A Better Way to Cook Bacon


My family enjoys bacon, but honestly I don’t buy it that often because of the price and the fact that I considered it too much trouble to cook.  I used to cook bacon the way my mom did it – on the stove top, carefully watching and turning it to prevent burning.

Two words – TIME. CONSUMING.

I’ve also tried microwaving it, which works fine for a few slices at a time, but not so fine for a larger quanity .  Both methods carried with them the need to frequently check the results and a high probability of bacon splatters.  Greasy bacon splatters which will need cleaning, which will take time.


I’ve recently learned a trick from a caterer that makes babysitting bacon and wiping bacon splatters obsolete.  Bacon can be baked in the oven!  Simply put the bacon on a baking rack,  in a 9×13 glass pan, or a large baking stone which has sides. IMPORTANT: You must have sides to prevent the bacon grease from spilling into your oven and starting a fire!  The just pop it in the oven, turn the oven on to 350 degrees.  Do not preheat.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  You can line the pans with tin foil for easier clean up if you like.  Plan to double check the bacon during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Consider putting the bacon in while you bake a casserole, so that you have maximized the use of  the oven, saving time and money.

Baking Bacon

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  • I love baking bacon in the oven! It saves so much time and makes clean up a breeze. I like to line my baking sheets with parchment to help with clean up.

    • Anne

      Thanks! I have used tinfoil to line the pan, but I’ll have to give the parchment paper a try.