If you aren’t baking your bacon, you are doing it wrong. Oven baked bacon is the best way to prepare this delicious meat. Bacon in the oven comes out perfect every time and clean up is a cinch!
I like to write about low carb cooking basics from time to time. Bacon is one of those foods that excites people about the low carb and keto way of eating. Of course, it’s sweet and salty at the same time. It’s one of those guilty pleasures that no longer seems guilty. To be truthful, I don’t eat bacon all that much and when I do, it’s usually crumbled in a salad or on top of deviled eggs. I just find it too salty to eat very often, personally.
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That being said, I am kind of picky about the bacon that we eat. I have ordered it from online butcher shops and gotten it from the store. I try to get the most natural bacon possible in thick slices, because in my book, the thicker the bacon the better!
Cooking the bacon in the oven is my preferred method. There is less hovering over a skillet, less bacon splatter and the clean up is easier. Plus the bacon strips remain flat, which I like.
Supplies needed for oven baked bacon
baking sheet (I like the Analon baking sheet for bacon, because the lip at the edge is higher to contain the grease)
- Lay the foil on the baking sheet and place the rack on top
- Place the bacon strips on the rack. If the rack has wire only going in one direction, try to lay the bacon perpendicular to the wires so it doesn’t fall through.
- Place bacon in cold oven. Turn oven on to 400F.
- Start checking on the bacon after 13 minutes. If you like your bacon crispier, bake for about 18 minutes, but check on it often.
- Remove bacon from oven once it starts to appear how you like it. It will continue to cook for a minute once removed from the oven.
- Lay strips on paper towel or other absorbent surface to remove excess grease.
- Eat all the bacon.
- Discard grease and foil how you choose.
Doesn’t this oven baked bacon look delicious? Almost too pretty to eat!
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Thursday 31st of May 2018
I love the idea of cooking bacon especially a bunch in the oven,it all cooks up the same crispness and its done, cleanup is not bad either. Thank you for sharing last week on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features, this week your post is being featured!! Hope you will stop by and share again. Have a great weekend!
Friday 1st of June 2018
Awww!! Thanks for featuring it Karren!
Monday 28th of May 2018
Once I discovered I could cook bacon in the oven I started making it for my family more often - they are thrilled! so easy, it's one of those "why did I not learn this long ago?!" kind of moments. Thanks for the step by step instruction, and for the foil tip!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Sunday 27th of May 2018
Baking the bacon is a lot easier than frying for sure! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!
Saturday 19th of May 2018
I always cook my bacon in the oven too!! I think this looks so much better than mine though and no grease!!!
Saturday 19th of May 2018
Oh perfect recipe! We really need a good breakfast to kick off a new day! It would be easy to clean up using these method!