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Crispy Oven Baked Bacon

December 18, 2019 12 Comments

Using this oven baked bacon method, you’ll make perfectly cooked and crispy bacon every time.

Crispy Oven baked bacon

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

How great is crispy oven baked bacon going to sound once I tell you that it’s pretty much mess free?

That’s right. There will be no grease splattering across your stove with in this cooking scene.

How amazing is that!

Its just one of the reasons that I love this unique method so much.

Pan frying bacon can be difficult to do. Especially when I’m trying to get a million other things done in the morning.

I don’t really have the time to babysit the stove like that.

And if I do try to multitask I usually wind up overcooking it.

Baking the bacon in the oven gives me a lot more time to get other things done.

Not to mention it’s evenly cooked and perfectly crispy every single time.

There are so many amazing things to love about crispy oven baked bacon.

I know you’ll be happy once you give this method a try.

These Breakfast Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are wonderful if you’re looking for a great breakfast or brunch recipe to put this delicious bacon to use.

Why you’ll love crispy oven baked bacon:

I already gave some information in the intro on why making bacon in the oven is incredible.

Heres a little recap and also a few more reasons why this method is the absolute best.

  • It’s splatter free!! When the bacon cooks in the oven it doesn’t fry like it does on the stove. They’re is not oil splatter mess to clean up.
  • It’s a great way to make a lot of bacon at one time. You can make an entire package at one and it all cooks evenly.
  • I don’t have to babysit the stove. For that 15/20 minutes that the bacon is the oven cooking Im free to get other things done around the house.
  • All the bacon is cooked evenly. It’s all evenly crisped to perfection.
  • No fuss! I can put the bacon in the oven and completely leave it alone. I don’t have to flip it or anything.
  • It holds its form. I’m not sure how important that is to that other people but I love this! The bacon stays flat and doesn’t curl up like pan frying it does.
  • Easy clean up. Once the bacon grease cools on the parchment paper, it’s easy to remove and throw away.

Baking your bacon recipe video:

Crispy Oven Baked Bacon Ingredients/ equipment:

  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1 large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack (optional)

How to bake bacon in the oven:

First, preheat your oven to 400°

Then lay parchment paper on top of a large baking sheet.

Now lay the bacon down on top of the parchment paper side by side. Don’t overlap it.

Pop it in the oven for 13-15 minutes. Check it after 13 and see if you’d like more time. It will cook up fast from there so keep an eye on it.

Let the bacon cool slightly.

Then carefully remove it with a fork

And place it down on either paper towels or a wire rack to drain.

Finally you’re ready to enjoy some crispy baked bacon!

I hope you give this unique method of baking bacon a try. I think you’ll absolutely love it!

If super fast and easy recipes are your thing, you would love these two desserts that could easily be served for breakfast, too!

How to bake bacon in the oven

This is the absolute best way make bacon. No splatter, you can make it in bulk and it comes out perfect every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, breakfast ideas, oven cooked bacon
Author: Al Dente Diva


  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 Pound Bacon


  • Lay the bacon down in a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Bake in a 400° oven for about 15 minutes
  • Drain on paper towels and serve warm



I may have over cooked this bacon in the video a bit, but you get the idea. If you’re not crazy about the idea of cooking the bacon in its own grease, place it on a wire rack. 
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • KnRsDad December 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    This was such a game changer when I started cooking bacon this way. Being able to cook more bacon at a time was an added bonus!!

    • Al Dente Diva December 19, 2019 at 12:51 am

      Omg me too. It’s the best thing in the morning. Frees up so much time

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