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A Pile of Crispy Air Fryer Bacon on a White Plate with a Gray Rim

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Learn How to Cook Bacon in the Oven for perfectly cooked bacon every time. This fool-proof no-mess alternative to skillet fried bacon is a time and energy saver!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best way to cook bacon, crispy bacon, easy bacon recipe, how to make bacon in the oven
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 92 kcal
Author Kelly



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with foil (makes for easier clean-up).

  2. If using, place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet, otherwise place a large parchment paper on top of the foil.

  3. Arrange bacon in a single layer onto wire rack or lined baking sheet, making sure not to overlap.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until desired crispiness desired, rotating pan half-way through. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the bacon.

  5. Remove pan from oven and use tongs to transfer bacon on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease. Bacon will crisp up as it cools.

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Recipe Notes

*Use Whole30 compliant bacon as needed - I use ButcherBox or Applegate No Sugar Uncured bacon)
Leftover cooked bacon can be refrigerated for up to 1 week in an airtight container / resealable bag  or frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat on low in microwave or use at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.