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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Showing step by step instructions on how to cook bacon in the oven-- the EASIEST way to cook bacon for a crowd or for meal prep!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: African
Keyword: bacon
Servings: 8
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Denise


  • 1 package bacon (16-20 slices)


  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and fold edges up to prevent grease from running out. You can also use parchment but make sure it covers more than the whole pan (so the grease doesn't run under it).
  • Arrange bacon in a single layer with not too much overlap.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. My bacon was perfect at 17 minutes. Keep an eye during the last few minutes so you don't overcook.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 2slices bacon | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 109mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg