How to Cook Bacon Perfectly in 20 Minutes

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How to Cook Bacon Perfectly in 20 Minutes #realfood #glutenfree #paleo -

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.

Until now…

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. Try it with this delicious Gluten-Free Egg Quiche or these other 50+ Healthy Grain Free and Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes.

How to Cook Bacon Perfectly in 20 Minutes


Tools & Equipment


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Cut bacon in half lengthwise so each piece is about 5-6 inches long.
  4. Remove bacon from package and line on parchment paper in baking pan. Line each piece next to each other – avoid overlapping.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Drain bacon fat into a glass container and store in the refrigerator to use later as a cooking oil.



How to Cook Bacon Perfectly in 20 Minutes #realfood #glutenfree #paleo -

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  1. Hell yeah, mama!!! I’ve been doing bacon in the oven for years… With my huge crew it only made sense and no mess, as you said!! Very little shrinkage and perfectly crunchy ;-) yum. So glad I found your blog. I saw you on cheeseslave. Haven’t been there in a while, so, I’m glad I decided to stop in. Off to cruise around your site.

  2. Deb catmandu says:

    My husband of 33 years & I met & worked in the restaurant business for a long time & that’s where we learned this method, ’cause that’s how most of them do it. I love your blog, you have a lot of great ideas & tips & I follow you on Pinterest.

  3. yes, i like this method also…but it does slater in the oven …lucky for self cleaning ovens tho!

    • Actually, no. I find it splatters a LOT more in the pan. It’s virtually mess-free in the oven. Try it – you’ll never go back to cooking bacon in a pan.

  4. sorry, meant ‘ splatter’

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