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).
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.
If you save your bacon grease, pour into a jar and save for later!
How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.