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How to Bake Bacon in the Oven

A quick and simple guide on how to Bake Bacon in the Oven. Easy clean up and no mess. A must try for any fan of crispy bacon.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 lb Bacon
  • A baking sheet
  • A baking rack that fits over the sheet
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat the oven to 380F.

  2. Line the baking sheet with foil and place the rack on top. The rack keeps the bacon elevated which allows for even cooking on the top and the bottom and results in flat, evenly crisp bacon strips (rather than the kind where the strips curl up).
  3. Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the strips, but I tend to find it takes 12-15 minutes to get to the crispiness I like.
  4. If you save your bacon grease, pour into a jar and save for later!
Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 750mg31%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.