How to Cook Bacon in the Oven (Easy & Crispy)

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven (Easy & Crispy)

Cooking bacon in the oven creates perfectly crispy, delicious bacon. It's also super easy, creates less mess and allows you to multi-task in the kitchen.


8 bacon slices


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, then place the bacon side-by-side on the tray and cook for 18-20 minutes or until it's reached your desired level of crispiness.
Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the bacon with tongs to a paper towel-lined plate.
If you're rendering the bacon fat, line a fine mesh sieve with a paper towel. Then place the sieve over a glass storage container and pour the bacon fat from the sheet tray into the sieve.
Cover the glass storage container and place it in the refrigerator for future cooking needs.


If you don't have a heavy-duty baking sheet I recommend purchasing some. They never warp or bend in the oven! 
Please note that all ovens cook slightly differently. It's best to keep an eye on the bacon past the 10 minute mark so you can ensure it's cooked to your personal preference.