Thursday, February 12, 2015

How To Make Crispy Bacon In The Oven {Kitchen Tip}

How do you cook bacon? 

Do you deal with grease splatters all over your stove, counters, and your hands/arms (ouch!) while cooking bacon on the stove?  

Bacon can be a messy thing to cook, but I have a solution. Cook your bacon in the oven!!! Save time by cooking it in the oven, it is much faster then standing over the stove.  

Preheat Oven to 350°

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. If you do not have parchment paper you could use foil. I prefer parchment paper. I use two baking sheets when I cook 1 package of bacon. 

Place strips of bacon on baking sheet. Leave just enough space between the strips of bacon so they are not touching.  

Place baking sheets in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.  

**Please note that all ovens bake differently so I recommend checking the bacon every few minutes beginning around 13 minutes.**

Once bacon is cooked to your preference, pull baking sheets out of the oven.  

Line a plate with a paper towel and move cooked bacon to the plate. This helps absorb some of the excess grease. 

Curious what to do with the grease left on parchment paper? 

You can either pour the excess bacon grease into a container to use in cooking OR let sit till it solidifies and fold up the parchment paper and place in trash.

Since it is just me and my husband we never eat an entire package of bacon. Of course, we could if we tried but we refrain from indulging!  

Another handy tip is to cook the entire package of bacon.  The leftover bacon can be stored in the freezer (use a freezer safe ziplock bag).  I use my frozen bacon for soups and other dishes that call for cooked bacon. This saves me time since I can just pull out already cooked bacon and add it to recipes! 

How do you cook bacon? Do you have any tips on cooking bacon? Do you use leftover bacon grease (fat) in your cooking?  

I will be doing a couple kitchen/household tips each month.  Do you have something you would love to save time or money on around the house?  Let me know and I might just have a tip to share and save you time and/or money!  


  1. I am going to try this. I hate cooking bacon because of the mess you described!

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