Easy Tip for Cooking Crispy Bacon in the Oven
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This easy method of cooking bacon in the oven yields perfect results every time! 🥓
Do you like to cook bacon for a crowd but dislike standing in front of a skillet getting splattered with grease every 5 seconds?! It’s not my favorite task either, especially when my hungry family is waiting for breakfast! Thankfully, there is a better, more convenient way to cook bacon, especially if you need to make a lot of bacon all at once.
Try this easy tip for cooking crispy bacon in the oven! I started using this method last year and have never gone back to using the skillet for cooking a full pound of bacon. The key is to use an extra-large sheet pan with a rim and not overcrowd the bacon.
Crispy Bacon in the Oven
yield: 6 SERVINGS
An effortless way to make crispy bacon with one baking sheet!
- 1 pound of bacon
Hip tips for cooking crispy bacon in the oven:
- Don’t overlook the importance of choosing a rimmed pan! Using a flat cookie sheet will result in a puddle of grease in the bottom of your oven. This is a potential safety hazard, and a big mess to clean up later!
- You can even stack an oven-safe cooling rack on top of the pan to elevate the bacon, and the grease will just drip off the bacon into the bottom of the pan.
- Make sure to check on your bacon and cook it until your desired crisp-ness. Bacon can vary in thickness, so keep in mind that this may affect your cook time slightly.
- Sometimes bacon does splatter a little (even in the oven), so make sure to check the bottom of your oven once cooled to see if it needs to be wiped down. This will help to avoid any grease build-up and smoke during future use.
Get perfect bacon every time!
I love that this method of cooking bacon is SO EASY. Bacon is my family’s favorite part of breakfast, and cooking it in the oven allows me to focus on preparing other aspects of the meal. Have you tried this method of preparing bacon before? Let us know how it works for you!