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Oven-baked bacon on a baking sheet

How to Make Bacon in the Oven

The absolute best and simplest method to make the best tasting oven-baked oven with no mess.
Course Breakfast, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword baked bacon, oven fried bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Victor


  • 12-24 slices bacon thick cut, good quality


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a large heavy-duty baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Lay bacon slices on the baking sheet spacing at least 1/2" apart.
  • Bake on the second rack from the top for 15 minutes. Check for doneness. If not ready, bacon for another 1-2 minutes and check again.
  • Once the bacon is ready, remove from the oven and pour off the bacon fat in a small bowl.
  • Blot the bacon with paper towels and serve with your favorite dish.