Learn how to cook bacon in the oven with very little effort and no hot splattering bacon grease! Perfect, crispy bacon in the oven every time.
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
12oz.thick cut bacon
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and then placing one or two wire racks on top to hold the bacon above the surface of the baking sheet.
Lay the strips of bacon across the wire rack so they are close, but not overlapping.
Bake the bacon in the fully preheated oven, for 20-25 minutes*, or until it has reached your desired level of crispiness. Begin checking the bacon at 15 minutes, as ovens can vary.
After baking, use tongs to remove the strips of bacon from the wire rack to a paper towel lined plate. Serve immediately.
Allow the remaining bacon grease to cool for about ten minutes, then pour off into a bowl or jar, and reserve for another use.
*Cooking time can vary depending on the nuances of your oven, and the thickness of your bacon. The times suggested are for thick cut bacon. If using regular bacon, begin checking the bacon at 10 minutes, and add time as needed to reach your desired level of crispiness.Check your bacon's packaging for nutritional data, as each brand will vary.
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