How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


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



  1. Preheat the oven to 400° degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Place a metal rack on top of the baking sheet. Line the bacon up side by side, making sure the pieces do not overlap.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes for thin-cut bacon or 25-30 minutes for thick-cut bacon, depending on your desired doneness. That’s it!