Ok, I’m kind of a old fashioned gal and it’s really hard for me to change my ways. But this is life changing information that I’m about to share with you! Forget bacon splatter screens, cooking in batches, wiping up greasy messes, this is the most amazing way to cook bacon!
It’s actually 2 secrets in one! First I’m going to tell you how to make the perfect oven cooked bacon! And I’m going to tell you about the folded bacon trick I learned in the Facebook group called The Bacon Experiment.
So what’s with the folded bacon? Just something simple that changed my life. First you can cook twice as much bacon in the same space. Second the bacon is both crispy and juicy all at the same time. You have to try it at least once. If you are like me you will never go back to anything else. But if not, hey, at least you gave it a shot!
What you’ll need for this Oven Cooked Bacon Recipe
You really do need the parchment paper. Without it the bacon will stick to the cookie sheet. I find there is a lot less waste using the precut parchment sheets.
Also don’t use one of those flat cookie sheets, you need to use a sheet with sides like this.
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 11-Inch x 17-Inch Cookie Pan, Gray (note the sides on this are perfect for the oven cooked bacon recipe!)Kitchen & Beyond Natural Parchment Paper Pan Liner, 12-inch By 16-inch, Unbleached, 50-pack
Instructions for Oven Cooked Bacon Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Lay your bacon out on the cookie sheet either folded or unfolded (see notes above). If folded, you can cook an entire package of bacon on the one tray.
- Set timer for 20 minutes.
- Check your bacon for desired crispiness. Add another 5 minutes to the timer.
- Repeat above until done (see pictures below, I took photos every 5 minutes)
- Move strips to a plate with paper towel
- Eat the bacon!
Timing Photos for Your Best Oven Baked Bacon
Every oven is different so the important thing to get the best oven bacon for your personal preferences is to do the initial cook for 20 minutes at 375 (or even 400) and then to check it every 5 minutes.
I hope that helps! I hope you enjoy oven cooking bacon as much as I do now.