bacon in the oven

Bacon in the Oven Recipe

This recipe shows you how to cook bacon in the oven - all you need is bacon, baking sheet, parchment paper, and an oven set to 400 degrees. Its so much cleaner than the stovetop and easy to make crispy or soft bacon.

Course Breakfast, red meat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 152 kcal


  • 10 slices center cut applewood smoked bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Line a baking sheet pan (with a rim) with parchment paper.  Place uncooked bacon onto parchment paper.

  3. Bake for 18-25 minutes, depending on the level of crispy you'd like.  Remove from oven.

  4. Place paper towels on large plate.  Lay cooked bacon on paper towel lined plate.  Press down on bacon with paper towels to help soak up grease from top.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We used thick cut bacon.  You will want to adjust cooking time depending on the thickness of your bacon.

Adapted from Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Bacon in the Oven Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 72mg2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.