How to Bake Bacon

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Baked Bacon

My father-in-law is a pro bacon cooker. Every time we visit my in-laws bacon is sure to be included in at least one breakfast. Instead of frying bacon on the stove-top, my father-in-law bakes bacon in the oven. My boys LOVE baked bacon! Hubby and I have decided that we also prefer baked bacon over pan frying too.


Place bacon on an oven rack on top of a baking sheet. If you use a baking rack it will allow the fat to drip off the bacon as it cooks. Also the rack assures for even cooking so you don’t have to flip the bacon!

Baked Bacon

We find that baked bacon is the perfect combination of crispy yet flexible bacon. The edges where the fat are crisp up and the meat is not overdone.

How to Bake Bacon
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • Bacon
  • Baking rack
  • Baking sheet
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place bacon on baking rack over a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 13-16 minutes until desired crispiness.


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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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