Ah, bacon. Who doesn’t love to eat bacon. My family loves it. We go through at least three packages of nitrate-free bacon each week – eating it for breakfast, packing it in my kids lunch box, or even just as an after school snack that’s packed with protein.
The only drawback with bacon is cooking it. At least it used to be for me. Cooking bacon in a skillet over the stove usually resulted in oil splatters everywhere and me getting burned.
I’ve got a super easy way to cook bacon perfectly without the mess and you can even cook in bulk without adding extra time.
How to Cook Bacon Perfectly in 20 Minutes
- 12 oz. package of nitrate-free bacon
Tools & Equipment
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
- Cut bacon in half lengthwise so each piece is about 5-6 inches long.
- Remove bacon from package and line on parchment paper in baking pan. Line each piece next to each other – avoid overlapping.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Drain bacon fat into a glass container and store in the refrigerator to use later as a cooking oil.
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