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Metal tongs picking up a piece of bacon that has been cooked in the oven.
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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

The best crispy results are foolproof once you know How to Cook Bacon in the Oven! Both pork and turkey bacon will turn out perfect every time!

Course Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 91 kcal


  • 8-10 slices bacon regular or thick-cut


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and fit a wire rack on top.
  3. Place bacon slices on rack in a single layer, being careful not to overlap. Create slight folds in the bacon slices to give them a more natural look.
  4. Bake bacon in oven for 15-25 minutes. Regular-cut bacon will take 15-20 minutes while thick-cut bacon will take closer to 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove bacon from oven and place 3 strips on a paper towel-lined plate. Pat dry with additional paper towels to remove excess grease. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Nutrition facts are calculated based on 8 slices of bacon and 1 bacon strip/serving.
  • To Store: Keep the cooked bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Store in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 43mg1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.