oven bacon - the easiest way to make bacon

Oven Bacon

The best way to cook crispy, mess-free bacon is in the oven. Make perfectly crisp oven bacon with no cleanup in about 22 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, easy meals, oven bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 (1 strip per serving)
Calories 90
Author Rachel


  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon


  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (optional, but recommended!)
  • Place bacon strips in a single layer on sheet pan, leaving some space around each strip. (They will shrink when cooking.)
  • Bake on center oven rack for 20-22 minutes, depending on how well-done you like your bacon. Start checking the bacon after about 20 minutes, and every minute thereafter, to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Remove from oven. Drain on paper towels.
  • Enjoy delicious bacon!


  • Ovens can vary in temperature, so watch your bacon starting at about 20 minutes to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Drain the bacon on paper towels immediately after it comes out of the oven, which will remove most of the excess fat. Draining immediately also results in crispier bacon.
  • If you use foil for easy cleanup, make it even easier by letting the bacon fat solidify. Peel off the foil with the fat and toss it. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 90kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 270mg