum foil to catch all of the grease, so you can just lift off the aluminum foil and throw it in the trash when you're done.

    Baking pan lined with foil

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Place a cookie cooling rack on top of the foil-lined sheet.

    Cooling rack on a baking sheet

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  4. Lay out the strips of bacon onto the cooling rack. The strips can touch as they will shrink when cooking. You may have to lay a few pieces of the bacon width-wise as well as length-wise.

    Bacon on the rack

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  5. Place the jelly roll pan in the oven on the middle rack. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the bacon is cooked to your desired crispiness. It should lift off of the cooling rack easily.

    Easy Oven Cooked Bacon on the rack

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck


  • Make sure you position the bacon in the middle of the oven. If it is placed too close to the top of the oven, the bacon will burn. If it is placed too close to the bottom, it will not cook thoroughly.