How to make Perfect Bacon!

This is the easiest and best way to make Bacon!

Growing up I learned to make bacon the old school way…  in a frying pan. First of all that way is way too messy! You end up with curly bacon, part of it are crunchy and parts are under cooked and rubbery and that does NOT make a good BLT!! I learned a long time ago while working in a restaurant how to make Perfect Bacon… You Bake it!

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Here’s what you do:

  • Pre-heat your oven at 425
  • Lay bacon out on a cookie sheet with sides.
  • Bake for 12 to 17 mins. You will need to adjust your time depending on your oven and how you like your bacon. Crispy? or Chewy?
  • If you need to cook both crispy and chewy I have found its best to put your crispy bacon pan on top rack and chewy bacon pan on the bottom rack, in the center of the oven. Then both types of bacon should be done about the same time. Depending on how you like it.
  • Pour off the grease before you remove bacon.
  • You will have PERFECT bacon every time!

*You could line the baking pan with foil but I hate wasting that much foil.  After I’m done baking all my bacon I just fill pans with enough water to cover the bottom and clean up is super easy!

What to do with the bacon grease?!

  • Line a glass bowl with foil for quick and easy clean up.
  • Place 2-3 folded paper towels in the bowl to adsorb the grease.
  • When cooled, remove foil from the bowl, folded up and place in plastic bag and throw away with any worry of it spilling in the garbage :-)

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  1. We cooked our bacon like this for the first time last week. It worked well and it was good!
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  2. We cooked our bacon like this for the first time last week. It worked well and it’s how I’ll do it from now on. Your grease tip is a good idea.
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  3. Looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week
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  4. simply amazing! love the easy clean up ~ so glad you shared on Tasty Tuesday.

  5. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
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  6. That is exactly how I make my bacon too! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange!
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  7. My husband always says “everything is better with bacon!” I will have to try this! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
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  8. I have used this method of cooking bacon, especially when I have a crowd. I also like using the paper towels or newspaper too absorb the grease, I dont believe in putting it down the sink, like we used to many years ago.
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  9. I have made bacon this way and it is less messy in the oven. It still splatters in the oven….,now we need a solution for that!
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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen
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  11. This is my new favorite way to cook bacon, it’s so easy.! I put the bacon grease on the dog’s food, then we’re both happy. :) Pinned so I can remember the oven temperature!!
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  12. Thanks for the tip. I haven’t cooked bacon this way before. I must give it a go :)
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  13. Very helpful! Thanks!
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  14. Great tips! Thanks!

  15. You had me at “Bacon”. I guess I’m old school too…I’m definitely gonna try your way and see. How easy!!

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  16. Bacon is always in the fridge here, this is a great way of cooking it. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!
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  17. This is exactly how my hubby makes it and its perfect everytime. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!
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    • It really is the Best! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to linkup to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party. Have a great day!

  18. Rattlebridge Farm -- Foodie Friday says:

    We love bacon. Your grease disposal method will come in handy, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Foodie Friday!

    • Dealing with the grease was such a pain until I started doing this. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to linkup to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party :) Have a great day!

  19. Great Bacon tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this special post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
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  20. I’m definitely going to try this! Thanks for the tip! Pinned!

  21. I love this techinque it’s time saving, less mess, and you can make more bacon at one time than in any of my skillets.
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  22. BACON! haha! Really though this looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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  23. I love making my bacon in the oven! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
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  24. This looks great! I keep seeing recipes for how to bake bacon instead of frying it, I seriously need to give it a try next time! Thanks for the tip! :)

    • Maria, once you bake bacon you’ll never fry again lol. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to linkup to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party :)

  25. OMG This is genius!! I have heard of baking the bacon before. But the clean up is amazing!! I have never thought foil and paper towel. So easy, no mess. Mind Blown!!! Thanks :)
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    • It makes cleanup so easy :) and I love easy!! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to linkup on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party. Have a great week!!

  26. Great idea! I may never fry bacon again. I’m from Home Cooking blog and a new follower on Twitter. Thanks for sharing. Blessings
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  27. Great tip!
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    • Wow Laurie, I didn’t know that. I will be sure to do that. Thanks for the tip :)
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  28. How easy! And no worries, no fuss, no mess. I love it. I will do this next time we cook bacon. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  29. I love baking bacon! I usually use a perforated tray over regular tray or sometimes even a roasting tray so the grease drains and the bacon gets ultra crispy. :) Plus, then I have the grease all collected and ready to pour into a jar. :) Come and share with us at Five Friday Finds if you get a chance!

  30. What a great idea!! I love bacon (although I shouldn’t eat TOO much LOL) but I always hate the mess of the splattering on the stove or trying to do it in the microwave. Thanks also for the clean up tip!

  31. I cook bacon in a similar way to this and it is SO much better than messing with a frying pan!

  32. Great tip. I put my bacon on a cooling rack over a baking sheet. The grease catches at the bottom and it bakes up super crispy.

    • Korilynn I have used the cooling rack also, it does work great also. I just hate the cleanup of the cooling rack :( Thanks for stopping by.

  33. Thanks so much for featuring my How to Make Perfect Bacon Tip :) Feel free to linkup to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party. Have a great day!

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