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The Best Way To Cook Bacon


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After all of these years cooking, I have finally found the best way to cook bacon.  In just a few easy steps, you can make the perfect bacon every time without grease splattering everywhere!

I love to serve this delicious bacon with a stack of my famous Homemade Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Waffles or Pumpkin French Toast.

a plate of bacon on a white plate made using this method for the best way to cook bacon

Easiest Way To Cook Bacon

I used to cook bacon in a frying pan on the stove top, but it always curled up and got too crispy.  Even though I love a nice crispy piece of bacon, I don’t like it tasting like charcoal. Plus, I can’t ever figure out how to cook more than 3 pieces of bacon at a time without them cooking unevenly or needing to stir them constantly. But I’ve recently started to BAKE my bacon and I have to say, this is the best way to cook bacon ever! Have you tried it?

Easy Recipes That Use Bacon

Why Is This The Best Way To Cook Bacon?

  • Set it and forget it! Cook all your bacon at one time while you prep the rest of your meal.
  • The pieces lay flat and don’t shrink as much as they do in a hot pan.
  • The bacon soaks up less fat since it is elevated by the cooling rack away from the grease
  • No more third degree burns as you try to flip the bacon without having the grease explode all over your hands
  • My house doesn’t smell like burnt grease for 4 days when I bake them in the oven! SWEET!!!

Here is how I will do it from now until forever:

How To Cook Bacon The Best Way

Here are the few simple items you’ll need to cook bacon this way:

steps for cooking bacon the best way. a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil with a cooling rack placed on top. place the bacon on top of the cooling rack

How Long Do You Cook Bacon In The Oven?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Set a cooling rack on top of the pan. I always use one because I like crispier bacon, so having the bacon sit on top of the pool of grease as opposed to directly in it makes them less greasy and a bit crispier.
  3. Place your bacon on the rack or on the foil, then place the sheet of bacon in the oven for 20 minutes. (The time may vary slightly depending on how thick your bacon is and how crispy you like it.)



a plate of bacon on a white plate made using the best way to cook bacon

So next time you’re planning a nice breakfast with all the fixings, try baking your bacon in the oven!

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