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Baking Bacon: How To Make Perfect Bacon Every Time

This definitive guide for making bacon in the oven will have you wondering why you ever dealt with splattering oil on the stove top. For all you bacon lovers out there, this one is for you!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked bacon, how to bake bacon, perfectly baked bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 189kcal


  • 16 oz bacon


  • Turn the oven onto a low broil. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with a wire rack, cooling rack, or aluminum foil.
    wire rack on a baking sheet
  • Lay bacon across the baking sheet in a single layer.
    bacon on a wire rack
  • Cook bacon on a low (450F) broil for about 15- 20 minutes or until it turns crispy. Serve hot and enjoy!
    baked bacon on a wire rack


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 90mg | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg