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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven - no mess, cooks in 20 minutes - DontMesswithMama.com
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven. It takes just 20 minutes and it comes out perfectly every time - no mess, no splatters, no burns. Easy and delicious!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy bacon, how to cook bacon in the oven
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  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. Use tongs to transfer bacon to a plate with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

  6. Drain bacon fat into a glass container and store in the refrigerator to use later as a cooking oil.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 112mg3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.