The No-Fail Way to Cook Bacon

  • 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 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. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
  2. 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!