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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven - no mess, cooks in 20 minutes - DontMesswithMama.com
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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy bacon, how to cook bacon in the oven
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


  • Baking pan
  • Tongs



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • 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. Use tongs to transfer bacon to a plate with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Drain bacon fat into a glass container and store in the refrigerator to use later as a cooking oil.


Calories: 236kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 112mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg