Oven Cooked Bacon Recipe

Perfect Oven Cooked BaconLet’s talk Bacon!

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

    Oven Bacon Recipe

    Folded Bacon all lined up!

  • 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.

 After First 20 Minutes Five minutes later (25 minutes) Five minutes later (30 minutes)


I hope that helps! I hope you enjoy oven cooking bacon as much as I do now.

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8 Responses to Oven Cooked Bacon Recipe

  1. I started cooking my bacon this way about a month ago and will never go back to frying. No standing over a hot stove or dodging stray grease bullets. I love bacon!

  2. Lynn says:

    I just cooked some bacon in the oven, put parchment paper on the bottom and on top of the bacon, NO MESS in the oven. Toke 30 min. to cook but worth it.

  3. Linda says:

    Ok, sounds good, but I know what a greasy mess the stove top becomes when cooking bacon….what about the oven? An oven is much harder to clean than a stove top! How messy is this in the oven?


    • KetoWoman says:

      I do this all the time now and zero mess in my oven! Make sure you use a baking sheet that has a lip all the way around, not those flat ones. After I take the bacon off I let the sheet cool down all day and then I scrape the white fat off the pan with a spatula. That can also be saved in a jar for cooking eggs.

  4. Lisa says:

    Holy Salivating! I skipped one week of bacon and eating sausage balls. Not a fan. I need my bacon back!!

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