Oven bacon is the best bacon…ever. By cooking bacon in the oven, you allow the fat to render out and you end up with flat, succulent bacon. It’s the only way to cook it, IMHO. 🥓

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Oven Cooked Bacon

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You’ll never cook bacon any other way once you make oven bacon!

It’s honestly the best way for a few reasons:

  • Consistently cooked bacon pieces
  • Easy clean up
  • Flat bacon — no curled up pieces that get all bunched up.

We started cooking bacon in the oven a few years ago. I’m not even sure how it came about, I just remember my husband doing it and we’ve never gone back to pan cooked bacon.

It works BEST with a thick cut bacon. Thin slices seem to burn quickly so you have to be more diligent in watching the oven.

With thick cut bacon you can *almost* set it and forget it.

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EASY Oven Bacon

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You’ll be singing the same praises for this oven bacon!


  • Almost too easy to write down.
  • Thick cut bacon!


  1. Line a sheet pan with uncooked bacon.
  2. Put it in a COLD oven.
  3. Set the temperature to 400 degrees
  4. Set your time for 20 minutes
  5. Check it at 15 minutes


Depending on how thick your bacon is, it could take anywhere from 112-22 minutes.

Your oven’s heating element matters, too. Gas ovens and electric ovens cook differently, so check your bacon the first time you make it starting at the 12 minute mark.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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