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Crispy bacon on parchment paper.

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Learn How to Cook Bacon in the Oven, without the mess, without the rack! All you need is a sheet pan and parchment paper for easy cleanup. Try it once and you will never cook it on the stove again.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook bacon in the oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 183 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 slices of bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper. I don’t recommend aluminum foil.
  3. Place bacon strips on the sheet, do not over-crowd.
  4. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon. I cooked mine for 18 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • The thick-cut bacon may need up to 20 minutes.
  • I don’t recommend aluminum foil as the bacon tends to stick to it.
  • Save the bacon grease and use it in place of oil in other dishes.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.