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You'll never bother with bacon grease again. This foolproof oven baked bacon method creates perfectly crispy bacon every time.

Perfect Oven Cooked Bacon

Create foolproof, perfectly crispy bacon in the oven with no greasy splatter. This hands-off method yields perfect bacon in under 30 minutes.

Course Breakfast
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Package thick-cut bacon I like the fancy stuff since I've convinced myself it's healthier, so check for doneness sooner if you use thinner cut bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a cooling rack over a foil-lined baking sheet, and place bacon on the rack. 

  2. Bake for 15-25 minutes in the center of the oven, until you reach desired level of crispiness. Blot any excess grease with a paper towel.

Recipe Notes

Bacon pictured was cooked for 18 minutes.

If you don't have a cooling rack (and why don't you?! I use them for everything), bake the bacon directly on the foil-lined baking sheet. Check the bacon after 10 minutes as this method will cook the bacon faster.