cooked bacon on paper toweling

Baked Bacon

Quit standing by the stove getting splattered by bacon grease. Learn to bake bacon in the oven to make it easier -- so you can eat more bacon, more often!

Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, baked bacon, uncured bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 315 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 pound bacon preferably uncured


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  2. Separate the slices of bacon and lay them on the sheet. Try to avoid overlapping if you can.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning the slices over about midway through cooking time. Use cooking tongs so you don't burn yourself.
  4. As oven temperatures and thickness of bacon can fluctuate, check often to prevent burning. Don't burn the bacon!
  5. Drain on paper toweling and serve.

Recipe Notes

To freeze: You can freeze baked bacon to use in other recipes later. After draining the bacon well on paper toweling, package it in a ziptop freezer bag or wrap well in aluminum foil. Store in freezer for up to a month. To use, thaw and reheat.

Recipe cost: $0.50 to $0.66 per serving, based on purchase price of $3 to $4/pound

Nutrition Facts
Baked Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 500mg22%
Potassium 149mg4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.