How to Bake Bacon in the Oven

Have you ever wondered how to cook bacon in the oven? Good news! All you need is bacon, a metal baking rack, and a cookie sheet to make the most perfect oven baked bacon every time.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. bacon, nitrate-free if possible


  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Next, place a metal baking rack on top of the baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Remove bacon from package and place bacon strips side by side on the baking rack. Make sure that the strips are not touching.
  4. Place cookie sheet in the oven at 400ºF. For thin-cut bacon, bake for 10-15 minutes. For medium-cut bacon, bake for 15-20 minutes. And, for thick-cut bacon, bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Once bacon is at desired texture, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before placing on a piece of paper towel.


  • Serving Size: 2 strips bacon
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 7


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