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Oven Baked Bacon Recipe

Looking to make the best most flavorful bacon ever? Then you need this oven baked bacon recipe in your life!
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 236 kcal
Author Lisa


  • 1 lb bacon


  1. Place bacon on a foil or parchment lined rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Place bacon in cold oven.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F and set a timer for 15 minutes.
  4. By the timer hits 15 minutes your oven will most likely be preheated- check your bacon and depending on how crispy you want it bake it for another 2-5 minutes.
  5. Bacon is done when it is golden.

Recipe Notes

Lisa’s Tips 

  • The thickness of your bacon will determine how long it needs to be baked- thicker will need a little longer
  • If your oven heats unevenly then turn the tray halfway through baking (~8-10-minute mark)
  • Make sure to keep an eye on it those last few minutes of baking- you don’t want to burn the bacon.
  • Store leftover bacon in an airtight container. 
  • The fat from the bacon will be perfectly rendered and you can save the drippings for use in cooking. Just pour the rendered grease into an airtight heat safe container- (be careful because grease will be hot!) and refrigerate. Use for frying or sautéing.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Bacon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 21IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.