Cooking bacon in the oven creates a perfectly crispy bacon. There's less mess, less to worry about and allows you to multi-task in the kitchen. Follow these simple steps for how to cook bacon in the oven.
Preheat your oven to 415°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Line the bacon on the baking sheet side-by-side.
Bake the bacon for 18-20 minutes or until your desired level of crispiness. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess fat.
Cooked bacon stays fresh when stored in a zip-topped bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Make Ahead Instructions:Cooked bacon stays fresh when stored in a zip-topped bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Bacon Thickness: Any thickness of bacon can be used though I prefer to use thick-cut bacon. The less thick the bacon is, the less time it needs to cook.