The No-Fail Way to Cook Bacon

This less-mess, no-fail way to cook bacon will become the only way you'll ever prepare it. It's just so smart to fix it this way!

For years I tried to cook bacon either in a frying pan or the microwave. What a holy greasy mess! But, I learned a well-known secret a while back. I promise you’ll have perfect bacon every time without the clean up! This oven method makes prepping favorites like Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps or Avocado Basil Pasta a cinch.


The No-Fail Way to Cook Bacon

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


This less-mess, no-fail way to cook bacon will become the only way you’ll ever prepare it. It’s just so smart to fix it this way!


  • 1 pound bacon (uncured if possible)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet (that has sides) with foil for easy clean up.
  2. Place a cooling rack on top of the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Line the bacon up side by side, making sure the pieces do not overlap much.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes or to your desired doneness. That’s it!


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  1. JH says

    I tried this method and had grease splattered all over the inside of my oven. Does this happen for you?

    • Rachel says

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve never had that problem to my knowledge. The grease just dripped down through the rack and landed on the rimmed baking sheet (covered in foil).

  2. David Cloninger says

    Try a better quicker oven way!
    Lay foil on a cookie sheet and fold up sides to keep fat in.
    Lay out 4-6 slices of bacon.
    Place in cold oven.
    Turn oven to 400 degrees, timer to 15 minutes.
    Thin bacon 13-14, thick 16-18. take it out when it is your bacon!
    With fork, place bacon on paper towel, pat down & pour fat into bacon fat container!