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Bacon cooling on a baking rack.

Bacon in the Oven

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!

Yield: 8 servings 1x
Prep: 2 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 22 minutes


  • 1 pound bacon

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  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!


Where We Buy Our Bacon: Our favorite uncured, sugar-free bacon is from ButcherBox. Read my honest review of this healthy meat subscription box service. I’ve been getting their boxes for years now!

© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: Baked