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Time Saving Tuesday Baked Bacon

August 5, 2014Danita

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This week on Time Saving Tuesday I am sharing Making Bacon in the Oven…or Baked Bacon.

Our family really enjoys a BIG breakfast…as long as it isn’t served before 10 a.m…and it usually includes Homemade Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast Potatoes, grits, eggs and of course…BACON!  

Making bacon can be a messy business and take a bit of time.  If I’m only doing a couple of pieces I usually use the microwave but I always thought it was best fried in a skillet or on a griddle.  When making bacon for a crowd that takes a lot of time and attention.  I had seen bacon done in the oven and a while back I decided to give it a try.  Again, I had another one of those, “Why haven’t I done this before!” moments.

So, Time Saving Tuesday Baked Bacon really is a great idea.  The bacon comes out perfectly crispy every time and (depending on the size of your pan) a whole pound can be cooked, “hands free” in about 20 minutes.  Some people in our family like their bacon “floppy” so I usually take few pieces out early.  

This is also a great way to cook a large quantity of bacon for Homemade Bacon Bits, another Time Saving Tuesday idea.

Here’s the Recipe: 

Large pan(s) with sides, like a jelly roll pan

*DO NOT use a cookie sheet…you will have bacon grease ALL over your oven, a HUGE mess and probably set the house on fire*

As much bacon as your pan(s) and oven will hold

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place bacon slices side by side on pan – they can be slightly touching

Place pans in oven and bake about 15 minutes

Check – sometimes the outside pieces get done faster

Remove any that are ready

Return to oven and bake until done – 5-10 minutes

*Keep an eye on them once they start to crisp…they can burn quickly once they are done*

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Perfect Bacon Every Time!






  • Amber NElson

    August 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    We do make our bacon in the oven and it really awesome.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    August 6, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I love making bacon in the oven, It cooks more evenly and also crispier. Great, now I want bacon!

  • Maggie

    August 6, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    We just recently started doing this. We burnt it the first few times but now we have it down!

  • katrina g

    August 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    bacon is oh so good. i like it better in the oven actually. great post.

  • Kero Pinkihan

    August 6, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    I do this too! Especially on weekends when i am too lazy to move my butt aroudn the kitchen. just pop in the oven and it’ll take care of everything.. crisp and non greasy…

  • Jaime Nicole

    August 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    This is the only way to make bacon (in my opinion!). I love baked bacon! Thanks for sharing

  • Trisha

    August 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    I never thought to make bacon in the over, what a great idea!

  • stephanie

    August 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    I literally just discovered this a couple months ago – it’s life changing!

  • TweenselMom

    August 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I’ve never tried cooking bacon in the oven. I think it will be healthier doing that instead of frying but still, I’m too lazy to do that LOL. Electricity is much more expensive here too than LPG.

  • Liz Mays

    August 5, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I love to make it in the oven. Sometimes I roast it like you do, and sometimes I slow bake it for a couple of hours. Either way, bacon is awesome!

  • Jenna Wood

    August 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I make candied bacon in the oven in a very similar fashion- I always forget to double up the foil though- the grease, luckily, will solidify for easy cleaning if left out to cool.

  • Jeanette Mays

    August 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    I have always wondered if you can cook bacon in the oven. Well now I know. Thank you for the amazing tips on how to do this & I will make sure not to use a cookie sheet while making oven bacon.

  • Mrs. Mashed Up

    August 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Wow, that bacon looks crispy! I never thought of baking, instead of frying. Healthier!

  • Holly

    August 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    This is such a great way to make bacon. I love how easy it is!

  • Marya

    August 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    That’s how I do it! LOVE it! THough you do have to watch the last few minutes that it won’t get burnt or overdone.

  • Rachelle J

    August 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    I’ve never made bacon in the oven, but I hate frying it so this is a must try! Thanks for sharing!

  • Leslie

    August 5, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Yum! I can’t have pork bacon but I can have turkey bacon. I’m going to do this tonight when I make BLT’s. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  • Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    August 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    I should do this more often. I cook it this way sometimes. I usually use one of those pans that catches the grease underneath (no idea what they are called) so it’s a little healthier, but most of the time I forget. Thanks for the reminder. It really is less of a mess this way and you get it done faster (and I sometimes burn it on the oven!)

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    August 5, 2014 at 6:21 AM

    I’ve always made my bacon in the oven. It’s what my mom always did, so that’s just how I learned.

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