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Crispy bacon on parchment paper.
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook bacon in the oven
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Anna


  • 8 slices of bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Line a large baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper. I don’t recommend aluminum foil.
  • Place bacon strips on the sheet, do not over-crowd.
  • Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon. I cooked mine for 18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


  • 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.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 87mg | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg