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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven © Wagon Pilot Adventures

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, side dishes
Servings 4


  • half sheet pan with grid-type cooling rack insert


  • 1 pound bacon


  • Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil,overlapping if needed. Place a cooling rack grid in the pan on top of the foil.
  • Place bacon on sheet pan grid and place into cold oven on middle rack. Set temp to 400F and timer for 25minutes. Start the timer when you turn on the oven, not when it reaches temperature.
  • Keep an eye on the bacon when it gets around the 20 minute mark, then add time to adjust for desired doneness.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Remove bacon strips to a paper towel lined plate or blot on the rack if using immediately. Enjoy!


**Alternative hot oven method: Place bacon on sheet pan, then place onto middle rack of a preheated oven set to 400F. Set timer for 12 minutes. Check bacon around 10 minutes and add time to adjust for desired crispiness.
Keyword bacon, cooking, oven